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AutoCAD 2010 New Features

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Welcome

Highlights the cutting-edge tools that can make any designer more productive and creative in AutoCAD.
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  1. 2m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 24s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 11m 3s
    1. Using Initial Setup to create a customized workspace
      3m 15s
    2. Accessing favorite tools with the Quick Access toolbar
      2m 14s
    3. Introducing the Application menu
      3m 20s
    4. Exploring the updated Ribbon
      2m 14s
  3. 45m 57s
    1. Using parametric constraints to drive geometry
      3m 26s
    2. Creating geometric relationships between entities
      6m 23s
    3. Constraining the geometry of a part
      4m 58s
    4. Controlling the display of constraint bars
      2m 45s
    5. Automating constraint creation using AutoConstrain
      2m 34s
    6. Creating dimensional constraints
      3m 56s
    7. Adding expressions to dimensional constraints
      5m 5s
    8. Controlling the display of dimensional constraints
      2m 19s
    9. Converting dynamic constraints to annotation constraints
      3m 11s
    10. Using constraints within dynamic blocks
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a block lookup table
      4m 56s
  4. 13m 6s
    1. Reversing the direction of line work
      2m 25s
    2. Converting splines to polylines
      4m 10s
    3. Rotating geometry inside viewports
      3m 3s
    4. Editing non-associative hatch boundaries dynamically
      3m 28s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Taking measurements using MEASUREGEOM
      6m 5s
    2. Changing layer colors using the layer control
    3. Using common tools to manage referenced files
      4m 51s
    4. Attaching PDF files as underlays
      4m 32s
    5. Converting drawings to PDF
      4m 16s
    6. Using Autodesk Seek to find drawing content
      3m 10s
  6. 29m 8s
    1. Introducing freeform mesh models
      1m 36s
    2. Creating primitive mesh shapes
      4m 53s
    3. Smoothing the appearance of a mesh model
      2m 19s
    4. Selecting mesh subobjects
      2m 30s
    5. Using gizmos to mold and shape a mesh
      7m 12s
    6. Applying creases to a mesh
      3m 9s
    7. Making fine adjustments by revising mesh tessellation
      4m 28s
    8. Converting a mesh into a solid
      3m 1s
  7. 17s
    1. Goodbye

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AutoCAD 2010 New Features
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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.

Topics include:
  • 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


(Music playing.) Welcome to AutoCAD 2010 new features. My name is Jeff Bartels, and I've been using AutoCAD professionally since the days when it was a DOS-based application. Whether you work in 2D or 3D, AutoCAD 2010 provides cutting-edge tools that allow you to take your designs to a whole new level, while making you more productive and more creative than ever. We're going to start out by looking at the improvements made to the interface, improvements that make AutoCAD easier to navigate, easier to use, and easier to learn.

Next, we'll look at the new parametric constraints. Constraints allow us to create truly smart designs by establishing dynamic relationships between our geometry and our dimensions. AutoCAD 2010 has also added a wealth of specialized tools for editing, converting and measuring our geometry. Probably the most anticipated feature is AutoCAD's new ability to export and reference PDF files. The PDF support alone opens up a world of new possibilities for collaborating with others. If you use AutoCAD for 3D modeling or conceptual design, you're going to love the new free-form mesh objects.

With the free-form mesh, our designs are no longer restricted to rigid geometric dimensions. We can now create truly organic shapes that can be easily modeled and reshaped on screen. Well, we've got a lot of things to talk about and a world of new features to explore. So if you are ready, follow me, and we'll get started.

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