AutoCAD 2014 Advanced Skills

Video description

Master AutoCAD 2014 on your own terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course AutoCAD is the industry-leading architectural and drafting software from Autodesk, and AutoCAD 2014 is packed with the tools you need to create impressive CAD projects and designs. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing AutoCAD 2014 from setting up your 3D modeling workspace to rendering 3D objects for realism. Our instructors provide expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle AutoCAD 2014 the way you want to learn. Create 3D solids and surfaces and combine and slice3D objects Work withmeshes and surface objects Prepare a model for presentation Includes over 8 hours of AutoCAD 2014 video training If you're looking for real-world AutoCAD 2014 instruction, youll find it here.

Table of contents

  1. Starting Up
    1. Overview of AutoCAD and 3D Modeling 00:01:22
    2. Setting Up a Workspace for 3D Modeling 00:04:23
    3. 3D CONFIG Command 00:05:08
    4. Controlling Views 00:06:54
    5. UCS Overview 00:04:46
    6. UCS Advanced 00:05:48
  2. Creating 3D Solids and Surfaces
    1. Overview of Creating 3D Solids and Surfaces 00:05:04
    2. Isolines, and Facet Resolutions 00:04:08
    3. Mesh Variables 00:05:03
    4. About Solid Primitives 00:01:46
    5. Converting Objects to a Solid Surface 00:02:09
    6. Visual Styles 00:05:47
  3. Create 3D Solid Primitives
    1. Create a Solid Box 00:04:38
    2. Create a Solid Wedge 00:03:59
    3. Create a Solid Cone 00:05:27
    4. Create a Solid Cylinder 00:06:24
    5. Create a Solid Sphere 00:02:47
    6. Create a Solid Pyramid 00:04:57
    7. Create a Solid Torus 00:05:00
  4. Construct Solids and Surfaces from Lines and Curves
    1. Extrude Objects 00:06:39
    2. Create a Solid or Surface by Sweeping 00:06:52
    3. Create a Solid or Surface by Lofting 00:05:34
    4. Create a Solid or Surface by Revolving 00:05:39
    5. Create a 3D Solids from Objects 00:02:57
    6. Create Surfaces from Objects 00:02:21
  5. Combine and Slice 3D Objects
    1. Create Composite Objects 00:05:16
    2. Create 3D Solids or Surfaces by Slicing 00:07:11
    3. Check 3D Models for Interferences 00:02:47
  6. Create Meshes
    1. Overview of Creating Meshes 00:02:42
    2. Create 3D Mesh Primitives 00:05:26
    3. Construct Meshes from Other Objects 00:06:38
    4. Create Mesh by Conversion 00:06:00
    5. Create Wireframe Models 00:03:49
  7. Modify 3D Solids
    1. Overview of Modifying 3D Objects 00:01:27
    2. Modify Properties of 3D Objects
    3. Use Grips and Gizmos to Modify 3D Models
    4. Select 3D Subobjects
    5. Modify 3D Solid Subobjects
    6. Work with Complex 3D Solids and Surfaces
    7. Shell Command and Cleaning Up Solids
    8. Copy, Delete, and Color Faces on 3D Solids
  8. Modify 3D Mesh Objects
    1. Move, Rotate, and Scale 3D Subobjects
    2. Modify Faces on 3D Objects
    3. Adding and Removing Creases on Edges on 3D Meshes
  9. Work with Complex 3D Solids
    1. Display Original Forms of Composite Solids
    2. Imprint Lines and Curves Onto 3D Solids and How to Use the Press Pull Tool
    3. Add Edges and Faces to Solids and Surfaces
  10. Create Surface Objects
    1. Overview of Surface Modeling
    2. Create Extrude, Loft, and Planar Surfaces
    3. Create Revolve, Network, and Sweep Surfaces
    4. Create Blend, Patch, and Extend Surfaces
    5. Create Fillet and Offset Surfaces
  11. Create Sections and 2D Drawings from 3D Models
    1. Overview of Section Objects
    2. Create Section Objects
    3. Modify a Section View
    4. Set Section Object States, Properties, and Add a Jog
    5. Associate Section Objects with Views and Cameras
    6. Save Sections as Blocks, Drawings, or Tools
    7. Create a Flattened View
    8. Extract Edges from Objects
  12. Preparing a Model for Presentation
    1. Overview of Modeling Beginning
    2. Overview of Modeling Continued
  13. Add Lighting to Your Model
    1. Overview of Lighting
    2. Photometric Lighting Workflow
    3. Point Light Properties
    4. Spot Light Settings
  14. Guidelines for Lighting
    1. Use Point Lights
    2. Use Spotlights
    3. Use Weblights
    4. Use Distance Lights
    5. Assigning a Shape to a Light
  15. Adjust and Manipulate Lights
    1. Control the Display of Lights
    2. Adjust Light Placement
    3. Control Light Properties
    4. Sun and Sky Simulation
    5. Incorporate Luminaire Objects
  16. Material and Textures
    1. Overview of Materials
    2. Create Materials
    3. Apply Materials to Objects
    4. Modify Materials
    5. Using Maps for Added Realism
    6. Material File Formats and Compression Issues
  17. Render 3D Objects for Realism
    1. Overview of Rendering
    2. Prepare a Model for Rendering
    3. Understand Face Normals and Hidden Surfaces
    4. Minimize Intersecting and Coplanar Faces
  18. Set Up the Renderer
    1. Advanced Settings in the Rendering Palette
    2. Create Custom Render Presets
    3. Control the Rendering Environment
  19. Advanced Rendering
    1. Ray-traced Reflections and Refractions
    2. Adjusting Indirect Illumination
    3. Final Gathering
    4. Save a Rendered Image
  20. Give CAD Drawings a Hand-Drawn Look
    1. What is Autodesk Impression?
    2. How Export to Impression Works
    3. Get Information About Autodesk Impression

Product information

  • Title: AutoCAD 2014 Advanced Skills
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: January 2014
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118792940