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Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011 [Paperback]

George Omura
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28 May 2010 0470621974 978-0470621974 Pap/Dvdr
Go beyond AutoCAD essentials to create amazing 2D and 3D technical drawings AutoCADis the leading drawing software used by design and drafting professionals to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Mastering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT guides you through AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step–by–step instructions, and hands–on projects for both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You′ll understand the basics of the interface and drafting tools, as well as how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables. Details attributes, dynamic blocks, drawing curves, and solid fills, as well as exploring 3D modeling and imaging Explores the fully revised 3D rendering features and the new 3D Surface modeling tools Covers the new 2D features like the updated Hatch tools,  object transparency and Isolate/Hide objects Discusses customization and integration, as well as useful tools and utilities Includes a searchable PDF of the entire book, a trial version of AutoCAD, and before–and–after tutorial files Accompanied by a DVD with more than a dozen video tutorials, this book will help you master AutoCAD and bring your technical drawings to life. Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

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  • Paperback: 1248 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dvdr edition (28 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470621974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470621974
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 18.7 x 6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A great resource 25 Mar 2011
By Alex
I just wanted to add to the review re:kindle edition, by reviewing my hard copy which came with the CD. The two learning resources work very well together; personally I worked through the book using the files on the disk and referred to a number of tutorials to re-inforce the learning curve where necessary. Although a newcomer to CAD, I felt confident using the software in no time. The only negative to the book in my opinion is that the focus in on imperial measurements. Clearly a significant attempt had been made to make the book relevant to those familiar with metric systems as well but this was not as easy to follow. Nevertheless this book has served me well!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heavyweight Essential. 18 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good price (came from USA) and a heavyweight book.
I've used Autocad for many years and know a lot of the information
contained in this book, but there's still loads more to learn.
I'd highly recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Mastering AutoCAD 2011 by G. Omura 21 Feb 2012
A very useful book which takes you through the learning process step by step. Perhaps more attention should be paid to the metric user as George seems to forget about that occasionally.
As a Mac user I found it difficult to follow at times, owing to the Mac version of AutoCAD being different from the Windows version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn AutoCAD at home 26 Jan 2012
This is the best book I ever bought to self teach new application. It starts from simple project and builds on it to more complicated. The DVD which comes in with it is very useful even though it goes only up to the chapter five, but after this chapter you now the basics, you understand how the application works and you can draw 2D plans, forms, etc.
With this book you can learn AutoCAD at home at your own pace. With some practice you can become very good at it.
It is the MUST have book for someone who wants to learn application.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where is the CD 25 Nov 2010
By Nialb
Format:Kindle Edition
The book is probably quite good, the book with the DVD is probably better but what about Kindle? There was no address pointing me in the direction of a download site where I could download the tutorial files so what is the point in having the Kindle version? Following the chapter 'What You'll find on the DVD' they should add the chapter 'Where to find the DVD for Kindle users' .... so I have a suggestion, why not offer a Kindle with a lead sleeve. At least we can use it for a boat anchor!
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