The World's Bestselling AutoCAD Resource Fully Updated for 2008
There's a reason why Mastering AutoCAD is so popular year after year. Loaded with concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects, this comprehensive reference and tutorial from award-winning author George Omura has everything you need to become an AutoCAD expert.
If you're new to AutoCAD, the tutorials will help you build your skills right away. If you're an AutoCAD veteran, Omura's in-depth explanations of the latest and most advanced features, including the exciting annotation, notes, and layer properties features, will turn you into an AutoCAD pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use AutoCAD, you'll refer to this indispensable reference again and again.
- Creating and developing AutoCAD drawings
Drawing curves and applying solid fills
Effectively using hatches, fields, and tables
Manipulating dynamic blocks and attributes
Linking drawings to databases and spreadsheets
Rendering realistic interior views with natural lighting
Giving a hand-drawn look to 3D views
Presenting 3D models with cutaway and x-ray views
Making spiral forms with the Helix and Sweep tools
Exploring your model in real time with the Walk and Fly tools
Adding hyperlinks to drawings
Converting multiple layer settings and other layer translator options
Master the New Text and Table Features
Explore the Layer Manager Enhancements
Annotate, Secure, and Authenticate Files
Track Your Projects with the Sheet Set Manager
Publish Drawings over the Internet and eTransmit Your Files
Customize the New Dashboard and Control Panel
About the Author
George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. As a CAD specialist, he has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue.