CADDManager on November 15th, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture 2008 – AutoCAD for Architects – from Autodesk Press
(by Roger Cusson and Kristen Smith with the Instructional Design team at Autodesk)

I took a look as some introductory training in AutoCAD Architecture 2008 for new users. The hands-on lessons cover features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and plotting drawings. The book is laid out nicely, with plenty of high resolution screen shots of exactly what you need to do when you need it.

The exercises are well planned out and the accompanying CD provides the data sets needed. Exercises can be completed using imperial or metric units. The printed work in the book are also delivered via CD for an on-screen experience that can be viewed next to AutoCAD Architecture.  You could easily get through this book in a day and it covers most of the topics that a new user would need to know. It also includes a fully functioning 30-day trial CD.

Don’t look for a lot of flashy graphics, just good solid instruction.  You can get it online here for less than fifty bucks (US).

C M J Rating – 4 out of 5 TRON Light Cycles

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