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Learning AutoDesk AutoCAD LT 2014

Video Description

In this AutoCAD LT 2014 training course from Brian Benton, you will learn how to create 2D drawings using this lighter version of AutoCAD developed by Autodesk. AutoCAD LT has many of the same powerful features as the full version of AutoCAD does, and this beginners training course will show you how to use those tools and techniques to create your projects.

You will start with the basics of AutoCAD, setting up and discovering your workspace. Brian teaches using a hands-on approach, and will show you the important tools you need for your drawings, and how to use them properly. You will learn how to work with units (metric and imperial), create lines and shapes, how to scale, stretch and rotate objects, and how to use precision tools such as OSNAP and Ortho. Brian shows you how to use layers and annotation, explains the difference between paper and model space, and teaches you about plotting and publishing your drawings. Finally, you will create a project from scratch, using everything you learned throughout the video tutorials.

Once you have completed all the lessons in this AutoCAD LT 2014 video training, you will be able to use the basic tools and techniques you have learned to create 2D CAD drawings to print or share with your clients. 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/01778

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started With AutoCAD LT 2014
    1. What You Will Learn 00:02:24
    2. Introduction To AutoCAD LT 00:04:11
    3. Installing AutoCAD LT And Design Review 00:03:22
    4. Turning On AutoCAD LT For The First Time 00:09:21
    5. A Quick Run Through 00:11:04
  2. New Features In AutoCAD LT 2014
    1. User Interface - File Tabs And The Command Line 00:06:37
    2. XRef Management Enhancements 00:02:32
    3. The Cloud - Autodesk 360 Tab And Settings Sync 00:03:05
    4. Design Feed - Collaborate With Everyone 00:03:51
    5. Geographic Location - Your Location And A Map From The Cloud 00:02:40
    6. The Little Things 00:06:12
  3. Interfacing With AutoCAD LT
    1. Drawing Area - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse 00:11:45
    2. Using The Application Menu And The QAT 00:10:55
    3. Interfacing With The Ribbon 00:08:34
    4. Taking Advantage Of The Command Line 00:11:02
    5. Toolbars And The Menu Bar 00:07:05
    6. File Tabs 00:04:50
    7. Pallets And Short Cut Menus - Part 1 00:08:36
    8. Pallets And Short Cut Menus - Part 2 00:07:35
    9. Using Function Keys And Command Aliases - Part 1 00:09:11
    10. Using Function Keys And Command Aliases - Part 2 00:10:07
    11. Workspaces - Your Screen, Your Space 00:10:55
    12. The Status Bar - A Busy Place 00:14:46
    13. An Introduction To Model And Paper Space 00:04:51
    14. Quickview Layouts And Drawings 00:04:27
  4. Basic Operations
    1. Starting A New File 00:10:14
    2. Quitting AutoCAD - Save Early, Save Often 00:05:23
    3. Object Selection - Part 1 00:12:06
    4. Object Selection - Part 2 00:04:50
    5. Quick Selections And Advanced Operation Techniques 00:12:18
    6. How AutoCAD Interprets Units 00:07:43
    7. Working With Specific Units 00:08:40
    8. The User Coordinate System 00:08:08
    9. Working With The Coordinate System 00:13:06
    10. Using The Grid System And Snap Feature 00:07:20
    11. Pan 00:04:10
    12. Zoom 00:08:55
    13. Chapter Project 00:15:35
  5. Drawing & Drafting Tools
    1. Lines - You Will Use Them Everywhere 00:16:15
    2. Polylines And Their Uses 00:09:35
    3. Circles 00:09:26
    4. Arcs 00:11:37
    5. Polygons 00:04:34
    6. Rectangles And Ellipses 00:10:04
    7. Points And Their Styles 00:07:06
    8. Methods To Create Precise Objects 00:06:34
    9. Chapter Project - Part 1 00:09:42
    10. Chapter Project - Part 2 00:07:23
  6. Editing Tools
    1. Erase 00:03:44
    2. Delete Duplicates 00:06:21
    3. The Move And Copy Commands 00:05:34
    4. Rotating Objects 00:07:18
    5. Scaling Objects 00:05:15
    6. Stretching Objects 00:04:25
    7. Offset 00:05:14
    8. Mirror 00:03:12
    9. Trimming Or Extending Lines 00:06:24
    10. Fillet Or Chamfer 00:07:18
    11. Rectangular Arrays 00:05:01
    12. Polar Arrays 00:02:42
    13. Pathway Arrays 00:03:15
    14. Copy Arrays 00:02:20
    15. Object Properties 00:05:52
    16. Chapter Project 00:08:02
  7. Utilities: Tools To Know What Is Going On
    1. Listing Objects 00:09:34
    2. Measuring Tools 00:12:39
    3. Purging Unused Items 00:07:12
    4. Undo - The Most Important Command 00:02:58
    5. Chapter Project 00:05:58
  8. Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
    1. OSNAP - Part 1 00:10:39
    2. OSNAP - Part 2 00:11:53
    3. Ortho 00:02:50
    4. Grips 00:08:54
  9. AutoCAD: Using Layers
    1. Layer Properties 00:12:54
    2. The Layer Manager 00:10:34
    3. Freeze/Thaw, On/Off And Lock 00:07:32
    4. Creating And Editing Layers 00:04:28
    5. Using Layers To Control 00:05:49
    6. Chapter Project 00:08:05
  10. Annotations
    1. Dimensions 00:07:39
    2. Dimension Styles: Drill Down In Dim Town 00:10:14
    3. Advanced Dimension Operations - Part 1 00:11:40
    4. Advanced Dimension Operations - Part 2 00:03:38
    5. Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings 00:06:04
    6. Leaders 00:02:43
    7. Multileaders 00:11:51
    8. Single Line Text 00:04:06
    9. Multi Line Text 00:10:08
    10. Multi Line Text Techniques 00:06:21
    11. Wipeouts - Hiding What You Don't Want To See 00:05:26
    12. Text Styles 00:07:14
    13. Tables 00:07:07
    14. Hatching 00:09:16
    15. Chapter Project 00:06:11
  11. Blocks
    1. What Is A Block? 00:06:33
    2. Creating Blocks 00:05:52
    3. Inserting And Using Blocks 00:07:10
    4. Editing Blocks 00:09:25
    5. Attributed Blocks - Part 1 00:08:30
    6. Attributed Blocks - Part 2 00:06:56
    7. The Effect Of Exploding Blocks 00:05:14
    8. Introduction To Dynamic Blocks 00:07:42
    9. Chapter Project 00:07:48
  12. Model And Paper Space
    1. What Is The Difference? 00:04:04
    2. What Belongs Where? 00:05:43
    3. Viewports - Part 1 00:08:29
    4. Viewports - Part 2 00:03:38
  13. Plot & Publish
    1. Plotting - Part 1 00:08:07
    2. Plotting - Part 2 00:09:22
    3. Page Setup 00:07:29
    4. Publishing 00:11:54
    5. Exporting Your File 00:02:12
    6. Chapter Project 00:08:17
  14. Final Project
    1. Drawing The Building - Part 1 00:07:53
    2. Drawing The Building - Part 2 00:04:43
    3. Decoration 00:09:13
    4. Annotation 00:08:35
  15. About The Author
    1. About The Author 00:03:29