- [Instructor] Another way of sharing information … or having multiple users work together collaboratively … is to use 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 that they're working on. … For example, if I'm working on a mechanical assembly, … I might have three or four components … that each have their own drawing file. … I can reference these components from their individual files … into the master assembly, … and as other users work on these components themselves, … I'll receive a notification … every time they save the component drawing. … So I can reload the component … and see how it affects the rest of the assembly. … Referencing the files also allows … the assembly drawing to remain smaller, … as the geometry itself is not inside the drawing itself. … This is especially helpful if there are numerous, … complicated components, or even 3D models. …
- Accessing the palettes
- File type basics
- Editing polylines
- Modifying tools
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Working with external references
- Creating styles
- Formatting text
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD for Mac: Using Dynamic Blockswith Shaun Bryant1h 45m Intermediate
1. The Interface
2. Working with Files
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
9. 3D Basics
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