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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2015

Video Description

In this AutoCAD LT 2015 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you the basics of how to use the tools and techniques available to you in the latest light version of this computer aided design program from Autodesk. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with AutoCAD is required. You will start by learning about the new features in AutoCAD 2015, then jump into touring the 2015 interface. After reviewing some basic operations, Brian will teach you about the drawing and drafting tools, such as lines and polylines, rectangles, and ellipses.
You will also learn about editing tools, including how to delete duplicates, move and copy, and rotating and scaling objects. This video tutorial will cover topics including precision tools, annotations, how to use layers, creating and editing blocks, and plotting and publishing. Finally, you will work on completing a project, allowing you to apply the concepts you've learned throughout the course. Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be capable of drafting and publishing basic 2D drawings using this lighter version of 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 00:02:26
    2. About The Author 00:03:05
    3. Introduction To AutoCAD 2015 LT 00:04:07
    4. Installing AutoCAD 2015 LT 00:08:10
    5. Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time 00:09:10
    6. A Quick Run Through of AutoCAD 2015 LT 00:09:05
    7. How To Access Your Working Files 00:02:45
  2. New Features In AutoCAD 2015
    1. The New Tab 00:02:43
    2. User Interaction Changes 00:02:52
    3. Improved Graphics And Interaction Enhancements 00:03:40
    4. Model Space Viewports, Layer Sort, And Isometrics 00:02:32
    5. Multi-line Text Enhancements 00:04:18
  3. Interfacing With AutoCAD 2015
    1. AutoCAD Drawing Areas - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse 00:08:27
    2. Using The Application Menu And The QAT 00:06:37
    3. Interfacing With The Ribbon 00:05:19
    4. Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete 00:05:38
    5. Toolbars And The Menubar 00:05:15
    6. File Tabs 00:05:03
    7. Pallets And Short Cut Menus 00:08:14
    8. Using Function Keys And Command Aliases 00:06:43
    9. Workspaces 00:05:45
    10. The Status Bar - A Busy Place 00:05:00
    11. An Introduction To Model And Paper Space 00:03:46
    12. Quick Access To Your Drawings Drawings 00:01:55
  4. Basic Operations
    1. You Have To Start Somewhere 00:06:08
    2. Quitting CAD - Save Early, Save Often 00:04:48
    3. Object Selection 00:07:26
    4. Advanced Operation Techniques 00:07:42
    5. How AutoCAD Interprets Units 00:06:17
    6. Working With Specific Units 00:05:46
    7. The User Coordinate System 00:06:41
    8. Working With The Coordinate System 00:09:10
    9. Using The Grid System With The Snap Feature 00:06:40
    10. Pan 00:03:53
    11. Zoom 00:08:30
    12. Basic Operations - Project 00:09:40
  5. Drawing And Drafting Tools
    1. Lines - You Will Use Them Everywhere 00:11:00
    2. Polylines And Their Uses 00:06:59
    3. Circles 00:06:30
    4. Arcs 00:08:34
    5. Polygons 00:03:37
    6. Rectangles And Ellipses 00:08:13
    7. Points And Their Styles 00:06:02
    8. Methods To Create Precise Objects 00:07:25
    9. Drawing And Drafting Tools - Project 00:10:21
  6. Editing Tools
    1. Erase 00:01:35
    2. Delete Duplicates 00:05:28
    3. The Move And Copy Commands 00:04:33
    4. Rotating Objects 00:05:59
    5. Scaling Objects 00:05:32
    6. Stretching Objects 00:05:11
    7. Offset 00:05:43
    8. Mirror 00:03:18
    9. Trim And Extend Lines 00:05:46
    10. Fillet And Chamfer 00:06:20
    11. Rectangular Array 00:05:05
    12. Polar Array 00:04:59
    13. Pathway Array 00:04:00
    14. Copy Array 00:02:52
    15. Object Properties 00:04:49
    16. Editing Tools - Project 00:09:27
  7. Utilities - Tools To Keep You In The Know
    1. Listing Objects 00:03:30
    2. Measuring Tools 00:06:01
    3. Purging Unused Items 00:04:14
    4. Undo - The Most Important Command 00:03:11
    5. Utilities Project 00:03:58
  8. Precision Tools - Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
    1. OSNAP 00:09:37
    2. ORTHO 00:02:46
    3. Grips 00:03:58
  9. Using Layers
    1. Layer Properties 00:05:04
    2. The Layer Manager 00:02:44
    3. Freeze, Thaw, On, Off And Lock 00:04:39
    4. Creating And Editing Layers 00:05:50
    5. Using Layers To Control 00:04:05
    6. Layers - Project 00:05:48
  10. Annotations
    1. Dimensions 00:04:09
    2. Dimension Styles - Drill Down In Dim Town 00:03:10
    3. Advanced Dimension Operations 00:08:56
    4. Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings 00:05:57
    5. Multileaders 00:05:20
    6. Single Line Text 00:03:44
    7. Multi Line Text 00:04:16
    8. Multi Line Text Techniques 00:06:08
    9. Wipeouts - Hiding What You Do Not Want To See 00:03:57
    10. Text Styles 00:05:37
    11. Tables 00:05:56
    12. Hatching 00:05:51
    13. Annotations - Project 00:04:50
  11. Blocks
    1. What Is A Block? 00:03:44
    2. Creating Blocks 00:05:47
    3. Inserting Blocks And Using Them 00:02:27
    4. Editing Blocks 00:05:17
    5. Attributed Blocks 00:07:05
    6. The Effect Of Exploding Blocks 00:05:26
    7. Introduction To Dynamic Blocks 00:05:39
    8. Blocks - Project 00:06:16
  12. Model And Paper Space
    1. The Difference Between Model And Paper Space 00:03:46
    2. What Belongs Where? 00:04:59
    3. Viewports 00:06:50
  13. Plot And Publish
    1. Plotting 00:14:16
    2. Page Set Up 00:07:54
    3. Publish 00:06:20
    4. Export Your File 00:03:53
    5. Plot And Publish - Project 00:03:40
  14. Final Project
    1. Drawing The Building - Part 1 00:03:55
    2. Drawing The Building - Part 2 00:02:49
    3. Drawing The Building - Part 3 00:04:37
    4. Decoration - Part 1 00:03:40
    5. Decoration - Part 2 00:02:37
    6. Decoration - Part 3 00:05:03
    7. Annotation - Part 1 00:05:45
    8. Annotation - Part 2 00:05:10
  15. Conclusion
    1. Wrap-Up 00:01:42