AutoCAD 2010

the customizing e-book by ralph grabowski


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Table of Contents
-Tailoring AutoCAD 2007

About the Author
Ralph Grabowski


about the author

Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 100+ books on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of two e-newsletters, upFront.eZine and iCommunique .

Mr Grabowski received his B.A.Sc ('80) degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently works and lives in the beautiful Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.

You can visit his Web site at upfrontezine.com









Tailoring AutoCAD is our most popular e-book updated for AutoCAD 2010. Learn to customize AutoCAD --from user interfaces to dynamic blocks.

The 258-page PDF book has this additional material:

  • Changes made to AutoCAD 2010.
  • Intial Setup, changing AutoCAD's installation, moving licenses.
  • CAD management tools.
  • More.

(Note: because this ebook is getting too big, some chapters found in earlier editions were moved to their own ebooks: dynamic blocks, CUI, and Cal and QuickCalc.)

The ebook features:

  • Updated for AutoCAD 2010 with 2010 icon marking new items.
  • All illustrations in full color.
  • Formatted for printing on standard 8.5x11 paper.
  • Margins designed for three-hole punching. 
  • Complimentary subscription to upFront.eZine.

Free download of support files needed for some tutorials. Click here to download (142KB ZIP file).

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I welcome your feedback for correcting and improving the text. Send your email to grabowski @ telus.net  

summary table of contents

Chapter 1 — Starting AutoCAD

Chapter 2 — Changing AutoCAD’s Environment   

Chapter 3 — Tweaking Options

Chapter 4 — Customizing Linetypes

Chapter 5 — Making Hatch Patterns

Chapter 6 — Creating Shape & Fonts

Chapter 7 — Writing Command Aliases

Chapter 8 — Coding Field Text

Chapter 9 — Managing CAD


 No appendices.

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