Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video External references, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Another way of sharing information…or having multiple users work together collaboratively…is using External References.…External References are similar to inserting Blocks…but have the added benefit of live updating,…so if the file being referenced changes,…the user can see the updates…in the drawing they're working on.…One example would be a mechanical assembly.…In that assembly, I may have three…or four separate components…that each have their own drawing.…I can reference these components…from their individual files as the other users…are working on the components themselves.…
As they save their changes, I'll receive a notification…every time they save.…This way, I can reload the individual components…and see how it affects the rest of the assembly.…Another example is on-screen…as a Floor Plan and Electrical Plan.…I may have two users, an architect…and an electrical engineer,…each working on the same structure.…The Floor Plan is being worked on by the architect,…and as he makes his changes, those changes…are referenced here in the Electrical Plan.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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