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AutoCAD 2016 Beyond the Basics

Video Description

In this AutoCAD 2016 Beyond the Basics training course, expert author Brian Benton teaches you about advanced tools and concepts in this computer aided design software program from Autodesk. This course is designed for users that are already familiar with AutoCAD.

You will start by learning about advanced navigation tools, then jump into learning about advanced operations. From there, Brian will teach you about advanced tools, including align and 3D align, lengthen, quick select, and divide. This video tutorial also covers topics including object visibility, annotation, sheet sets, output, dynamic blocks, parametric constraints, and action recorder. You will also learn about customization, including how to customize the ribbon and workspaces. Finally, you will learn about file management, 3D design, and Autodesk cloud services, such as AutoCAD 360, sharing and collaboration, and rendering in the cloud.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have gained a solid understanding of these advanced tools and techniques in AutoCAD. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:05:44
    2. About The Author 00:03:20
  2. Drawing Navigation
    1. See What You Want, When You Want To - Named Views 00:06:37
    2. Changing The Way You Look At Things - DView 00:05:45
    3. Viewports Are Not Just For Paper Space - Tiled Viewports In Model Space 00:07:36
    4. Advanced Navigation Tools 00:06:34
  3. Advanced Operations
    1. Doing More With The Application Menu 00:05:10
    2. CAD With Both Hands - Windows Based Keyboard Shortcuts 00:08:04
    3. A Little Help Goes A Long Way - Construction Lines And Rays 00:06:51
    4. Solids And Donuts 00:07:50
    5. Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time - Multi Lines 00:06:47
    6. Advanced Polyline And Spline Editing 00:09:18
    7. Groups 00:05:19
    8. Using The User Coordinate System 00:08:23
  4. Advanced Tools
    1. Align And 3D Align - Lining Up Complex Objects 00:06:03
    2. Lengthen - Making Objects Longer 00:05:29
    3. Join - Bringing Two Objects Together 00:04:40
    4. Revision Cloud - Showing Others Where Your Drawing Changed 00:06:20
    5. Quick Select - Quickly Apply Selection Filters To Get What You Want 00:04:35
    6. Filters - Create And Save Filter Lists For Your Selections 00:06:36
    7. Rename Tool - A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block 00:03:59
    8. Divide - Measure 00:05:42
    9. Quick Calculator 00:05:02
    10. Select Similar - Pick It Once 00:02:45
    11. Add Selected - Why Start A Command When You Do Not Have To 00:02:53
    12. Chapter Project 00:05:17
  5. Object Visibility
    1. Hide, Isolate, And End Isolation On Selected Objects 00:03:52
    2. Transparency - Old Things Just Fade Away 00:03:35
    3. Linetype Scale - Scale Size Is Relative 00:04:03
    4. Draw Order 00:03:56
  6. Annotation
    1. Advanced Text Features 00:07:02
    2. Import Text - Can I Copy Your Notes? 00:02:55
    3. Fields - If You Link It, The Text Will Come 00:06:52
    4. Advanced Table Features 00:08:51
    5. Annotative Scaling - One Text To Rule Them All 00:04:31
    6. Chapter Project 00:04:15
  7. Sheet Sets
    1. What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them? 00:04:27
    2. Creating Sheet Sets 00:04:46
    3. Using Fields To Get Sheet Set Data 00:04:46
    4. Drawing Properties 00:07:49
    5. Advanced Sheet Set Features 00:08:23
    6. Publishing From Sheet Sets 00:05:51
  8. Output
    1. Plotting With PC3 Files 00:04:52
    2. Plotting With CTB Files 00:06:09
    3. Plotting With STB Files 00:03:48
    4. Publisher-Batch Plotting - Plot Everything At Once 00:04:28
    5. Animation - Camera Views, Pathways, Create And Output 00:05:39
  9. Using Data
    1. Xref - What, When And How? 00:06:43
    2. Attach And Overlay - Circular References 00:04:21
    3. Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data 00:04:43
    4. Binding - When Your Reference Is Not A Reference Anymore 00:03:07
    5. Xclip - Getting Picky About Your Reference 00:03:42
    6. Managing Xrefs - DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF And DWG 00:04:09
    7. Linking Data From OLE Objects 00:04:27
    8. Reference Manager - An Often Unknown Tool 00:06:19
    9. Linking And Extracting Data 00:07:02
  10. Dynamic Blocks
    1. Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks 00:06:31
    2. Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing 00:04:13
    3. Creating Dynamic Blocks 00:09:05
    4. Action, Parameters, Parameter Sets And Constraints 00:07:54
    5. Testing In The Block Editor 00:04:32
    6. Chapter Project 00:09:53
  11. Parametric Constraints
    1. Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality 00:03:37
    2. Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints 00:03:51
    3. Creating Constraints In Your Model 00:03:22
    4. Using Constraints In The Design Process 00:06:22
    5. Managing Constraints In Your Files 00:07:31
  12. Action Recorder
    1. Action Recorder - Do It Once, Why Do It Again? 00:03:22
    2. Editing Recorded Actions 00:05:15
    3. Running And Managing Recorded Actions 00:04:36
  13. Customization
    1. Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI 00:03:20
    2. Creating Commands 00:08:51
    3. Create And Customize Toolbars And Menus 00:05:58
    4. Customizing The Ribbon 00:06:32
    5. Customizing Workspaces 00:05:01
    6. QAT 00:03:03
    7. Mouse Buttons - Get Five If You Can 00:06:09
    8. Quick Properties 00:03:22
    9. PGPFile - Keyboard Commands 00:07:22
    10. Script Files 00:11:41
    11. Tool Pallets - Using, Adding Content And Loading 00:07:25
    12. Custom Linetypes 00:07:46
    13. Using the System Variables Monitor 00:03:26
  14. File Management
    1. New Features Overview 00:02:22
    2. Template Files - Working With And Creating Them 00:05:03
    3. Saving Files 00:03:27
    4. Help And Other Resources 00:03:33
    5. CAD Standard Files - Keep Track Of Your Settings 00:06:47
    6. Errors And Crashes - Audit, Recover And Recover All 00:05:17
    7. Backup Files And Autosave 00:06:27
    8. Design Center 00:04:31
    9. Secure Load 00:04:21
  15. Introduction To 3D Design
    1. 3D Modeling - Solids, Primitives, Surfaces And Meshes 00:09:23
    2. 3D Operations - Boolean Edits, Extrude, Sweep, Loft, Revolve And Slice Section 00:10:50
    3. Working With 3D Surfaces And Mesh Objects 00:09:00
    4. Navigating In 3D - Dynamic UCS, Gizmos And 3D Orbit 00:10:29
    5. Visual Styles 00:08:19
    6. Rendering - Materials, Process, Time And Output 00:08:52
    7. Material Library 00:05:45
    8. 3D Associative Array 00:03:24
    9. 3D Selections 00:03:21
    10. Model Documentation - Base Views 00:04:08
    11. Model Documentation - Drawing Views-Sections And Details 00:04:48
  16. Autodesk Cloud Services
    1. What Is The Cloud? 00:01:28
    2. Online Account And Documents 00:07:20
    3. AutoCAD 360 00:05:10
    4. Design Feed 00:05:59
    5. Sharing And Collaboration 00:04:19
    6. Cloud Manager Controls 00:04:41
    7. Rendering In The Cloud 00:03:27
    8. Autodesk Exchange Applications 00:04:56
    9. Geographic Locations And Autodesk Maps Service 00:04:29
  17. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:04:52