AutoCAD 2008 for Dummies

From the Back Cover
Discover precision techniques that increase accuracy and save time!
Explore the essentials, improve your geometry, and share your stuff

AutoCAD sets the standard for creating architectural and mechanical drawings, and it’s a complex package. Well, that’s where this book comes in! It takes you one step at a time through properly setting up AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT®, drawing and editing, zooming and panning, plotting and printing, working online, and other essentials.

Harness the text and annotation upgrades
Set up basic drawings
Use the drawing commands
Zoom and pan
Explore 3D models
Edit hatch objects

About the Author
David Byrnes is one of those grizzled old-timers you’ll find mentioned every so often in AutoCAD 2008 For Dummies. He began his drafting career on the boards in 1979 and discovered computer-assisted doodling (you always wondered what CAD stood for, didn’t you?) shortly thereafter. He first learned AutoCAD with version 1.4, around the time when personal computers switched from steam to diesel power. Dave is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been an AutoCAD consultant and trainer for 15 years, in which time he has been a contributing author to ten books on AutoCAD. He teaches AutoCAD and other computer graphics applications at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. Dave was the technical editor for four AutoCAD For Dummies and two AutoCAD LT For Dummies titles.

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