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AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-60397-0
Paperback
544 pages
June 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with AutoCAD 2014 7

Chapter 1: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 9

Chapter 2: The Grand Tour of AutoCAD 2014 19

Chapter 3: A Lap around the CAD Track 39

Chapter 4: Setup for Success 65

Chapter 5: A Zoom with a View 87

Part II: Let There Be Lines 97

Chapter 6: Along the Straight and Narrow 99

Chapter 7: Dangerous Curves Ahead 111

Chapter 8: Preciseliness Is Next to CADliness 125

Chapter 9: Manage Your Properties 143

Chapter 10: Grabbing Onto Object Selection 165

Chapter 11: Edit for Credit 177

Chapter 12: Planning for Paper 209

Part III: If Drawings Could Talk 223

Chapter 13: Text with Character 225

Chapter 14: Entering New Dimensions 259

Chapter 15: Down the Hatch! 285

Chapter 16: The Plot Thickens 299

Part IV: Advancing with AutoCAD 327

Chapter 17: The ABCs of Blocks 329

Chapter 18: Everything from Arrays to Xrefs 347

Chapter 19: Call the Parametrics! 383

Chapter 20: Drawing on the Internet 409

Part V: On a 3D Spree 427

Chapter 21: It’s a 3D World After All 429

Chapter 22: From Drawings to Models 449

Chapter 23: It’s Showtime! 471

Part VI: The Part of Tens 493

Chapter 24: Ten AutoCAD Resources 495

Chapter 25: Ten System Variables to Make Your AutoCAD Life Easier 499

Chapter 26: Ten AutoCAD Secrets 505

Index 509

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