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Autocad 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required
     

Autocad 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required

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by Jon McFarland
 

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the very latest version of the world's leading CAD software. It provides concise explanations and practical tutorials that clearly show you how to plan and develop a customized AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or just jump in at any

Overview

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the very latest version of the world's leading CAD software. It provides concise explanations and practical tutorials that clearly show you how to plan and develop a customized AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially or just jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the companion website. Either way, you'll master AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the essentials, and see quick results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470260586
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2008
Pages:
840
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 7.46(h) x 1.74(d)

Meet the Author

Jon McFarland manages the design department at a property development company, where he uses AutoCAD and VIZ to create visualizations of proposed facility construction and expansions. He also teaches AutoCAD, VIZ, and 3ds Max courses at the university level.

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Autocad 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009: No Experience Required 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is there anything McFarland has left out about AutoCad 2009? Apparently not, at least for the newbie. As the cover prominently says, no experience needed. The book comprehensively covers what the novice might want. Explaining in detailed steps such basics as setting up a drawing, laying out walls of a building, and the use of layers. The latter is significant. For layering lets you decompose your design process into manageable parts. If you have perhaps used Adobe's Photoshop and its layering, then the idea transfers over readily. The chapters also end in suggestions for exercises, so that you can integrate each chapter's lessons into your understanding. The exercises are not that extensive, so you may have to push yourself into devising more problems if you feel the need. I should add that the text applies AutoCad to the designing of a building. Other important usages include designing consumer products. But the book stays on topic with architecture. By the way, for non-US readers, the examples in the book all use imperial measurements. But you can trivially change the Autocad settings to use metric.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago