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Ellen Finkelstein
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8 July 2011 Bible (Book 759)
The latest version of this perennial favorite, in–depth, reference–tutorial This top–selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in–depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before–and–after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD professionals. Explains in depth both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Written by Ellen Finkelstein, a long–time AutoCAD instructor and very popular author of many editions of the AutoCAD Bible Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD 2012 that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniquesDiscusses advanced topics such as customization and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA Features a DVD with before–and–after drawings for each tutorial, and more If you′re eager to create 2D and 3D technical drawings with AutoCAD 2012, the AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT2012 Bible is what you need!

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  • Paperback: 1296 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dvdr edition (8 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118022211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118022214
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 18.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 244,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Whether you are an experienced AutoCAD user or a newer member of the community, you have just made a great investment with the AutoCAD 2012 & AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible. This book will be a valuable reference and guide that we expect you to use on a regular basis to help you become more proficient and more productive with AutoCAD." — Diane Li , AutoCAD Senior Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc. Even AutoCAD pros keep this book on hand! Discover what fans of the previous bestselling editions of this book already know—this in–depth guide from AutoCAD guru Ellen Finkelstein has everything you need to master AutoCAD. Every feature is covered clearly and comprehensively. Start with the basics and quickly progress, or, if you already know AutoCAD, find the detail you need to sharpen your skills to a fine point. If you want to learn AutoCAD, this is the book. Get off to a quick start by drawing a window right away Draw, view, and edit in 2D, then add text and dimensions Build, view, and present complex 3D drawings Customize commands, palettes, fonts, shapes, and more Program AutoCAD with AutoLISP and VB.NET Find a slew of new exercises with metric options New feature! Array objects along a path Work with real–world drawings Create intelligent drawings with dynamic blocks and attribute labels What′s on the DVD? Trial versions of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Over 130 before–and–after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals A selection of helpful add–on programs Video tutorials to help you with complex features Bonus chapter on working with external databases System requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and system requirements. DVD Included! Trial versions of AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Over 130 before–and–after drawings from AutoCAD professionals Start drawing today with the Quick Start tutorial Create sophisticated 2D & 3D drawings and models Move to advanced customization skills

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4.0 out of 5 stars Autocad 2012 & Autocad LT 2012 Bible 26 Sep 2011
By Andy
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Excellent product well written by a person who appears to know Autocad inside out. The practice files on the enclosed DVD really help the learning process.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Guide 8 Nov 2013
By darren
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Autocad 2012 is a comprehensive guide suitable for beginners and experienced users. This manual has all the information you'll find in Autocad fro Dummies and much more besides. The only criticism I could make is that all of the information and tutorials are in imperial measurements but this isn't as big an issue as you might think because the principles are the same.
Autocad for Dummies does provide metric equivalents in the tutorials but some of them are incorrect - which just makes it all the more confusing.
Once you've grasped the basics this book takes you through all of the advanced features, some of which you'll need and some you won't. In this respect it's useful to know the information is there if you need at a later date - either to master a new feature or just to brush-up on your existing knowledge.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A detailed Autocad reference 3 July 2012
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There are a few reasons why it doesn't get five stars from myself. The book is somewhat convoluted in layout, and at 1300 pages I actually think this could be cut - sometimes less is more. The CD is good, and generally instructions for the exercises are clear and concise, although you are instructed in feet and inches which is unfortunate for those who work in millimetres in the United Kingdom, so be warned.

It is one of the best Autocad reference books out there, and I would recommend it to Autocad beginners who are familiar with how Autocad works and experienced veterans who are after a reference book for Autocad. Nevertheless, the book provides the neccessary instructions to improve and become proficient at Autocad. I would stress though that Autocad is like learning a language - it's all very well forcing the knowledge in - but you will only become truly proficient improve if you practice Autocad over a prolonged period of time. I would certainly recommend this book as a stepping stone towards proficiency.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I expected it to me and then some 10 Jun 2012
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The AutoCAD 2012 & AutoCAD LT 2012 Bible is the kind of book I ve been looking for but didn't seem to be able to find it. I use autocad for 15 years and what this book did for me was to explain in the best way possible all the new features the series introduced over the years which simply make your life easier. Going from Autocad 2004 to 2012 should be quite a leap but this book made it a lot easier.

I totally recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all u need 6 Sep 2011
By Elissa
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the delivery was very prompt and the book i everything i wanted. it describes very well all the designs and the included cd is very good.
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