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Paul Munford

IT10856: AutoCAD Tool Palettes Master Class (Planning and Preparation, Not Perspiration)

(Duration 50:16)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create a completely fresh tool palette in a network location
  • Learn how to create, edit, and save tools onto your networked palettes
  • Learn how to boost productivity with scripts and macros hosted on your pallettes
  • Learn how to hack your tool palettes without opening AutoCAD

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

CAD standards are a bone of contention for every CAD manager. For me, CAD standards are all about a single thing—productivity. It's all about decision-making. I don't want you spending time deciding what font to use or what lineweight to draw with. Those tasks don’t increase the project’s value. I want you to be able to focus on creating drawings that sell ideas to a client or help make manufacturing quicker and easier. You shouldn't need to worry about CAD standards. In this class I'll take you through the exact steps that I use to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy our company CAD standards. I'll show you how to deploy your tool palettes on the network, and how to update them from a central file. We will push as hard as we can into deploying scripts and macros from tool palettes, and cover some of the tips and hacks of tool palettes that you won't find in the help file.

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD power users, admins and managers who want to stop worrying about enforcing CAD standards.

Speakers

Speakers

Paul Munford

Paul Munford is an Application Engineer for Graitec UK. Until recently Paul was a specialist joinery draughtsman (a “setter out”) and CAD/CAM manager fora U.K.-based high-end custom furniture contractor. Paul had 8 years of experience “on the tools” before joining the CAD department in 2005. As an Application Engineer, Paul handles licensing, deployment, and training for AutoCAD software and Inventor software. Paul also uses AutoCAD and Inventor to create manufacturing “workshop” for Graitec’s customers. In his spare time Paul writes the blog entitled CAD Setter Out, and he also authored Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016. This will be Paul’s 8th trip to Autodesk University, and his 4th as a speaker.

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Tags

Published

  • 2015
  • IT10856
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industry

  • Building Products & Fabrication

Topics

  • Fabrication for AEC
  • Small Business Design to Manufacturing
  • CAD Management and IT