Whether you're new to AutoCAD or a veteran, you will undoubtedly find this book to be an excellent resource.
-- Abhi Singh, AutoCAD Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc.
Here's the book that makes AutoCAD approachable
Even the people at Autodesk look to Ellen Finkelstein for AutoCAD training, so who better to teach you about AutoCAD 2008? This comprehensive guide brings veterans up to speed on AutoCAD updates and takes novices from the basics to programming in AutoLISP(r) and VBA. Every feature is covered in a logical order, and with the Quick Start chapter, you'll be creating drawings on your very first day. Success is in your hands.
* Start drawing right away with the easy Quick Start project
Master commands and procedures for 2D drawings
Work in 3D with hiding, shading, and rendering techniques
Automate drawing annotation and the display of layers in viewports
Organize and share data
Customize commands, toolbars, hatch patterns, and more
What's on the DVD?
* 30-day trial versions of AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008
All drawings needed to complete the exercises in the book, including before-and-after versions
The entire text of the book in searchable PDF format
A selection of add-on programs that will enhance your use of AutoCAD
System Requirements: Please see the DVD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements
Connect to external spreadsheets and extract essential data from your drawing objects
Draw and display sophisticated 3D models
Develop flexible, easy-to-use dynamic blocks