The perfect reference for all AutoCAD users AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the book you want to have close at hand to answer those day-to-day questions about this industry-leading software. Author and Autodesk University instructor Ellen Finkelstein guides readers through AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 with clear, easy-to-understand instruction and hands-on tutorials that allow even total beginners to create a design on their very first day. Although simple and fundamental enough to be used by those new to CAD, the book is so comprehensive that even Autodesk power users will want to keep a copy on their desks. Here is what you'll find inside the book: Part I: Introducing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics Part II: Drawing in Two Dimensions Part III: Working with Data Part IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions Part V: Organizing and Managing Drawings Part VI: Customizing AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Part VII: Programming AutoCAD Part VIII: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources In addition, the book also explores advanced techniques like programming with AutoLISP and VBA, and demonstrates AutoCAD 2015 customization that can smooth workflow. The companion website contains real-world drawings for each tutorial, plus bonus chapters and video tutorials. If you need to become an AutoCAD guru, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible is the one resource that will get you there quickly.
The latest version of this perennial favorite, in-depth, reference-tutorial This top-selling book has been updated by AutoCAD guru and author Ellen Finkelstein to provide you with the very latest coverage of both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012. It begins with a Quick Start tutorial, so you start creating right away. From there, the book covers so much in-depth material on AutoCAD that it is said that even Autodesk employees keep this comprehensive book at their desks. A DVD is included that features before-and-after drawings of all the tutorials and plenty of great examples from AutoCAD professionals. Explains in depth both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012 Written by Ellen Finkelstein, a long-time AutoCAD instructor and very popular author of many editions of the AutoCAD Bible Starts with a tutorial on AutoCAD 2012 that covers the basics of creating drawings, using commands, and specifying coordinates Builds on early chapters to cover more complex 2D and 3D drawing techniques Discusses advanced topics such as customization and programming AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA Features a DVD with before-and-after drawings for each tutorial, and more If you're eager to create 2D and 3D technical drawings with AutoCAD 2012, the AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT2012 Bible is what you need!
An introduction to the drafting software covers every aspect of this program, from the basics to more advanced applications, and furnishes the latest features, including Internet-driven design capabilities.
Boost productivity and streamline your workflow with expert AutoCAD: VBA programming instruction AutoCAD Platform Customization: VBA is the definitive guide to personalizing AutoCAD and the various programs that run on the AutoCAD platform, including AutoCAD Architecture, Civil 3D, Plant 3D, and more. Written by an Autodesk insider with years of customization and programming experience, this book features detailed discussions backed by real-world examples and easy-to-follow tutorials that illustrate each step in the personalization process. Readers gain expert guidance toward managing layouts and external references, changing the menu and other interface items, creating forms, and communicating with Office applications—all designed to streamline the workspace and improve productivity. An additional resources appendix, downloadable datasets, and customization examples provide extra information and tools that allow users to implement the most advanced customizations. Autodesk's AutoCAD platform is the basis for much of the software that is integral to the modern design and engineering processes. VBA allows users to customize the AutoCAD interface and other features to increase screen real estate, create macros, validate drawing information, and more, leaving less repetition, fewer distractions, and more time for design. AutoCAD Platform Customization: VBA walks readers through the many options available, teaching them to: Create, modify, annotate, and view drawing objects Interact comfortably with the application, open documents, and the user Manage external data, communicate with other applications, and define user forms Debug custom programs and handle errors Customization allows users to keep their favorite tools at their fingertips, and put away the ones they don't need. For AutoCAD users looking to streamline their workflow, AutoCAD Platform Customization: VBA provides expert instruction and insider advice.