The AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies book has just been released and can be picked up at your favorite local bookstore or on the Internet from a site like BarnesandNobles.com or Amazon.com. Like other books in the Dummies series, this book gives you the information that you need in order to quickly get up speed on new features if you are an existing user, or if you are a new user to AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT you will find the step-by-step approach helpful in learning the program much quicker. The book covers AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007, and weighs in at over 800 pages. The book is broken down into 10 sub books that cover specific topics which allow you to find the information that you are looking for in a short period of time.
Below is a listing of the 10 sub books and the chapters that can be found in each one:
Book I: AutoCAD Basics.
Chapter 1: Drawing on (and in) AutoCAD.
Chapter 2: Navigating the AutoCAD Interface.
Chapter 3: All about Files.
Chapter 4: Basic Tools.
Chapter 5: Setting Up Drawings.
Chapter 6: Precision Tools.
Book II: 2D Drafting.
Chapter 1: Drawing Objects.
Chapter 2: Modifying Objects.
Chapter 3: Managing Views.
Book III: Annotating Drawings.
Chapter 1: Text: When Pictures Just Won’t Do.
Chapter 2: Dimensioning.
Chapter 3: Hatching Your Drawings.
Book IV: LT Differences.
Chapter 1: The LT Difference.
Chapter 2: Extending AutoCAD LT.
Chapter 3: Mixed Environments.
Book V: 3D Modeling.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Third Dimension.
Chapter 2: Using the 3D Environment.
Chapter 3: Viewing in 3D.
Chapter 4: Moving from 2D to 3D.
Chapter 5: Working with Solids.
Chapter 6: Working with Surfaces.
Chapter 7: Rendering: Lights, Cameras, AutoCAD!
Book VI: Advanced Drafting.
Chapter 1: Playing with Blocks.
Chapter 2: Dynamic Blocks.
Chapter 3: External References.
Chapter 4: Organizing Your Drawings.
Chapter 5: AutoCAD Utilities.
Book VII: Publishing Drawings.
Chapter 1: Page Setup.
Chapter 2: Sheet Sets without Regret.
Chapter 3: Print, Plot, Publish.
Book VIII: Collaboration.
Chapter 1: CAD Management: The Necessary Evil.
Chapter 2: CAD Standards.
Chapter 3: Working with Drawing Files.
Chapter 4: Sharing Electronic Files.
Book IX: Customizing AutoCAD.
Chapter 1: The Basics of Customizing AutoCAD.
Chapter 2: Customizing the Interface.
Chapter 3: Customizing the Tools.
Chapter 4: Delving Deeper into Customization.
Book X: Programming AutoCAD.
Chapter 1: The AutoCAD Programming Interfaces.
Chapter 2: Using Custom Programs.
Chapter 3: Introducing AutoLISP.
Chapter 4: Visual Basic for AutoCAD.
This book was an absolute joy to write for my first published work through a publisher, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Now what are you waiting for, go grab a cup of Starbucks (or a favorite drink of your's) and get a copy of the AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Book. After you pick up a copy of the book, it would be great to hear from you.