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AutoCAD® 2012 & AutoCAD LT® 2012 Bible by Ellen Finkelstein

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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.

On the DVD

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 using 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. Click the Help (?) button and click Home in the Autodesk Exchange window. In the lower-left corner of the window, click New to AutoCAD 2012 or click New to AutoCAD LT 2012 to access a series of videos that cover new features in the program.

Learning from your reseller

You're supposed to learn AutoCAD from your reseller. Most resellers offer 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 reseller nearby, check not only the cost of AutoCAD but also the ...

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