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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 1. Getting to Know AutoCAD

  • Opening a new drawing

  • Getting familiar with the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT graphics windows

  • Modifying the display

  • Displaying and arranging AutoCAD tools

Your introduction to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT begins with a tour of the user interfaces of the two programs. In this chapter, you'll also learn how to use some tools that help you control their appearance and how to find and start commands. For the material covered in this chapter, the two applications are almost identical in appearance. Therefore, as you tour AutoCAD, I'll point out any differences between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. In general, LT is a 2D program, so it doesn't have most of the 3D features that come with AutoCAD, such as solids modeling and rendering. The ...

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