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Overview

Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step-by-step instructions, stripping away complexities to begin working in AutoCAD immediately. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand what it is they are doing and why before they do it.

The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as they progresses through the chapters

  • Explains the why and how of AutoCAD commands: all concepts are explained first in theory andthencovered in step-by-step detail
  • Extensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries,and aself-test section at the end of each chapter
  • Includesdrawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as he/she progresses through the chapters
  • Each chapter features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting theuse of AutoCAD in various industries
  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010 release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structurein chapter 1
  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used in practice,the material is presented by immediately immersing the reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used in practice,the material is presented by immediately immersing the reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
  • Explains the why and how of AutoCAD commands: all concepts are explained first in theory andthencovered in step-by-step detail
  • Extensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries,and aself-test section at the end of each chapter
  • Includesdrawing examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader works on as he/she progresses through the chapters
  • Each chapter features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting theuse of AutoCAD in various industries
  • Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010 release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structurein chapter 1
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123757197
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elliot Gindis has used and taught AutoCAD in the New York City area since 1996, logging in well over 20,000 hours of screen time as a designer and consultant in a wide variety of architecture and engineering fields. From 1999 to 2008 he was on staff at the Pratt Institute of Design and as visiting instructor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is currently president of Vertical Technologies Consulting and Design, an AutoCAD training firm, and has advised, consulted, or assisted more than 60 companies nationwide in using and optimizing AutoCAD. Elliot is part of the AutoDesk Developers Network and is a Certified Technical Trainer.

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Table of Contents

Part One Beginner to Intermediate

Chapter One AutoCAD Fundamentals 1

Chapter Two AutoCAD Fundamentals 2

Chapter Three Layers, Colors, Linetypes and Properties

Chapter Four DText, MText, Style and Editing

Chapter Five Bhatch

Chapter Six Dimensions

Chapter Seven Blocks and Wblocks

Chapter Eight Polar and Rectangular Arrays, Polygon and Circle/TTR

Chapter Nine Isometric

Chapter Ten Basic Printing and Output

Part II Intermediate to Advanced

Chapter Eleven Advanced Linework

Chapter Twelve Advanced Layers

Chapter Thirteen Advanced Dimensions

Chapter Fourteen Options, Shortcuts, CUI, Design Center & Exp. Tools

Chapter Fifteen Miscellaneous Topics

Chapter Sixteen Importing and Exporting Data

Chapter Seventeen External References

Chapter Eighteen Paper Space

Chapter Nineteen Attributes

Chapter Twenty Advanced Output and Pen Settings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2010

    Up and Running with AutoCad 2010

    As a novice user, I found Up and Running with AutoCad 2010 an excellent resource that helped me get up to speed quickly. The book explains AutoCad's numerous commands very well and the Step-by-Step exercises got me drafting and printing quickly.

    If you're your new to AutoCad, read the chapters in order. If you need a refresher like me, the book is comprehensive enough to be used as reference guide.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    Best AutoCAD book I have ever used!

    This book has everything that any user could want. If you're trying to learn AutoCAD, there are basic lessons that will truly get you "up and running" fast. If you're an experienced user, this is a great desktop reference for those moments when you really need to use an obscure command. For me, a Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience, this book is the best of both worlds. It's a quick learning guide for those tasks that I have forgotten how to use and a great reference in case I need to do a CAD intensive project. Every engineer with access to AutoCAD should have a copy on their desk.

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