From the Back Cover
Join the Ranks of AutoCAD Experts with this Bestselling Guide Mastering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT is the worlds all–time bestselling tutorial guide for the leading design and drafting software. This official, revised edition includes an hour of video on the most important skills, covers all the capabilities of the AutoCAD 2015 software release, and is Autodesk–approved as preparation material for AutoCAD certification. Concise explanations, step–by–step instructions, and hands–on tutorial projects have made Mastering AutoCAD the go–to series for learning the powerful 2D and 3D design program. All tutorial project files are available for download, making this book perfect as a desk reference or a comprehensive course. Covering interface basics, advanced 3D modeling, and everything in between, this is the authoritative AutoCAD reference. Coverage includes: Understanding the essential features of the AutoCAD 2015 interface Drawing with lines, arcs, circles, and advanced curves Organizing information with layers and blocks Using viewing tools, hatches, and tables Creating professional–looking notes with text tools Making dynamic drawings using constraint–based modeling Importing, reusing, and exporting drawing data Plotting and laying out plans for accurate printing output Tracing, scaling, and scanning existing documents into AutoCAD Anticipating editing needs and streamlining project changes Become Familiar with the AutoCAD 2015 Interface Learn Expert Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Model Codes and Tolerances with Accurate Dimensioning Configure and Use Custom Drawing Templates and Styles Adjust Existing Designs to Meet Dynamic Needs Prepare for the AutoCAD Certification Exam
About the Author
GEORGE OMURA is an Autodesk Authorized Author who has over 30 years of architecture experience and has been using AutoCAD for more than two decades. As a CAD specialist, he has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to the San Francisco Library project. Omura is the all–time best–selling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). BRIAN C. BENTON is a senior engineering technician, CAD consultant, author, trainer, and popular blogger (http://cadablog.com) with 20 years of experience in several design fields. He has been a Cadalyst magazine Tip Patroller, columnist, and AUGI HotNews production manager.