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  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (24 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470229772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470229774
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Tame the AutoCAD 2009 Ribbon and design like a pro!

Set up drawings, explore lines and object properties, plot, and share your stuff

People like you, who want to get the hang of AutoCAD quickly and without giving themselves a headache, have made AutoCAD For Dummies the #1 guide on the topic. Here′s the fastest way to create complex technical drawings with this feature–rich program. Drawn to the new version? Look for the icons marking the cool new stuff!

Discover how to:

  • Make the program work with you

  • Draw and edit objects

  • Zoom and pan for an accurate view

  • Apply text, dimensions, and hatching

  • Share work with other CAD users

About the Author

David Byrnes is one of those grizzled old–timers you’ll find mentioned every so often in AutoCAD 2009 For Dummies. He began his drafting career on the boards in 1979 and discovered computer–assisted doodling (you always wondered what CAD stood for, didn’t you?) 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 since 1988, since which he 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 been with the AutoCAD For Dummies series for longer than he cares to remember. He was technical editor for four AutoCAD For Dummies and two AutoCAD LT For Dummies titles and then coauthor of two more AutoCAD For Dummies editions. AutoCAD 2009 For Dummies is his second outing as a solo act.

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AutoCAD 2009 incorporates

The Dummies format, presenting compelx information in a humourous easy-to-read style, works very well for a technical and potentially dry topic like CAD. The book provives a good overview of AutoCAD for the beginner and reading through it was actually quite enjoyable. It made me enthusiastic about the subject - when pouring over a 1000-page technical tome would have just sent my head to the pillow. The author is an experienced CAD instructor and it is like having an old head looking over your shoulder and guiding you.

Having said that the book is not without faults - and there are some glaringly obvious editorial mistakes! Nevertheless, this would be an excellent book for the first time user and would provide a far better way into CAD than using a huge instruction manual. For maximum progress this book would be best combined with the online sources of help such as AutoCAD's own F1 facility and independent resources such as the excellent [...]
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A Kid's Review on 23 May 2009
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I thought that this book would be very easy to use. Actually I found it very confusing. The way the writer puts silly comments in about industry attitudes and approaches is very distracting.

Very disappointed, especially as this is the first "Dummies" book I have purchased. It maybe my last.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good book for beginners 11 Sept. 2011
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This is a good book for beginners using autocad. I learned a lot from reading it. Teaches you a lot about basics and shortcuts. I was a little dissapointed that the book didn't have more about the 3D part of autocad. It deals mostly with the 2D drawing aspects. But for someone who has never used autocad befor like myself it is a good starting point.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK for a newbie 16 Sept. 2009
By Aussie Rainbow - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is ok. A bit cryptic and but the content jumps around a bit. For example you will be reading a topic and then the text will say something like "as I said in the previous chapter G" or "this will be discussed further in chapter Y" which ruins the train of thought and is distracting for a new user who is desperately seeking help in learning this behomith program.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Jan. 2016
By Geoff Barber - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice book to have if you didn't go to school for AutoCAD.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 May 2015
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Very helpful!!!
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