The ideal introductory resource for Autodesk's powerful architectural design software
With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by working on summer cabin--a fun practice project that runs throughout the book. You can follow each step sequentially or jump in at any point by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion web site. You'll also master all essential AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD.
Features concise explanations, focused examples, and step-by-step instructions for learning AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT with a hands-on project
Fully revised for the latest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT as well as emerging techniques and standards in the industry
Offers the full range of basics such as the AutoCAD interface, basic commands, and creating drawings, and gradually progresses to more advanced topics, including grouping, elevations, hatches, and using text in drawings
Includes a supporting website the contains downloadable tutorial files, so readers can jump in at any point in the book
Introduces dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, and using 3D
AutoCAD2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013: No Experience Required helps you learn to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT with ease and confidence.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i am a recent graduate from wake tech in raleigh nc with an associate degree in mechanical drafting technology. i bought this book along with the free trial version of autocad 2013. it's a refresher of sorts. i've been working my way through the tutorial and i am here to say this book is awesome. it has step by step instructions that are straight forward and easy to follow. there are many shortcuts, tips, keyboard entries, and functions that will save an enormous amount of time. it's easy to learn quickly with this book. i'm half way through as of this writing and have learned a great deal. i think this book would be a great text book for any college teaching autocad. highly recommend it and would venture to say a lot of it could be used with earlier versions of autocad, at least to some degree. buy the book, i promise you won't regret a single page of it.
I'm a part-time home designer and this book was exactly what I needed; Unlike many other books, it's oriented toward architectural drawing, which is exactly what I was looking for. Creating a drawing in model space is pretty straightforward if you have some drafting experience, but getting everything scaled properly and printing it out can be daunting. This book addresses many of the "philosophical issues" regarding the use of layers, xfefs, and model space vs. paper space which I am now beginning to better understand. Yes, there are some typos here and there, but really, who cares? This book has helped me a lot and it well worth the money.
Whoever edited the book sure didn’t use the LT software to coordinate with the full Cad software when producing this manual: Step-by-step instructions are out of order. Missing non-LT use indicators. Spelling & grammar errors. Even directions for stuff that didn’t exist, just to mention a few of the errors Support? What support? If I didn’t have some background with the software I’d of thrown this manual out, but I was able to gleam enough info to get the basic commands for this version under control. So, if you're going to use the LTsoftware be ready for confusion.
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