An AutoCAD manual, very good

imageIf you are looking for an AutoCAD manual, there are many options but one of the best I have found is this, although it is for the version 2007 , below is a link for the 2008 version, you can see the news of AutoCAD 2008 here. This manual has the advantage that it is in Spanish and is quite complete.

Among the best features:

Has 1366 pages in 33 chapters, pdf format

An index at the end where it is easy to find a specific topic

A very complete and practical theme

Part 1 User interface

  • Toolbars and menus
  • Command window
  • DesignCenter
  • Customizing the drawing environment

Part 2 Starting, organizing and saving drawings

  • Tool palettes
  • Starting a Drawing
  • Open or save a drawing
  • Repair, restitution or recovery of files
  • Maintaining standards in drawings

Part 3 Control Drawing Views

  • Change views
  • Using Display Tools 3D
  • Presentation of several views in model space

Part 4 Choosing a Work Process

  • Creating single-sided drawings (model space)
  • Create drawing presentations with multiple views
  • Drawing geometric objects
  • Creation and use of blocks (symbols)
  • Modifying existing objects

Part 5 Creating and Modifying Objects

  • Control of object properties
  • Using Display Tools 3D
  • Presentation of several views in model space

Part 6 Working with 3D models

  • Creating 3D models
  • Modifying 3D solids and surfaces
  • Creating 2D sections and drawings from 3D models

Part 7 Hatches, Notes, Tables, and Dimensions

  • Shadows, fills, and covers
  • Notes and Labels
  • Tablas
  • Dimensions and tolerances

Part 8 Tracing and Publishing Drawings

  • Preparation of drawings for layout and publication
  • Printing of drawings
  • Publication of drawings

Part 9 Possibility of sharing data between drawings

  • Reference to other drawing files

Part 10 Creating More Real Images and Graphics

  • Adding lighting to the model


Thanks to the Gabriel Ortiz forum we found the link to AutoCAD 2008 manual

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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