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.
Users of all levels including CAD managers who want to maintain standards in creating content and reusable objects
Since 1985, Autodesk, Inc., has recognized Matt Murphy to be a leader in providing professional training. He has served as an adviser and a consultant to the training industry as chair of the Autodesk Training Center Advisory Board (ATCAB) and Executive Committee (ATCEC), and he has received numerous instructional awards, including the Authorized Training Center (ATC) Eastern Regional Instructor of the Year for 2004. Matt is a widely acclaimed top trainer and AutoCAD Mentor All-Star. He is a former featured columnist for Cadalyst and AUGIWorld magazines, as well as for the AutoCAD Exchange's Ask the Expert Series. As a 20-year veteran speaker at Autodesk University and the PowerTrack Manager for 2009, he was rated the top Autodesk University speaker 7 times, including for a tutorial (2006), large lecture (2007), and PowerTrack session (2008 and 2009). Matt is the director of Content Management and Development for all CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, helping to create affordable training for Autodesk software users.
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.
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.
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.