AutoCAD 2011 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) by David Byrnes, Visit Amazon's Lee Ambrosius Page, search

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A wonderful means to wake up and operating speedy with AutoCAD "X"!

in case you are simply studying AutoCAD, this pleasant, For Dummies consultant is ideal for you. You’ll wake up to hurry on all of the fundamentals and begin growing 2nd and 3D technical drawings ahead of you may think. create a simple drawing, use AutoCAD layout middle, edit your drawings, paintings with dimensions, upload textual content, and lots more and plenty extra. The publication is simple, effortless to stick to, and contains functional advice and notes that demystify this advanced software program even extra.

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  • Covers how one can create a easy drawing, use AutoCAD layout heart, edit your drawings, use blocks, paintings with dimensions, upload textual content, and draw on the web
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  • Uses the preferred For Dummies method, which breaks down this intimidating subject into beneficial, functional recommendation and how-tos for actual humans

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To un-maximize (restore) the drawing so that you can see any other drawings that you have open, click the lower Restore button. The program title and drawing name are centered in the title bar instead of being off to the left, beside a program icon. The AutoCAD title bar also has a couple of devices added to it: ✓ InfoCenter: Forced out of its old home in the menu bar to a new location at the right side of the program title bar, this is Information Central for AutoCAD. Type a keyword and click the binoculars for more information, or click the satellite dish to connect to the Communication Center and check for updates.

3D Object Snap (3DOSNAP): With AutoCAD’s enhanced 3D capabilities, an extension of object snaps into the third dimension was a given. Enabling this mode lets you snap to the precise center of a face, a vertex, the midpoint of an edge, or a number of similar 3D points you can’t get to with regular object snaps. ✓ Object Snap Tracking (OTRACK): When you turn on object snap tracking, AutoCAD hunts in a more sophisticated way for points that are derived from object snap points. Chapter 7 briefly describes this advanced feature.

I didn’t care for the 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace when it first showed up in AutoCAD 2007, but thanks to the Ribbon, I’m now sold on it. AutoCAD 2011’s 2D Drafting & Annotation workspace is where I spend most of my time, and that’s what nearly all the figures in this book (including the figure here) show. Unlike Microsoft’s Office 2007 suite, which dragged longtime users kicking and screaming into the new Fluent User Interface, AutoCAD users have the option of staying with the old interface.

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