New features in AutoCAD 2002 are covered in this book, making it a useful refresher course for anyone using AutoCAD at this level, and upgrading to the new software release. The material in the book is also relevant to anyone using other recent releases, including, AutoCAD 2000.
Table of Contents
Preface; What's new in AutoCAD 2002; System requirements and installation; Using the book; AutoCAD 2002 graphics screen; Drawing, erasing and the selection set; The 2D drawing aids; Saving and opening drawings; Standard sheet 1; Line creation and coordinate entry; Circle creation; Object snap; Arc, donut and ellipse creation; Layers and standard sheet 2; User exercise 1; Fillet and chamfer; Offset, extend, trim and change commands; User exercise 2; Text; Dimensioning; Dimension styles 1; Modifying objects; Grips; Drawing assistance; Viewing a drawing; Hatching; Point, polygon and solid; Polylines and splines; Modifying polylines and splines; Divide, measure and break; Lengthen, align and stretch; Obtaining information from a drawing; Text fonts and styles; Multiline text; The ARRAY command; Changing properties; User exercise 3; Dimension styles 2; Drawing with different sizes; Multilines, complex lines and groups; Blocks; WBLOCKS; Attributes; External reference; Isometric drawings; Model space and paper space; Templates and standards; AutoCAD Design Center; The TODAY window; 'Electronic' AutoCAD; Activities; Index.
Amazon Reviews (on previous editions of Beginning AutoCAD):
"I bought this book as a complete AutoCAD novice and actually worked right through it (which is unusual for me) and I have to say it is the most user friendly and yet informative/useful book on the subject (book 2 on modelling is also a must!!)."
"Excellent book for the beginner."