AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Bible Paperback – 26 Jul 2012
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From the Back Cover
Discover how to create and shape your world
From complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques to customizing the user interface, this in–depth guide gets you up and running with AutoCAD 2013 or AutoCAD LT 2013. You′ll be able to quickly create your first drawing with the Quick Start tutorial and then dive into the advanced features and functionality to find out what you can achieve with this amazing program. In no time, you′ll be building models, annotating them with dimensions, plotting or even rendering them, and much more!
- Set up and customize AutoCAD to make it easier to work
- Navigate around the user interface to seamlessly interact with the software
- Utilize the connection with Autodesk® 360 to synchronize files and store them in the cloud
- Build 3D models with surfaces and solids
- Start programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and .NET
Path arrays are now easier to create
Easily create a series of 2D views of your 3D models
Add intelligence and flexibility with dynamic blocks
What′s on the companion website?
- Before–and–after drawings for each tutorial
- Fifteen bonus chapters, 7 addenda, and over 400 pages of additional content
- Video tutorials
- Links to many additional resources
About the Author
Ellen Finkelstein has been teaching and writing about AutoCAD since 1989. Besides writing computer books, she has written content for Autodesk and taught at Autodesk University. Visit her website, www.ellenfinkelstein.com, for free AutoCAD tips and tutorials.
Top customer reviews
Book is as good as others i have read i would say get this one or any other by this author.
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I had bought the 2006 version of this book and it was my Holy Grail! I loved it!!
I left my job doing freelance CAD work for Architecture Firms in 2010 and just got back in the business. I am still navigating the new 2013 ribbon interface so I figured it would be worth the money to get a new version of this. Wrong
When I got it in the mail I was shocked at how little it was compared to the 06 version. I quickly found out why.
The book contains all CAD 101...If you have had any CAD class or training or even a few months of CAD experience, you know everything in this book. Anything more advanced is contained in the Bonous chapters. Where are the bonus chapters you ask? ONLINE, go to her website or the publishers website (This is what the book instructs you to do in the index) and follow the links to the bonus chapters. No you don't have to enter any info, its there for the general public or anyone. You don't have to purchase the book to access it.
There are plenty of online CAD reference points...I paid to have it in a book!
That being said,
I highly reccomend for beginners just learning CAD. It provides a very managable approach to what is an infinite options subject matter. My only grip is she doesn't list Hot Keys for commands :( You should learn that as you go.
And usually only tends to list one or two ways to carry out commands. They tend to be the long way
I am sad to see it go. Maybe they will go back to the old format of actually putting everything in the book.
Until then, I suggest you look somewhere else
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