Special Edition Using AutoCAD 2000 is designed as a novice to intermediate book that allows you to quickly become acquainted with the software, even if you have no previous experience with AutoCAD. The extensive use of case studies throughout the book familiarizes you with the numerous commands, as well as where they are accessed and how they work. There is a strong emphasis on the "heads-up" design of the interface carried through the book, making you less reliant on the keyboard and more efficient using the software. New features and changes to the software are clearly marked from cover to cover, highlighting exactly what is new in the software. The book is concise and comprehensive.