This year I have had the privilege to take a look at two very different books on AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD LT 2006. These books have something to offer every user of AutoCAD and are both excellent resources to learning basic 2D to advanced 3D concepts. I am sure I will read plenty of other books on the new release yet this year, but these are the two that I have read so far.
AutoCAD 2006 for Dummies (available in May 2005)
The book is written by Mark Middlebrook and David Byrnes. It is great for those that are new to AutoCAD or are casual users of the product. It is a great follow up to the AutoCAD 2005 edition. To learn more about the book, visit the Wiley publishing website.
AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD LT 2006 Bible (available in Sept. 2005)
The book is written by Ellen Finkelstein. It is by far one of the best AutoCAD books that I have read from cover to cover, and is written for those that are both new and old users of AutoCAD. Yes, I did say cover to cover - I have no life other than AutoCAD so what do you expect. The book is one of the best on the market that covers just about every feature in the product and makes the features easy to understand and apply. It is a great follow up to the AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 edition. To learn more about the book, visit the Wiley publishing website.
If you are currently, using AutoCAD 2005 you might consider picking up those editions of the books as they provide many great tips that can help top make you more productive in your everyday drafting.