Contents at a Glance

Part I: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Basics
Quick Start: Drawing a Window
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 Points
Chapter 8: Viewing Your Drawing
Chapter 9: Editing Your Drawing with Basic Tools
Chapter 10: Editing Your Drawing with Advanced Tools
Chapter 11: Organizing Drawings with Layers, Colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights
Chapter 12: Obtaining 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, Toolbars, and Tool Palettes
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

Part VIII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Installing and Configuring AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
Appendix B: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources
Appendix C: What’s on the CD-ROM (also available at :