Return on investment in the AutoCAD software platform is all about saving picks and clicks, and this class is all about exposing the super-secret tools in the AutoCAD platform. The biggest issue is that you don't know what you're missing from release to release unless someone exposes these little secrets. In this class we provide a 1-stop-shopping document to help you remember these secrets and refer back to them. Updated from last year, this class includes new tools and uncovers AutoCAD 2015 software secrets. Your repetitive steps and tasks won't know what hit them.
Professionals who have beginner to intermediate experience on the AutoCAD platform and want to increase their productivity
Jarod Schultz has more than 20 years of extensive experience in technical products and services and the ways in which to position this technology in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. He is skilled at delivering creative solutions to challenging issues, and this experience enables him to provide invaluable insight and direction to clients, technical staff, and sales. He has mentored and implemented AutoCAD software-based and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Solutions for hundreds of clients, and he has become a trusted and respected advisor in the Denver AEC community. Jarod's qualifications include working as an Autodesk Certified Instructor and earning certifications in Revit Architecture software, AutoCAD Architecture software, and AutoCAD software. A speaker at Revit Technology Conference and a Top Rated Speaker at Autodesk University, his past work has resulted in many awards from Autodesk for sales and training excellence, including Instructor of the Year and Top Autodesk Training Center for Americas.
Do you want to create professional-looking renderings? In this class you will learn how to convert your 3D AutoCAD software models into finished, photorealistic renderings using tools already built into AutoCAD software. You will learn how to use AutoCAD software's lighting, material, and rendering tools to place and control lights; add and adjust materials and textures; and control the surrounding model environment to produce eye-catching images. You will also discover how to take real-world objects and quickly create custom materials, as well as produce reusable models of light fixtures that behave like real-world lights. You'll learn how to capitalize on the Autodesk 360 cloud-based rendering service to create beautiful renderings quickly and easily, and you'll even discover how to produce rendered animations entirely inside AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD software offers a variety of customization features that enable you to reduce repetitive tasks and improve workflows. In this lab you will write script files, create action macros, develop small and simple AutoLISP programs, and manage settings with user profiles. This lab will help to broaden your understanding of the AutoCAD customization features and become more productive when you return to your office.
How do you create and edit your AutoLISP programming language software code? Are you using a text editor such as Notepad? If so, you're missing out on all the features that the Visual LISP Integrated Development Environment (VLIDE) can provide you. The VLIDE is not only a way to write your code; it is also a way to debug it. In this session you will see why you should use the VLIDE to develop your custom add-ins, and you will discover how easy it is to write, format, and debug your code.