AutoCAD 2009 For Dummies Paperback – 24 Apr 2008
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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 [...]
Very disappointed, especially as this is the first "Dummies" book I have purchased. It maybe my last.
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