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AutoCAD 2011 New Features

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Welcome

Highlights additions to the AutoCAD 2011 toolset for increased creativity and productivity.
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 28s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 14m 2s
    1. Adapting to the updated Drawing window
      4m 4s
    2. Introducing the Navigation bar
      5m 28s
    3. Accessing the web-based help system
      4m 30s
  3. 27m 36s
    1. Understanding the new visibility controls
      3m 5s
    2. Selecting objects that have similar properties
      3m 24s
    3. Creating new geometry based on existing objects
      2m 20s
    4. Making selections when entities overlap
      4m 11s
    5. Applying transparency to objects
      5m 44s
    6. Controlling text alignment within linetypes
      8m 52s
  4. 16m 38s
    1. Automating the creation of geometric constraints
      5m 35s
    2. Applying constraints to text rotation
      3m 8s
    3. Using the updated Parameters Manager
      7m 55s
  5. 38m 40s
    1. Streamlining hatch creation
      5m 56s
    2. Editing hatch objects dynamically
      4m 36s
    3. Editing polylines using multifunctional grips
      6m 14s
    4. Creating splines using fit points or control vertices
      10m 30s
    5. Editing splines using intuitive grip menus
      8m 17s
    6. Using the JOIN command to connect contiguous geometry
      3m 7s
  6. 18m 56s
    1. Exploring the updated 3D working environment
      6m 50s
    2. Simplifying the creation and editing of solid models
      5m 59s
    3. Introducing new tools to edit mesh models
      6m 7s
  7. 1h 25m
    1. Introducing surfaces
      2m 50s
    2. Understanding associative surfaces
      7m 9s
    3. Creating composite models using surfaces and solids
      9m 3s
    4. Producing a smooth blend between surfaces
      7m 20s
    5. Trimming and extending surfaces
      10m 55s
    6. Projecting geometry onto a surface
      5m 29s
    7. Filleting the edge between two surfaces
      6m 37s
    8. Creating offset and network surfaces
      8m 45s
    9. Pushing and pulling surfaces into freeform shapes
      10m 52s
    10. Analyzing surface continuity
      6m 15s
    11. Assembling the composite model
      10m 40s
  8. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing the new Materials Browser
      6m 10s
    2. Applying materials to an assembly
      6m 2s
    3. Customizing render materials
      5m 17s
    4. Creating a high-resolution image
      4m 33s
  9. 16s
    1. Goodbye

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AutoCAD 2011 New Features
Video Duration: 0s3h 46m Intermediate Apr 21, 2010

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In AutoCAD 2011 New Features, instructor Jeff Bartels highlights productivity and creativity enhancing additions to the AutoCAD toolset. This course covers improved functions for selecting and creating geometry, updated modification tools for hatches and polylines, simplified parametric constraint tools, and the new dynamic surface modeling techniques for creating complex shapes. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Applying transparency
  • Maintaining text readability within linetypes
  • Automating geometric constraints
  • Streamlining hatch creation
  • Using control vertices to create splines
  • Exploring the updated 3D workspace
  • Creating surfaces using the Blend, Patch, or Network tools
  • Trimming and extending surfaces
  • Working with the new Materials Browser
  • Customizing render materials
Jeff Bartels


(Music playing) Hi! My name is Jeff Bartels and I would like to welcome you to AutoCAD 2011 New Features. In this title, I am going to get you up to speed with all of the improvements that have been made to AutoCAD 2011. We will start off by looking at the improvements made to the interface, including the new web-based help system designed to make it even easier to learn AutoCAD and find answers to our questions. Next, we will look at the wealth of new drawing tools that have been added. For instance, we can now edit our polylines and splines using intuitive grip menus.

Parametric constraints have also been updated. Rather than constructing our geometry first and then applying constraints, we can have AutoCAD apply the constraints automatically, based on our object snap choices. Transparency is now a property that can be assigned to specific objects or it can be applied on a layer by layer basis. If you work in 3D, you are going to love the new visual styles that make it even easier to view and edit your conceptual designs. Surface objects have been completely reborn in AutoCAD 2011.

They can now be created as easily as a solid or mesh using familiar tools like Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, and Loft. And they remain associative to the geometry that created them. The updated Materials Browser makes it even easier to find the perfect material or create a completely custom material from scratch. So if you are ready to take your AutoCAD skills to the cutting edge, follow me and we will get started.

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