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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
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
Posted July 31, 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.
Posted March 29, 2010
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.