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  • Paperback: 1316 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (27 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764539922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764539923
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 5.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 846,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

"To get maximum value and performance from AutoCAD, you should have the AutoCAD 2004 Bible right at your fingertips."
–from the foreword by Wayne Hodgins, Strategic Futurist,
Director of Worldwide Learning Strategies, Autodesk, Inc.

If AutoCAD 2004 can do it, you can do it too...

The leading CAD software has the features you need to design and redesign the world. With AutoCAD 2004’s new interface, 80–plus Express Tools for added productivity, text and quality–output enhancements, and new ways to manage drawings, even veteran users need a refresher course. AutoCAD authority Ellen Finkelstein covers every feature, creating a comprehensive guidebook with the clear organization of a reference manual and the practical usability of a tutorial. It’s the only resource that begins with AutoCAD basics and takes you all the way to advanced programming techniques.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of AutoCAD 2004

  • Learn to make maximum use of the new palette interface
  • Discover the easiest ways to create precision drawings
  • Explore AutoCAD’s many commands for creating 2D and 3D drawings and renderings
  • Master editing and dimensioning techniques
  • Control and manipulate your drawing data using blocks, attributes, and external databases
  • Share and manage drawing information with the DesignCenter, Web publishing, Tool Palettes, Reference Manager, and cross–application tools
  • Customize AutoCAD with command shortcuts, unique toolbars, scripts, linetypes, and hatch patterns
  • Use AutoLISP® and VBA to program AutoCAD

Bonus CD–ROM

  • Exercise drawings from start to finish
  • Trial version of AutoCAD 2004
  • Multiple freeware and shareware programs, including AccuRender, 3D–Cab, and GeomCurve
  • Author–recommended Web links
  • Searchable e–version of the book

About the Author

Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because it was in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ellen has written books on Word, Power–Point, and Flash (such as Flash MX For Dummies, published by Wiley). Her first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. You’re holding the fourth edition of this book, which previously appeared for AutoCAD releases 14, 2000, and 2002.

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By Christopher Blake on 23 July 2014
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Yea - it's worth it 24 May 2004
By D. Harp - Published on
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I have hundreds of books and manuals on various techie subjects and Ellen's AutoCAD 2004 Bible ranks high on my list for books worth the purchase. I have used AutoCAD for years but after moving up to Acad 2005 from Acad 2000 I thought I could use some tutoring. The book didn't disappoint. For nearly every topic there is a step by step, hands-on, example that the reader can perform. There are around 160 drawing files on the accompanying CD; one for each example in the book. You can open that file in Acad and follow the steps in the book and experiment to your heart's content.
All in all, this book won't disappont you like some I could mention.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Step by Step How to Book 26 Sept. 2003
By Cynthia - Published on
Format: Paperback
Great book for those want to learn AutoCAD. It has valuable reesource information. I use it to help teach our beginning and intermediate user here at our office. I like it because it is easy to understand for all levels of computer users.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent AutoCAD Book - Something for everyone. 13 Nov. 2003
By Mary Fugier - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have had R14, 2000 AutoCAD Bibles on my shelf for many years now. I picked the 2004 Bible to use as a textbook in an advanced AutoCAD class that I teach 6 or so times a year.
I was very pleased with how well it meshed with the way I have always taught this class (13 years last month.) Plus it is a nice "value added" item that the students can take back to work. My first class was very pleased about getting to use the 2004 Bible while in class and also about having a reference to study after the class.
It was funny because I started saying "take your Bibles and turn to page ..." it was like we were in church! I can not say enough good about Ellen's writing style, her use of graphics throughout the book and her expertise! It is all there in the Bible.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5 star book 5 Nov. 2003
By Leonid Nemirovsky - Published on
Format: Paperback
I use this book for years (starting from 2000)
I think the book is MOST helpfull and very simple to use.
You can find answers to most questions in this book.
It is well organized, and electronic version of it is most helpfull. Good reading. I will use the next "AutoCAD Bible"
for sure.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Excellent & Worthwhile 28 Sept. 2004
By Solaiman Taher - Published on
Format: Paperback
A marvellous and first class, well written and referenced, extremely clear and as if having an AutoCAD instructer sitting next to you. I was a new user to this product and I feel today very comfortable to do my tasks on AutoCAD and feel that this book will be a good guide even for advanced users. Thanks to Ellen Finklestien and I laud your efforts and higly recomment the book to all.
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