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AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training

with Scott Onstott

Video: Welcome

Learn how to create detailed 2D CAD drawings with AutoCAD 2015.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 16m 43s
    1. Exploring the user interface
      4m 2s
    2. Using the ribbon
      1m 20s
    3. Changing workspaces
      4m 3s
    4. Customizing the user interface
      2m 37s
    5. Editing command aliases
      3m 1s
    6. Accessing help
      1m 40s
  3. 20m 12s
    1. Opening, saving, and closing files
      4m 32s
    2. Selecting drawing units
      4m 11s
    3. Converting drawings to new units
      5m 49s
    4. Editing program and drawing options
      2m 10s
    5. Using and creating templates
      3m 30s
  4. 22m 3s
    1. Using commands and panning a drawing
      6m 2s
    2. Using the Zoom command to navigate
      8m 0s
    3. Understanding model and paper spaces
      4m 51s
    4. Saving and restoring views
      3m 10s
  5. 50m 23s
    1. Lines
      7m 53s
    2. Circles
      6m 51s
    3. Arcs
      7m 22s
    4. Ellipses
      4m 15s
    5. Splines
      6m 54s
    6. Polylines
      6m 25s
    7. Rectangles and polygons
      6m 8s
    8. Points and donuts
      4m 35s
  6. 1h 25m
    1. Selecting objects
      10m 12s
    2. Moving and copying
      8m 22s
    3. Rotating and scaling
      8m 11s
    4. Arraying objects
      8m 46s
    5. Offsetting and mirroring
      6m 48s
    6. Stretching and lengthening
      2m 40s
    7. Trimming and extending
      4m 38s
    8. Breaking and joining
      5m 10s
    9. Editing with grips
      4m 21s
    10. Creating boundaries and cleaning up
      4m 42s
    11. Performing Boolean operations on regions
      3m 49s
    12. Using the fillet, chamfer, and blend commands
      4m 41s
    13. Dividing and measuring
      6m 2s
    14. Editing polylines and splines
      6m 51s
  7. 47m 4s
    1. Using Grid and Snap
      4m 6s
    2. Making isometric drawings
      3m 54s
    3. Understanding coordinate systems
      5m 48s
    4. Using polar tracking
      3m 29s
    5. Enabling the heads-up display
      4m 13s
    6. Working with object snaps
      9m 47s
    7. Using the From command
      6m 43s
    8. Employing object-snap tracking
      2m 26s
    9. Creating coordinate systems of your own
      6m 38s
  8. 44m 52s
    1. Engineering project: Part drawing
      7m 37s
    2. Architectural project: Attaching a sketch
      4m 44s
    3. Architectural project: Drawing walls
      8m 52s
    4. Architectural project: Cutting openings
      8m 4s
    5. Architectural project: Drawing doors
      6m 54s
    6. Architectural project: Adding details
      8m 41s
  9. 17m 21s
    1. Using the Hatch command
      6m 53s
    2. Creating hatch patterns by selecting objects
      2m 47s
    3. Creating gradients
      5m 5s
    4. Editing hatch boundaries
      2m 36s
  10. 17m 33s
    1. Creating text styles
      2m 27s
    2. Writing single-line text
      7m 48s
    3. Writing multiline text
      4m 19s
    4. Aligning text objects
      2m 59s
  11. 39m 13s
    1. Measuring distances and areas
      5m 18s
    2. Making dimension objects
      7m 6s
    3. Editing existing dimensions
      7m 3s
    4. Editing a dimension style
      7m 3s
    5. Creating dimension substyles
      3m 6s
    6. Making dimension overrides
      5m 5s
    7. Creating multileaders
      4m 32s
  12. 35m 25s
    1. Hiding and isolating objects
      2m 45s
    2. Editing object properties
      6m 38s
    3. Changing linetype scale
      2m 7s
    4. Creating layers
      6m 4s
    5. Using the Layer dropdown menu
      5m 55s
    6. Accessing specialized layer tools
      6m 32s
    7. Saving and restoring layer states
      2m 14s
    8. Altering object display order
      3m 10s
  13. 35m 39s
    1. Working with groups
      4m 22s
    2. Creating and inserting blocks
      4m 10s
    3. Using ByLayer and ByBlock object properties
      4m 43s
    4. Redefining blocks
      2m 54s
    5. Exploding objects with Explode and Xplode
      5m 12s
    6. Designing a dynamic block
      6m 15s
    7. Accessing external block content
      5m 4s
    8. Redefining local blocks with global blocks
      2m 59s
  14. 21m 10s
    1. Designing a symbol with text placeholders
      3m 27s
    2. Designing attribute definitions
      4m 47s
    3. Defining a block with attributes
      3m 32s
    4. Creating a table
      3m 13s
    5. Styling a table's title text
      1m 51s
    6. Adding fields to tables
      4m 20s
  15. 20m 25s
    1. Exporting objects to a file
      3m 45s
    2. Attaching and overlaying xrefs
      5m 39s
    3. Altering xrefs
      2m 16s
    4. Clipping xrefs
      2m 18s
    5. Editing xrefs in place
      2m 49s
    6. Removing xrefs
      3m 38s
  16. 25m 25s
    1. Creating a layout
      4m 29s
    2. Configuring a viewport
      2m 56s
    3. Locking viewports
      1m 58s
    4. Freezing viewport layers
      3m 33s
    5. Drawing a title block
      5m 40s
    6. Creating annotative text styles
      3m 30s
    7. Creating annotative dimension styles and objects
      3m 19s
  17. 14m 37s
    1. Plotting from a layout and from model space
      6m 41s
    2. Packaging your data with eTransmit
      2m 24s
    3. Outputting DWFx files for sharing online
      3m 4s
    4. Publishing multiple sheets
      2m 28s
  18. 20s
    1. Next steps

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AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training
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Scott Onstott has been using AutoCAD for 24 years and has witnessed its evolution into the world-leading application for computer-aided drafting and design. You too can harness its power and start creating detailed CAD drawings, whatever your field: design, architecture, or engineering. In this in-depth course, Scott shows you how to draw precise, measured 2D drawings—the basis of design communication the world over. Then he shows how to create and modify geometry, layers, blocks, attributes, dimensions, and layouts, and finally, how to start sharing your drawings with others.

Topics include:
  • Changing workspaces
  • Converting drawings to new units
  • Drawing lines, circles, splines, polygons, and more
  • Moving, copying, rotating, and scaling objects
  • Mirroring, lengthening, trimming, and joining objects
  • Drawing accurately with coordinates and snapping
  • Creating gradients
  • Making dimension objects
  • Managing object and layer properties
  • Reusing content
  • Making external references
  • Adding annotations
  • Packaging and publishing CAD data


Hi, my name is Scott Onstott and I'd like to welcome you to AutoCAD 2015 essential training. AutoCAD has been around for over 30 years, and is the industry standard for Computer Aided Design. People use AutoCAD in many different professions and disciplines. In this course we will start at the beginning drawing lines, rectangles, circles and other geometric objects. We will then learn many tools to manipulate these objects and control their visibility.

You will gain experience in practice projects. And add to your knowledge step by step with topics such as hatching, dimensioning, annotation, attributes, tables, external references, layouts, and creating output. We'll cover all of these tools and more. So, let's get started with AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training.

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