Mastering AutoCAD for Mac

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9780470932346: Mastering AutoCAD for Mac

The Best Resource on the Market for Learning AutoCAD for Mac software!

This comprehensive Autodesk Official Training Guide has everything you need to quickly become proficient with every aspect of Autodesk’s new AutoCAD for Mac software. Award-winning author George Omura, whom most CAD designers know and respect from his all-time bestselling Mastering AutoCAD books, now applies his legendary AutoCAD expertise, approachable style, and thorough Mastering coverage to Mastering AutoCAD for Mac. You’ll quickly and efficiently build skills, whether you’re just beginning or are already a seasoned AutoCAD user.

  • Teaches you to design and draft using AutoCAD for Mac
  • Helps you quickly master basic, intermediate, and advanced skills
  • Covers using hatches, fields, and tables effectively; manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes; rendering 3D views with lighting and materials; exploring parametric modeling; transforming 2D drawings into 3D renderings; and more
  • Provides step-by-step instruction and exercises, as well as real-world examples and case studies
  • Functions as both a detailed tutorial and also a one-stop, stand-alone reference
  • Mastering AutoCAD for Mac is also an Autodesk Official Training Guide

The world's best AutoCAD resources—George Omura and the Mastering AutoCAD series from Sybex—are now available to help you master AutoCAD for Mac.

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The World's Best AutoCAD Resource—Now for the Mac!

This comprehensive guide has everything you need to quickly become proficient with Autodesk's exciting new AutoCAD for Mac software. Award-winning author George Omura brings his legendary AutoCAD expertise and approachable style to this Autodesk Official Training Guide so you can quickly build your skills.

With thorough explanations reinforced by real-world examples and pages of step-by-step tutorials, this detailed book will help new users get rapidly up to speed while enabling seasoned users to become experts. It's the ultimate go-to reference and tutorial on every aspect of AutoCAD for Mac.

Coverage includes:

  • Working quickly and productively with AutoCAD for Mac's interface

  • Using hatches, fields, and tables effectively

  • Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes

  • Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets

  • Customizing AutoCAD's tools and menus

  • Modeling complex 3D forms

  • Rendering 3D views with lighting and materials

  • Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray views

  • Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints

Quickly Learn to Design and Draft with AutoCAD for Mac

Master Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Techniques

Transform 2D Drawings into 3D Renderings

Practice as You Learn with Step-by-Step Exercises

Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples and Case Studies

About the Author:

George Omura is a licensed architect, Autodesk Authorized Author, and all-time bestselling AutoCAD author. He has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for over 20 years. As a CAD specialist, he has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. Rick Graham is a CAD Manager at James R. Holley & Associates, Inc. He has been using, and supporting users of, AutoCAD and other Autodesk products for over 20 years. He coauthored Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010.

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