A program as ubiquitous as AutoCAD should have no secrets. But if you don’t know something, it is a secret to you. We hope that this “AutoCAD: The Book “will take the mystery out of Auto CAD and AutoCAD LT and remind you of the traditional knowledge that is slowly being lost.
For most of you, AutoCAD is just one of the many tools you use and you don’t have time to become an expert in it. You don’t have to. In my work, I have worked with AutoCAD users in many different fields. I have provided Auto CAD training for companies, workshops for vendors, expertise in business-to-business disputes, and taught AutoCAD courses at universities for nearly 20 years. This book is the result of those experiences and I hope you will use it to expand your knowledge and improve your work efficiency.
About the Book
This book contains useful tips, detailed instructions, general guidance, several tutorials, many solutions to all kinds of problems, and of course, even secrets that can be applied to any Auto CAD application.
This book is written for two groups of users: experienced users who lack knowledge and recent users who want to understand this complex and multifaceted tool to the fullest. The more familiar you are with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the more this book will help you avoid common problems and produce consistent, reliable, and accurate work It will help you produce consistent, reliable, and accurate work.
“I’ve been using AutoCAD for 22 years and have written a hundred books on the subject. I reviewed many CAD books back in the days when book reviews were common in CAD publications; some were innovative, others were just sad. But for nearly a decade, it’s been mostly silence on the book review front. Then earlier in the summer, a book arrived in the mail from Sybex: AutoCAD Secrets Every User Should Know by Dan Abbott. Reading it, I got excited:
here’s a book for every Auto CAD user, even old-timers like me.” – Ralph Grabowski, Editor, upFront.eZine.com: The Business of CAD Learn the “why” behind the “how” in this one-of-a-kind reference packed with tips and techniques from award-winning AutoCAD expert Dan Abbott. This info-packed guide reveals some of the best kept Auto CAD secrets on technical standards, Auto LISP programming, DOS functions, scripts, 3D, and everything in between.