AutoCAD 2000: One Step at a Time Basics

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If you want to learn AutoCAD 2000 fast, you'll love AutoCAD 2000 -- One Step at a Time -- Basics, the total integrated system for mastering AutoCAD. You get 20 AutoCAD lessons -- each one filled with hands-on, step-by-step instructions, tips, tricks, and "Do This" exercises that explain the task, show how it's done, and point to any tools that might make the task easier. The accompanying CD-ROM keeps on providing instruction long after you've completed the lessons. You'll find 25 drawing tasks, each captured as a multimedia presentation, so you can watch the drawing created right on screen -- and listen to an expert talk you through the process. You're even linked to an AutoCAD Web site that offers a self-assessment tool designed to help you test your understanding of key concepts. Clear, friendly, and encouraging, AutoCAD 2000 -- One Step at a Time -- Basics integrates text, CD-ROM and web support to deliver one powerful AutoCAD learning system. For everyone who wants to master AutoCAD 2000 quickly and easily.

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A book designed for novice AutoCAD users that is ideal for independent study. Sykes uses a step-by-step approach and over 1800 graphics to make learning AutoCAD 2000 easy. This book takes a three pronged approach to teaching AutoCAD by integrating print, CD-ROM, and web-based support to create a complete learning system.

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  • 120 Do This guided exercises — Divided into three columns: Steps, Command Sequence, and Tools.
    • Provides users with the step-by-step instructions that explain the task, show it being done, and any tools that might make it easier—along with how the results of the task should appear on the computer screen.
  • Visual approach—Includes over 1800 graphics and 100 drawing files.
    • Supports text instructions with a generous use of detailed screen shots, actual drawings, and helpful graphics.
  • Free Multimedia CD—25 drawing tasks are captured as multimedia presentations for review. Presentations are keyed to specific Do This lessons in the text with a CD icon. CD also contains starter-drawing files for the book's lessons.
  • Companion Web-site (www.prenhall.com/sykes).
    • This accompanying web-site provides a self-assessment tool to test understanding of key concepts. Questions are keyed to half of the Do This exercises and act as online practice quizzes.
  • "Extra Steps" section—In each lesson.
    • Provides users with added features, bits of knowledge, or suggestions for further study to promote learning after covering the basic material.
  • Tips and "tricks".
    • Helps bring readers fully up to speed with drawing skills, and enhance their understanding of topics.
  • Review questions and exercises.
    • Reinforces learned material.
  • Several independent projects.
    • Giving users setup information and encouraging them to refer to previous lessons to complete projects for a variety of disciplines and mastery levels.
  • Clear writing style.

About the Author:

Timothy Sean Sykes is an instructor at Houston Community College and North Harris College in Houston, TX. He previously spent sixteen years as a designer in the piping, furniture, structural, and display fields.

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