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What's Inside? AutoCAD 2008 (US$16.50) gives you the inside scoop about AutoCAD 2008. What's new? What's changed? The PDF book is available now, and is designed for you to evaluate the lastest release of Autodesk's flagship software (due to ship in late March):
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introduction - Executive Overview
Back to Basics. New AutoCAD 2008 Features The Top 3. #1 The
Annotation Property. #2 Multiline Leaders. #3 Data Extraction
chapter 1 - New Commands and Related System Variables.
Annotation Property. AnnoUpdate. AnnoReset. ObjectScale and
-ObjectScale. AiObjectScaleAdd. Attributes.
chapter 2 - Changes to the User Interface
Reduced UI. Added Workspace. New! InfoCenter. Added Icons in Drawing Area. Added System Variables. Added Layout Tabs Functions. Added Scroll Bar Functions. New! Drawing Status Bar. Added Tray Icons. New! Impression Menu. New! Annotation Interface. Navigating the Annotation Infobar. Annotation Tutorial.
chapter 3 - Changed and Removed Commands
Assist and AssistClose. AttDef . -AttDef. AttEdit.
chapter 4 - Changed System Variables
AcadVer. AFlags. AssistState.
chapter 5 - System, File, and Other Changes
System Requirements. New Terms. New Aliases. Changed Keyboard
Shortcut. New Startup Switch. New Files & Types. New Templates.
New Sample Drawings. New File Types.
appendix A - Alphabetical Summary of New Commands and System Variables
45 Commands New to AutoCAD 2008. 40 System Variables New to AutoCAD 2008. 101 Older Commands Undocumented by Autodesk. 17 Older System Variables Undocumented by Autodesk.
appendix B - Impression Sampler
Impression System Requirements. Click the Button.
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 , 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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