This class is filled with all the tips and tricks you'll need to create macros in AutoCAD® software. Macros are small groups of commands and routines that can be any length, without requiring any special characters at the end of the line. In this class, you learn to create custom macros that apply to your business needs and enhance your productivity on designs. You develop a custom tool palette placing over 50 of your new macros on the palette for quick access during project design. Most importantly, what you learn will bring value to your employer and give you knowledge that can help you excel within your field.
CAD managers and advanced users who have CAD management responsibilities; CAD designers who are interested in reducing repetitive tasks; civil engineers,
and geologists; and anyone who needs to work with AutoCAD drawings within the project workflow
Sam Lucido is a sought out CAD designer and trainer at his current employer and presents workshops on CAD productivity to managers and users in both corporate and general settings. He has over 20 years of experience involving production design and drafting, user support, and standards coordination. He is employed by Haley and Aldrich, Inc. As a CAD/GIS Services Manager he provides support on a wide variety of mechanical and civil design projects. Sam continues to be very self-motivated and enjoys working in a team environment to accomplish project objectives and create high quality deliverables. Sam is professionally certified in AutoCAD 2011 through 2013.
This class focuses on the particular challenges of documenting and modeling brownfield process plants using AutoCAD® Plant 3D software, AutoCAD® software, and other available hardware and software tools. As we go through several case studies of actual brownfield projects, you learn how to account for and overcome the numerous challenges that brownfield plants present, such as hostile weather, heat and vibration from ongoing operations, dangerous conditions and more. You also learn how the Autodesk suite of plant design and modeling tools, along with third-party software, can create a fast, accurate modeling workflow for your brownfield project.
In this class, a panel of experts from Autodesk Product Support are here to answer your questions and share troubleshooting tips. We may not be able to answer or resolve all questions right away, but in this case, we can provide pointers or advice for further troubleshooting and information on how to log a support case for more in-depth investigations. We give a brief presentation at the start to introduce the support organization and the people involved and to explain what the current support options for customers are. Panel experts include members of the technical support, QA, and licensing teams.
Join a panel of experts from Autodesk Product Support for an open discussion and Q&A session in a smaller roundtable format where you and other attendees have more opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions. Panel experts, including members of the technical support, QA, and licensing teams, are here to provide answers and share troubleshooting tips.
Come and see firsthand the productivity-boosting advancements in location-based workflows for AutoCAD 2014 software, including AutoCAD LT® and industry-specific AutoCAD products. Easily locate your design in the real world just by entering a site address and bring satellite images, maps, and field data directly into AutoCAD. This class walks you through the new location capabilities that are enabled with AutoCAD 2014. Join us to find out more about how you can collaborate and connect your office and fieldwork together with AutoCAD desktop, web, and mobile. For example, you can start your project with in-canvas live maps or use the GPS in your mobile device to accurately place yourself in your AutoCAD design where you can simply add photos, notes, and new locations as you walk through your site.
Take a walk through Autodesk® Exchange for AutoCAD and see the most popular apps for under $100 in action. In this class, we present a mix of free, paid, and Autodesk apps that are sure to help any AutoCAD user or CAD manager eliminate repetitive design tasks as well as create higher quality designs. See some fun apps too!
How can you hone your skills, make awesome custom AutoLISP® programs, advance your knowledge, and still get the project done on time and under budget? Follow the path of the power user. This roundtable discussion goes into detail about the best practices and methods for power users of AutoCAD® software. Here is your chance to exchange AutoLISP programs, tricks, and tips, along with user insights on how to stay motivated, keep a positive outlook, and cope with the added responsibilities of knowing a CAD product inside and out.
When OMNNI Associates, Inc., an engineering consultant based in Appleton, Wisconsin, discovered that they were required by their DOT to provide ground conflict analysis for oversize, overweight (OSOW) vehicle movements, they contacted Savoy Computing for advice. At the time, Savoy was modeling vehicle turning paths in 3D on surfaces but had not incorporated conflict analysis. Over a number of weeks, Savoy worked closely with OMNNI to understand the requirement and learn precisely how designers would like to see the solution work. Savoy then developed a tool that analyzes the vehicle's path across a 3D surface in seconds and reports ground proximity contours, locations of critical points of ground conflict, and nearest points of conflict as well as automatically creating cross-sections at all critical locations. This class discusses the issues identified by OMNNI and shows how Savoy AutoTrack can be used to perform 3D ground conflict analysis in either AutoCAD® or in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software.