Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of AutoCAD 2018 New Features.
- [Narrator] So what should you know before watching this particular AutoCAD 2018 new features course? Well the first think you must know is that you must run AutoCAD 2018 before watching this course. Now there's two reasons for that. One, AutoCAD 2018 is a subscription product now. So if you're an Autodesk subscription customer, you should be able to download your AutoCAD 2018 and use it accordingly. But also, more importantly, with AutoCAD 2018, there is a new AutoCAD DWG file type.
They've upgraded the DWG file format, so it's now a 2018 DWG. So, for example I'm in the 0_Introduction.dwg file there, you can see it at the top of the screen in the title bar. If I was to go up to the quick access toolbar there, and click on save as, you'll notice it saves it now by default as an AutoCAD 2018 drawing. So you must save as a 2018 drawing when you're working with AutoCAD 2018. Now obviously I can click on the down arrow there, and I can use all of the other older file formats.
But if I save as the default 2018 file format, it's only AutoCAD 2018 that will be able to open that format. If I saved it back to a 2013 file format, other versions of AutoCAD could open it. But the default will always be the version that you're using. So just be aware of that, when you're going through this course. I'll just click on cancel there, to close the dialog box. Make sure though, that when you're using AutoCAD 2018 you are aware of that AutoCAD 2018 DWG file format.
- Working with the File Navigation dialog box
- Using the Quick Access Toolbar
- Updating reference paths
- Changing path types
- Finding and replacing reference files
- Renaming unloaded references
- Using linetype gap selection
- Sharing design views from AutoCAD
- Setting a PDF layer
- Using the PDFIMPORT and PDFATTACH commands
- Changing text to MTEXT