Chapter 1 Getting Started

As you begin this book on the AutoCAD® program, I’m reminded of a quote by Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In much the same way, learning AutoCAD is something anyone can do by taking it one step at a time. And I promise that AutoCAD is much easier than walking a thousand miles!

By buying this book, you have already taken the first step in this journey. When you finish, you will have a solid understanding of AutoCAD.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Sign in to Autodesk® 360 on the Dashboard
  • Explore the AutoCAD 2015 for Windows user interface
  • Set drawing units

Sign In to Autodesk 360 on the Dashboard

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