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Mastering AutoCAD 2000
Omura, George.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : SYBEX, [1999]

Physical Description:
xli, 1461 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.

CD-ROM contains two electronic books: AutoCAD 2000 instant reference and ABCs of AutoSLIP.
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T385 .O499 1999 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Mastering AutoCAD 2000, the fully revised edition of Omura's all-time best-seller, is your one-stop authority on the latest release of AutoCAD. If you're new to this powerful design tool, this book gets you started using AutoCAD right away with a tutorial approach that provides step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish everyday tasks. If you're an experienced user, this book offers in-depth explanations of AutoCAD's most advanced features, including multi-drawing interactivity, database access and using VBA to increase efficiency. No matter what your experience level, this is an indispensable resource that you'll keep on your desk and refer to again and again.

Become a Master
* Find your way around the AutoCAD interface
* Create and developing an AutoCAD drawing
* Manage your drawing projects
* Ensure that your drawings print properly
* Improve your efficiency with AutoCAD
* Align points with existing elements
* Preview your drawings using WYSIWYG plotting
* Capitalize on hidden or hard-to-find features
* Work with multiple documents
* Master the 3D modeling and rendering process
* Use VBA and other techniques to customize AutoCAD
* Collaborate with others on large-scale AutoCAD projects
* Take advantage of AutoCAD's Internet features
* Combine tools to accomplish complex tasks

Author Notes

George Omura is an architect, illustrator, and animator who has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the prestigious San Francisco Library project. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he is the all-time best-selling AutoCAD author. George's AutoCAD books, all from Sybex, include Mastering AutoCAD 14 , Mastering AutoCAD 3D , Mastering AutoCAD LT , AutoCAD 14 Instant Reference , Mastering AutoCAD 14 Premium Edition , and Mastering AutoCAD for Mechanical Engineers .

Table of Contents

Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 This Is AutoCAD
Chapter 2 Creating Your First Drawing
Chapter 3 Learning the Tools of the Trade
Chapter 4 Organizing Your Work
Part II Building on the Basics
Chapter 5 Editing for Productivity
Chapter 6 Enhancing Your Drawing Skills
Chapter 7 Printing and Plotting
Chapter 8 Adding Text to Drawings
Chapter 9 Using Dimensions
Part III Becoming an Expert
Chapter 10 Storing and Linking Data with Graphics
Chapter 11 Working with Pre-existing Drawings and Raster Images
Chapter 12 Advanced Editing Methods
Chapter 13 Drawing Curves and Solid Fills
Chapter 14 Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings
Part IV Modeling and Imaging in 3D
Chapter 15 Introducing 3D
Chapter 16 Using Advanced 3D Features
Chapter 17 3D Rendering in AutoCAD
Chapter 18 Mastering 3D Solids
Part V Customization: Taking AutoCad to the Limit
Chapter 19 Introduction to Customization
Chapter 20 Integrating AutoCAD into Your Projects and Organization
Chapter 21 Introduction to VBA in AutoCAD
Chapter 22 Integrating AutoCAD into Your Work Environment
Part VI Appendices
Appendix A Hardware and Software Tips
Appendix B Installing and Setting Up AutoCAD
Appendix C Whats on the Companion CD-ROM
Appendix D System and Dimension Variables