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Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Advanced Concepts Tutorial

Autodesk AutoCAD is the world’s most widely used Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. It lets you design, visualize and communicate ideas with ease and efficiency. AutoCAD 2010 has new features that make tasks easier and quicker too. This VTC course provides users with the knowledge to master advanced concepts, giving the user the ability to create, edit and plot complex AutoCAD drawings. Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

* Also recommended is VTC’s Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Basic 2D Concepts and Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Intermediate 2D Concepts courses:

Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Basic 2D Concepts

Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Intermediate 2D Concepts

** The AutoCAD Work Files used in this course are in the AutoCAD 2007 DWG file format, and cannot be read by versions of AutoCAD before AutoCAD 2007.


New in AutoCAD 2010

Drawing Templates

Creating a DWT File
Template File Locations

CAD Standards

Creating Standards Files
Using Standards Files
Batch Standards Checking
Viewing Batch Standards
Translating Layers

Dimensioning & Annotation

Paragraph Formatting
Column Text
Spell Checking
Multiline Attributes
Advanced Multileaders
Jogged Dimensions
Dimspace & Dimbreak

Annotation Scaling

Annotation Scale
Scaling in Viewports
Updating Existing Drawings
Annotative Styles
Annotative Object Properties
Annotation Scale Representations
Visual Fidelity

Sheet Sets

Creating a Sheet Set
Working with Sheet Sets pt. 1
Working with Sheet Sets pt. 2
Fields in Sheet Sets
Attributes in Sheet Sets
Publishing Sheet Sets
Viewing Published Sheet Sets
Transmitting Sheet Sets
Archiving Sheet Sets


Using eTransmit
Publishing to Web
Autodesk Seek
Object Hyperlinks
Exporting Data
Drawing Security

Advanced Tables

Formulas in Tables
Fields in Tables
Blocks in Tables
Extracting Attributes to Tables
Exporting Tables
Importing Tables
Using Live Tables

Maintenance & Recovery

Viewing Temporary Files
Recover a Drawing
Auditing a Drawing
Archiving & System Maintenance
Search-Windows Explorer
System Settings

Options Explained

Files Tab
Display Tab
Open & Save Tab
Plot & Publish Tab
System Tab
User Preferences Tab
Drafting Tab
3D Modeling Tab
Selection Tab
Profiles Tab


Using Workspaces
Creating a Workspace
Workspace Settings
Editing a Workspace
Workspace Styles

Additional 2010 Enhancements

Measure Objects
Create Reference Files
Customizing the User Interface
Annotation Enhancements
Online License Transfer
Non-native File Support


Viewing Exported Files


Script Files
Custom Linetypes
The CUIx File pt. 1
The CUIx File pt. 2

Views & Viewports

Named Views
Viewports in Model Tab
Named Views in Viewports
3D & Viewports
Layer Visibility
Layer Color Settings

2D Parametric Design

Parametric Design pt. 1
Parametric Design pt. 2
Creating Constraints
Dimensional Constraints

Free-form 3D Design

Free-form Design
Editing Mesh Surfaces
Using Booleans in a 3D Model
Creating a 3D Print


Wrap Up


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