‘ Excellent resource for newcomers to AutoCAD…incredibly comprehensive. 4/5 Stars. ’ (Software Latest.com,. December 2010).
From the Back Cover
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.