Are you still using an older version of AutoCAD LT software? Or maybe you skipped a few versions before you made the leap to 2013? Then this class is for you! Join me for a tour of the best and most useful features and improvements from the last few years. Whether you're looking for help justifying an upgrade or just want to make the most of the software you already have, you won't want to miss this class.
Users of any version of AutoCAD LT
As a Technical Marketing Manager for AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD WS, Kate works closely with the Product Development & Marketing teams and with users through discussion groups, blogs, and events such as Autodesk University and AUGI CAD Camps. She has over 10 years of experience with Autodesk products, starting with AutoCAD R14, and has been blogging since April 2007. Kate is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland, and was employed as an engineer and CAD Manager for a 30-person office of a structural engineering firm before joining Autodesk.
The newest release of AutoCAD is here – don’t miss your chance to check out the new features first hand. Join Autodesk Technical Evangelist and Cadalyst columnist Lynn Allen as she takes you on a tour of the many AutoCAD 2018 productivity enhancements including importing PDF files as geometry and the updated user interface. Knowing Lynn - she’s sure to throw in some tips and tricks you can use regardless of the AutoCAD release you are using.
If you want a plethora of power user tips then be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top secret AutoCAD features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.
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
You can extend AutoCAD software in a number of ways, but many users are unsure of where or how to get started. In this lab you will create custom desktop icons, modify the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, create and modify command aliases that you can use to start commands, and define tools and tool palettes to reduce repetitive drawing tasks. This lab will give you a solid foundation in some of the available customization features that AutoCAD software offers to become more productive when you return to your office. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. AIA Approved
Learn how to implement annotation scaling in your organization. Whether you would like to start with small steps or go all out, you will learn all levels of migrating these tools into your daily workflow. Learn about annotation scaling and how it works with hatching, text, linetype scale, dimensions, and all of the other options. See how you can "bring this technology home," improve your productivity, and reduce unnecessary hours spent on annotations. This class is designed to assist you in building a new workflow for annotations in your organization. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD Map 3D. AIA Approved
AutoCAD software users tend to repeat the same task frequently. Something as simple as placing text may require that one sets a specific layer current, then sets a text style current, and then sets the height of the text. This example requires 3 steps before typing the verbiage. Other repetitive tasks can consume even more time. Creating a simple macro will automate processes such as this into one function. Macros can also assist in ensuring that drafting standards are being used. This session will demonstrate how to easily create macros to automate repetitive tasks, and how one can add them to a tool palette for easy access. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
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
If you want a plethora of power-user tips, be sure join Cadalyst Columnist and Autodesk, Inc.’s, technical evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. At a tip a minute, you’ll be sure to discover some top-secret AutoCAD software features that will remove tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines. Note: This class is updated with new tips every year This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD LT. 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.
With more than 22 million downloads, customers around the world are using AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app to create DWG™ technology, measure objects, and have general access to essential drawings, wherever the job takes them. Grab this opportunity and register to learn about the advantages of adding AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app to your tool belt to complete your day-to-day tasks more efficiently than ever before. In this class we will discuss how customers are using AutoCAD 360, as well as share valuable tips to better ensure you’re using AutoCAD 360 to its full potential. Additionally, we will highlight what's new in AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app, and look at the exciting plans for next year. This session features AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD LT, and AutoCAD LT for Mac. AIA Approved
We’ve 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 the new and improved dimensioning tools in AutoCAD 2016 software. Learn how the new DIM command can change the way you create and modify dimensions. Instead of using different commands to create different types of dimensions, you will see how this single new tool anticipates the types of dimensions you want to create, eliminating steps and making you more productive than ever before. You will also learn how to automatically place dimensions on the proper layer and how to use the new DIM command to align dimensions. We will also look at best practices to optimize other tools to adjust dimensions. As Lord John Whorfin would say, “May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough.”
Learn how AutoCAD 2016 software can help you work more efficiently by taking advantage of new and enhanced functionality. Many of the updates to AutoCAD 2016 software functionality were based on Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) wish-list requests. Some are subtle and could be easily overlooked, but all are timesavers that are worth discovering. In this session you will explore enhancements to the AutoCAD software user interface, powerful dimensioning and revision cloud updates, new and enhanced support for 3D modeling, and handy tools to improve security and reduce frustration when working with custom apps.