Thoroughly updated to AutoCAD 2009, this easy-to-understand essentials edition explains how to use the commands required for 2D drafting of single drawings. Industry veteran Ralph Grabowski authoritatively covers all aspects of AutoCAD fundamentals, from an introduction to computer hardware and AutoCAD software to learning to draw with objects, direct editing of objects, and plotting. Step-by-step tutorials speed the process for learning to use and apply AutoCAD 2009 and its commands and lead users quickly and efficiently to proficiency using the most current design capabilities of the software.
Ralph Grabowski is editor of upFront.eZine, a weekly e-newsletter that reports on the business of computer-aided design. Writing about CAD since 1985, he is the author of more than 140 books and e-books on CAD, graphics, and the Internet, and he has successfully served as both author and compositor for his books for several years. His renowned WorldCAD Access industry blog is widely respected in the industry. Grabowski earned a B.A.Sc. degree in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia.