Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012

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Learn to master the AutoCAD software

This Autodesk Official Training guide is a comprehensive reference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCAD software. Featuring concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects based on real-world designs, this Autodesk Official Training Guide covers everything from interface best practices to hatches, fields, dynamic blocks, attributes, linking drawings to databases, rendering realistic views, and presenting designs. This Mastering book is recommended as a Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCAD Associate and Professional exams.

  • Serves as an in-depth resource on the fundamentals, functions, and features of AutoCAD, the popular 2D and 3D drawing software, and its less expensive version AutoCAD LT
  • Describes how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables; execute 3D modeling, imaging, and customizing; work with dynamic blocks, drawing curves, and solid fills; and more
  • Features a DVD with more than a dozen video tutorials, "before and after" tutorial files, a trial version of AutoCAD, and additional tools and utilities
  • Shares helpful examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects from award-winning author and CAD specialist George Omura

This detailed tutorial is mandatory reading if you're eager to become proficient with AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

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Become an AutoCAD Expert with This Comprehensive Resource

This Autodesk Official Training Guide is a comprehensive reference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCAD software. Written by award-winning author George Omura, it's a complete package, featuring concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects based on real-world designs.

If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build skills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depth explanations of the latest features will turn you into an AutoCAD 2012 pro. And if you're preparing for certification, this Autodesk Official Training Guide will help you get ready for Autodesk's Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.

Coverage includes:

  • Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables

  • Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes

  • Controlling objects with Multi-functional Grips

  • Finding drawing elements with Autodesk Content Explorer

  • Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets

  • Creating and editing associative arrays

  • Exploring parametric modeling with geometric constraints

  • Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting

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

Featured on the DVD

Find all of the project files for the book's exercises, over a dozen video tutorials, bonus chapters on advanced topics, and additional tools and utilities.

  • Learn Everything You Need to Be an AutoCAD Expert

  • Turn Ideas into Reality with Powerful 3D Design Tools

  • Explore the Latest Features, Advanced Topics, and Best Practices

  • View Easy-to-Follow Video Tutorials on Important Tasks

  • Prepare for the AutoCAD Certified User, Associate,and Professional Certification Exams

"This comprehensive guide to AutoCAD is an indispensable resource that will help you become more productive in your daily work. Diane Li, AutoCAD Senior Product Manager

About the Author:

George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue.

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