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  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Rev Ed edition (21 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471786497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471786498
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meet the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT!

Get acquainted with DWG, set up drawings, add text, and work with lines

Welcome to the world of AutoCAD 2007! The program may be complex, but this friendly guide helps you navigate around all the complications and start creating cool drawings quickly. Get the hang of CAD standards, see what makes AutoCAD 2007 different, plot and edit your work, draw in 3D, put your stuff online, and more.

Discover how to

  • Understand and use AutoCAD tools
  • Work with Zoom and Pan
  • Use the AutoCAD Design Center
  • Draw lines, polylines, polygons, and circles
  • Slice and dice drawings
  • Model and manipulate 3D objects

About the Author

David Byrnes is one of those grizzled old–timers you ll find mentioned every so often in AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies. He began his drafting career on the boards in 1979 and discovered computer–assisted doodling shortly thereafter. He first learned AutoCAD with version 1.4, around the time when personal computers switched from steam to diesel power. Dave is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been an AutoCAD consultant and trainer for 15 years. Dave is a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine and has been a contributing author to ten books on AutoCAD. He teaches AutoCAD and other computer graphics applications at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. Dave has tech edited six AutoCAD For Dummies titles. AutoCAD 2007 For Dummies is his second goround as coauthor of this title.

Mark Middlebrook used to be an engineer but gave it up when he discovered that he couldn t handle a real job. Since 1988, he has been principal of Daedalus Consulting, an independent CAD and computer consulting company in Oakland, California. (In case you wondered, Daedalus was the guy in ancient Greek legend who built the labyrinth on Crete. Mark named his company after Daedalus before he realized that few of his clients would be able to pronounce it and even fewer could spell it.) After having made mischief in the CAD world for 17 years, Mark now has embarked on a career in the wine world. He sells and writes about wine for Paul Marcus Wines in Oakland and develops winerelated Web sites for CruForge.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. D. Moorhouse on 11 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
In the 'standard vein' of lightheartedly serious assisted learning for difficult subjects, this heayweight paperback is a 'must' for those still struggling with AutoCAD ( and who doesn't ? )

The work-through modules are very educational, and provide an easy way to advance at your own pace.

If you're new to AutoCAD or only ever use a small part of its capabilities, then this book is for you !

Makes AutoCAD fun ? Well, almost !!
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By Johnny190 on 7 Jan. 2012
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Would recommend this if you have never done any cad at all covers all the basic steps, I have just started and I'm up and running doing basic drawings, it covers the quick access menu's and how to set them up.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
A Great Starting Place 6 Aug. 2006
By John Matlock - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you're just getting started with Autocad this is one of the two books I sincerely recommend. Use this one first. But at the same time get a copy of AutoCAD 2007 Bible, by Ellen Finkelstein.

Both books tell you how to get started, but 'For Dummies' gives you a lot more background and a lot more information about what's going on. 'The Bible' then takes over and with three times as many pages goes into a great deal more detail on the wealth of features that are contained in the new version of AutoCAD.

'For Dummies' is written more as a tutorial. It is of the do this and then do that variety. 'The Bible' is more of a reference book where you tend to look up what you want to do and get specific information.

You might consider that 'For Dummies' is the first few pages of 'The Bible' but expanded into a full book format. The pair make an excellent companion for each other to take the beginner as far as he wants to go.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not useful enough 8 Mar. 2007
By Kris Williamson - Published on
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While written with a nice amount of wit, this is a typical computer manual. As with other manuals, all it does is tell you what's in the menus and what the buttons do. Obviously that's important to know, but what everyone really wants from any computer program is for it to be useful to them in some way - they want to actually be able to do something with it. What all these manuals need are step-by-step exercises that serve as models for actual tasks that people routinely can use a particular program for. This book will be informative, but it won't give you any effectiveness in Autocad or make the program useful to you.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great book to start with !!! 30 Sept. 2007
By Oscar_Jimz - Published on
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As a person with no previous experience with AutoCAD, I needed a book that would help me to understand how to use this program quickly and effectively. So far, after reading several chapters and working with it for a couple of weeks, I have come to enjoy this book due to its simple step-by-step format and its humorous way of explaining this huge program. I have to admit. Before ever working with AutoCAD, I was a big doubter of it. I did not have a good impression of it. All I knew was that AutoCAD was a huge program that mostly dealt with 2-D drawings and that it would be too much and too confusing to learn......NOT SO!!! Thanks to this book, my impression of AutoCAD has gone from one of doubt to one of enjoyment, fun, great versatility and good user-friendly control. My hat's off to "AutoCAD 2007 for Dummies"!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fast Track to Autocad 14 Dec. 2007
By G. M. Papantoniou - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a computer dummy I find it well written and to the point.
There are adequate explanations, links with good instructions. The ability to use the software increases rapidly.
not the usual dummies book 18 Sept. 2012
By Jack L. Tofari - Published on
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I've read several Dummies books and in general liked them. They educate and entertain at the same time.

This book was different. The author took most of the first two chapters telling the readers how good AUTOcad is and complaining that there was not enough room to detail all the options available in the software.

In the book I got from the library I was using my AUTOcad 2007 by the time I finished the second page. While it was not as entertaining as a typical Dummies book AUTOcad 2007 for Dummies was not all that witty either.

If you want to read the minimim in order to learn something about AUTOcad 2007 then the Dummies book might be for you. The other popular books on the subject are a lot thicker but much better detailed.
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