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AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Welcome

Gives a thorough explanation of the interface and explains the commands as they would be encountered in a typical workflow.
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  1. 3m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Introduction to this course
      1m 31s
    3. Using the example files
  2. 22m 7s
    1. Understanding the model space
      1m 31s
    2. Using the ribbon
      3m 14s
    3. Using the menu browser
      2m 52s
    4. Using the command line
      1m 46s
    5. Activating the toolbars
      1m 41s
    6. Leveraging dockable palettes
      2m 53s
    7. Reading the Status bar
      1m 41s
    8. Saving your workspace
      2m 24s
    9. Customizing AutoCAD
      4m 5s
  3. 20m 30s
    1. Opening an AutoCAD drawing
      3m 37s
    2. Exercising mouse functions
      2m 11s
    3. Zooming, panning, and regenning
      5m 5s
    4. Working in a multiple-document environment
      3m 21s
    5. Saving your work
      2m 25s
    6. Saving time with templates
      3m 51s
  4. 18m 19s
    1. Drawing lines
      3m 32s
    2. Maintaining accuracy with the Ortho and Polar modes
      6m 21s
    3. Drawing circles
      4m 53s
    4. Activating the heads-up display
      3m 33s
  5. 16m 1s
    1. Defining units of measure
      5m 44s
    2. Drafting with architectural units
      4m 50s
    3. Working with metric units
      5m 27s
  6. 19m 47s
    1. Understanding Cartesian coordinates
      5m 33s
    2. Maintaining accuracy with object snaps
      9m 59s
    3. Automating object snaps
      4m 15s
  7. 22m 6s
    1. Drawing rectangles
      4m 44s
    2. Drawing ellipses
      5m 10s
    3. Organizing with hatch patterns
      8m 21s
    4. Drawing polygons
      3m 51s
  8. 22m 46s
    1. Moving and copying elements
      6m 18s
    2. Rotating elements
      5m 5s
    3. Creating offset lines
      6m 16s
    4. Erasing elements
      1m 54s
    5. Undoing and redoing actions
      3m 13s
  9. 11m 26s
    1. Selecting elements with windows
      4m 38s
    2. Removing elements from selections
      3m 13s
    3. Using key-ins
      3m 35s
  10. 55m 6s
    1. Trimming and extending elements
      6m 11s
    2. Creating fillets
      4m 53s
    3. Creating chamfers
      4m 55s
    4. Creating patterned copies with arrays
      6m 45s
    5. Creating mirror images
      4m 53s
    6. Stretching elements
      4m 54s
    7. Scaling elements
      5m 47s
    8. Leveraging grips
      6m 50s
    9. Exploding elements
      3m 41s
    10. Joining elements
      6m 17s
  11. 23m 56s
    1. Understanding layers
      2m 48s
    2. Organizing with the Layer Properties Manager
      8m 34s
    3. Using layer control
      3m 49s
    4. Understanding the ByLayer property
      5m 23s
    5. Using the Layer Previous command
      3m 22s
  12. 42m 53s
    1. Annotating with single-line text
      3m 54s
    2. Justifying text
      6m 43s
    3. Creating text styles
      7m 24s
    4. Annotating with multi-line text
      5m 40s
    5. Editing text
      3m 30s
    6. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      4m 48s
    7. Inserting symbols
      5m 36s
    8. Correcting spelling errors
      5m 18s
  13. 26m 9s
    1. Creating dimensions
      7m 11s
    2. Creating dimension styles
      6m 4s
    3. Inserting callouts
      7m 7s
    4. Modifying dimensions
      5m 47s
  14. 14m 6s
    1. Using the Distance command
      3m 14s
    2. Modifying elements with the property changer
      5m 54s
    3. Using the quick calculator
      4m 58s
  15. 25m 18s
    1. Creating and inserting blocks
      9m 37s
    2. Leveraging blocks
      5m 25s
    3. Redefining blocks
      3m 35s
    4. Building your block library
      6m 41s
  16. 56m 18s
    1. Creating quick plots
      7m 36s
    2. Selecting a pen table
      5m 21s
    3. Using layouts pt. 1: Choosing paper size
      4m 37s
    4. Using layouts pt. 2: Inserting a title block
      4m 20s
    5. Using layouts pt. 3: Cutting viewports
      8m 49s
    6. Importing layouts
      5m 7s
    7. Calculating scale factors
      3m 54s
    8. Sizing model space text
      7m 34s
    9. Sizing model space dimensions
      5m 39s
    10. Scaling linetypes
      3m 21s
  17. 9m 27s
    1. Saving in other formats
      2m 34s
    2. E-transmitting drawings
      3m 8s
    3. Plotting to the Design Web Format
      3m 45s
  18. 16s
    1. Goodbye

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AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training
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AutoCAD 2009 sports cutting-edge features and a brand new interface, making it the perfect opportunity for those with no prior drafting experience to learn AutoCAD from the ground up. In AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training, Jeff Bartels gives a thorough explanation of the interface and explains the commands in the same order they would be encountered in a typical workflow. He discusses each concept using simple line work, and then applies it to a real-world example. The course is "industry neutral," meaning the skills and techniques can be applied to any drafting discipline: architectural, mechanical, civil, or design. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Learning the fundamentals of drawing
  • Mastering specialized draw commands
  • Controlling units and accuracy
  • Making modifications to existing geometry
  • Annotating and dimensioning
  • Creating reusable content
  • Plotting drawings using layouts
  • Sharing data with others


Welcome to the AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training title. My name is Jeff Bartels, and I have been an AutoCAD user and Instructor since the days when AutoCAD was a DOS-based application. AutoCAD has been my passion for more than a decade, by day I use AutoCAD to produce large scale civil engineering plans, and by night I teach AutoCAD courses at local colleges, and work with students just like you. It's truly an honor to act as your personal trainer, and take you step by step through this industry standard CAD drafting program. AutoCAD 2009 is an exciting release. You see, it's just been given a brand new interface.

This means that you have chosen the best time to start training on the software, rest assured, as we progress through the tutorials, I will be showing you how to use AutoCAD, using the latest tools and techniques. We'll start our training with an empty interface, and when we wrap up, you will be able to create and plot your own layouts, complete with annotation and dimensions. So if you've always wanted to learn AutoCAD from the ground up, this is your perfect opportunity. Well, we have got a lot of things to talk about, and a lot of learning to do. So let's get started.

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