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Advanced AutoCAD Techniques

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Advanced AutoCAD Techniques

In this Advanced 2011 AutoCAD training video, CAD instructor Brian Benton builds on the groundwork laid in the beginner's AutoCAD course and helps more experienced users learn the important tools that make AutoCAD the go-to application across multiple industries. What sets this tutorial course apart is that it doesn't just go through tools and features one by one, but also helps you develop an overall professional perspective that will help you work more effectively no matter what your purpose is.

In addition to exploring more advanced design elements and operations, this AutoCAD tutorial helps you understand the extensive markup and documentation tools built into the application. It is these annotation and reference tools that make the program the perfect collaborative platform for the worlds of engineering, production, and design. Advanced polyline-spline editing, groups, sheet sets, and dynamic blocks are all covered, and you'll also get file management tips that make printing, sharing, and exporting easy. The course also includes an introduction to 3D operations and files to help you work through each lesson.

By the completion of this video training course, you will have an advanced understanding of AutoCAD that you can apply to past, present and future versions of this industry standard software.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01603

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:07:32
  2. Drawing Navigation
    1. See Your Drawing From Above (Aerial View) 00:03:56
    2. See What You Want, When You Want To (Named Views) 00:06:32
    3. Changing The Way You Look At Things (Dview) 00:05:15
    4. Viewports Aren't Just For Paper Space (Tiled Viewports in model space) 00:05:22
    5. Advanced Navigation Tools 00:04:48
  3. Advanced Operations
    1. Doing More With The Application Menu 00:03:50
    2. CAD With Both Hands (Windows Based Keyboard Shortcuts) 00:07:17
    3. A Little Help Goes A Long Way (Construction Lines & Rays) 00:06:40
    4. Solids And Donuts 00:05:53
    5. Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time (Multi lines) - Part 1 00:02:31
    6. Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time (Multi lines) - Part 2 00:04:33
    7. Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 1 00:10:14
    8. Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 2 00:05:36
    9. Groups; They're Like Blocks, But Different 00:06:56
    10. Using The User Coordinate System 00:07:58
  4. Advanced Tools
    1. Align & 3D Align: Line Up Complex Objects 00:06:18
    2. Lengthen: Make Objects Longer 00:05:04
    3. Join: Bringing Two Objects Together 00:06:56
    4. Revision Cloud: Show Others Where Your Drawing Changed 00:06:23
    5. Wipeouts: Hiding What You Don't Want To See 00:03:05
    6. Quick Select: Quickly Apply Selection Filters To Get What You Want 00:04:55
    7. Filters: Create And Save Filter Lists For Your Selections 00:05:34
    8. Rename Tool: A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block 00:02:50
    9. Divide - Measure: Not What You'd Think 00:04:02
    10. Quick Calculator 00:05:51
    11. Select Similar: Pick It Once 00:03:04
    12. Add Selected: Why Start A Command When You Don't Have To 00:02:38
    13. Chapter Project 00:02:55
  5. Object Visibility
    1. Hide/Isolate/End Isolation On Selected Objects 00:03:52
    2. Transparency: Old Things Just Fade Away 00:03:28
    3. Linetype Scale: Scale Size Is Relative 00:04:04
    4. Draw Order 00:03:53
  6. Annotation
    1. Advanced Text Features - Part 1 00:06:23
    2. Advanced Text Features - Part 2 00:05:20
    3. Import Text: Can I Copy Your Notes? 00:02:35
    4. Fields: If You Link It, The Text Will Come 00:11:13
    5. Advanced Table Features - Part 1 00:06:34
    6. Advanced Table Features - Part 2 00:04:52
    7. Annotative Scaling: One Text To Rule Them All 00:05:16
    8. Annotative Styles (Dim, Text, Mleader) 00:08:40
    9. Advanced Dimension Operations 00:07:04
    10. Dimstyles: Drill Down In Dim Town 00:09:37
    11. Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings: Dimassoc, Dim Reassociate 00:09:03
    12. Chapter Project 00:04:20
  7. Sheet Sets
    1. What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them 00:07:38
    2. Creating Sheet Sets 00:07:34
    3. Using Fields To Get SS Data 00:08:22
    4. Drawing Properties: Even More Chances To Use Sheet Sets 00:03:09
  8. Output
    1. E-Transmit 00:05:39
    2. Plotting With PC3 Files 00:02:48
    3. Plotting With CTB Files 00:05:11
    4. Publisher-Batch Plotting: Plot Everything At Once 00:02:44
    5. Publisher Output Types 00:04:19
    6. Publisher Drawing Lists 00:08:10
    7. Animation: Camera Views, Pathways, Create, Output 00:08:07
    8. Slide Show: Create, Edit, Run 00:06:11
  9. Using Data
    1. Xref: What, When, How? 00:06:01
    2. Attach/Overlay - Circular References 00:03:42
    3. Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data 00:02:11
    4. Binding: When Your Reference Is Not A Reference Anymore 00:03:30
    5. Xclip: Getting Picky About Your Reference 00:01:49
    6. Managing Xrefs: DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF, DWG 00:04:31
    7. Linking Data From OLE Objects 00:08:19
    8. Reference Manager: An Often Unknown Tool 00:04:45
    9. Linking Data, Extracting Data 00:07:37
  10. Dynamic Blocks
    1. Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks 00:06:08
    2. Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing 00:05:39
    3. Creating Dynamic Blocks 00:05:54
    4. Action, Parameters, Parameter Sets, Constraints 00:06:59
    5. Testing In The Block Editor 00:05:53
    6. Chapter Project 00:03:50
  11. Parametric Constraints
    1. Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality 00:04:43
    2. Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints 00:08:28
    3. Creating Constraints In Your Model 00:05:34
    4. Using Constraints In The Design Process 00:02:32
    5. Managing Constraints In Your Files 00:06:37
  12. Action Recorder
    1. Action Recorder: Do It Once Why Do It Again? 00:04:39
    2. Editing Recorded Actions 00:04:40
    3. Running And Managing Recorded Actions 00:04:23
  13. Customization
    1. Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI 00:03:23
    2. Create Commands 00:08:19
    3. Create And Customize Toolbars And Menus 00:03:09
    4. Customizing The Ribbon 00:05:00
    5. Customizing Workspaces 00:03:17
    6. QAT 00:02:06
    7. Mouse Buttons: Get Five If You Can 00:04:42
    8. Quick Properties 00:02:42
    9. PGPFile (Keyboard Commands) 00:04:18
    10. Script Files 00:12:34
    11. Tool Pallets: Using, Adding Content, Loading 00:08:16
    12. Custom Linetypes 00:09:46
  14. File Management
    1. New Features Workshop: You Don't Know What You Don't Know 00:03:42
    2. Template Files: Working With & Creating Them 00:06:06
    3. Saving Files: There's A Lot To It 00:02:39
    4. Help: Communication Center, Infocenter And More 00:05:22
    5. CAD Standard Files: Keep Track Of Your Settings 00:04:25
    6. Drawing Security: Security Options, Digital Signatures 00:04:06
    7. Errors & Crashes: Audit, Recover, Recover All 00:02:26
    8. Backup Files & Autosave 00:02:50
    9. Design Center 00:03:20
  15. Introduction To 3D Design
    1. 3D Modeling: Solids, Primitives, Surfaces, Meshes 00:06:07
    2. 3D Operations: Boolean Edits, Extrude, Sweep, Loft, Revolve, Slice Section 00:09:37
    3. Navigating In 3D: Dynamic UCS, Gizmos, 3D Orbit 00:05:47
    4. Visual Styles 00:06:26
    5. Rendering: Materials, Process, Time, Output 00:05:59
    6. Material Library 00:05:16
    7. Chapter Project 00:06:16
  16. Free Download Software Tools
    1. Trueview 00:03:45
    2. Design Review 00:05:56
    3. Drawing Markup Manager 00:03:52
  17. Conclusion
    1. About The Author 00:03:13