In AutoCAD 2010 New Features, instructor Jeff Bartels highlights the cutting-edge tools that can make any designer more productive and creative in AutoCAD. Jeff walks through the new interface and the updates to this version, focusing on the features used for editing, measuring, and converting design geometry. He explores the parametric constraint tools and how they can be used to produce truly "smart" designs that speed the development process. Finally, Jeff demonstrates how to use the freeform mesh modeling tools in the creation of a 3D conceptual design. Exercise files accompany the course.
Creating geometric relationships between entities in a design
Adding variables and expressions to dimensional constraints
Importing and exporting PDF files
Taking measurements using the MEASUREGEOM feature
Creating a 3D conceptual design with freeform mesh models
Using AutoDesk Seek to find drawing content
Using dynamic grips to modify non-associative hatch