Contents at a Glance
Introduction

Part 1 • The Basics
Chapter 1 • Exploring the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Interface
Chapter 2 • Creating Your First Drawing
Chapter 3 • Setting Up and Using AutoCAD’s Drafting Tools
Chapter 4 • Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups
Chapter 5 • Keeping Track of Layers, Blocks, and Files

Part 2 • Mastering Intermediate Skills
Chapter 6 • Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently
Chapter 7 • Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References
Chapter 8 • Introducing Printing, Plotting, and Layouts
Chapter 9 • Understanding Plot Styles
Chapter 10 • Adding Text to Drawings
Chapter 11 • Using Fields and Tables
Chapter 12 • Using Dimensions

Part 3 • Mastering Advanced Skills
Chapter 13 • Using Attributes
Chapter 14 • Copying Pre-existing Drawings into AutoCAD
Chapter 15 • Advanced Editing and Organizing
Chapter 16 • Laying Out Your Printer Output
Chapter 17 • Using Dynamic Blocks
Chapter 18 • Drawing Curves and Solid Fills
Chapter 19 • Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings

Part 4 • 3D Modeling and Imaging
Chapter 20 • Creating 3D Drawings
Chapter 21 • Using Advanced 3D Features in AutoCAD 2007
Chapter 22 • Rendering 3D Drawings
Chapter 23 • Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids

Part 5 • Customization and Integration
Chapter 24 • Using the Express Tools
Chapter 25 • Exploring AutoLISP
Chapter 26 • Customizing Toolbars, Menus, Linetypes, and Hatch Patterns
Chapter 27 • Managing and Sharing Your Drawings
Chapter 28 • Keeping a Project Organized with Sheet Sets

Appendix A • Installing and Setting Up AutoCAD
Appendix B • Hardware and Software Tips
Appendix C • System and Dimension Variables
Appendix D • New Features
Index