Autodesk, Inc.'s, cloud services change names more often than some people change their socks. As such, these services can be rather confusing. Despite their malleable call signs, these cloud tools can have dramatic impacts on your workflow. We will focus on 2 specific services in this class, namely the Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform and the AutoCAD 360 web app. We will look at the history of these services as well as their feature sets, creating and utilizing accounts and where these services can impact your workflow.
Jim LaPier is the owner of IMPACT Designs, LLC, a consulting firm based in Maryland. Jim has worked with AutoCAD software for 16 years in varying disciplines, including commercial and residential architectural design, mechanical engineering, materials handling, and telecommunications. He is skilled in customization, efficiency, and speed, and he is adept in information technology. He also worked as a genius at an Apple Inc. Retail Store, becoming a certified Apple technician. Jim combines paper-and-pencil drafting knowledge with his love of advanced technology, both Mac and PC-based. Jim currently travels around the country giving workshops and classes on AutoCAD for Mac software and using Apple computers in today's design offices.
High-quality facility drawings in AutoCAD software give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether for manufacturing or offices. When it comes to computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), there's one tool: AutoCAD. This class will show you the skills you need to use AutoCAD to calculate available area, understand which percentage is usable space, and export drawings and data for analysis and presentation. Concentrating on the basics, this class will guide you through a simple CAFM project, letting you learn at your own pace and develop your skills as you go. Shaun Bryant will show you how to set up drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings. By the end of the class, you'll be able to export the information to applications such as Microsoft Excel so that you can analyze the data in a tabular format.
This intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers AutoCAD 3D software veterans a chance to explore the 2D model documentation of 3D models from AutoCAD 2018 software. After creating base views and projected views from 3D solid or surface models, we'll explore sectional views. Using 3D models, we'll create full, half, offset, and aligned sectional drawing views. We'll also create circular and rectangular detail views. We will apply editing techniques of the 3D models to then update the derived drawing views. We will also explore Undocumented Auxiliary View features from 3D models. Exporting the 2D sectional drawing views into model space using the EXPORTLAYOUT command will give us true size and shape geometry to edit and annotate as needed. If you've used AutoCAD 3D software in the past to create 2D multiview drawings from 3D models, attend this class and get ready to be surprised.
AutoCAD Windows Mobile app is the newest edition to AutoCAD mobile family. The product is unique in itself, a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that lets the same application run on all Windows 10 devices, including Surface and Windows tablets, Windows mobile phones, and laptops and desktops. This blurring of the gap between mobile and desktop gives all users a cohesive experience-the best of both worlds: simplicity and operational ease with a sensitive touch interface and complete support for keyboard and mouse. This class will dive deep into the app's features, including creating and editing DWG™ files; using the app without Internet connectivity; using the Smart Pen (Stylus); downloading PDF, DWG, and DXF files; accessing all popular cloud storages; and examining the review/collaboration abilities. Finally, the class will give the audience a sneak peek into what's in store for the future.
With more than 25 million downloads, customers around the world are using AutoCAD mobile to create DWG™ technology, measure objects, and gain general access to essential drawings, wherever the job takes them. Grab this opportunity and register to learn about the advantages of adding AutoCAD mobile app to your tool belt to complete your day-to-day tasks more efficiently than ever before. In this class, we'll discuss how customers use the integration of AutoCAD mobile with laser measuring devices, cameras, GPS, and more. You'll learn how to complete workflows from the office to the field and back, and share valuable tips to better ensure you're using AutoCAD mobile to its full potential. Additionally, we'll highlight what's new in AutoCAD mobile, and look at the exciting plans for next year.
Tablets and smartphones are no longer futuristic concepts. These devices are ubiquitous and extremely powerful, both in our daily lives as well as in our professional workflows. But how can we use them in our CAD lives? AutoCAD mobile lets us use the copious amounts of data we include in our DWG™ files anywhere we are. Whether in the coffee shop, on the factory floor, or in the middle of a field (cell signal not withstanding), you can get to your DWG files in the cloud, make changes to the native geometry, and share your changes with others. This class will go through the basics of adding cloud access to your app, drawing new geometry, and modifying existing work, as well as pulling information like dimensions and areas from your drawings. We will also cover best practices and access for non-AutoCAD users.
Do you want to add game engines like Unreal Engine or Stingray to your toolkit, but you're not sure what you're getting yourself into? Then this class is for you. In this session, you'll hear from a 20-plus-year 3D expert about his transition from the rendered world to the real-time world. You'll hear about how to make sure your data is relevant to the context of a real-time environment, how to create proper geometry, and what transfers and what doesn't. This class will reveal the realities of the on-ramp to using real-time engines. And you'll gain direction as to where you should and shouldn't be spending your time to make your projects successful and visually appealing.
Let’s take a look at some of the new tools available for collaboration around AutoCAD software, AutoCAD software-based technology, AutoCAD LT software, and even Inventor software. When you are finished with this class, you will know when to do a quick share of a file using the new Share and Design View tool. You will also get a better understanding about syncing your files and customization from AutoCAD software to the cloud while using the new and improved A360 Drive. We will finish up by taking a look at the new very powerful viewer that’s built into A360 Drive. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
Take your CAD projects on the go with the A360 Drive cloud platform and AutoCAD 360 software—the browser-based version of AutoCAD software. This course will show you how to set up your desktop installation of AutoCAD software to work with A360 Drive, and view and edit designs on the fly and in the field from a tablet or smartphone. You will learn how to access the tools from any mobile browser, sync your files across devices, upload files on the go, and edit drawings from a mobile browser—or sync them back to the desktop for closer inspection. This session features AutoCAD, A360, and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
This intermediate-to-advanced hands-on lab offers AutoCAD 3D software veterans a chance to explore the 2D model documentation of 3D models from AutoCAD 2017 software. After creating base views and projected views from 3D solid or surface models, we’ll explore sectional views. Using 3D models, we will create full, half, offset, and aligned sectional drawing views. We will create circular and rectangular detail views. We will explore editing techniques of the 3D models and update the derived drawing views. We will also explore undocumented Auxiliary View features. If you used AutoCAD 3D software in the past to create 2D multiview drawings from 3D models, attend this class and get ready to be surprised. This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD 360, and AutoCAD Mechanical.
This class will focus on the AutoCAD 360 mobile app, its unique position in the AutoCAD software network, its feature set, and workflows to improve efficiency both in and outside the office. We will explore how to use AutoCAD 360 to expand away from the traditional desktop by using the latest tablet and smartphone technology to access, draft, review, and edit drawings anytime, anywhere. This hands-on workshop will assist you in kick-starting your journey from using desktop-based AutoCAD software onto the AutoCAD 360 mobile app by capitalizing on the capabilities of the A360 cloud-based services. We will deep-dive into AutoCAD 360 software’s powerful tools and capabilities, and look at some tips and tricks to integrate the app into your day-to-day work routine. This session is relevant to all mobile users—iOS, Android, and Windows 10. Transition from the old days of pen and paper and start drafting with a swish of your finger! This session features AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
With the introduction of the Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, an incredibly useful tool just got even better. Using Autodesk, Inc., apps like AutoCAD 360 software and SketchBook Mobile software, you can truly update the tracing paper and rolled-drawings workflows of the past. With the Apple iPad Pro, we can mark up prints, open and edit our design files natively, bring a new level of interactivity to our clients, and even trace and sketch over our designs like we do now. Whether you want to take field measurements, draw new or revised designs over existing ones, or enhance your construction management services, the Apple iPad should definitely find a place in your bag of tricks. This session features AutoCAD 360, A360, and SketchBook Pro. AIA Approved
Windows Universal Platform is redefining product experience on cross-platform devices by blurring the device dependencies, and enabling the user to run the same product across all Windows 10-supported devices. This enabled us to explore new possibilities for AutoCAD software drawing experiences on futuristic devices like HoloLens, Surface Hub, Continuum, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In this session, we will showcase our explorations: How AutoCAD software can change the future of making things by breaking boundaries of conventional desktop software. How small devices (Phone with Continuum) are carrying AutoCAD 360 web app and getting transformed to desktop experience just by connecting any size of the display. We’ll cover virtual-reality CAD exploration, where 3D reality mixes with 2D virtual shapes for a fast, powerful, and accurate visualization. No prerequisite required, as we are exploring new ways to use and work with AutoCAD software drawings. This session features AutoCAD 360 and AutoCAD. AIA Approved