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Since AutoCAD first stormed the market in the early '80s it has grown to define a whole new way of creating architectural, mechanical, and technical drawings.
Let this guide walk you through the options included in the latest version AutoCAD LT 2000. For occasional CAD users and professional designers alike, AutoCAD LT 2000 For Dummies is an indispensable resource. It's equally valuable whether you're providing input on existing files or starting drawings from scratch. Look for helpful sections on...
• Identifying new plotting architecture in AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD LT 2000
• Plotting, reviewing, adding comments, and making changes to existing drawings
• Using other Windows programs and the Internet with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT drawings
• Developing the necessary skills to create drawings from scratch in AutoCAD LT
• Reusing information efficiently in order to improve productivity and consistency
• Sharing and publishing drawings on the Web
• Defining key vocabulary in a thoroughly updated glossary of AutoCAD LT terms
About the Author
Bud Smith is a veteran For Dummies(r) author. AutoCAD expert Mark Middlebrook is president of Daedalus Consulting and a contributing editor at CADALYST magazine.
Table of Contents
PART I: LT for Me, See.
Chapter 1: Why AutoCAD LT 2000?
Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD LT 2000.
Chapter 3: Learning to Drive.
PART II: Working with Existing Drawings.
Chapter 4: Plotting: Waiting for Your Prints to Come In.
Chapter 5: Drawing 101: Mark-Up Methods.
Chapter 6: Editing 101: Making a Change.
Chapter 7: Swapping Stuff with Other Programs.
Chapter 8: Drawing on the Internet.
PART III: Creating Your Own Drawings.
Chapter 9: Setup for Success.
Chapter 10: Where to Draw the Line?
Chapter 11: Edit for Credit.
Chapter 12: The Character of Text.
Chapter 13: Dimension This!
Chapter 14: Down the Hatch.
Chapter 15: The X-ref Files.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Do No Harm.
Chapter 17: Ten Great AutoCAD LT Resources.
PART V: Appendix.
Appendix: Glossary of AutoCAD LT Terms.
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