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AutoCAD Upgrade Features

With Multimedia Training CDs from AGT

 

Updated for AutoCAD 2015!

 

This set of tutorials is intended for AutoCAD users who have upgraded, or are planning to upgrade to any version of AutoCAD from 2004 through 2015. If you've just upgraded your copy of AutoCAD, then this training series is for you!

 

 

Sample Videos (AutoCAD 2013):

- Greatly Enhanced Command Line

- Association Monitor (Dimensions)

 

Other Sample Videos:

- Nudge command in AutoCAD

- DWG Convert in AutoCAD

- Annotation Multi-Leaders

 

 

Lesson Contents
AutoCAD 2015
  • Introduction and Overview
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • The "New" and "Learn" tabs
    • Help Enhancements
    • Colors and Workspaces
    • Galleries
    • Display controls
    • Layouts
    • Graphics performance
    • Viewport controls
    • Layer sorting
    • Statusbar icons
  • Drawing and Editing
    • Linetypes
    • The new "Lasso" selection feature
    • Command previews
    • Crosshair enhancements
    • Isometric tools
    • MTEXT
    • Text Alignment command
    • Dimension snaps
    • Polyline fillet
  • Geo-Locations
    • Geo-Locations
    • Auto-image resolution
  • Summary and review
AutoCAD 2014
  • Introduction and Overview
  • General Enhancements
    • Welcome screen
    • Autodesk 360 (cloud services)
    • Command line enhancements
    • Synonyms
    • Searching from command line
    • Command categories
    • Command line configuration
    • Drawing tabs
    • Layers
  • XREF Enhancements
    • Linetype and layer display changes
    • Attachments and overlays
  • Drawing Enhancements
    • Drawing arcs (both ways)
    • Polyline fillet
    • Dimensions
    • Hatches
  • Geolocation
    • Introduction
    • Inserting a geolocated image
    • Editing the geolocated insertion
  • Design Feed
    • Collaboration in the cloud using Autodesk 360
  • A review of the included "Recap" software
  • Summary and review
AutoCAD 2013
  • Introduction and Overview
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • New welcome screen
    • New help features
    • New drawing format
    • Great new command line enhancements
    • Property preview feature
    • Offset preview feature
    • Model and layout viewports
  • New commands and enhancements
    • Array enhancements
    • Hatch editing improvements
    • XREFs
    • Point cloud support
    • Section views
    • Detail views
    • Annotation monitor
    • MTEXT strikeout
  • Autodesk Cloud (360)
    • The Autodesk Cloud
  • Summary and review
AutoCAD 2012
  • Introduction and Overview
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • Improved performance
    • AutoCAD Exchange
    • Content Explorer
    • AutoComplete
    • Viewport controls
    • Ribbon enhancements
    • Layer enhancements
    • DWG Convert
    • UCS enhancements
    • Options dialog
  • New commands and enhancements
    • Multi-functional grips
    • Nudge option
    • Quick Properties
    • Groups command
    • MTEXT, dimension and MLeader
    • New Drawing View object
    • OSNAP, blend, join, fillet/chamfer
    • Array enhancements
  • The AutoCAD Web Server
    • AutoCAD WS
  • Summary and review

AutoCAD 2011
  • Introduction and Overview
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • The Grid now looks like a grid!
    • The new Navigation Bar
    • Ribbon panel and other ribbon enhancements
    • Quick access toolbar
  • General commands and enhancements
    • "Select Similar" command
    • Object cycling
    • "Add Selected" command
    • The Scale List tool
    • XREF enhancements
    • Improved .SHX file handling
    • Line types in text can now stay upright
  • Parametric Modeling
    • Inferred constraints
    • Ellipses and text objects
    • More...
  • Transparency Property
    • The new Transparency property
    • Can be applied to objects and layers
  • Hatching
    • New hatching features
    • Mirroring a hatch
  • Polylines and splines
    • New Polyline grips (watch now)
    • Join 2D & 3D polylines
    • New splines features
  • 3D Modeling
    • Extrude, loft, revolve and sweep
    • NURBS
    • Blend, Patch and Offset
    • Fillet, Trim and Extend
    • Merging meshes
    • Materials browser
  • Summary and review

  • AutoCAD 2010
    • Introduction and Overview
      • User interface changes
      • Parametric drawing/modeling
      • 3D Modeling enhancements
      • Annotation changes
      • XREF enhancements
      • New PDF support
      • Misc. features and enhancements
    • User Interface Enhancements
      • Initial Setup option
      • Application menu
      • Ribbon Enhancements
      • Quick access toolbar
      • New CUI file format
    • Parametric drawing/modeling
      • Parametric settings and overview
      • Geometric constraints
      • Dimensional constraints
      • Management
    • 3D Modeling
      • The new 3D Mesh object
      • Creating a revolved mesh
      • Creating a ruled surface
      • Smoothing
      • Splitting and extruding a face
    • Annotations
      • Find and Replace enhancements
      • Multi-leader changes
      • MText enhancements
      • Dimensions
      • Hatching
    • XREF's
      • New features for XREF's
      • Missing XREF's
    • PDF Support
      • PDF Underlays
      • Output and plotting options
    • Miscellaneous New Features
      • Measure commands
      • Reverse command
      • Spline to Polyline
      • Purge
      • Rotate Viewport
      • eTransmit
      • New DWG file format
    • Summary and review

    AutoCAD 2009
    • Introduction and Overview
      • User interface changes (there are many)
      • Action recorder
      • Layer enhancements
      • New visualization tools
      • Misc. enhancements
    • The Menu Browser
      • New color schemes
      • No more menu bar?
      • The menu browser
      • Menu search features
      • Recent actions list
    • The Quick-Access Toolbar
      • Introducing "Quick Properties"
      • Configuring the Quick Access toolbar
      • Status bar - text or icons?
    • Quick-View Layouts and Drawings
      • Quick view layouts
      • Quick view drawings
      • More status bar enhancements
    • The Ribbon
      • The Ribbon replaces the dashboard
      • Ribbon options including docking
      • Editing and configuring the ribbon
    • The Action Recorder
      • Create Macros of AutoCAD commands
      • Customizing a macro sequence
      • Editing macros
    • Layer Management Enhancements
      • Many new layer enhancements
    • The Show Motion Tool
      • Create screen playbacks
      • Create custom transitions
    • The View Cube
      • New 3D navigational tool
      • Configuration and customization
    • The Steering Wheel
      • New navigational tools
      • Mini-wheels
    • Steering Wheel Settings
      • Steering wheel options and settings
    • The "Tour Building" Tool
      • Creating a walk-through with this new tool
    • Various New Features
      • Controlling hidden messages
      • New preview feature for arrays
      • Find and replace block attributes
      • XREF clipping with grips
      • Exporting layout tabs
    • Summary and review
  • AutoCAD 2008
    • Introduction
    • New Setup Wizard
    • User interface enhancements
      • Workspaces
      • Dashboard
      • Tool Palettes
    • Drawing Management
      • New Microstation DGN support
      • DWF enhancements
      • XREF enhancements
    • Enhancements to Layout tab and Layers
      • Renaming, reordering, and copying layout tabs now much easier
      • Layouts, Sheet sets, and Publish
      • Layer manager enhancements
      • Freeze layers in viewports
      • Layer overrides for viewports (nice!)
      • Additional layer enhancements
    • Annotative Scaling (totally new feature)
      • Automatically rescale text, dimensions, attributes, blocks and more.
    • Dimension Enhancements
      • Multi-leaders (totally new feature)
        • Creating multi-leaders
        • Aligning leaders
        • Multi-leader style manager
        • Collecting several leaders into a single multi-leader
        • more...
      • Breaking a dimension (new feature)
      • Dashboard panel for dim commands
      • Creating a "jogged" dimension (new)
      • Radius labeling enhancements
    • MTEXT Enhancements
      • New MTEXT control panel
      • Creating linked columns of text (totally new feature)
        • Text can automatically flow to new columns.
        • Setting column properties
        • Converting multiple columns back to a single column
      • New MTEXT paragraph features
      • Vastly improved spell checker
    • Tables Enhancements
      • Grips enhancements
      • Column enhancements
      • Cell styles
      • Bi-directional link to data in an Excel spreadsheet
      • Extracting data to a table
      • The new table break feature - Creates multiple columns of tables (just like the new multi-column text feature)

    AutoCAD 2007
    • Introduction and overview
      • System requirements and compatibilities
      • New dwg drawing format
      • Startup dialogs
    • The Dashboard
    • 3D Modeling & 3D Objects
      • Using Visual Styles to control 3D appearance
      • Using the Geographic Location command to configure shadows
      • The new POLYSOLID and PYRAMID commands
      • ConvToSurf, Planesurf and Thicken
    • Editing 3D Objects
      • 3D Grips
      • PressPull
      • SectionPlane
      • Slice
      • Xedges
    • Viewing 3D Objects
      • 3DOrbit command
      • 3DMove and 3DRotate commands
      • Camera command
      • Flatshot
      • Creating animations
    • DWF Features (significant enhancements)
      • Inserting a DWF underlay
      • Adjusting the appearance of a DWF file
      • Snapping and clipping a DWF file
      • Sharing 3D DWF files with clients and others
    • Other new & enhanced commands
      • Hiding layout tabs
      • Docking and auto-hiding tool palettes
      • Scroll bar changes
      • Grid command changes
      • The new CleanScreen icon
    • Changed or removed commands
      • Layer command changes
      • Chspace command
      • Drawing recovering changes
      • Field command enhancements
      • Table format enhancements
    • Review and summary

    AutoCAD 2006
    • Introduction
    • Workspace, CUI & menus
      • Creating and customizing workspaces
      • Using the new CUI to create custom menus and toolbars
    • New commands and enhancements
      • Dynamic input
      • Hatching enhancements
      • MTEXT Improvements
      • The new calculator
      • Drawing recovery manager
      • more...
    • New Dimension features and enhancements
    • Dynamic Blocks
      • Creating dynamic blocks
      • Inserting and using a dynamic block
      • Creating an action and lookup table for a dynamic block

 

  • AutoCAD 2005
    • Introduction
    • Migration tools
    • The new Layer Manager
    • Tool palette enhancements
    • Drawing tools enhancements
      • MTEXT enhancements
      • Hatching enhancements
    • Tables
      • Overview
      • Creating, editing and using Tables
      • Formatting tables
    • Text fields
      • Overview
      • Inserting and using text fields
    • Productivity Tools
      • Maximize viewport
      • Object snap
      • Object zoom
      • Borrowing a license with the license manager
      • more...
    • Sheet sets
      • Creating and Editing
      • Using
    • Plotting
      • New changes in the redesigned plotting dialog
    • Survey Features
      • New features in Land Desktop and Survey 2005
      • Carlson Connect
      • Survey Toolspace
    • Review

 

  • AutoCAD 2004
    • Introduction
    • Network installation & enhancements
      • CD browser
      • Communications Center
      • License borrowing
      • Timeout
    • File operations
      • Reference file management
      • more...
    • New & enhanced commands
      • Express tools
      • Undo/redo
      • Multi-line text
      • RevCloud
      • Display order
      • much more...
    • Design Center enhancements
      • Design Center Online
      • AutoCAD Today (gone)
      • I-Drop
    • Tool palettes
      • Overview
      • Creating
      • Modifying
      • Using
    • Fills and hatching
      • New true color options
      • Gradient fills
      • Shaded/rendered plots
    • Summary

Requirements: Pentium or faster computer, 1280 x 960 or higher video resolution, sound card and speakers, CD-ROM drive, 256 MB RAM. Windows 2000 and above for most versions. Macromedia flash player 5.0 or higher.

 

Basic installation requires 10 MB hard drive space. Additional hard drive space is required if you choose to store the lesson files on your hard drive instead of running them from the CD-ROM. Note that lesson files can be stored on a network hard drive and shared among other registered users of the product. (A separate copy must be purchased for each computer that you wish to run the software on.)