AutoCAD for Dummies 17th Edition by Bill Fane
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AutoCAD for Dummies 17th Edition by Bill Fane



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Contents of AutoCAD for Dummies PDF


PART 1: GETTING STARTED WITH AUTOCAD 

  • CHAPTER 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
  • CHAPTER 2: The Grand Tour of AutoCAD
  • CHAPTER 3: A Lap around the CAD Track
  • CHAPTER 4: Setup for Success
  • CHAPTER 5: A Zoom with a View

PART 2: LET THERE BE LINES

  • CHAPTER 6: Along the Straight and Narrow
  • CHAPTER 7: Dangerous Curves Ahead
  • CHAPTER 8: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness
  • CHAPTER 9: Manage Your Properties
  • CHAPTER 10: Grabbing Onto Object Selection
  • CHAPTER 11: Edit for Credit
  • CHAPTER 12: Planning for Paper

PART 3: IF DRAWINGS COULD TALK

  • CHAPTER 13: Text with Character
  • CHAPTER 14: Entering New Dimensions
  • CHAPTER 15: Down the Hatch!
  • CHAPTER 16: The Plot Thickens

PART 4: ADVANCING WITH AUTOCAD

  • CHAPTER 17: The ABCs of Blocks
  • CHAPTER 18: Everything from Arrays to Xrefs
  • CHAPTER 19: Call the Parametrics!
  • CHAPTER 20: Drawing on the Internet

PART 5: ON A 3D SPREE

  • CHAPTER 21:It’s a 3D World After All
  • CHAPTER 22: From Drawings to Models
  • CHAPTER 23:It’s Showtime!
  • CHAPTER 24:AutoCAD Plays Well with Others

PART 6: THE PART OF TENS

  • CHAPTER 25: Ten AutoCAD Resources
  • CHAPTER 26: Ten System Variables to Make Your AutoCAD Life Easier
  • CHAPTER 27: Ten AutoCAD Secrets

Preface to AutoCAD for Dummies PDF


Unlike many other For Dummies books, this one often tells you to consult the official software documentation. AutoCAD is just too big and powerful for a single book to attempt to describe it completely.

The book that ultimately covers every AutoCAD topic would need a forklift to move it.

Literally. They stopped shipping paper instruction manuals with the software somewhere around 1995, when the full documentation package grew to about a dozen volumes and more than 30 pounds.

In AutoCAD For Dummies, I occasionally mention differences from previous releases so that everyone gains some context

and so that upgraders can more readily understand the differences; plus, you’re bound to encounter a few of the billions and billions of drawings that were created using older methods.

I also mention the important differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

In particular, AutoCAD LT has no programming language and has extremely limited support for parametrics (Chapter 19) and 3D (Chapter 21).

This book is not Mechanical Drafting For Dummies, or Architectural Drafting For Dummies, or even Crash Testing For Dummies It doesn’t cover drafting principles and procedures,

but it does cover the AutoCAD commands necessary to create drawings.

Remember, though, that knowing AutoCAD’s drawing commands won’t make you a great designer, just as knowing how to touch-type and run a word processor won’t make you a great author.

The job title CAD operator doesn’t exist, but almost all drafters and designers use CAD.

In addition, the book does not cover the discipline-specific features in AutoCADbased vertical market products,

such as AutoCAD Electrical or AutoCAD Mechanical, although most of the information in this book applies to the general-purpose features of those programs as well. This book covers AutoCAD 2015 through 2017.

The obvious major differences between these versions and 2014 and earlier are the initial startup screen and the format of the Ribbon menu. The underlying principles remain the same.

I will draw your attention to other differences where appropriate. Late in 2010, Autodesk released the first non–Microsoft Windows version of AutoCAD in 20 years.

Although AutoCAD for Mac is now available, AutoCAD For Dummies covers only the Windows version.

The two versions are file-compatible, but they differ in many ways in how they look and what they can do.

If you have AutoCAD for Mac, you should be able to grasp basic concepts but you might be better off with a Mac-specific book such as Mastering AutoCAD For Mac, by George Omura and Rick Graham (Sybex Publishing) or What’s Inside?

AutoCAD for Macintosh, by Ralph Grabowski, available as an e-book at www.worldcadaccess. com/ebooksonline/2015/07/wia.html. AutoCAD has a large, loyal, dedicated group of longtime users.

AutoCAD For Dummies is not for you if you’ve been using AutoCAD for a decade or more, if you plan your vacation time around Autodesk University,

if you used AutoCAD to create your wedding invitations, if you tell police officers that you can walk a straight line if they will press F8 first, or if you read 1,200-page technical tomes about AutoCAD for pleasure. 

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