Autocad 2000: The Complete Reference

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9780072122411: Autocad 2000: The Complete Reference

The AutoCAD reference material contained in this book, including complete coverage of the numerous new and advanced features in version 2000, make it an excellent choice both as a tutorial and desk reference. Bonus CD includes several AutoCAD add-on utility products, free trial versions of the Autodesk Velo products, and trial versions of several third-party AutoCAD add-ons.

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The definitive all-in-one resource for AutoCAD 2000.

Accelerate your technical drafting and design skills with AutoCAD 2000, the latest version of the world's most popular CAD software. AutoCAD 2000: The Complete Reference covers everything from 3-D drawing to working with external databases and shows you how to take advantage of all the powerful features, such as the new multiple drawing interface, Express Tools, built-in rendering capabilities, the new plotting interface, and a wealth of Internet file-sharing and publishing capabilities. Whether you're a student, architect, technical designer, or mechanical engineer, this one stop tutorial and reference demonstrates how both beginners and experts can get the most out of this exceptional software.

Find out how to:

  • Open multiple AutoCAD drawings simultaneously and reuse components and settings from each drawing through simple drag-and-drop operations
  • Master AutoCAD 2000 faster with the Windows/MS-Office-compatible interface and drawing setup wizards
  • Take advantage of new tools like AutoTrack and polar racking to accelerate precision drawing routines
  • Leverage the Internet with the most complete coverage of AutoCAD's Internet publishing and file sharing functions
  • Create compound documents through the use of external references, SQL database links, and OLE
  • Use AutoCAD's new plotting interface and enhanced multiple-layout paper Space environment to easily create many different drawings from a single AutoCAD file
  • Produce professional, presentation-quality drawings with improved modeling and rendering tools
  • Design and manipulate objects in 3-D as easily as working on 2-D drawings
  • Customize AutoCAD through the use of menus, toolbars, AutoLISP, and ActiveX, even if you've never programmed before

About the Author:

David S. Cohn is a computer consultant and technical writer specializing in helping architects, engineers, and designer leverage computer technology. He is also a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience, including 16 years using AutoCAD. A contributing editor of Desktop Engineering magazine, David was also the executive editor of Architectura, a CD-ROM based magazine for architects and engineers who use AutoCAD, and for over 7 years served as the senior editor of CADalyst, the AutoCAD magazine. In addition, to this book and over a dozen other books on AutoCAD, he has also written books on Internet web design and his many articles also appear in Cadence, Computer Graphics World, and PC Magazine. Working from his home in Bellingham, Washington - which includes its own LAN and intranet - David also consults to numerous software companies and has written the user manuals engineering programs. When he's not writing or consulting, David can be found skiing, sailing, or working on model railroads, in the company of his wife and four children. You may contact him at

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Cohn, David S.
Published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill (2000)
ISBN 10: 0072122412 ISBN 13: 9780072122411
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