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Advanced AutoCAD 2014

Video Description

In this advanced AutoCAD 2014 training course, expert author Brian Benton builds on your basic AutoCAD knowledge, and teaches you more advanced concepts and complex ways to apply the tools available to you in this CAD software program from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD users that already have a good working knowledge of the program, and is not for beginners.

Brain jumps right into advanced AutoCAD topics such as tiled viewports and advanced navigation tools, Solids and Donuts, joining objects, working with object visibility and complex text features for annotation. You will learn how to start using Sheet Sets, how to utilize parametric constraints, and even how to use some basic 3D design modelling tools. This video tutorial for AutoCAD 2014 also covers Autodesk Cloud Services, file collaboration and file management, and much more.

Once you have completed this advanced tutorial for AutoCAD 2014, you will have a solid grasp on how to work more efficiently. You will be able to use advanced drafting tools and methods, allowing you to create more accurate drawings, faster. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01779

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:09:03
  2. 02. Drawing Navigation
    1. See What You Want, When You Want To 00:04:19
    2. Changing The Way You Look At Things 00:06:37
    3. Viewports Are Not Just For Paper Space - Tiled Viewports In Model Space 00:06:43
    4. Advanced Navigation Tools 00:09:20
  3. 03. Advanced Operations
    1. Doing More With The Application Menu 00:06:00
    2. CAD With Both Hands - Keyboard Shortcuts 00:06:51
    3. A Little Help Goes A Long Way - Construction Lines And Rays 00:10:03
    4. Solids And Donuts 00:08:04
    5. Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time With Multi Lines 00:12:36
    6. Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 1 00:12:28
    7. Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 2 00:04:25
    8. Groups: Like Blocks, But Different 00:09:41
    9. Using The User Coordinate System 00:10:48
  4. 04. Advanced Tools
    1. Align And 3D Align 00:06:26
    2. Lengthening Objects 00:08:33
    3. Joining Two Objects Together 00:06:34
    4. Revisions Cloud 00:06:43
    5. Quick Selection Filters 00:03:00
    6. Creating And Saving Filters 00:15:14
    7. Rename Tool: A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block 00:02:35
    8. Divide - Measure: Not What You Would Think 00:05:08
    9. Quick Calculator 00:07:38
    10. Select Similar: Pick It Once 00:03:51
    11. Adding Selections 00:02:23
    12. Chapter Project 00:14:15
  5. 05. Object Visibility
    1. Hide/Isolate/End Isolation On Selected Objects 00:05:12
    2. Transparency: Old Things Just Fade Away 00:06:30
    3. Line Type Scale: Scale Size Is Relative 00:08:26
    4. Draw Order 00:05:34
  6. 06. Annotation
    1. Advanced Text Features 00:15:11
    2. Import Text: Can I Copy Your Notes 00:04:50
    3. Fields: If You Link It, The Text Will Come 00:11:55
    4. Advanced Table Features - Part 1 00:11:13
    5. Advanced Table Features - Part 2 00:05:41
    6. Annotative Scaling: One Text To Rule Them All 00:09:07
    7. Chapter Project 00:07:06
  7. 07. Sheet Sets
    1. What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them 00:08:59
    2. Creating Sheet Sets 00:08:35
    3. Using Fields To Get SS Data 00:07:19
    4. Drawing Properties 00:02:47
    5. Advanced Sheet Set Features 00:11:50
    6. Publishing From Sheet Sets 00:07:04
  8. 08. Output
    1. Plotting With PC3 Files 00:06:31
    2. Plotting With CTB Files 00:11:00
    3. Publisher-Batch Plotting: Plot Everything At Once 00:06:47
    4. Animation: Creating Camera Views And Pathways 00:12:00
  9. 09. Using Data
    1. Xref: What, When And How 00:07:23
    2. Attach/Overlay - Circular References 00:06:51
    3. Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data 00:03:15
    4. Binding Your Reference 00:04:35
    5. Xclip: Getting Picky About Your Reference 00:07:47
    6. Managing Xrefs: DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF, DWG 00:09:21
    7. Linking Data From OLE Objects 00:06:24
    8. Reference Manager: An Often Unknown Tool 00:05:19
    9. Linking And Extracting Data 00:13:59
  10. 10. Dynamic Blocks
    1. Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks 00:05:09
    2. Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing 00:05:56
    3. Creating Dynamic Blocks 00:06:25
    4. Actions, Parameters, Parameter Sets And Constraints 00:14:14
    5. Testing In The Block Editor 00:04:56
    6. Chapter Project 00:14:37
  11. 11. Parametric Constraints
    1. Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality 00:08:40
    2. Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints 00:11:27
    3. Creating Constraints In Your Model 00:04:07
    4. Using Constraints In The Design Process 00:04:37
    5. Managing Constraints In Your Files 00:07:05
  12. 12. Action Recorder
    1. Action Recorder: Doing It Once 00:04:37
    2. Editing, Running, And Managing Recorded Actions 00:08:14
  13. 13. Customization
    1. Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI 00:01:34
    2. Creating Commands 00:12:32
    3. Creating Customized Toolbars And Menus 00:05:03
    4. Customizing The Ribbon 00:07:50
    5. Customizing Workspaces And QAT 00:05:16
    6. Mouse Buttons: Get Five If You Can 00:07:05
    7. Quick Properties 00:02:59
    8. PGP File - Keyboard Commands 00:07:06
    9. Script Files 00:13:16
    10. Tool Pallets: Using, Loading And Adding Content 00:07:07
    11. Custom Line Types 00:12:23
  14. 14. File Management
    1. New Features Workshop 00:01:10
    2. Creating And Working With Template Files 00:07:17
    3. Saving Files 00:03:21
    4. Help And Other Resources 00:03:16
    5. CAD Standard Files: Keep Track Of Your Settings 00:04:19
    6. Drawing Security Options And Digital Signatures 00:04:14
    7. Errors And Crashes: Audit, Recover And Recover All 00:03:07
    8. Backup Files And Autosave 00:03:08
    9. Design Centre 00:02:21
    10. Secure Load 00:03:22
  15. 15. Introduction To 3D Design
    1. 3D Modelling: Solids, Primitives, Surfaces And Meshes 00:10:05
    2. 3D Operations: Boolean Edits, Extrude, Sweep, Loft, Revolve And Slice Section 00:13:39
    3. Working With 3D Surfaces And Mesh Objects 00:17:12
    4. Navigating In 3D: Dynamic UCS, Gizmos, 3D Orbit 00:07:27
    5. Visual Styles 00:09:43
    6. Rendering: Materials, Process, Time And Output 00:16:40
    7. Material Library 00:09:54
    8. 3D Associative Array 00:05:39
    9. 3D Selections 00:10:49
    10. Point Clouds 00:06:43
    11. Model Documentation: Base Views 00:04:43
    12. Model Documentation: Drawing Views-Sections And Details 00:05:52
    13. Chapter Project - Part 1 00:07:20
    14. Chapter Project - Part 2 00:05:21
  16. 16. Autodesk Cloud Services
    1. What Is The Cloud 00:02:30
    2. Online Account And Documents 00:05:07
    3. AutoCAD WS 00:11:48
    4. Design Feed 00:05:14
    5. Sharing And Collaboration 00:07:11
    6. Cloud Manager Controls 00:05:36
    7. Rendering In The Cloud 00:02:00
    8. Autodesk Exchange Applications 00:03:05
    9. Geographic Locations And Autodesk Maps Service 00:06:28
  17. 17. Free Software Tools
    1. Trueview 00:06:18
    2. Design Review 00:12:31
    3. Drawing Markup Manager 00:08:21
    4. Content Explorer 00:04:00
  18. 18. File Collaboration And Best Practices
    1. Working With Others 00:03:39
    2. Working With Outsiders 00:03:21
    3. Handling Received Files 00:01:15
    4. Discussing Drawings Electronically 00:01:30
  19. 19. Conclusion
    1. About The Author 00:03:29