Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. PART I: AutoCAD Basics. Chapter 1: Starting to Draw. Chapter 2: Opening a Drawing. Chapter 3: Using Commands. Chapter 4: Specifying Coordinates. Chapter 5: Setting Up a Drawing. PART II: Drawing in Two Dimensions. Chapter 6: Drawing Simple Lines. Chapter 7: Drawing Curves and Point Objects. Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing. Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing: Basic Tools. Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing: Advanced Tools. Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights. Chapter 12: Getting Information from Your Drawing. Chapter 13: Creating Text. Chapter 14: Drawing Dimensions. Chapter 15: Creating Dimension Styles and Tolerances. Chapter 16: Drawing Complex Objects. Chapter 17: Plotting and Printing Your Drawing. PART III: Working with Data. Chapter 18: Working with Blocks and Attributes. Chapter 19: Referencing Other Drawings. Chapter 20: Working with External Databases. PART IV: Drawing in Three Dimensions. Chapter 21: Specifying 3D Coordinates. Chapter 22: Viewing 3D Drawings. Chapter 23: Creating 3D Surfaces. Chapter 24: Creating Solids and Editing in 3D. Chapter 25: Rendering in 3D. PART V: Organizing and Managing Drawings. Chapter 26: Keeping Control of Your Drawings. Chapter 27: Working with Other Applications. Chapter 28: Getting on the Internet. PART VI: Customizing AutoCAD. Chapter 29: Customizing Commands and Toolbars. Chapter 30: Creating Macros and Slide Shows with Script Files. Chapter 31: Creating Your Own Linetypes and Hatch Patterns. Chapter 32: Creating Shapes and Fonts. Chapter 33: Customizing Menus. PART VII: Programming AutoCAD. Chapter 34: Understanding AutoLISP and Visual LISP Basics. Chapter 35: Exploring AutoLISP Further. Chapter 36: Exploring Advanced AutoLISP Topics. Chapter 37: Programming with Visual Basic for Applications. Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD. Installing AutoCAD. Configuring a Plotter. Configuring AutoCAD Today. Appendix B: AutoCAD Resources. Discovering AutoCAD. Getting Technical Support. AutoCAD Users Groups. Internet Resources. Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM. How the CD-ROM Is Structured. A List of Software. Index. End-User License Agreement. GNU General Public License.
About the Author Ellen Finkelstein learned AutoCAD in Israel, where she always got to pore over the manual because she was the only one who could read it in English. After returning to the United States, she started consulting and teaching AutoCAD as well as other computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ellen has written books on Word, PowerPoint, and Flash (Flash 5 For Dummies, published by Hungry Minds, Inc.). Her first book was AutoCAD For Dummies Quick Reference. She was a contributing author to AutoCAD 13 Secrets, also published by Hungry Minds, Inc. Previous editions of this book were AutoCAD 14 Bible, appearing in 1997, and AutoCAD 2000 Bible, which was published in 1999.