What's New Inside AutoCAD 2012
About the Book
The Essential Reference to AutoCAD 2012 Features
With each release of AutoCAD, Autodesk adds powerful features to improve your efficiency, implements enhancements to existing tools, and also deletes (or disables) commands, system variables, and features that you’ve been using since the last release. How do you determine the relevance of the changes, which of the new features to implement, and how to work around (or ignore) those that aren’t worth your effort?
What’s New Inside AutoCAD 2012 is the indispensable and concise guide for CAD designers upgrading from previous versions of AutoCAD. This book isn’t a hand-holding tutorial for the inexperienced; it is a time-saving and authoritative reference for the productive, working CAD professional.
If you want to get the most out of AutoCAD 2012, What’s New Inside AutoCAD 2012 offers you the fastest upgrade path to the 2012 release.
About the Author
Ralph Grabowski is the author of numerous best-selling books on CAD, including Tailoring AutoCAD 2012 and Tailoring AutoCAD CUI. Ralph has published literally hundreds of articles in CAD industry magazines (including CADalyst and AutoCAD World), and currently writes a monthly column for the Autodesk Press website. Ralph is founder and editor at upFront.eZine Publishing, Ltd.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Executive Summary
2D Drawing Views
3D CAD Importing
What's Inside? AutoCAD LT 2012
AutoCAD for the Mac
The AUGI Wishlist
Chapter 2: In Depth: New and Changed Commands and System Variables
New Commands New System Variables Changed Commands & System Variables
Quick Access toolbar
3D Object Snaps
AutoCAD WS User Interface
AutoCAD 2012 User Interface
Chapter 3: Alphabetical Summary of New and Changed Commands
Chapter 4: Alphabetical Summary of New and Changed System Variables
Chapter 5: System, File,and Other Changes