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Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Intermediate 2D 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 intermediate 2D concepts. Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

* Also recommended is VTC’s Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Basic 2D Concepts course:

Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Basic 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.

Introduction

New in AutoCAD 2010

Drawing Objects

Multilines
Polylines pt. 1
Polylines pt. 2
Splines
PLINECONVERTMODE
Revision Clouds
Hatches & Gradients pt. 1
Hatches & Gradients pt. 2
Wipeouts
Boundaries
Regions

Objects & Data

Quick Select
Purge
Points
Divide
Measure
QuickCalc
Measuring Geometry

Tables & Fields

Table Styles
Advanced Tables
Extracting Field Data
Extracting Attributes
Exporting Tables
Linking to External Data
Known Issues

Dimensioning & Annotation

Single Line Text
Multiline Text
Multileaders
Dimensioning
Ordinate Dimensions
Sub-styles
Overrides
Annotation Scaling
Controlling Annotation Scale

Reusable Content

The Block Editor
Block Authoring pt. 1
Block Authoring pt. 2
Visibility States
DesignCenter
Custom Tool Palettes
Organizing Tool Palettes
External References (XREFs)
Referencing Non-Native Files

Blocks & Attributes

Blocks
Write Block (WBlock)
Attributes
Editing Attributes
Editing a Block In-Place
Extracting Attributes Revisited

Fields

In Single Line Text
In Multi LIne Text
In Tables

Layer Management

Layer Properties Manager
Layer Filters
Layer States
Reconciling Layers

External References (XREFs)

Attaching an XREF
Editing an XREF
In-Place XREF Editing

Parametric Tools

Constraint Settings
Geometric Constraints
Dimensional Constraints
Dimensions as Constraints

Express Tools

Blocks
Text
Modify
Layout
Draw
Dimensions
Tools

Action Recorder

Action Macros
Inserting a Message
Inserting a Base Point
Playback
Preferences
Managing Macros

Customization

The ACAD CUIx File
Editing a Ribbon Panel
Adding a Quick Access Toolbar
Editing Command Aliases

Using the UCS

The UCS Icon
Origin UCS
World UCS
Blocks and UCS
Naming a UCS
Rotating a UCS

Layouts and Views

Layouts & Viewports
Layouts and Page Setups
Working with Viewports
Joining Viewports
VPROTATEASSOC
Object Visibility
Named Views

Plotting

Color Based Plot Styles
Name Based Plot Styles
Publishing Drawings pt. 1
Publishing Drawings pt. 2
Markup Manager

Wrap Up

Wrap Up
About the Author


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