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AutoCAD Secrets Every User Should Know

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 AutoCAD secrets on technical standards, AutoLISP programming, DOS functions, scripts, 3D, and everything in between.

Contents of this AutoCAD Secrets Every User Should Know  Book

Chapter 1: AutoCAD Productivity.
Design Standards.
AutoCAD Best Practices.
Feature Review (All Releases).

Chapter 2: Managing Your System.
Managing Files.
Managing AutoCAD.
Directories.
Why DOS Isn’t Dead Yet.
External Commands and Command Aliases.

Chapter 3: Customizing the AutoCAD Interface.
Tool Palettes (All Releases).
The Customizable User Interface (CUI).
Linetypes (All Releases).

Chapter 4: Applying Graphics Standards.
Dimensions.
Dimensioning Rules.
Text Styles.
Linetypes and Weights.
Applying Standards.

Chapter 5: Symbols, Tables, and Fields.
Blocks.
Dynamic Blocks.
Symbol Libraries.
Assigning and Extracting Attributes.
XRefs: External References.
Fields and Tables.

Chapter 6: Plotting.
Model Space, Paper Space, and Layouts.
What to Put Where.
Plotting a Layout.
AutoCAD Graphics in Other Applications.

Chapter 7: AutoCAD Scripts.
Characteristics of Scripts.
Writing and Running Scripts.
Updating Thousands of Drawings.

Chapter 8: AutoLISP by Example: Getting Started.
Background.
Writing AutoLISP Programs.
AutoLISP Examples.
Automatic Loading.

Chapter 9: AutoLISP by Example: Getting Better.
Debugging Techniques.
Error Handling.
Annotation.
Selection Sets and Entity Manipulation.
IF Function.
Repeat Function.
WHILE Function.
COND, INITGET, GETKWORD.
Text and String Manipulation.
Getting to DOS with AutoLISP.

Chapter 10: 3D For Everyone.
Overview.
Managing Coordinate Systems.
Creating a Model.
Using Existing 2D Geometry.
Final Suggestions.

Chapter 11: AutoCAD Puzzlers.
The Puzzlers.
The Solutions.


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Posted By : autocadman
On date : 02.28.11

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