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Advanced AutoCAD 2014

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-357139-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-357139-4

In this advanced AutoCAD 2014 training course, expert author Brian Benton builds on your basic AutoCAD knowledge, and teaches you more advanced concepts and complex ways to apply the tools available to you in this CAD software program from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD users that already have a good working knowledge of the program, and is not for beginners.

Brain jumps right into advanced AutoCAD topics such as tiled viewports and advanced navigation tools, Solids and Donuts, joining objects, working with object visibility and complex text features for annotation. You will learn how to start using Sheet Sets, how to utilize parametric constraints, and even how to use some basic 3D design modelling tools. This video tutorial for AutoCAD 2014 also covers Autodesk Cloud Services, file collaboration and file management, and much more.

Once you have completed this advanced tutorial for AutoCAD 2014, you will have a solid grasp on how to work more efficiently. You will be able to use advanced drafting tools and methods, allowing you to create more accurate drawings, faster. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.
Total Time: 14.75 hours

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Table of Contents

01. Getting Started
    0101 What You Will Learn
02. Drawing Navigation
    0201 See What You Want, When You Want To
    0202 Changing The Way You Look At Things
    0203 Viewports Are Not Just For Paper Space - Tiled Viewports In Model Space
    0204 Advanced Navigation Tools
03. Advanced Operations
    0301 Doing More With The Application Menu
    0302 CAD With Both Hands - Keyboard Shortcuts
    0303 A Little Help Goes A Long Way - Construction Lines And Rays
    0304 Solids And Donuts
    0305 Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time With Multi Lines
    0306 Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 1
    0307 Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 2
    0308 Groups: Like Blocks, But Different
    0309 Using The User Coordinate System
04. Advanced Tools
    0401 Align And 3D Align
    0402 Lengthening Objects
    0403 Joining Two Objects Together
    0404 Revisions Cloud
    0405 Quick Selection Filters
    0406 Creating And Saving Filters
    0407 Rename Tool: A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block
    0408 Divide - Measure: Not What You Would Think
    0409 Quick Calculator
    0410 Select Similar: Pick It Once
    0411 Adding Selections
    0412 Chapter Project
05. Object Visibility
    0501 Hide/Isolate/End Isolation On Selected Objects
    0502 Transparency: Old Things Just Fade Away
    0503 Line Type Scale: Scale Size Is Relative
    0504 Draw Order
06. Annotation
    0601 Advanced Text Features
    0602 Import Text: Can I Copy Your Notes
    0603 Fields: If You Link It, The Text Will Come
    0604 Advanced Table Features - Part 1
    0605 Advanced Table Features - Part 2
    0606 Annotative Scaling: One Text To Rule Them All
    0607 Chapter Project
07. Sheet Sets
    0701 What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them
    0702 Creating Sheet Sets
    0703 Using Fields To Get SS Data
    0704 Drawing Properties
    0705 Advanced Sheet Set Features
    0706 Publishing From Sheet Sets
08. Output
    0801 Plotting With PC3 Files
    0802 Plotting With CTB Files
    0803 Publisher-Batch Plotting: Plot Everything At Once
    0804 Animation: Creating Camera Views And Pathways
09. Using Data
    0901 Xref: What, When And How
    0902 Attach/Overlay - Circular References
    0903 Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data
    0904 Binding Your Reference
    0905 Xclip: Getting Picky About Your Reference
    0906 Managing Xrefs: DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF, DWG
    0907 Linking Data From OLE Objects
    0908 Reference Manager: An Often Unknown Tool
    0909 Linking And Extracting Data
10. Dynamic Blocks
    1001 Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks
    1002 Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing
    1003 Creating Dynamic Blocks
    1004 Actions, Parameters, Parameter Sets And Constraints
    1005 Testing In The Block Editor
    1006 Chapter Project
11. Parametric Constraints
    1101 Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality
    1102 Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints
    1103 Creating Constraints In Your Model
    1104 Using Constraints In The Design Process
    1105 Managing Constraints In Your Files
12. Action Recorder
    1201 Action Recorder: Doing It Once
    1202 Editing, Running, And Managing Recorded Actions
13. Customization
    1301 Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI
    1302 Creating Commands
    1303 Creating Customized Toolbars And Menus
    1304 Customizing The Ribbon
    1305 Customizing Workspaces And QAT
    1306 Mouse Buttons: Get Five If You Can
    1307 Quick Properties
    1308 PGP File - Keyboard Commands
    1309 Script Files
    1310 Tool Pallets: Using, Loading And Adding Content
    1311 Custom Line Types
14. File Management
    1401 New Features Workshop
    1402 Creating And Working With Template Files
    1403 Saving Files
    1404 Help And Other Resources
    1405 CAD Standard Files: Keep Track Of Your Settings
    1406 Drawing Security Options And Digital Signatures
    1407 Errors And Crashes: Audit, Recover And Recover All
    1408 Backup Files And Autosave
    1409 Design Centre
    1410 Secure Load
15. Introduction To 3D Design
    1501 3D Modelling: Solids, Primitives, Surfaces And Meshes
    1502 3D Operations: Boolean Edits, Extrude, Sweep, Loft, Revolve And Slice Section
    1503 Working With 3D Surfaces And Mesh Objects
    1504 Navigating In 3D: Dynamic UCS, Gizmos, 3D Orbit
    1505 Visual Styles
    1506 Rendering: Materials, Process, Time And Output
    1507 Material Library
    1508 3D Associative Array
    1509 3D Selections
    1510 Point Clouds
    1511 Model Documentation: Base Views
    1512 Model Documentation: Drawing Views-Sections And Details
    1513 Chapter Project - Part 1
    1514 Chapter Project - Part 2
16. Autodesk Cloud Services
    1601 What Is The Cloud
    1602 Online Account And Documents
    1603 AutoCAD WS
    1604 Design Feed
    1605 Sharing And Collaboration
    1606 Cloud Manager Controls
    1607 Rendering In The Cloud
    1608 Autodesk Exchange Applications
    1609 Geographic Locations And Autodesk Maps Service
17. Free Software Tools
    1701 Trueview
    1702 Design Review
    1703 Drawing Markup Manager
    1704 Content Explorer
18. File Collaboration And Best Practices
    1801 Working With Others
    1802 Working With Outsiders
    1803 Handling Received Files
    1804 Discussing Drawings Electronically
19. Conclusion
    1901 About The Author


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