Every new software release brings new features to our beloved software, but how do you keep track of them all? In this class, we discuss new features that have been added to the latest version of AutoCAD for Mac software, including interface improvements and new tools, and how to make the most of them in your daily workflows. At the end of the class, join us for a brief interactive Q&A session to gather user feedback about the current release of AutoCAD for Mac and to discuss what can be done in future releases to make it an even more effective design tool.
Users new to AutoCAD for Mac or existing users who want information on the newest release
Jim is the Owner of IMPACT Designs, LLC, a consulting firm based in Maryland. Jim has worked with AutoCAD for 15 years in varying disciplines, including commercial and residential architectural design, mechanical engineering, materials handling, and telecommunications. He is skilled in customization, efficiency and speed, as well as being adept in information technology. He also worked as a genius at an Apple® Retail Store, becoming a certified Apple® technician. Jim combines paper and pencil drafting knowledge with his love of cutting edge technology, both Mac® and PC-based. Currently, Jim travels around the country giving workshops and classes on AutoCAD for Mac® and using Apple® computers in today's design offices.
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.
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.
AutoCAD software is a particularly extensible program, and that ability lets you alter the interface to suit your needs. This customizability isn't just altering where buttons are in the toolbars, but easily adding commands to both buttons, as well as to the menu bar. While AutoCAD for Mac software doesn't quite have all of the capabilities of the Microsoft Windows version, creating macros, adding commands to the menu, and utilizing basic LISP routines are all capabilities we can capitalize on in AutoCAD for Mac. This class will review how to use the CUI to add commands to the toolsets and menus, how to alter and add custom tool panels in the toolsets, and how to load LISP routines so they're accessible every time you load a drawing. We'll even learn how to write a few basic LISP routines to get you started.
Capitalize on your knowledge of 2D to create 3D models entirely in AutoCAD software. In this class, you will learn how to take your ideas from concept to completion by creating and editing solid objects; creating smooth, free-form shapes using meshing tools; and capitalizing on the power of surface modeling. We'll look at the differences between history- and non-history-based solids and see how models can automatically update when you modify underlying curves or parameters. You will also learn how to control selection and editing with subobject selection filters, as well as glean valuable tips and tricks for navigating and visualizing your AutoCAD 3D models. If you thought 3D in AutoCAD was just too hard, think again.
In today's world of 3D, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and rapid prototyping, are 2D drawings still relevant? Even while some industries push toward bypassing traditional 2D output completely, by going straight from digital to production, drawings for many of us still serve as a primary and essential means for communicating design intent. Yet behind every 2D document lurks the possibility of a file that's a digital disaster. You know the type; they look fine when plotted, but are a nightmare to actually work with. These documents might pass a visual-based quality-control review, but a plot can hide a multitude of sins. This session will explore the hidden DNA of documents that can affect productivity, profit, and even employee morale. We'll brainstorm together on digital best practices to ensure your plotted documents (whether paper or digital) are more than just pretty drawings. We'll also dive into the tools and techniques to help identify, prevent, and remedy digital dilemmas in your company.
Tablets and smartphones are no longer futuristic concepts. These devices are ubiquitous and extremely powerful, both in our daily lives as well as in our professional workflows. But how can we use them in our CAD lives? AutoCAD mobile lets us use the copious amounts of data we include in our DWG™ files anywhere we are. Whether in the coffee shop, on the factory floor, or in the middle of a field (cell signal not withstanding), you can get to your DWG files in the cloud, make changes to the native geometry, and share your changes with others. This class will go through the basics of adding cloud access to your app, drawing new geometry, and modifying existing work, as well as pulling information like dimensions and areas from your drawings. We will also cover best practices and access for non-AutoCAD users.
This workshop will familiarize attendees with the AutoCAD mobile app's functionalities. They will learn how to complete key daily workflows on their mobile devices, enriching their toolsets and versatility as professionals. We'll present and act out 4 or 5 real-life scenarios involving several typical personas (=roles) in the AutoCAD community (architect, designer, surveyors, and so on). The scenarios will involve a problem we need to solve or a goal we need to achieve. We'll showcase, along with volunteers from the crowd, how to solve these challenges quickly and on the go using the AutoCAD mobile app.
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
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 examine the latest tools and features added to the newest version of AutoCAD software for Mac. We will dissect and review each addition and look at how they might impact your daily workflow. This session features AutoCAD for Mac. AIA Approved