From the Back Cover
The World′s Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2011 There′s a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step–by–step instructions, and hands–on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award–winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert. If you′re new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you′re an AutoCAD veteran,Omura′s in–depth explanations of the latest features, including the exciting new 3D Surface design tools and hatch capabilities, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you′ll refer to this indispensable reference again and again. Coverage includes: Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting Giving a hand–drawn look to 3D views Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x–ray views Importing PDF documents as drawing backgrounds Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints Featured on the DVD Find all of the project files for the book′s exercises, over a dozen video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2011, a searchable PDF of the book, and additional tools and utilities. Turn Your Ideas into Reality with Powerful 3D Design Tools View Easy–to–Follow Video Tutorials on Important Tasks Track Your Projects with the Sheet Set Manager Explore Advanced TopicsSuch as Tool Customization and Macros Prepare for the AutoCAD 2011 Associate and Professional Certification Exams
About the Author
George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all–time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine′s "Best of Everything CAD" issue.