AutoCAD is the ubiquitous tool used by engineers, architects, designers, and urban planners to put their ideas on paper. It takes some AutoCAD know-how to go from a brilliant idea to a drawing that properly explains how brilliant your idea is.
AutoCAD For Dummies helps you de-mystify the handy software and put the tools in AutoCAD to use. Written by an experienced AutoCAD engineer and mechanical design instructor, it assumes no previous computer-aided drafting experience as it walks you through the basics of starting projects and drawing straight lines all the way up through 3D modeling.
- Conquer the first steps in creating an AutoCAD project
- Tackle drawing basics including straight lines and curves
- Add advanced skills including 3D drawing and modeling
- Set up a project and move into 3D
It’s true that AutoCAD is tough, but with the friendly instruction in this hands-on guide, you’ll find everything you need to start creating marvelous models—without losing your cool.