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.
Learn how to create, standardize, and distribute tool palettes within a company network and/or organization. For everyone from new CAD users to advanced CAD users, this session will help speed up efficiency and organize tools for team use. Learn about the basics of creating tools and adding them to palettes, organizing and naming the tools, saving and distributing palettes from a network location, and setting up LISP routines to switch between palette groups. See how these tools can streamline detailing across multiple users and help centralize CAD standards. The class will utilize several examples to walk through the process from start to finish. We'll also discuss best practices and tool limitations.
High-quality facility drawings in AutoCAD software give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether for manufacturing or offices. When it comes to computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), there's one tool: AutoCAD. This class will show you the skills you need to use AutoCAD to calculate available area, understand which percentage is usable space, and export drawings and data for analysis and presentation. Concentrating on the basics, this class will guide you through a simple CAFM project, letting you learn at your own pace and develop your skills as you go. Shaun Bryant will show you how to set up drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings. By the end of the class, you'll be able to export the information to applications such as Microsoft Excel so that you can analyze the data in a tabular format.
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.
If you want a plethora of power-user tips, then be sure to 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. As usual-Lynn will be providing a whole new batch of tips (for those of you who have attended before!)
In this class, a panel of Autodesk experts will share productivity tips and tricks, and answer audience questions about real-time challenges. If you're currently battling a problem at your office, this is the class to attend for expert advice. The class will start with a brief presentation to introduce the support organization, the speakers, and the current customer support options. Before the class, attendees will be able to submit questions online, so that the experts can research and provide dependable 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 2018 software for any attendees who need to demonstrate their problems. Panel experts include members of the Technical Support, Quality Assurance, and Licensing Teams.
AutoCAD content is designed to be reused in the current drawing or other drawings. The most difficult task concerning reusing content is managing and organizing that content. AutoCAD software comes with a couple of tools that assist in reusing content from the local driver or a network location: DesignCenter and Tool Palettes. In this session, we will look at the functionality of DesignCenter and Tool Palettes and how these tools help organize and reuse drawings, hatches, and other reusable content.
Do you spend 10-20 minutes or more configuring settings every time you need to print or publish (PDF, DWF) a file? Are you familiar with AutoCAD software's Batch Plot command but it's just not working for you? In this session, we'll learn the best ways to manage the printing and publishing of our drawings.
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.
Do: set up Autosave. Don't: forget about Express Tools. Do: use Layer "0." Don't: use Layer "0." Do: subscribe. Don't: miss this class! In this class, we'll review common and uncommon Dos and Don'ts when using AutoCAD software. Gain little tricks that will make your AutoCAD experience run smoother with less aggravation-and improve your speed and efficiency. After this class, you'll have a better idea of what to do and what not to do to improve your everyday AutoCAD experience. Do: isolate. Don't: forget to purge. Do: audit . . . and more.
This intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers AutoCAD 3D software veterans a chance to explore the 2D model documentation of 3D models from AutoCAD 2018 software. After creating base views and projected views from 3D solid or surface models, we'll explore sectional views. Using 3D models, we'll create full, half, offset, and aligned sectional drawing views. We'll also create circular and rectangular detail views. We will apply editing techniques of the 3D models to then update the derived drawing views. We will also explore Undocumented Auxiliary View features from 3D models. Exporting the 2D sectional drawing views into model space using the EXPORTLAYOUT command will give us true size and shape geometry to edit and annotate as needed. If you've used AutoCAD 3D software in the past to create 2D multiview drawings from 3D models, attend this class and get ready to be surprised.
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'll 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 offers to increase your productivity upon your return to the office. This session will feature AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software.
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.