the most comprehensive overview of new features and changes found in Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2005 software by Ralph Grabowski
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What's Inside? AutoCAD 2005 (US$15.95) gives you the inside scoop about AutoCAD 2005. What's new? What's changed? The 72-page e-book is designed for you to evaluate the lastest relesae of Autodesk's flagship software:
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workbook table of contents
New Commands, Changed Commands, Major Changes, Moderate Changes, Minor Changes, Other New Features, 2005-related Products, For the Building Industry, For the Manufacturing Industry, For the GIS Industry, Other Software, Road Map of Future Releases, A Roadmap Written in Sand, Current Roadmap, Summary
chapter 1: new commands
Field, UpdateField , Markup, MarkupClose, OpenDwfMarkup , NetLoad , Sheetset, NewSheetset, OpenSheetset and -OpenSheetset, SheetsetHide, Archive and -Archive, UpdateThumbsNow , Creating Sheet Sets , Opening Sheet Sets , Archiving Sheet Sets , Other Stylesheet Functions , Table and -Table, TableEdit, TableStyle, MatchCell, TableExport , Table Styles , Editing Tables , TablEdit command , Right-click Editing , Properties Command , MatchCell Command , Other Methods of Table Creation , Copy and Paste , SheetSet Manager , -Table Command , Exporting Tables , TextToFront , ViewPlotDetails , VpMax, VpMin
chapter 2: changed commands
Assist, AssistClose , Background , BHatch and -BHatch , Customize , DdEdit , DwgProps , eTransmit , Express Tools , Find , Hyperlink , Layer , Status and Description , MText , InsertOle , Options , -OSnap , PageSetup , Plot and -Plot , PSetupIn , Publish , Purge and -Purge , Rename and -Rename , RevCloud , Right-click Editing , Style and -Style , ToolPalette , Tools by Example , Tool Flyouts , Other Content , Auxiliary Scale , Command Tools , Adding Commands , Adding Programs and Macros , Changing the Icon , Organize Tools , View and -View , XAttach , Zoom , 3dClip
chapter 3: new programming apis
New Objects , New Methods and Properties , SSM Objects , .Net Programming
chapter 4: new system variables
AssistState , BackgroundPlot , BgrdPlotTimout , CleanScreenState , DefaultViewCategory , DrawOrderCtl , FieldDisplay , FieldEval , HpDrawOrder , HpGapTol , MsmState , MsOleScale , OleFrame , OsnapHatch , PlotOffset , SsFound , SsLocate , SsmAutoOpen , SsmState , TaskBar , TbCustomize , UpdateThumbnail , VpMaximizedState
chapter 5: new & updated external programs
New Features Workshop , Migrate Custom Settings , Express Viewer (DWF Viewer)
chapter 6: additional changes
New Splash Screen Image , New File Types , New Abbreviations , New Startup Switches , New System Colors , New Keystroke Shortcuts , Undocumented Keystroke Shortcuts , Inconsistencies in User Interface , Fields , SheetSets , Show/Hide Details , Tables , Removed Commands
A: Commands in AutoCAD 2005, B: System Variables in AutoCAD 2005
about the author
Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 60+ 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 IMAGINiT.eZine , and maintains a Weblog at worldcadaccess.com/typepad.com
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.
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