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Learning AutoCAD 2012

Video Description

Brian Benton authors this comprehensive AutoCAD 2012 tutorial video. This latest offering from Autodesk is chock full of new features and a modified interface. Brian Benton will take you through this industry standard CAD program, and teach you to use it effectively, whether you are a beginner, or long-time user of AutoCAD. Starting with a tour interface, this video tutorial will ease you into AutoCAD 2012. You will review the installation procedure, explore the interface, and discover whats new in this latest version. From there, you jump into actually using AutoCAD to produce drawings. You will learn all the different shape tools - lines, circles, rectangles, etc. You will learn about AutoCADs coordinate system, how to edit and delete objects, and how to take advantage of layers. You will use blocks, and discover dimensioning, and how to apply it to your projects. Finally you will explore how to plot and publish your project. With interactive projects at the end of each chapter, you will quickly learn to apply what you have been taught. By the completion of this video training course, you will be fully capable of using AutoCAD 2012 to produce and publish CAD drawings for your own projects. Working files are included to allow you to follow along and learn AutoCAD at your pace.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01638

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:02:44
    2. Introduction To AutoCAD 00:04:37
    3. Installation 00:09:47
    4. AutoCAD For The First Time 00:06:24
    5. Quick Run Thru 00:09:23
  2. 02. New Features In AutoCAD 2012
    1. What's New - Autodesk Exchange 00:03:13
    2. Content Explorer 00:02:46
    3. New Methods For Common Command 00:06:14
    4. Enhancements 00:07:45
    5. Associative Array 00:05:22
    6. AutoCAD WS Integration 00:04:59
    7. 3D Enhancements 00:04:36
    8. 3D Editing Enhancements 00:04:38
    9. 3D Model Documentation 00:05:39
    10. Autodesk Inventor Fusion 00:03:30
  3. 03. Interfacing With AutoCAD
    1. AutoCAD Drawing Area 00:09:20
    2. Using The Application Menu And The QAT 00:05:56
    3. Interfacing With The Ribbon 00:06:35
    4. Taking Advantage Of The Command Line 00:08:37
    5. Toolbars And The Menubar 00:05:55
    6. Pallets And Short Cut Menus 00:17:10
    7. Using Function Keys And Command Aliases 00:09:36
    8. Workspaces 00:06:54
    9. The Status Bar 00:09:07
    10. An Introduction To Model Space And Paper Space 00:04:09
    11. Quickview Layouts And Drawings 00:04:55
  4. 04. Basic Operations
    1. You Have To Start Somewhere 00:06:30
    2. Quitting CAD 00:05:26
    3. Object Selection 00:08:05
    4. Advanced Operation Techniques 00:12:34
    5. How AutoCAD Interprets Units 00:06:29
    6. Working With Specific Units 00:05:26
    7. The User Coordinate System 00:10:26
    8. Working With The Coordinate System 00:09:51
    9. Using The Grid System With The Snap Feature 00:03:49
    10. Pan 00:02:36
    11. Zoom 00:05:13
    12. Chapter Project 00:07:22
  5. 05. Drawing And Drafting Tools
    1. Lines 00:13:27
    2. Polylines 00:10:09
    3. Circles 00:07:23
    4. Arcs 00:06:05
    5. Polygons 00:03:47
    6. Rectangles And Ellipses 00:10:13
    7. Points 00:06:05
    8. Methods To Create Precise Objects 00:07:06
    9. Chapter Project 00:12:13
  6. 06. Editing Tools
    1. Erase 00:04:25
    2. Delete Duplicates 00:06:38
    3. The Move And Copy Commands 00:05:50
    4. Rotating Objects 00:06:00
    5. Scaling Objects 00:04:25
    6. Stretching Objects 00:05:22
    7. Offset 00:05:05
    8. Mirror 00:03:48
    9. Trim Extend 00:06:19
    10. Fillet Chamfer 00:06:03
    11. Rectangular Array 00:09:54
    12. Polar Array 00:05:13
    13. Pathway Array 00:06:24
    14. Copy Array 00:03:32
    15. Object Properties 00:05:59
    16. Chapter Project 00:07:14
  7. 07. Utilities
    1. Listing Objects 00:06:12
    2. Measuring Tools 00:06:51
    3. Purging 00:04:37
    4. Undo 00:02:59
    5. Chapter Project 00:04:16
  8. 08. Precision Tools
    1. Osnap 00:08:19
    2. Ortho 00:02:36
    3. Grips 00:05:31
  9. 09. Using Layers
    1. Layer Properties 00:04:30
    2. The Layer Manager 00:06:59
    3. Freeze 00:08:37
    4. Creating And Editing Layers 00:04:51
    5. Using Layers To Control 00:06:42
    6. Chapter Project 00:07:21
  10. 10. Annotations
    1. Dimensions 00:10:52
    2. Dimension Styles 00:12:08
    3. Advanced Dimension Operations 00:11:27
    4. Advanced Dimensioning Tools 00:06:34
    5. Leaders 00:02:26
    6. Multileaders 00:10:00
    7. Single Line Text 00:07:07
    8. Multi Line Text 00:08:00
    9. Multi Line Text Techniques 00:05:26
    10. Text Styles 00:07:12
    11. Tables 00:08:02
    12. Hatching 00:17:23
    13. Chapter Project 00:06:18
  11. 11. Blocks
    1. What Is A Block 00:07:20
    2. Creating Blocks 00:14:01
    3. Inserting Blocks And Using Them 00:05:38
    4. Editing Blocks 00:06:01
    5. Attributed Blocks 00:11:02
    6. The Effect Of Exploding Blocks 00:04:36
    7. Introduction To Dynamic Blocks 00:08:30
    8. Chapter Project 00:08:48
  12. 12. Model Space And Paper Space
    1. Whats The Difference 00:06:01
    2. What Belongs In Where 00:08:37
    3. Viewports 00:08:57
  13. 13. Plot & Publish
    1. Plotting 00:10:15
    2. Page Set Up 00:05:27
    3. Publish 00:04:47
    4. Export Your File 00:02:33
    5. Chapter Project 00:03:58
  14. 14. Conclusion
    1. Chapter Project Draw The Building 00:15:17
    2. Chapter Project Decoration 00:07:07
    3. Chapter Project Annotation 00:11:56
  15. 15. About The Author
    1. About The Author 00:03:56