This intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers 3D AutoCAD software veterans as well as AutoCAD 2D users a chance to explore 3D solid and surface modeling techniques for creating compelling composite 3D solid and surfaced part models in AutoCAD 2014. Tools for creating 3D solids with surfaces will accelerate your design workflow. Learn new techniques that will supersede your old-school techniques and develop a new level of understanding for creating and editing 3D models. In this lab, we explore solid and surface extrudes, sweeps, lofts, and revolves. We also explore creating procedural, networked, blended, patched, and trimmed surfaces using surface slicing workflows. If you used AutoCAD 3D in the past, attend this class and get ready to be surprised!
J.C. Malitzke is President of Digital JC CAD Services Inc. and is the former department chair of Computer Integrated Technologies and a faculty member at Moraine Valley Community College in the greater Chicago area. He managed and taught for the college's Autodesk Authorized Training Center. He has been using and teaching Autodesk® products for 28 years. J.C. is co-author to Good-Heart Wilcox Publisher for AutoCAD® and Its Applications Advanced. He is the recipient of several educator awards, including, Professor of the Year,and the Illinois Trustee Association's Faculty Member of the Year, and a top presenter award winner at Autodesk University. J.C. is a Certified Autodesk Instructor and a Autodesk Certification Evaluator. This is his 19th year presenting at Autodesk University. He holds a BS degree in education and a MS in industrial technology from Illinois State University. Contact J.C. at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this year, the AutoCAD Exchange Discussion Group on LinkedIn had a running commentary on people's favorite method of launching commands, and it all comes down to personal preference. So in this lab, you get to create a custom panel on the Ribbon to hold your favorites, and also see how to add the same commands to the Quick Access Toolbar. As some of you know, I'm a Tool Palette junkie, so I'll show you how a button on the Tool Palette may result in a better approach. For the keyboarders, I'll show you how to create a one-line AutoLISP® program, and how to edit the ACAD.PGP file for aliases. But what about those rollover tips and the content of Quick Properties? We check that out too. In addition to spending some quality time in the Customize User Interface (CUI), I share gold star tips along the way, all of which I hope will result in a more efficient and productive daily AutoCAD experience.
Return on investment on the AutoCAD platform is all about saving picks and clicks, and this class is all about exposing the super-secret tools in the AutoCAD platform. The biggest issue is that you don't know what you are missing from release to release unless someone exposes these little secrets. In this class, we provide a one-stop-shopping document to help you remember all of them and refer back to them. Updated from last year, this class includes new tools and uncovers AutoCAD 2014 secrets. Your repetitive steps and tasks won't know what hit them.
After passing the more than 11 million registered users mark, AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD��® WS) continues to revolutionize the industry. AutoCAD 360 provides users with a powerful collaboration platform on both web and mobile to design, edit, and share their drawings anytime, anywhere. See how you can keep all your team in sync with the latest copy of a drawing using AutoCAD 360, and every change made by each teammate is immediately synchronized with all other team members. Take advantage of the design feed on desktop, web, and mobile to communicate and track issues between the site and the office. Capitalize on all that web and mobile has to offer including geolocation, camera, real-time collaboration, and more. Want to get more out of AutoCAD 360? Come and check out our AutoCAD 360 Pro plans. Join us and learn how AutoCAD 360 can improve your workflow and save you both time and money. The class walks you through some of the exciting new AutoCAD 360 2.0 features on the web and mobile apps.