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AutoCAD 2018 Essential Training

Video Introducing this tutorial


What you should know before watching this course
Using the exercise files

1. Exploring the User Interface

Exploring the user interface
Using the ribbon
Changing workspaces
Using the status bar
Using the drawing tabs
Using the navigation bar
Using the ViewCube
The shortcut menu
File navigation dialog boxes
Drafting Settings dialog box
Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)

2. Managing Files and Options

Opening, saving, and closing files
Setting drawing units
Converting drawing units
Editing and managing options
Using template filesDWT

3. Navigating Drawings

Using Zoom commands
Using pan
Using the mouse
Using the ViewCube
Using the navigation bar
Model and layout
Saving and restoring views

4. Drawing Objects

Polylines and splines
Rectangles and polygons
Points and donuts

5. Modifying Objects

Selecting objects
Using Move and Copy
Using Scale and Rotate
Creating and using arrays
Using Offset and Mirror
Using Trim and Extend
Using Stretch and Lengthen
Using Break and Join
Using grips and grip editing
Using boundaries
Using Fillet and Chamfer
Using Divide and Measure
Editing Polylines and Splines
Using off-screen selection
Using linetype gap selection

6. Drawing Accurately

Using Grid and Snap
Working with coordinates
Using Polar Tracking
Using Dynamic Input
Using object snaps
Using object-snap tracking
Using ISODRAFT with isometric drawings

7. Hatching and Gradients

Using the Hatch command
Using the Gradient command
Editing hatches and gradients

8. Using Text

Working with text styles
Single-line text
Multiline Text (MTEXT)
Aligning text
Framing text in a title block
Settings for changing text to MTEXT
Selecting text objects
Numbered and lettered list formatting
Uniform line spacing

9. Dimensioning

Working with dimension styles
Using dimensions
Editing dimensions and dimension overrides
Breaking dimensions
Spacing dimensions
Continue dimensions
Baseline dimensions
Automatic dimensioning
Using multileaders

10. Object and Layer Properties

Working with object properties
Changing the linetype scale
Using Hide and Isolate
New layers and the layer dropdown menu
Using the layer tools
Other layer tools

11. Reusing Content

Grouping objects
Creating and using blocks
Redefining block definitions
Using the Explode command
Creating a simple dynamic block
Accessing external blocks from the Internet

12. Attributes and Tables

Working with attribute definitions
Creating a block with attributes
Working with table styles
Designing a table
Adding fields to a table

13. External References

Working with XREFs
Attaching and overlaying XREFs
Clipping XREFs
Editing XREFs
Editing XREFs in place
Unnamed drawings
Updating reference paths
Missing reference files
Changing path type
Finding and replacing reference files
Renaming unloaded references

14. Layouts and Annotation

Creating a layout and adding a viewport
Locking viewports
Freezing viewport layers
Adding a title block: Part 1
Adding a title block: Part 2
Using annotative text styles
Using annotative dimensions
Using revision clouds

15. Creating Output

Page setups
Plotting from Model and Layout tabs
Packaging with eTransmit
Batch plotting
Outputting to different file formats
Sharing design views from AutoCAD

16. Using PDFs in AutoCAD

Setting a PDF layer
Using the PDFIMPORT command
SHX text recognition with the PDFSHXTEXT command
Using the PDFATTACH command

17. Technology and Performance

High-resolution monitor support in AutoCAD
Improved DWG save performance
3D DWG file performance in AutoCAD
Enhanced 2D display performance


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