Mastering AutoCAD for Mac by George Omura and Rick Graham

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Mastering AutoCAD for Mac by George Omura and Rick Graham

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George Omura is a licensed architect, Autodesk authorized author and CAD specialist with more than 20 years of experience in AutoCAD and over 30 years of experience in architecture. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems.

George has written numerous other AutoCAD books for Sybex, including Introducing AutoCAD 2010, Mastering AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011, and Introducing AutoCAD 2009.

Richard (Rick) Graham is a CAD/IT manager at James R. Holley & Associates, Inc. He has been using and supporting users of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products for over 20 years.

Rick has a multidiscipline experience, from architecture to civil engineering. He is currently serving as president of his local AUGI chapter and has presented various topics.

He coauthored Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and is involved with several blogs, including his latest, www.macacad.com.

He has been using the Mac OS for many years and has long felt that the marriage between Mac and AutoCAD would happen again. Oh, happy days!

Mastering AutoCAD for Mac Contents

Part 1 • The Basics

  • Chapter 1  •  Exploring the AutoCAD Interface
  • Chapter 2  •  Creating Your First Drawing
  • Chapter 3  •  Setting Up and Using AutoCAD’s Drafting Tools
  • Chapter 4  •  Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups
  • Chapter 5  •  Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks 

Part 2 • Mastering Intermediate Skills 

  • Chapter 6  •  Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently
  • Chapter 7  •  Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References 
  • Chapter 8  •  Introducing Printing and Layouts 
  • Chapter 9  •  Adding Text to Drawings
  • Chapter 10  •  Using Fields and Tables
  • Chapter 11  •  Using Dimensions 

Part 3 • Mastering Advanced Skills 

  • Chapter 12  •  Using Attributes 
  • Chapter 13  •  Copying Existing Drawings into AutoCAD
  • Chapter 14  •  Advanced Editing and Organizing 
  • Chapter 15  •  Laying Out Your Printer Output 
  • Chapter 16  •  Making “Smart” Drawings with Parametric Tools
  • Chapter 17  •  Drawing Curves 
  • Chapter 18  •  Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings 

Part 4 • 3D Modeling and Imaging

  • Chapter 19  •  Creating 3D Drawings
  • Chapter 20  •  Using Advanced 3D Features 
  • Chapter 21  •  Rendering 3D Drawings
  • Chapter 22  •  Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids
  • Chapter 23  •  Exploring 3D Mesh and Surface Modeling

Foreword to Mastering AutoCAD for Mac eBook

Developing AutoCAD for Mac has been a great opportunity for Autodesk to deliver something our customers have been requesting for almost 20 years.

To meet the high expectations of our customers, Autodesk had to deliver a high-quality customer experience, tailored not only for the traditional AutoCAD user but one for the native Mac OS user as well. We needed a product that was the best of both worlds.

I was fortunate to help deliver the best of both worlds in my role as product manager for AutoCAD for Mac.

After learning AutoCAD in Mechanical Engineering school and at UC Berkeley, I began working for Autodesk immediately in the QA department and quickly transitioned to a software development role on the AutoCAD team for six years.

Following a break from Autodesk, I returned to school and graduated at the top of my class with a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and Information Systems.

I was in the unique position of being able to understand our technical customers, push the limits of software development, and justify the business motivation to do so. AutoCAD for Mac was the perfect project for me. AutoCAD for Mac first and foremost is AutoCAD.

We needed to make it native, so change from the Windows version was inevitable; however, we knew none of the changes could alter the customer’s impression that “this is AutoCAD.”

After countless research sessions, customer interviews, and some numerical analysis of commands and functioned used, we had our initial scope.

Next, we had to understand the essence of what makes a Mac program truly native. To help us understand this, Autodesk recruited the largest pool of beta testers in the history of the company.

These customers helped us guide the development of the product so that we kept the right balance of AutoCAD and Mac-native experiences.

George Omura and Rick Graham were among our most active beta testers and helped us craft the product, address issues, and understand and articulate our customers’ needs.

Both have had many years of AutoCAD experience under their belts, which allows them to understand both users who are new to AutoCAD, as well as those that have used it for many years.

No matter what your skill level, this excellent book will help you quickly become productive with AutoCAD for Mac.

Finally, to our many users, I’d like to say that we are eternally grateful for the opportunity to provide such a great product and benefit from your constant feedback.

I wish you all good luck with the product, and the AutoCAD for Mac team will eagerly await your feedback on the discussion forums.

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