Mastering AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 by George Omura

By George Omura

Gaining knowledge of AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 bargains a special mix of educational and reference that incorporates every thing you want to start and remain forward with AutoCAD. instead of simply displaying you the way each one command works, this e-book exhibits you AutoCAD 2008 within the context of a significant task. you will how you can use instructions whereas engaged on a precise undertaking and progressing towards a objective. skilled writer George Omura presents a starting place on that you may construct your individual equipment for utilizing AutoCAD and develop into an AutoCAD professional. assurance comprises every thing from the fundamentals of AutoCAD to programming in AutoLISP and VBA to fitting and establishing AutoCAD. even if you are an AutoCAD beginner or AutoCAD all-star, studying AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 has anything for you.

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You can always get to the New Features Workshop screen from the AutoCAD help menu by choosing Help New Features Workshop. 5. 1. 1, to show more of the drawing area. LT users may see the Info palette to the left of the AutoCAD window. 1 A typical arrangement of the elements in the AutoCAD window. The Sheet Set Manager palette (or Info palette for LT) is closed for clarity. book Page 5 Monday, June 25, 2007 11:37 PM TAKING A GUIDED TOUR If this is the first time you’ve started AutoCAD since you installed it, you’re asked to register and authorize AutoCAD in step 2.

Chapter 28, “Keeping a Project Organized with Sheet Sets,” shows you how to use the new Sheet Set Manager to simplify your file management. By using the Sheet Set Manager, you can automate some of the more tedious drawing coordination tasks. The Appendices Finally, this book has three appendices. Appendix A, “Installing and Setting Up AutoCAD,” contains an installation and configuration tutorial. If AutoCAD isn’t already installed on your system, follow the steps in this tutorial before starting Chapter 1.

The Dashboard offers many of the same commands as the menu bar but in a more compact format that is quicker to access. The Dashboard is a collection of lists, buttons, and tools that invoke commands. 7). In typical Windows fashion, each tool offers a ToolTip that provides a short description, which helps you understand what the icons represent. 7 The control panels of the Dashboard Layers 2D Draw Annotation Scale Dimensions Text Multileaders Tables 2D Navigate NOTE If the Dashboard doesn’t appear on the screen, you can choose Tools Palettes Dash- board to restore it to the window.

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