AutoCAD Secrets Every User Should Know

ISBN-10: 0470109939
ISBN-13: 9780470109939
Edition: 2007
Authors: Dan Abbott
List price: $39.99
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Description: Discover Powerful Techniques and Features That Most Users OverlookWhether you're designing houses, landscapes, or machines, there are AutoCAD tricks-of-the-trade that even seasoned users don't know-tips that can improve your skills, understanding,  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Discover Powerful Techniques and Features That Most Users OverlookWhether you're designing houses, landscapes, or machines, there are AutoCAD tricks-of-the-trade that even seasoned users don't know-tips that can improve your skills, understanding, and productivity. This practical, in-depth book reveals those secrets. You'll find smart ideas on customization, applying graphics standards, managing symbol libraries, leveraging 3D, and more. It even includes an insider's look at features that are used in the field but often ignored in other books, such as DOS functions, scripts, and AutoLISP programming. The final chapter, AutoCAD Puzzlers, challenges readers to solve real problems from real AutoCAD users.Explore real-world solutions and best practices. Is it faster to produce an accurate drawing or an inaccurate one? Find out why you should take technical graphics standards seriously and how to make AutoCAD apply themHarness information rarely found in other books, such as how to rapidly change thousands of drawings using scripts and batch files, how to use the Visual LISP editor to produce and debug AutoLISP programs, and moreTake full advantage of AutoCAD's interface to improve your productivityEnjoy bonus extras, including the AutoLISP programs, other code used in the book, and a review of key features by releasewww.sybex.com

Introduction
AutoCAD Productivity
Design Standards
AutoCAD Best Practices
Feature Review (All Releases)
Managing Your System
Managing Files
Managing AutoCAD
Directories
Why DOS Isn't Dead Yet
External Commands and Command Aliases
Customizing the AutoCAD Interface
Tool Palettes (All Releases)
The Customizable User Interface (CUI)
Linetypes (All Releases)
Applying Graphics Standards
Dimensions
Dimensioning Rules
Text Styles
Linetypes and Weights
Applying Standards
Symbols, Tables, and Fields
Blocks
Dynamic Blocks
Symbol Libraries
Assigning and Extracting Attributes
XRefs: External References
Fields and Tables
Plotting
Model Space, Paper Space, and Layouts
What to Put Where
Plotting a Layout
AutoCAD Graphics in Other Applications
AutoCAD Scripts
Characteristics of Scripts
Writing and Running Scripts
Updating Thousands of Drawings
AutoLISP by Example: Getting Started
Background
Writing AutoLISP Programs
AutoLISP Examples
Automatic Loading
AutoLISP by Example: Getting Better
Debugging Techniques
Error Handling
Annotation
Selection Sets and Entity Manipulation
IF Function
Repeat Function
WHILE Function
COND, INITGET, GETKWORD
Text and String Manipulation
Getting to DOS with AutoLISP
3D For Everyone
Overview
Managing Coordinate Systems
Creating a Model
Using Existing 2D Geometry
Final Suggestions
AutoCAD Puzzlers
The Puzzlers
The Solutions
Index

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