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AutoCAD 2016 Beyond the Basics

Advanced Tools and Techniques for Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Infinite Skills
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Once you have completed this training course, you will have gained a solid understanding of these advanced tools and techniques in AutoCAD
Learn advanced AutoCAD 2016 skills

In this AutoCAD 2016 Beyond the Basics training course, expert author Brian Benton teaches you about advanced tools and concepts in this computer aided design software program from Autodesk. This course is designed for users that are already familiar with AutoCAD. 

You will start by learning about advanced navigation tools, then jump into learning about advanced operations. From there, Brian will teach you about advanced tools, including align and 3D align, lengthen, quick select, and divide. This video tutorial also covers topics including object visibility, annotation, sheet sets, output, dynamic blocks, parametric constraints, and action recorder. You will also learn about customization, including how to customize the ribbon and workspaces. Finally, you will learn about file management, 3D design, and Autodesk cloud services, such as AutoCAD 360, sharing and collaboration, and rendering in the cloud.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have gained a solid understanding of these advanced tools and techniques in AutoCAD. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Getting Started

1
Important - Download These First - Working Files
2
What You Will Learn
3
About The Author

Drawing Navigation

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See What You Want, When You Want To - Named Views
2
Changing The Way You Look At Things - DView
3
Viewports Are Not Just For Paper Space - Tiled Viewports In Model Space
4
Advanced Navigation Tools

Advanced Operations

1
Doing More With The Application Menu
2
CAD With Both Hands - Windows Based Keyboard Shortcuts
3
A Little Help Goes A Long Way - Construction Lines And Rays
4
Solids And Donuts
5
Draw Twice As Much In Half The Time - Multi Lines
6
Advanced Polyline And Spline Editing
7
Groups
8
Using The User Coordinate System

Advanced Tools

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Align And 3D Align - Lining Up Complex Objects
2
Lengthen - Making Objects Longer
3
Join - Bringing Two Objects Together
4
Revision Cloud - Showing Others Where Your Drawing Changed
5
Quick Select - Quickly Apply Selection Filters To Get What You Want
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Filters - Create And Save Filter Lists For Your Selections
7
Rename Tool - A Block By Any Other Name, Is Still A Block
8
Divide - Measure
9
Quick Calculator
10
Select Similar - Pick It Once
11
Add Selected - Why Start A Command When You Do Not Have To
12
Chapter Project

Object Visibility

1
Hide, Isolate, And End Isolation On Selected Objects
2
Transparency - Old Things Just Fade Away
3
Linetype Scale - Scale Size Is Relative
4
Draw Order

Annotation

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Advanced Text Features
2
Import Text - Can I Copy Your Notes?
3
Fields - If You Link It, The Text Will Come
4
Advanced Table Features
5
Annotative Scaling - One Text To Rule Them All
6
Chapter Project

Sheet Sets

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What Are Sheet Sets And How Do I Use Them?
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Creating Sheet Sets
3
Using Fields To Get Sheet Set Data
4
Drawing Properties
5
Advanced Sheet Set Features
6
Publishing From Sheet Sets

Output

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Plotting With PC3 Files
2
Plotting With CTB Files
3
Plotting With STB Files
4
Publisher-Batch Plotting - Plot Everything At Once
5
Animation - Camera Views, Pathways, Create And Output

Using Data

1
Xref - What, When And How?
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Attach And Overlay - Circular References
3
Visually Displaying Your Referenced Data
4
Binding - When Your Reference Is Not A Reference Anymore
5
Xclip - Getting Picky About Your Reference
6
Managing Xrefs - DWF, DGN, JPG, TIF, PDF And DWG
7
Linking Data From OLE Objects
8
Reference Manager - An Often Unknown Tool
9
Linking And Extracting Data

Dynamic Blocks

1
Know The Power Of Dynamic Blocks
2
Implementing Dynamic Blocks In Your Drawing
3
Creating Dynamic Blocks
4
Action, Parameters, Parameter Sets And Constraints
5
Testing In The Block Editor
6
Chapter Project

Parametric Constraints

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Constraining Your Data To Ensure Its Quality
2
Exploring The Different Types Of Constraints
3
Creating Constraints In Your Model
4
Using Constraints In The Design Process
5
Managing Constraints In Your Files

Action Recorder

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Action Recorder - Do It Once, Why Do It Again?
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Editing Recorded Actions
3
Running And Managing Recorded Actions

Customization

1
Customizing AutoCAD With The CUI
2
Creating Commands
3
Create And Customize Toolbars And Menus
4
Customizing The Ribbon
5
Customizing Workspaces
6
QAT
7
Mouse Buttons - Get Five If You Can
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Quick Properties
9
PGPFile - Keyboard Commands
10
Script Files
11
Tool Pallets - Using, Adding Content And Loading
12
Custom Linetypes
13
Using the System Variables Monitor

File Management

1
New Features Overview
2
Template Files - Working With And Creating Them
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