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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2017

Video Description

In this Learning AutoCAD 2017 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you everything you need to know to be able to create 2D drawings using the latest version of AutoCAD. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous experience with AutoCAD is required.

You will start by learning about the new features in AutoCAD 2017, then jump into learning the basic operations of AutoCAD. From there, Brian will teach you about the drawing and drafting tools and the editing tools. This video tutorial also covers utilities, precision tools, and how to use layers in AutoCAD. You will also learn about annotations, blocks, and model and paper space. Finally, you will learn about plotting and how to publish and export your file.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have learned everything you need to know to create your own 2D drawings in AutoCAD. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:02:30
    2. About The Author 00:03:05
    3. Introduction To AutoCAD 00:04:07
    4. Installation 00:05:50
    5. Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time 00:09:59
    6. Quick Run Thru 00:09:05
  2. New Features In AutoCAD 2017
    1. Smoother Migration Tools And Enhanced License Manager 00:02:37
    2. User Interface Enhancements 00:03:48
    3. Associative Centerlines 00:03:32
    4. Miscellaneous Updates 00:02:40
    5. Importing PDF Files As AutoCAD Linework 00:05:30
    6. A360 Ribbon Changes And The New Share Design Tool 00:02:59
    7. Print Studio - A New 3D Printing Tool 00:02:15
    8. 2D And 3D Graphic Enhancements - AutoCAD Now Uses The GPU 00:02:50
  3. Interfacing With AutoCAD
    1. AutoCAD Drawing Area - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse 00:08:27
    2. Using The Application Menu And The QAT 00:06:37
    3. Interfacing With The Ribbon 00:05:19
    4. Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete 00:05:38
    5. Toolbars And The Menubar 00:05:15
    6. File Tabs 00:05:12
    7. Pallets And Short Cut Menus 00:08:14
    8. Using Function Keys And Command Aliases 00:06:43
    9. Workspaces - It's Your Screen Space, Do What You Want With It 00:05:45
    10. The Status Bar - A Busy Place 00:06:55
    11. An Introduction To Model Space And Paper Space 00:03:46
    12. Quick Access To Your Drawings 00:01:55
  4. Basic Operations
    1. You Have To Start Somewhere 00:06:08
    2. Quitting CAD 00:04:48
    3. Object Selection 00:07:26
    4. Advanced Operation Techniques 00:07:42
    5. How AutoCAD Interprets Units 00:06:17
    6. Working With Specific Units 00:05:46
    7. The User Coordinate System 00:06:41
    8. Working With The Coordinate System 00:09:10
    9. Using The Grid System With The Snap Feature 00:06:40
    10. Pan 00:03:53
    11. Zoom 00:08:30
    12. Chapter Project 00:09:40
  5. Drawing And Drafting Tools
    1. Lines 00:11:00
    2. Polylines And Their Uses 00:06:59
    3. Circles 00:06:30
    4. Arcs 00:08:34
    5. Polygons 00:03:37
    6. Rectangles And Ellipses 00:08:13
    7. Points And Their Styles 00:06:02
    8. Methods To Create Precise Objects 00:07:25
    9. Chapter Project 00:10:21
  6. Editing Tools
    1. Erase 00:01:35
    2. Delete Duplicates 00:05:28
    3. The Move And Copy Commands 00:04:33
    4. Rotating Objects 00:05:59
    5. Scaling Objects 00:05:32
    6. Stretching Objects 00:05:11
    7. Offset 00:05:43
    8. Mirror 00:03:18
    9. Trim And Extend Lines 00:05:46
    10. Fillet And Chamfer 00:06:20
    11. Rectangular Array 00:05:05
    12. Polar Array 00:04:59
    13. Pathway Array 00:04:00
    14. Copy Array 00:02:52
    15. Object Properties 00:04:49
    16. Chapter Project 00:09:27
  7. Utilities
    1. Listing Objects 00:03:30
    2. Measuring Tools 00:06:01
    3. Purging Unused Items 00:04:14
    4. Undo - The Most Important Command 00:03:11
    5. Chapter Project 00:03:58
  8. Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
    1. OSNAP 00:09:37
    2. ORTHO 00:02:46
    3. GRIPS 00:03:58
  9. Using Layers
    1. Layer Properties 00:05:04
    2. The Layer Manager 00:02:44
    3. Freeze, Thaw, On, Off, And Lock 00:04:39
    4. Creating And Editing Layers 00:05:50
    5. Using Layers To Control 00:04:05
    6. Chapter Project 00:05:48
  10. Annotations
    1. Dimensions 00:07:27
    2. Dimension Styles 00:03:10
    3. Advanced Dimension Operations 00:06:18
    4. Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings: DIMASSOC 00:05:57
    5. Associative Centerlines 00:07:33
    6. Multileaders 00:05:20
    7. Single Line Text 00:03:44
    8. Multiline Text 00:04:16
    9. Multiline Text Techniques 00:06:08
    10. Wipeouts: Hiding Linework 00:03:57
    11. Text Styles 00:05:37
    12. Tables 00:05:56
    13. Hatching 00:05:51
    14. Chapter Project 00:04:50
  11. Blocks
    1. What Is A Block 00:03:44
    2. Creating Blocks 00:05:47
    3. Inserting Blocks And Using Them 00:02:27
    4. Editing Blocks 00:05:17
    5. Attributed Blocks 00:07:05
    6. The Effect Of Exploding Blocks 00:05:26
    7. Introduction To Dynamic Blocks 00:05:39
    8. Chapter Project 00:06:16
  12. Model Space And Paper Space
    1. The Difference 00:03:46
    2. What Belongs Where 00:04:59
    3. Viewports 00:06:50
  13. Plot And Publish
    1. Plotting 00:14:16
    2. Page Setup 00:07:54
    3. Publish 00:06:20
    4. Export Your File 00:03:53
    5. Chapter Project 00:03:40
  14. Final Project
    1. Draw The Building - Part 1 00:03:55
    2. Draw The Building - Part 2 00:02:49
    3. Draw The Building - Part 3 00:04:37
    4. Decoration - Part 1 00:03:40
    5. Decoration - Part 2 00:02:37
    6. Decoration - Part 3 00:05:03
    7. Annotation - Part 1 00:05:45
    8. Annotation - Part 2 00:05:10
  15. About The Author
    1. What We Learned 00:01:42