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AutoCAD 2009 New Features

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Welcome

Covers every new and updated aspect of the interface, drafting tools, and visualization features.
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  1. 3m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. Using the example files
    3. Introduction to this course
      1m 3s
  2. 37m 28s
    1. Using the Quick Access toolbar
      3m 31s
    2. Exploring the menu browser
      5m 11s
    3. Understanding the ribbon
      4m 59s
    4. Customizing the ribbon
      9m 14s
    5. Adjusting quick properties
      5m 56s
    6. Navigating with quick view layouts
      5m 3s
    7. Navigating with quick view drawings
      3m 34s
  3. 35m 8s
    1. Setting the default model space color
      2m 6s
    2. Restoring toolbars
      4m 5s
    3. Accessing the InfoCenter
      5m 39s
    4. Understanding the Status bar
      3m 13s
    5. Taking advantage of tooltips
      4m 24s
    6. Restoring hidden messages
      4m 55s
    7. Introducing the Layer Properties palette
      5m 0s
    8. Exploring additional interface changes
      5m 46s
  4. 26m 8s
    1. Automating tasks with the action recorder
      8m 41s
    2. Editing and sharing action recorder macros
      9m 28s
    3. Leveraging rollover tooltips
      4m 40s
    4. Converting layouts to models
      3m 19s
  5. 38m 31s
    1. Introducing automatic spell-checking
      3m 58s
    2. Modifying clipped xrefs dynamically
      4m 11s
    3. Finding and replacing text
      5m 37s
    4. Panning and zooming array previews
      3m 47s
    5. Sharing drawings with DWFx
      4m 30s
    6. Importing and exporting DGN files
      12m 58s
    7. Exploring additional tool changes
      3m 30s
  6. 21m 18s
    1. Manipulating 3D views with the ViewCube
      6m 11s
    2. Navigating with SteeringWheels
      7m 30s
    3. Creating presentations with ShowMotion
      7m 37s
  7. 16m 58s
    1. Setting a geographic location
      6m 48s
    2. Adding a background
      6m 24s
    3. Exploring additional visualization changes
      3m 46s
  8. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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AutoCAD 2009 New Features
Video Duration: 0s 2h 59m Intermediate


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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.

Topics include:
  • 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
  • Setting a geographic location


Welcome to the AutoCAD 2009 New Features title. My name is Jeff Bartels and I'm privileged to be your personal tour guide as we walk through the many changes and improvements that have been made to AutoCAD, since release 2008. Now, I have been using AutoCAD for a long time and I can tell you that AutoCAD 2009 is truly a milestone release. You see, one of the things that makes this release special is AutoCAD's brand new interface, which at first glance may seem a little intimidating. Don't worry. In this title, you and I are going to look at every component of AutoCAD's updated interface. We are going to explore everything that's been added, changed, or turned off. When we are through, you will have a full understanding of the new system and you will be off and running without sacrificing your productivity.

After we finish talking about the interface, we are going to take a hands-on look at all of the new tools added to AutoCAD 2009, as well as any enhancements that have been made to the existing tools. There have been several powerful features added for both 2D and 3D work. If you're someone who is thinking about upgrading from AutoCAD 2008 or any prior version of AutoCAD for that matter, this title is a perfect choice to get you comfortable with AutoCAD's new look and feel. If you're someone who is interested in updating your AutoCAD skills, this title will keep you on the cutting edge of what AutoCAD has to offer.

Well, the tour, so to speak, is about to start. Let's jump in and take a look at the new AutoCAD 2009.

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