INTRODUCTION

The staying power of the AutoCAD® program is legendary in the ever-changing software industry, having been around for 35 years by the 2017 release. You can rest assured that spending your time learning AutoCAD will be a wise investment, and the skills you obtain in this book will be useful for years to come.

I welcome you in beginning the process of learning AutoCAD. It will give you great satisfaction to learn such a complex program and use it to design and document whatever you dream up. You’ll find step-by-step tutorials that reveal a wide variety of techniques built on many years of real-world experience.

The first 14 chapters apply to both AutoCAD® 2017 and AutoCAD LT® 2017. AutoCAD LT is Autodesk’s lower-cost version of ...

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