Kicks off the AutoCAD 2014 Essentials series with a complete tour of the interface and the drawing features.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Jeff Bartels. Welcome to AutoCAD Essentials: 01 Interface and Drawing Management. In this first title of the series, we'll begin our AutoCAD journey by taking a tour of the interface. Along the way, I'll show you how the tools are organized and how to optimize large interface items, like pallets, on screen. We'll explore basic command usage and learn how to get answers to questions using AutoCAD's comprehensive help feature. Next, we'll turn our attention to file management. I'll show you how to use shortcuts to get quick access to your drawings.
We'll learn the basics of drawing navigation and how to manage multiple open drawings at one time. Finally, we'll explore how to print drawings to a measurable scale so they can easily be used as exhibits or for documenting the progress of a design. If you are someone who has always wanted to learn AutoCAD from the ground up, or if you're someone who uses AutoCAD to review drawings provided by others, this title is perfect for you. When you're ready, follow me and we'll get started.
- Launching AutoCAD
- Accessing the tools
- Saving a workspace
- Monitoring the status bar
- Understanding the anatomy of a command
- Opening a drawing
- Zooming, panning, and regenning
- Working in a multiple-document environment
- Saving your work