AutoCAD 2002 Bible

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In this book, I try to provide examples from many fields. The world of AutoCAD is very broad, and it is worthwhile to see the many approaches that AutoCAD makes possible.

Starting AutoCAD


This section starts the quick tour of AutoCAD, designed to make AutoCAD look easy and simple. The first step is to start AutoCAD.


The CD-ROM contains a 15-day trial version of AutoCAD 2002. Look in SoftwareAutoCAD 2002 TrialSetup.EXE.


This book covers AutoCAD 2002 running on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0. Every computer is set up somewhat differently, so you may need to adjust the following steps slightly. If you didn’t install AutoCAD yourself and are unfamiliar with the folders (once called directories) on your computer, you should get help from someone who is familiar with your computer system.


If you need help installing AutoCAD, turn to Appendix A.


By default, installing AutoCAD places a shortcut on your desktop, as shown in Figure 1-1. You can double-click this shortcut to launch AutoCAD. Of course, you can also choose Start О Programs О AutoCAD 2002. If a submenu opens, choose AutoCAD 2002 again.


Figure 1-1: An AutoCAD shortcut on the desktop provides a quick way to open AutoCAD.



When you launch AutoCAD, AutoCAD Today, shown in Figure 1-2, appears as a cover page on top of your AutoCAD drawing window. AutoCAD Today enables you to easily take advantage of your Internet and intranet connections from within AutoCAD.

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