Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Templates, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
Templates allow us to get some of the…repetitive tasks out of the way so we can…focus on design and drafting.…Tasks, like setting up layers, title blocks,…text and dimension styles, and other geometry…you typically use.…Some CAD users will simply take the last project…they were working on and save as to get a new…drawing and erase the old geometry.…This is not the best practice, for a few reasons.…Drawings can become cluttered with blocks,…layers, and other entities that are not removed…by simply erasing the geometry.…
This also introduces a risk of accidentally saving…and modifying the source file, leaving you with…more headaches than you had intended.…Lastly, if there are already errors or issues…that existed with the original file, you're simply…perpetuating them into your new drawing.…Instead, you should create a template file…from a clean drawing and import any data…and geometry that you need.…For the purpose of this course, we should consider…this merely an exercise in the work flow.…There are many elements you want to have in…
- 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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