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Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 for Architects Tutorial


AutoCAD 2011, written by software vendor Autodesk, is the latest release of the world’s most widely used 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. AutoCAD 2011 has many new features that make design, plotting, publishing and scaling so much easier and quicker. Its new user interface makes commands easy to find and allows users to be trained easily and quickly. This course provides architects with the tutorials needed to master AutoCAD 2011 and develop their AutoCAD knowledge to a competent user level, giving them the ability to plot, publish and scale with ease, impressing their customers and colleagues! Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction

New in AutoCAD 2011

User Interface

Drawing Area
Application Menu
Quick Access Toolbar
ViewCube pt. 1
ViewCube pt. 2
Navigation Bar
UCS Icon
The Ribbon
Visual Styles
3D Gizmos
Object Visibility
Object Selection
Object Creation
Action Recorder

Drafting Tools

Workspaces
Toolbars
Command Line
Dynamic Input
Shortcut Menu
Status Bar

Drafting Settings

Using Icons & Tabs
INFER
SNAP & GRID pt. 1
SNAP & GRID pt. 2
ORTHO
POLAR
OSNAP pt. 1
OSNAP pt. 2
OTRACK
3DOSNAP
DUCS
DYN
LWT
Transparency
Quick Properties
Selection Cycling

Modelspace and Paperspace

Model Tab
Layout Tabs
Quick Views - Layouts
Quick Views - Drawings

Navigating in Your Drawing

Using Your Mouse Wheel
Right-click Customization
The NAVIGATE Panel
The Navigation Bar
Zoom Window
Zoom Object
Zoom In & Zoom Out
Zoom All
Zoom Extents
Real-Time Zoom & Pan

Creating a Title Block

Setting your LAYERS
The RECTANGLE Command
EXPLODE & ERASE
TRIM & EXTEND
POINT Styles
Single Line Text pt. 1
Single Line Text pt. 2
Multi Line Text
Defining Attributes
Making a Block pt. 1
Making a Block pt. 2
Saving the Title Block

Creating Your Viewports

Layer Management Tools
Creating Viewports
Setting Viewport Scales
Locking Viewport Scales
Rotating Viewports
DVIEW & TWIST
Using Your UCS

Drawing Templates

The Default Template Folder
Opening a New DWG from the DWT File
DWG File Management

Working in Modelspace - Part 1

Setting Units & Limits
Construction Lines
Using Polylines
Using Regions
Walls
Doors
Windows pt. 1
Windows pt. 2
Creating Openings
Visual Styles

Dimensioning & Annotation

New Measuring Tools
Dimension Styles
Using the DIMENSION Panel
Using Annotative Scaling

Layer Control

Viewport Layer Control
Freezing Layers in Viewports

Working in Modelspace - Part 2

Rotating the UCS
Rooflines & Eaves pt. 1
Rooflines & Eaves pt. 2
Creating a Section

Finding 3D Blocks

DesignCenter
Autodesk Seek
Tool Palettes
Exporting Tool Palettes

Rendering

Materials Browser
Adding a Raster Background
Lighting
Render

Plotting Your Drawing

Plotting from the Model Tab
Plotting - Layouts and Colors
Changing Plotting Settings

Publishing Your Drawing

Using the PUBLISH Command
Autodesk Design Review 2011
Using eTransmit

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

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