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AutoCAD® 2010 Update Guide: What's Inside?, 1st Edition

  • Ralph Grabowski
  • ISBN-10: 1435493028
  • ISBN-13: 9781435493025
  • 128 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

AUTOCAD® 2010 UPDATE GUIDE: What's Inside? is the most detailed book on what's new and what's changed in AutoCAD® 2010. Get up to speed faster than ever before with this concise guide to the newest features of Autocad® 2010. Every new command, system variable, and user interface element is meticulously detailed, including those not documented by Autodesk®. Separate chapters describe the new and changed features in topical and alphabetical order. Learn the top 3 enhancements as well as the top 3 hidden features. Also inside is every new keystroke, file type, and alias as well as instructions for installing AutoCAD® 2010 on netbook-class computers.

Features

  • Lists "Top 3" enhancements, hidden features, and critical issues you're likely to encounter when using AutoCAD® 2010.

  • Gives clear descriptions of new and changed commands and system variables by topic.

  • Summarizes new and changed commands and system variables in alphabetical order.

  • Includes concise summaries of new aliases, keyboard shortcuts, and hardware requirements.

  • Provides detailed instructions for installing AutoCAD® 2010 on netbook-class computers.

  • Supplies specific hints on features anticipated for AutoCAD® 2011 and later.

Reviews

"I like the organization, the simplicity, easy to find list of commands (both deleted and new) and the brief 'how to use' explanations." "I think this reference guide would be a great insert in many different AutoCAD® textbooks regardless of the publisher."
— Hollis Driskell, Trinity Valley CC, Texas

About the Author

Ralph Grabowski

Ralph Grabowski is editor of upFront.eZine, a weekly e-newsletter that reports on the business of computer-aided design. Writing about CAD since 1985, he is the author of more than 140 books and e-books on CAD, graphics, and the Internet, and he has successfully served as both author and compositor for his books for several years. His renowned WorldCAD Access industry blog is widely respected in the industry. Grabowski earned a B.A.Sc. degree in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

PART I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.
1. Top 3 New AutoCAD 2010 Features.
2D Parametrics. 3D Mesh Modeling. Super Commands.
2. 3 Most Useful New Commands.
Reverse. MeasureGeom. AutoConstrain.
3. 3 Greatest Disappointments.
User Interface Changes. Visual Basic for Applications Missing. Action Macros Uneditable.
4. 3 Most Intriguing Unannounced Features.
Export. Segment Editing. Illustrated Hatch Gaps. Future Releases. General Executive Statements. Autodesk's Surveys. The AUGI Wishlist.
PART II: NEW AND CHANGED COMMANDS AND SYSTEM VARIABLES.
1. 3D Modeling.
3D Editing. Creating Meshes. Mesh Editing. Editing Meshes via Solids. Flattening 3D Meshes. Converting objects To 3D Meshes. Converting From 3D Meshes. Surface Objects. Section Planes. Other.
2. Block Editor.
3. Constraints.
Dimensional Constraints. Geometric Constraints.
4. Customization.
Action Recorder. CUI. Other.
5. Drawing and Editing.
Drawing. Editing. Other.
6. Management.
7. Printing and Exporting.
Printing and Publishing. SheetSets. Opening and Saving. Importing and Exporting.
8. Properties.
9. References.
Super Commands. Format-specific Commands.
10. Text and Dimensions.
Text. Dimensions.
11. User Interface.
Ribbon. Application Menu. Quick Access Toolbar. Navigation.
Part III: ALPHABETICAL SUMMARY OF NEW AND CHANGED COMMANDS.
Part IV: ALPHABETICAL SUMMARY OF NEW AND CHANGED SYSTEM VARIABLES.
Part V: SYSTEM, FILE, AND OTHER CHANGES.
System Requirements.
1. New Terms.
2. New Keyboard Shortcut.
3. New AutoCAD-defined Names.
4. New Cursor and Drawing Icons.
5. New Grips.
6. New Aliases.
7. New File Types.
8. New Macro Character.
APPENDIX A: Development Code Names.