Everyone approaches AutoCAD software differently, so in this hands-on lab we cover several approaches to customizing and launching commands. After creating a workspace, we will create a custom panel on the ribbon to hold your favorite commands, and we'll 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 we'll see how a button on the Tool Palette may result in a better approach. For the keyboarders, we'll create a 1-line lisp, and we'll edit the ACAD.PGP file for aliases. But what about those rollover tips and the content of Quick Properties? We'll also check those out. In addition to some quality time in the Customize User Interface, we will also present tips along the way, all of which I hope will result in a more efficient and productive daily AutoCAD experience.
Michael E. Beall is owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC, and he provides customized training on AutoCAD software, CAP Studio, and Revit software fundamentals. His book, The AutoCAD Workbench, 2nd Edition, contains over 300 AutoCAD tips and is available from www.cadtrainerguy.com. Michael has presented CAD seminars to the design community since 1982 and has lectured on AutoCAD since 1990. He has presented the AutoCAD Toolbelt at numerous trade shows and has made several Autodesk University (AU) appearances, his AU 2013 presentation garnering him the Speaker Award for hands-on labs. Since 1982 he has trained on 6 continents, in 11 countries, and in 41 states. As an Autodesk Certified Instructor he received Autodesk's Instructional Quality Award in 1997 and 2000. An Autodesk Authorized Author, Michael has co-authored 5 titles from New Riders Publishing, including the popular Inside AutoCAD series. You can find additional AutoCAD insights at www.cadtutor.net/corner where he writes the bi-monthly column, 'Michael's Corner.'
The best leaders may not be great managers. The best managers may not have the skills to lead. We will look at the skills of each position and see how you can blend them together to make you the most effective at both. You can improve your effectiveness by knowing what skill to apply to each situation. We will show you how to identify the situations where leadership is the most effective approach and the situations where management skills need to be applied. Making the wrong call about which hat you need to wear can get you into hot water. Come away with the tools you need to be more nimble and productive.
If you want a plethora of power user tips, then 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.
Since the early days of AutoCAD software, users and companies have struggled with maintaining standards and managing block libraries. After all, having a company block library on a network drive and using a layer standard is great, but it's hard to make sure people use the right block and put the text on the correct layer. This class will address the easiest and most effective methods for managing existing blocks and Dynamic Blocks and ensuring that the correct colors, layers, and linetypes are used for the creation of all geometry. You'll also learn the secret of how to create, display, and manage shared palettes securely as an Enterprise Solution for your company standards.