Why should you be using Dynamic Blocks? Quite simply, Dynamic Blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a dynamic block, the timesavings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: if you are a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring, static blocks into shiny, new, Dynamic Blocks. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
Anyone who wants to increase efficiency by reducing the size of their block library.
Tracy Chadwick serves as coordinator and instructor for the Computer Drafting Technology program at Hutchinson Community College (HCC) in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, including those on engineering graphics, AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software. Prior to his role in the Associate Degree program, Chadwick served as the manager and instructor of HCC’s Autodesk Authorized Training Center from 2001. In 2007, Autodesk, Inc., recognized Chadwick with the North America Award for Distinguished Performance in AutoCAD Software Training. Chadwick holds professional certifications for AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software, and he is an Autodesk Certified Instructor for AutoCAD.
With more than 25 years of experience with AutoCAD software, DCA software, AutoCAD Land Development Desktop software, AutoCAD Land Desktop software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, AutoCAD Map 3D software, InfraWorks software—you name it—I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. Things like the minus sign—where does it lead you? I’ll save you many a click. And I’ll show you a couple of hidden utilities I’ll bet you didn’t even know existed! Command Aliases Editor, Design Center, -view, -la, and more. These 25 tricks are from 25 years! This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and InfraWorks 360. AIA Approved
Let’s take a look at some of the new tools available for collaboration around AutoCAD software, AutoCAD software-based technology, AutoCAD LT software, and even Inventor software. When you are finished with this class, you will know when to do a quick share of a file using the new Share and Design View tool. You will also get a better understanding about syncing your files and customization from AutoCAD software to the cloud while using the new and improved A360 Drive. We will finish up by taking a look at the new very powerful viewer that’s built into A360 Drive. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
When it comes to CAD, "plotting" refers to everything around printing and page setup, while "publishing" refers to electronic output. These techniques are intertwined in AutoCAD software. The goal of both is to clearly communicate design intent to the contractors, architects, and engineers involved in the project. Watch this course to learn how to plot and publish your own drawings effectively, using the appropriate tools and settings within AutoCAD 2016 software. We will cover scaling views, customizing page setups for layouts, and assigning plot styles to change the appearance of your drawings when they go to plot or publish. You will learn how to adjust individual settings in the Plot and Publish dialogs so you end up with smart, readable printouts, DWFs, and PDFs. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD for Mac. AIA Approved
Take your CAD projects on the go with the A360 Drive cloud platform and AutoCAD 360 software—the browser-based version of AutoCAD software. This course will show you how to set up your desktop installation of AutoCAD software to work with A360 Drive, and view and edit designs on the fly and in the field from a tablet or smartphone. You will learn how to access the tools from any mobile browser, sync your files across devices, upload files on the go, and edit drawings from a mobile browser—or sync them back to the desktop for closer inspection. This session features AutoCAD, A360, and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
Your drawings are a potential gold mine of information. Learn how to get the most out of your AutoCAD software drawings using the powerful Data Extraction tool. Learn how to build automated bills of material, drawing title sheets, coordinate tables and more. Learn how to extract data to AutoCAD software tables or Microsoft Excel files. This session features AutoCAD.
Once you’ve created a 3D model, you still need to produce 2D drawings. In this class you will learn how to use AutoCAD software’s model documentation tools to create annotated orthographic, section, cutaway and detail views; how to control their scale and appearance; and how to ensure that views and annotations update properly if the 3D model changes. We will work with 3D models created in AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and other CAD programs, and see firsthand how to solve problems such as disassociated annotations. You will also learn how to create multisheet drawings documenting multipart assemblies. This class will help you develop best practices and timesaving techniques to capitalize on the power of AutoCAD software’s model documentation tools to create smarter 2D drawings. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
We have been dimensioning the same way in AutoCAD software for what seems like 100 years. Now you can finally reduce steps and accelerate your dimensioning with AutoCAD software’s new and improved dimensioning tools. Instead of using different commands to create different types of dimensions, you will learn how the multipurpose DIM command anticipates the type of dimensions you want to create, eliminating steps and making you more productive than ever before. Discover how to create associative centerlines and centermarks that automatically adjust as you make changes to your drawings. You will also learn how to automatically place dimensions on the proper layer. As Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. AIA Approved
In this session, you will learn the basics of 3D solid modeling with AutoCAD software using only 10 commands. Included are practical techniques, tips, and caveats with real-life models. The goal is to provide you with a solid introduction, demos, and a road map to 3D solid modeling that will make you functional with as few commands as possible, and avoid overwhelming you with information. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
In this class, a panel of experts from Autodesk, Inc., product support will share tips and tricks to help you become more productive, and they will answer questions from the audience about real-time problems. In this smaller roundtable format, attendees will receive more of a chance to describe problems they face day to day, and receive advice from the speakers as well as other attendees. A website will be set up so those attending can log questions before the session and give the experts time to research and provide credible answers. There will also be dedicated time for attendees to ask questions that were not submitted beforehand. A computer will be set up in the class with AutoCAD 2016 software for any attendees who need to demonstrate their problems. Panel experts include members of the Technical Support, Quality Assurance, and Licensing Teams. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD for Mac.
In this class, a panel of experts from Autodesk, Inc., product support will share tips and tricks to help you become more productive, and they’ll answer questions from the audience about real-time problems. If you are currently battling a problem at your office, this class will provide expert advice. We’ll start with a brief presentation to introduce the support organization, the speakers, and the current support options for customers. We will give attendees access to a website to log questions before the class so the experts can research and provide credible answers. There will also be dedicated time for attendees to ask questions that were not submitted beforehand. A computer will be set up in the class with AutoCAD 2016 software for any attendees who need to demonstrate their problems. Panel experts include members of the Technical Support, Quality Assurance, and Licensing Teams. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD for Mac. AIA Approved
This class will focus on assisting CAD beginners in the use of all aspects of the Publishing Tool in AutoCAD software to plot multiple drawings in both digital and hard-copy paper formats. Attendees will learn how to publish an entire sheet set from the Sheet Set Manager, and also by using individual drawing sheet page setups. We will develop, save, and edit a listing of drawings using the Drawing Set Descriptions (DSD) file. Using this AutoCAD “Easy Button” provides an efficient and streamlined alternative to plotting drawings sheets individually. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
We will fill this class with 3D tips and tricks that you can use to increase your productivity immediately! Let’s take the previous 2D-focused class and “push and pull” it into 3D with tips that use the latest versions of AutoCAD software. Come and discover how you can do everything in 3D more easily than in 2D! Leave this class with the knowledge to dazzle your co-workers back home—a great way to ensure yourself a ticket to attend next year. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
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