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Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 (2D) Essentials

Video Description

Master AutoCAD 2014 on your own terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course. AutoCAD is the industry-leading architectural and drafting software, and AutoCAD 2014 is packed with the tools you need to create impressive CAD projects and designs. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing AutoCAD 2014 - from setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more - with Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Essentials. Our instructors provide expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle new topics the way you want to learn. Master basic skills, boost your creativity, and challenge yourself in bold new directions. Familiarize yourself with AutoCAD basics like using the interface and command window, navigating through menus, and creating your first drawing Understand drafting methods and tools, draw with blocks, and manage layers Improve your workflow with templates, project standards, and objects Discover how to use hatches and work with drawings, dimensions, and 3D modeling Includes over 6 hours of AutoCAD 2014 video training. If you're looking for real-world AutoCAD 2014 instruction, you'll find it here.

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1 - Starting Up
    1. About AutoCAD 00:01:30
    2. Starting AutoCAD 00:02:25
    3. Interface Overview 00:05:25
    4. Application Menu 00:08:11
    5. Understanding the Ribbon Menu 00:07:08
    6. Using the Command Window 00:06:27
    7. UCS Icon 00:07:55
    8. Opening Up and Existing Project 00:04:26
  2. Part 2 - Beginning Your First Drawing
    1. Home Tab's Draw Panel 00:05:13
    2. Home Tab's Modify Panel 00:07:46
    3. Drawing Exact Distances Using Coordinates & Polar Coordinates 00:05:13
    4. Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates 00:03:10
    5. Understanding Cursor Prompts 00:04:31
    6. Selecting Objects 00:04:51
    7. Noun/Verb Selection Methods 00:01:20
    8. Using Grips for Efficient Editing 00:06:12
    9. Object Properties Window 00:04:35
  3. Part 3 - Drafting Methods and Tools
    1. Defining a Work Area 00:03:15
    2. Understanding Units & Measuring 00:06:34
    3. Scaling vs. Stretching 00:06:32
    4. Snap Modes 00:06:23
    5. Object Snap Tracking and Polar Tracking 00:04:39
    6. Modifying an Object 00:04:54
    7. Sketching Using Construction Lines 00:05:48
  4. Part 4 - Drawing with Blocks
    1. Creating Symbols/Blocks 00:08:21
    2. Using Symbol Libraries 00:05:02
    3. Block Writing, Inserting, Scaling & Rotating 00:04:44
    4. Converting Drawings to Blocks 00:07:15
    5. Modifying Blocks and Block Editor 00:03:41
    6. Un-defining and Re-defining Blocks 00:05:13
    7. Using the Design Center to Work with Blocks 00:06:37
    8. Adding Attributes to Blocks 00:06:28
    9. Annotation and Scale 00:03:10
    10. Overview of Groups 00:03:50
  5. Part 5 - Layers and Drawing Management
    1. Layers and Drawing Management 00:06:03
    2. Creating and Assigning Layers 00:05:57
    3. Working with Layers, Visibility, Searching, Management 00:05:49
    4. Layer Line types 00:06:33
    5. Layer States 00:04:11
  6. Part 6 - Efficient Workflows
    1. Creating and Using Templates 00:06:34
    2. Creating and Applying Project Standards 00:03:56
    3. Copying Objects: Grid Arrays 00:07:35
    4. Copying Objects: Along a Path 00:07:41
    5. Copying Objects: Radial/Polar 00:03:34
    6. Deleting Unused Blocks, Layers, Linetypes, Shapes, Styles 00:02:52
  7. Part 7 - Using Hatches
    1. Hatches in Areas 00:06:02
    2. Predefined Hatch Patterns 00:06:09
    3. Positioning and Editing Hatches 00:05:21
    4. Boundary Hatch Patterns 00:01:56
    5. Hatch Line Weights and Transparency By Layer 00:02:53
    6. Gradient Shading 00:02:45
  8. Part 8 - External References
    1. Using External References 00:05:17
    2. Attaching Xrefs 00:06:23
    3. Clipping the Views of Xrefs 00:05:00
    4. Editing Xrefs in Place 00:04:09
    5. Nested Xrefs 00:04:14
    6. Xrefs Tab, Adding and Removing Xrefs from Drawings 00:02:57
  9. Part 9 - Model Space and Paper Space
    1. Navigating Model and Paper Space 00:05:16
    2. Setting Paper Space Size 00:06:23
    3. Creating Paper Space Viewports 00:04:57
    4. Scaling Viewports to fit Layout Based off an Existing Template 00:05:39
    5. Setting Layers in Paper Space 00:07:28
    6. Multiple Paper Space Layouts Using the Layout Wizard 00:03:56
    7. Controlling and Viewing Line weights in Paper Space 00:05:15
    8. Dimensioning in Paper Space Layouts 00:05:57
  10. Part 10 - Annotating Drawings
    1. Text Styles Overview 00:06:04
    2. Annotation Scale Control Panels 00:06:22
    3. Annotation Scale and Adding Text for Multiple Layouts 00:07:10
    4. Inserting and Editing Text 00:04:25
    5. MText 00:04:01
    6. Font, Size, Effects 00:06:01
    7. Text Formatting 00:06:07
    8. Adding Symbols , Special Characters, and Columns 00:05:58
    9. Spell Checking 00:05:30
    10. Finding and Replacing Text 00:05:46
    11. Importing Large Blocks of Text from MS Word 00:05:34
  11. Part 11 - Dimensioning Drawings
    1. Dimension Styles 00:05:28
    2. Dimension Height and Text Style 00:06:44
    3. Location and Orientation of Text 00:06:01
    4. Dimension Fit Tab 00:07:38
    5. Arrow and Symbol Styles 00:03:41
    6. Primary Units 00:05:13
    7. Alternate Units 00:03:27
    8. Setting and Saving the Current Dimension Style 00:04:25
    9. Dimension Line's Property Panel 00:06:40
  12. Part 12 - Dimensioning Methods
    1. Linear Dimensions 00:05:36
    2. Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions 00:04:44
    3. Continuous Dimensioning 00:03:47
    4. Baseline Dimensioning 00:04:14
    5. Manually Editing Dimensions 00:03:13
    6. Dimension Grips 00:04:42
    7. Angled Dimensions, Text Angle, and , Jog Lines 00:03:43
    8. Multi-leaders 00:07:04
    9. Ordinate Dimensions 00:05:28
    10. Tolerance Notation 00:03:14
  13. Part 13 - Printing, Plotting, and Layouts
    1. Plotting a Drawing 00:04:34
    2. Plot Settings 00:05:52
    3. Line Type Scale 00:04:44
    4. Plot Style Tables 00:04:09
    5. Additional Plot Settings 00:05:47
    6. Plotter Configuration 00:06:38
    7. PDF Creation of Drawings 00:05:01
    8. Publishing Documents and Sheet Sets 00:04:26
  14. Part 14 - Curve Drawing for 3D Modeling
    1. Drawing Plines 00:05:54
    2. Setting Pline Options 00:03:26
    3. Grip Editing Plines 00:03:16
    4. Spline Curves 00:04:01
    5. Dividing Curves 00:03:39
    6. Extruding Plines 00:03:37
    7. Viewing 3D Models 00:05:35
  15. Part 15 - Drawing Exchange
    1. Sharing via the Internet using Autodesk 360 00:08:10
    2. Sending Project Files through eTransmittal 00:06:26
    3. Password Protecting AutoCAD Files 00:03:04
    4. Backing Up and Archiving Drawings 00:05:30