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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016

Video Description

In this Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you how to create 2D drawings using the latest version of this computer aided design software 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 2016, then jump into learning about the AutoCAD interface. From there, Brian will teach you basic operations, such as how to quit AutoCAD, work with the coordinate system, and use the grid system. This video tutorial will also teach you how to use the drawing and drafting tools, editing tools, and the utilities. You will also cover the precision tools to help you draw accurately. Brian will teach you how to use layers, annotations, blocks, and model and paper space. Finally, you will use your skills to create a drawing of a small movie theatre.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using AutoCAD 2016 to create your own 2D drawings. 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 00:04:07
    4. Installing AutoCAD 00:07:39
    5. Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time 00:11:00
    6. Quick Run-Through 00:09:05
    7. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. New Features In AutoCAD 2016
    1. The Start Tab And Other Interface Enhancements 00:06:14
    2. Revision Clouds 00:03:57
    3. Dimension Creation Improvements 00:03:34
    4. Operational Improvements 00:04:51
    5. BIM Coordination Attachement, PDF, And Xref Enhancements 00:06:42
    6. 3D Object Section Tool Improvements 00:03:35
    7. Reality Computing - Point Cloud Tools Enhancements 00:09:34
    8. A New Rendering Engine - Rapid RT 00:05:04
    9. System Variable Monitor And Other System Enhancements 00:06:16
  3. Interfacing With AutoCAD
    1. AutoCAD's Drawing Area - 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 00:05:12
    7. Pallets And Shortcut 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 00:06:55
    11. An Introduction To Model Space And Paper Space 00:03:46
    12. Quick Access To Your Drawings 00:01:55
  4. Basic Operations
    1. You Have To Start Somewhere 00:06:08
    2. Quitting AutoCAD 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. Chapter Project 00:09:40
  5. Drawing And Drafting Tools
    1. Lines 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. Chapter Project 00:10:21
  6. Editing Tools
    1. Erase 00:01:35
    2. Delete Duplicates - OVERKILL 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 Or Extend Lines 00:05:46
    10. Fillet Or 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. Chapter Project 00:09:27
  7. Utilities: Tools To Know What's Going On
    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. Chapter 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. AutoCAD: Using Layers
    1. Layer Properties 00:05:04
    2. The Layer Manager 00:02:44
    3. Freeze/Thaw/On/Off/Lock 00:04:39
    4. Creating And Editing Layers 00:05:50
    5. Using Layers To Control 00:04:05
    6. Chapter Project 00:05:48
  10. Annotations
    1. Dimensions 00:07:27
    2. Dimension Styles - DIM 00:03:10
    3. Advanced Dimension Operations 00:06:18
    4. Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings: DIMASSOC 00:05:57
    5. Multileaders 00:05:20
    6. Single-Line Text 00:03:44
    7. Multiline Text 00:04:16
    8. Multiline Text Techniques 00:06:08
    9. Wipeouts: Hiding What You Don't Want To See 00:03:57
    10. Text Styles 00:05:37
    11. Tables 00:05:56
    12. Hatching 00:05:51
    13. Chapter 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. Chapter Project 00:06:16
  12. Model Space And Paper Space
    1. What's The Difference 00:03:46
    2. What Belongs In 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. Chapter Project 00:03:40
  14. Final Project
    1. Draw The Building - Part 1 00:03:55
    2. Draw The Building - Part 2 00:02:49
    3. Draw 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. What We Learned 00:01:42