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  • Paperback: 1224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 Pap/Dvdr edition (23 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470466030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470466032
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 5.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,051,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘ Excellent resource for newcomers to AutoCAD…incredibly comprehensive. 4/5 Stars. ’ (Software Latest.com,. December 2010).

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The World′s Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2010 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 free–form 3D design tool and new parametric capability, 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 Turn Ideas into Reality with the New Free–Form 3D Design Tool Organize Drawing Information with Layers Track Your Projects with the Sheet Set Manager Annotate, Secure, and Authenticate Files Print in 3D, Publish Drawings over the Internet, or eTransmit Your Files Featured on the DVD Find all of the project files for the book′s exercises, Autodesk–created videos highlighting new features in AutoCAD 2010, 20 video tutorials, a trial version of AutoCAD 2010, a searchable PDF of the book, and additional tools and utilities.

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By Tash on 11 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
I did not find this book easy to read, long winded sentences, in some cases pages! between lines of input instructions. Also I found several mistakes which had me scratching my head and staring blankly at the screen. The dual input instructions for Imperial and Metric coordinates did not exactly help either, It should be one or the other although having said that, there were a couple of instances when the Metric coordinates were completely missing which was obviously quite frustrating. I have worked through the course up to page 290 ( 900 left to go) and decided this book is not for me, I have now ordered "Introduction to AutoCAD 2010" by Alf Yarwood hopefully this book, may be for me.

I am not new to AutoCAD and I have read several other AutoCAD books before, such as the excellent "An introduction to AutoCAD 2000" by Alf Yarwood and the even better "AutoCAD 2002 3D modeling, a visual approach" by John Wilson (recommended by my college tutor) both of which i found more concise and much easier to follow.
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By joe99 on 8 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
I was looking for a book to learn the 3D element of AutoCad 2010 - this book mainly covers 2D and as it is written by an architect most of the 3D work centres around drawing buildings with little for the mechanical engineer. Interesting to see what can be done with walk through's etc. Also as it is an American author it is written around imperial measure & cad settings - for a UK engineer metric would be more helpful.
A hefty tome and good value for money but will need to buy another book to suplement its shortcomings.
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Amazon.com: 26 reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Better than the others - for me 25 Aug. 2009
By Flashoflight - Published on Amazon.com
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For years I have used Generic cadd, now known as Visual cadd. I am learning LT 2010 and purchased Ellen Finkelstein's "Bible". That was a good book, but Omura's book is better for me. Here's why - the examples are consistent in that they give the user all the steps, and especially the shortcuts for all the examples. The multiple ways to access a command are also covered consistently. With the "Bible", I found myself trying to figure out the shortcuts. Ellen teaches them to you somewhere in the text, but if you haven't read the whole book, you will have missed some things. I think George also has better tutorials - more concise and easier to follow.

The paper used for Mr. Omura's book is a step away from newsprint, but still acceptable. The "Bible's" layout and printing is very difficult to read. It almost looks like the printer saved on ink. I compared the 2009 "Bible" with this years version, and the 2009 was very readable.

I also purchased AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals by Randy Shih. That one didn't do anything for me and I sent it back.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Best By Far 4 Oct. 2009
By M. Eldardiry - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very useful to the beginner in autocad and as you become more advance this book will
become more and more useful, So the more advance you become the more useful the book becomes.
The book is well organized, easy to follow and understand.
You will get very comprehensive guide with the exercises available to each chapter.
I can say this book possibly is the best teacher I will ever have.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
There are a number of books on the market surveying AutoCad, but this is one of the best 17 Sept. 2009
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are a number of books on the market surveying AutoCad, but this is one of the best - a virtual 'bible' of detail packing in tips on using everything from hatches and tables to linking drawings to databases, presenting 3D models with x-ray views, importing PDF documents as drawings, and much more. Newcomers will find the tutorials build skills while advanced users will appreciate the detailed surveys of the latest features of the program. An accompanying DVD packs in further project details and includes a trial version of AutoCad 2010 and a searchable PDF of the book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not for someone totally new to AutoCAD 16 Aug. 2010
By blueskies7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I agree with the reviewer who gave it 2 stars. I originally learned AutoCAD 2008 and bought this book as a refresher and to figure out the new 2010 settings. I would NOT recommend this book for a beginner because the mistakes in this book are confusing enough for me when I already know the basics. There aren't mistakes on every page but enough to be frustrating and momentarily confusing. That's when the F1 key (AutoCAD 2010 Help box) comes in handy. If you already know AutoCAD and just want to figure out the 2010 features and where everything is, this book is written in a good format and will fit your needs.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great reference 12 Feb. 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a clear & comprehensive reference for AutoCAD 2010. I found it easy to read and follow. Recently it was very helpful when I needed guidance for program customization. Highly recommended as an excellent reference - beginners might be better off with a another more simple tutorial such as AutoCAD 2010 for Dummies.
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