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Advanced AutoCAD 2013

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359744-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359744-8

In this Advanced AutoCAD 2013 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you more advanced features and concepts that you can apply to your CAD drawings, allowing you to complete more complex projects. This course is aimed towards the student that already has a basic working knowledge of AutoCAD, or has completed the Learning AutoCAD 2013 course from Infinite Skills.

Throughout the tutorial, you will cover an array of detailed advanced AutoCAD subjects that include Dynamic Blocks, Parametric Constraints, Best Practices, Cloud Services, 3D Design, Sheet Sets and more. Brians teaching style is centered around practical examples intermixed with detailed instruction that explain the more advanced technicalities of using AutoCAD in a commercial environment.

By the conclusion of this AutoCAD 2013 video tutorial, you will be working at an advanced level, able to produce and output complex CAD drawings with great efficiency. Included with the course are extensive working files that allow you to follow along with the author, using the same files as he is using throughout the training course.

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Table of Contents

01. Getting Started
    0101 What You Will Learn
02. Drawing Navigation
    0201 See What You Want, When You Want To - Named Views
    0202 Changing The Way You Look At Things - DVIEW
    0203 Tiled Viewports In Model Space
    0204 Advanced Navigation Tools
03. Advanced Operations
    0301 Doing More With The Application Menu
    0302 CAD With Both Hands - Windows Based Keyboard Shortcuts
    0303 A Little Help Goes A Long Way - Construction Lines And Rays
    0304 Solids And Donuts
    0305 Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time - Multi Lines
    0306 Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 1
    0307 Advanced Polyline/Spline Editing - Part 2
    0308 Groups: They Are Like Blocks, But Different
    0309 Using The User Coordinate System
04. Advanced Tools
    0401 Align And 3D Align: Line Up Complex Objects
    0402 Lengthen: Make Objects Longer
    0403 Join: Bringing Two Objects Together
    0404 Revision Cloud: Show Others Where Your Drawing Changed
    0405 Quick Select: Quickly Apply Selection Filters To Get What You Want
    0406 Filters: Create And Save Filter Lists For Your Selections
    0407 Rename Tool: A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block
    0408 Divide - Measure: Not What You Would Think
    0409 Quick Calculator
    0410 Select Similar: Pick It Once
    0411 Add Selected: Why Start A Command When You Do Not Have To
    0412 Chapter Project
05. Object Visibility
    0501 Hide/Isolate/End Isolation On Selected Objects
    0502 Transparency: Old Things Just Fade Away
    0503 Linetype Scale: Scale Size Is Relative
    0504 Draw Order
06. Annotation
    0601 Advanced Text Features
    0602 Import Text: Can I Copy Your Notes?
    0603 Fields: If You Link It, The Text Will Come
    0604 Advanced Table Features - Part 1
    0605 Advanced Table Features - Part 2
    0606 Annotative Scaling: One Text To Rule Them All
    0607 Chapter Project
07. Sheet Sets
    0701 What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them
    0702 Creating Sheet Sets
    0703 Using Fields To Get SS Data
    0704 Drawing Properties: Even More Chances To Use Sheet Sets
    0705 Advanced Sheet Set Features - Printing, Creating New Files
    0706 Publishing From Sheet Sets
08. Output
    0801 Plotting With PC3 Files
    0802 Plotting With CTB Files
    0803 Publisher-Batch Plotting: Plot Everything At Once
    0804 Animation: Camera Views, Pathways, Create, Output
09. Using Data
    0901 Xref: What, When, How?
    0902 Attach/Overlay - Circular References
    0903 Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data
    0904 Binding: When Your Reference Is Not A Reference Anymore
    0905 Xclip: Getting Picky About Your Reference
    0906 Managing Xrefs: DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF, DWG
    0907 Linking Data From OLE Objects
    0908 Reference Manager: An Often Unknown Tool
    0909 Linking Data, Extracting Data
10. Dynamic Blocks
    1001 Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks
    1002 Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing
    1003 Creating Dynamic Blocks
    1004 Action, Parameters, Parameter Sets, Constraints
    1005 Testing In The Block Editor
    1006 Chapter Project
11. Parametric Constraints
    1101 Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality
    1102 Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints
    1103 Creating Constraints In Your Model
    1104 Using Constraints In The Design Process
    1105 Managing Constraints In Your Files
12. Action Recorder
    1201 Action Recorder: Do It Once Why Do It Again?
    1202 Editing, Running, And Managing Recorded Actions
13. Customization
    1301 Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI
    1302 Create Commands
    1303 Create And Customize Toolbars And Menus
    1304 Customizing The Ribbon
    1305 Customizing Workspaces And QAT
    1306 Mouse Buttons: Get Five If You Can
    1307 Quick Properties
    1308 PGP File - Keyboard Commands
    1309 Script Files
    1310 Tool Pallets: Using, Adding Content, Loading
    1311 Custom Linetypes
14. File Management
    1401 New Features Workshop: You Do Not Know What You Do Not Know
    1402 Template Files: Working With And Creating Them
    1403 Saving Files: There Is A Lot To It
    1404 Help: Communication Center, Infocenter And More And Other Services
    1405 CAD Standard Files: Keep Track Of Your Settings
    1406 Drawing Security: Security Options, Digital Signatures
    1407 Errors And Crashes: Audit, Recover, Recover All
    1408 Backup Files And Autosave
    1409 Design Center
15. Introduction To 3D Design
    1501 3D Modeling: Solids, Primitives, Surfaces, Meshes
    1502 3D Operations: Boolean Edits, Extrude, Sweep, Loft, Revolve, Slice Section
    1503 Working With 3D Surfaces
    1504 Navigating In 3D: Dynamic UCS, Gizmos, 3D Orbit
    1505 Visual Styles
    1506 Rendering: Materials, Process, Time, Output
    1507 Material Library
    1508 3D Selections
    1509 3D Associative Array
    1510 Point Clouds
    1511 Fusion
    1512 Model Documentation: Base Views
    1513 Model Documentation: Drawing Views-Sections And Details
    1514 Chapter Project - Part 1
    1515 Chapter Project - Part 2
16. Autodesk Cloud Services
    1601 What Is The Cloud?
    1602 Online Account And Documents
    1603 AutoCAD WS
    1604 Sharing And Collaboration
    1605 Cloud Manager Controls
    1606 Rendering In The Cloud
    1607 Autodesk Exchange Applications - Autodesks Little App Store
17. Free Software Tools
    1701 Trueview
    1702 Design Review
    1703 Drawing Markup Manager
    1704 Content Explorer
18. File Collaboration And Best Practices
    1801 Working With Others - And Yourself
    1802 Working With Outsiders
    1803 Handling Received Files
    1804 Discussing Drawings Electronically
19. Conclusion
    1901 About The Author


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