From the Back Cover
AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to Autodesk's powerful CAD software. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated by well-known AutoCAD expert Donnie Gladfelter, helps you quickly see results as you proceed through an engaging, hands-on tutorial. Learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by following each step sequentially, or, if you prefer, jump in at any stage by downloading the drawing files from the book's companion website. You'll master all essential AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD 2011.
Quickly master the AutoCAD 2011 interfaceand start using basic commands and setting up your own drawings right away
Build on your skills with groups, elevations, hatches, and multiline text
Develop sophisticated drawings as you graduate to dimensioning, creating external references, using tables, leveraging dynamic blocks, and mastering layouts and printing
Master parametric tools to keep your drawing elements consistent
Use the U.S. National CAD Standard to create a complete document set
Use modern drafting practices to correctly dimension and annotate drawings
Create sophisticated drawings using blocks, hatches, fields, and more
Build, visualize, and analyze your drawing using 3D solids and the new 3D surfaces feature
About the Author
Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for his CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for the popular AUGIWorld magazine, and is a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him in numerous video interviews, including their popular "Ask the Expert" series. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals by providing training and services to companies around the world as a member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.