AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

with Jeff Bartels
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AutoCAD 2014 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings
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Properly managing a drawing is essential to being productive in AutoCAD. In this AutoCAD 2014 Essentials course, author Jeff Bartels concentrates on the tools and features dedicated to organizing and editing geometry in AutoCAD. Learn how to make selections, create and adjust layers, emphasize objects using hatch patterns, and scale, explode, and join elements. The course also includes lessons on creating fillets and chamfers, copying existing objects into rectangular or circular patterns, and accessing specialized tools that make measurements and calculations a lot easier. At the end, a challenge drawing is provided to test your skills.

Topics include:
  • Adding and removing from selections
  • Stretching elements
  • Creating mirrored copies
  • Leveraging grips
  • Editing hatch patterns
  • Using layers to organize a drawing
  • Changing layer states
  • Understanding the BYLAYER property
  • Taking measurements
  • Automating calculations with the Quick Calculator
  • Constructing a multi-view part
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CAD
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Jeff Bartels. Welcome to AutoCAD Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings. In this title, we'll dive deeper into AutoCAD's toolset, such that we can further refine our designs and prepare them for production. We'll also learn how to control the appearance of our geometry using layers, line types and colors. Using shortcut keys and polygonal shapes, we'll learn how to select multiple objects by going beyond traditional windows. When it comes to editing drawings, we'll expand on our skillset and incorporate specialized tools used to resize and reshape geometry.

We'll also learn efficient ways to copy entities into rotational or rectangular patterns. We will even bypass the ribbon and learn how to modify geometry using grips. These little blue handles are one of AutoCAD's most powerful editing choices. Finally, we'll learn how to use the Layer Properties Manager to organize our drawings using logical layers, colors and line types. When you're ready, follow me, and we'll get started.

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