Appendix B. AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Resources
IN THIS APPENDIX
Learning AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT
Accessing technical support
Joining Autodesk user groups
Finding Internet resources
Aside from this book, you have many other resources for learning about AutoCAD. These resources range from AutoCAD's New Features Workshop to Web sites and include everything else in between.
This book's DVD contains a document containing clickable links for the Internet resources in this appendix. Look in the Links folder.
Discovering AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT are not programs that you can easily pick up as you work with them. You'll need some formal education, whether by using this book, taking a course, or a combination of methods.
Using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Help resources
AutoCAD's own Help resources are a good place to start when you have a question. In Chapter 3, I explain how to use Help. You can also try the New Features Workshop, which includes explanations and demonstrations that are related to the new 2008 features. Choose Help
Learning from your dealer
You're supposed to learn AutoCAD from your dealer. Most dealers include some training when you purchase AutoCAD. However, the amount of training and follow-up support varies greatly, and so does the price. If you have more than one AutoCAD dealer nearby, check not only the cost of AutoCAD but also the cost of training.
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