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AutoCAD 2010 Essential Training

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Welcome

Introduces the AutoCAD 2010 application and covers several of its major features, equipping viewers with the tools to produce, annotate, and plot designs.
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  1. 1m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 28m 46s
    1. Launching the program for the first time
      2m 27s
    2. Understanding model space
      1m 48s
    3. Accessing the Ribbon
      3m 5s
    4. Leveraging dockable palettes
      4m 11s
    5. Monitoring the Status bar
      1m 41s
    6. Understanding the anatomy of a command
      3m 28s
    7. Customizing AutoCAD's preferences
      4m 21s
    8. Saving a workspace
      3m 49s
    9. Accessing Help
      3m 56s
  3. 23m 45s
    1. Opening an AutoCAD drawing
      3m 46s
    2. Understanding mouse functions
      2m 17s
    3. Zooming, panning, and regenning
      5m 43s
    4. Working in a multiple-document environment
      3m 46s
    5. Saving your work
      3m 16s
    6. Saving time with templates
      4m 57s
  4. 17m 27s
    1. Constructing lines
      2m 56s
    2. Locking angles with the Ortho and Polar modes
      5m 41s
    3. Drawing circles
      4m 59s
    4. Activating the heads-up display
      3m 51s
  5. 16m 51s
    1. Defining a unit of measure
      7m 26s
    2. Constructing geometry using architectural measurements
      4m 23s
    3. Working with metric units
      5m 2s
  6. 27m 24s
    1. Understanding the Cartesian coordinate system
      5m 40s
    2. Locking to geometry using object snaps
      9m 34s
    3. Automating object snap selection
      7m 43s
    4. Using temporary tracking to find points in space
      4m 27s
  7. 21m 0s
    1. Drawing rectangles
      4m 59s
    2. Drawing polygons
      3m 58s
    3. Drawing ellipses
      4m 53s
    4. Organizing with hatch patterns
      7m 10s
  8. 32m 56s
    1. Making geometric changes using the property changer
      3m 56s
    2. Moving and copying elements
      4m 51s
    3. Rotating elements
      4m 31s
    4. Trimming and extending geometry
      5m 40s
    5. Creating offsets
      6m 30s
    6. Erasing elements
      2m 15s
    7. Undoing and redoing actions
      5m 13s
  9. 11m 26s
    1. Selecting entities using a window
      3m 47s
    2. Adding and removing from selections
      3m 34s
    3. Using keyboard shortcuts
      4m 5s
  10. 45m 36s
    1. Creating fillets
      4m 17s
    2. Creating chamfers
      3m 26s
    3. Using the Array command to create copies in a rotated pattern
      4m 6s
    4. Using the Array command to create copies in a rectangular pattern
      3m 2s
    5. Creating mirrored copies of geometry
      2m 49s
    6. Stretching elements
      3m 44s
    7. Scaling elements
      4m 20s
    8. Leveraging grips
      6m 18s
    9. Exploding elements
      5m 18s
    10. Joining elements together
      3m 43s
    11. Editing hatch patterns
      4m 33s
  11. 29m 10s
    1. Understanding layers
      2m 36s
    2. Creating and adjusting layers using the Layer Property Manager
      7m 51s
    3. Using layers to organize a drawing
      8m 57s
    4. Changing layer settings using layer control
      3m 22s
    5. Understanding the BYLAYER property
      3m 41s
    6. Using the Layer Previous command
      2m 43s
  12. 36m 13s
    1. Creating single-line text
      3m 45s
    2. Justifying text
      5m 17s
    3. Controlling appearance using text styles
      5m 24s
    4. Annotating with multi-line text
      4m 29s
    5. Editing text
      4m 28s
    6. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      3m 39s
    7. Incorporating symbols
      4m 28s
    8. Correcting spelling errors
      4m 43s
  13. 26m 57s
    1. Creating general dimensions
      4m 51s
    2. Creating continuous and baseline dimensions
      2m 14s
    3. Controlling appearance using dimension styles
      4m 37s
    4. Modifying dimensions
      5m 51s
    5. Creating multi-leaders
      2m 2s
    6. Controlling appearance using multi-leader styles
      3m 20s
    7. Modifying multi-leaders
      4m 2s
  14. 24m 40s
    1. Inserting blocks
      4m 18s
    2. Creating blocks
      6m 12s
    3. Leveraging blocks
      6m 17s
    4. Redefining blocks
      2m 23s
    5. Building a block library
      5m 30s
  15. 11m 56s
    1. Querying drawing using rollover tool tips
      1m 56s
    2. Taking measurements using the Distance command
      2m 39s
    3. Modifying properties using the Quick Properties tool
      3m 40s
    4. Automating calculations using the Quick Calculator feature
      3m 41s
  16. 33m 32s
    1. Creating quick plots
      5m 44s
    2. Selecting a pen table
      5m 17s
    3. Choosing line weights
      3m 10s
    4. Creating a layout pt. 1: Choosing a paper size
      3m 0s
    5. Creating a layout pt. 2: Inserting a title block
      2m 13s
    6. Creating a layout pt. 3: Cutting viewports
      5m 54s
    7. Reusing layouts
      4m 7s
    8. Organizing layouts
      4m 7s
  17. 15m 20s
    1. Using the Annotative property to automatically size text
      4m 2s
    2. Using the Annotative property to automatically size dimensions
      4m 15s
    3. Using the Annotative property to automatically size callouts
      3m 12s
    4. Revising the scale assigned to annotations
      3m 51s
  18. 6m 23s
    1. Saving drawings to other formats
      2m 3s
    2. Plotting to PDF
      1m 14s
    3. Plotting to the Design Web Format
      2m 19s
    4. Sending drawings via email
  19. 23s
    1. Goodbye

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AutoCAD 2010 Essential Training
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AutoCAD 2010 Essential Training covers the most important features of this industry-standard 2D drafting and design application. Professional designer Jeff Bartels begins with a tour of AutoCAD's interface and the tools used to create basic shapes. He then focuses on the methods used to modify and refine geometry while emphasizing accuracy and good habits to build a solid design foundation. Jeff shows how to use layers, line types, and colors to organize a drawing file and explains how to efficiently annotate a design and prepare it for final output. Throughout the course, Jeff shares techniques used in the industry and reinforces the lessons with practical examples. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Working in a multiple-document environment
  • Configuring units for architectural, civil, or metric work
  • Incorporating blocks (symbols) into a working file
  • Creating annotations that automatically size themselves
  • Transferring data between drawings
  • Preparing standardized layouts with title blocks


(Music playing.) Welcome to the AutoCAD 2010 Essential Training title. My name is Jeff Bartels and it's truly an honor for me to be able to work with you and take you step-by- step through AutoCAD 2010. AutoCAD is the industry-standard tool for 2D drafting and design. It's so popular in fact that you'd be hard-pressed to find a form of construction or production work today that doesn't involve AutoCAD in some way. I've based this title on techniques that have proven successful in the classroom and in the real world of production drafting.

We'll start our training by taking a thorough look at AutoCAD's interface. Next, we'll begin creating simple shapes. As we become familiar with the basics, we'll add to our tools, learning more productive ways to create and modify our geometry. Soon our drawings will become larger and we'll learn how to organize them using layers, line types, and colors. Next, we will get into annotation and add text, dimensions, and leaders to our drawings. Finally, we'll learn how to create professional looking plots of our designs using a standardized title block.

So if you're interested in architecture, surveying, civil or mechanical engineering, or design, this title is perfect for you. Well, we've got a lot to talk about and I've got a lot of things I can't wait to show you. So let's get started.

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