Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with AutoCAD blocks, part of Cert Prep: AutoCAD Certified Professional (2015).
When you're working with existing content…in your AutoCAD drawings you can actually reuse that content…by way of creating blocks and reference files.…So what we're going to look at…when we're reusing existing content…in this new section is how to work with blocks,…how to manage block attributes…and also how to work with reference files as well.…So what we've got, we've got a drawing open…which is 8_Reusing_BLOCKS_Complete.…If you want to follow along…use the Lynda.com exercise file 8_Reusing_BLOCKS.dwg.…
Now what we've got is a similar element…to what we had in the previous section…and it's a little metal sleeve with a hole down the middle.…And we're looking at a side view there…of that particular little metal sleeve.…You'll notice everything, including the polyline there,…and the hidden detail lines, are on layer 0.…Now, when you're creating your blocks to reuse content,…you want to make sure that everything in the block…is on layer 0.…That way when you insert the block…into the drawing it actually assumes…the current drafting layer.…
- Creating and publishing AutoCAD files
- Drawing shapes and lines
- Creating isometric drawings
- Transforming objects
- Creating and using arrays
- Organizing objects and layers
- Reusing content with blocks
- Adding text, dimensions, multileaders, and scales
- Creating layouts
- Setting printing and plotting options
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: Is this certification available for AutoCAD for Mac users?
A: AutoCAD certification is on the Windows environment only. Currently Autodesk does not have plans for an AutoCAD for Mac certification.
Q: This course was updated on 02/01/2016. What changed?
A: We added four new videos to the "Certification: What Is It?" chapter. These tutorials cover Certiport, the online certification service that now offers a variety of Autodesk certifications.
AutoCAD Architecture 2015 Essential Trainingwith Paul F. Aubin7h 27m Intermediate
AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, & Industry Secretswith Jeff Bartels3h 48m Intermediate
AutoCAD: 3D Architectural Modelingwith Scott Onstott3h 12m Intermediate
AutoCAD 2016 Essential Trainingwith Scott Onstott8h 46m Beginner
1. Certification: What Is It?
2. Basic Drawing Skills
3. Drawing Objects
4. Drawing with Accuracy
5. Modifying Objects
6. Additional Drawing Techniques
7. Organizing Objects
8. Reusing Existing Content
Working with AutoCAD blocks5m 31s
9. Annotating Drawings
10. Using Layouts and Printing
Next steps1m 45s
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