AutoCAD 2009 may only be twelve months newer than AutoCAD 2008, but it is a landmark release, sporting a brand new interface that may seem intimidating at first glance. In AutoCAD 2009 New Features, CAD manager Jeff Bartels covers every new and updated aspect of the interface, drafting tools, and visualization features, making this course both a tour and a reference for anyone considering an upgrade from a prior release. While exploring these new features, Jeff also shares the cutting-edge skills required to make the most productive use of them. Example files accompany the course.
Using the new Quick Access toolbar, quick properties, quick view layouts, and quick view drawings
Understanding the Status bar and the Layer Properties palette
Recording, editing, and sharing action recorder macros
Finding and replacing text
Checking spelling automatically
Creating presentations with ShowMotion
Navigating drawings using the ViewCube and SteeringWheels