AutoCAD software's Dynamic Blocks gives you the ability to save time while reducing the size of your block library. Do you have multiple blocks with slight variations between them? Let's turn them into a single block that we can stretch, rotate, and more. In this class you will learn the basics of creating and editing Dynamic Blocks, and you will come to understand some tools that will enable you to limit Dynamic Block behavior. You will also learn a couple of ways to simplify the process of selecting the desired block, including block tables and visibility states. By the end of this class you will have the skills you need to return to work and create Dynamic Blocks that will increase your efficiency immediately.
AutoCAD users of all disiciplines who would like to streamline their bloated block libraries.
Tracy Chadwick serves as coordinator and instructor for the Computer Drafting Technology program at Hutchinson Community College (HCC) in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, including those on engineering graphics, AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software. Prior to his role in the Associate Degree program, Tracy served as the manager and instructor of HCC's Autodesk Authorized Training Center from 2001. In 2007 Autodesk recognized Tracy with the North America Award for Distinguished Performance in AutoCAD Software Training. Tracy holds professional certifications for AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software, and he is an Autodesk Certified Instructor for AutoCAD.
In the multiple cultures of the business world of today it has become more important for both published applications and in house applications to be easily used by anyone. Over the past year one of my main tasks has been to localize our projects for multiple cultures. Globalization is designing and developing applications for users in multiple cultures and Localization is the process of customizing data and resources for specific cultures for applications. In this class, we talk about and demonstrate building an AutoCAD® plugin that is localized for multiple cultures. We will create resource files adding strings that are displayed in the application, have commands that are culture aware and setup the user interface including dialogs that handle different cultures. Although this class will be targeted for AutoCAD® applications most of what will be covered applies to any .NET development.
Do you still open drawings 1 at a time? Do you print drawings 1 at a time? Do you update the index sheet on a drawing package when a drawing name changes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this class is for you. The Sheet Set Manager tool in AutoCAD software is your ultimate document management tool. Sheet Set Manager is an electronic database of all your project information, and you can add it to a template file to eliminate the chance for error and populate data throughout the project. In this class we will set up a design project using a template, organize the sheets, and publish the entire set to PDF when complete. At the end of this class you will be able to take your existing company title blocks and create a template to use on your projects, increasing your productivity and efficiency.
AutoCAD 2014 software saw greatly improved geolocation capabilities, including features such as a library of geographic information system (GIS) coordinate systems, live map data, automatic transformation of external references, and faster images—as well as GPS support. AutoCAD 2015 software added a number of new features as well as an extensive set of APIs. In this session we will introduce these new features as well as dive into the geolocation APIs and develop a sample application demonstrating how developers can use this new functionality to create location-aware applications in AutoCAD software.