AutoCAD paperspace modelspace computer based training



With Multimedia Training CDs from AGT


Paperspace / Modelspace is one of the most powerful features in AutoCAD yet also one of the least understood!!



Plan & Profile Made Easy

For instance, in the past, plotting plan & profile meant creating a separate drawing for each sheet. But with Paperspace/Modelspace, you create the layouts for all of the sheets, right in the same drawing! If any changes are required, using the old method you would have to go back and update each and every sheet before you could do another plot. With Paperspace, simply edit the main drawing and the changes are reflected in each of the sheet layouts automatically!


Paperspace Modelspace training

Create Detail Views That Update Themselves

Need a detail view? Simply create another MView, then zoom and pan (or scale) the drawing until you get it where you want it. Next, draw an arrow back to the detail location in the main drawing. Now anytime you edit the drawing, the detail view is automatically updated as well.


Independent Text, Layers and Dimensions

Create notes, annotations, legends and more. The text is only shown in the Paperspace layout, not in the main drawing. You can also turn layers on and off in each view, without affecting the layer settings in your drawing.


Learning Made Easy!

Each lesson is presented as a movie that runs on your computer. Watch AutoCAD being put through its paces as the instructor teaches you how to use Paperspace/Modelspace. Its just like having the instructor sitting at your computer while you're watching over his shoulder!



Lesson Outline

  • Getting Started
    • Introduction
    • Layout tabs
    • Creating MViews
    • MView options
    • Scaling a model view
    • Text in paperspace
    • Moving between mviews
  • Layers in Paperspace
    • Layer basics
    • The VPLAYER command
  • Linetypes and View Resolution
    • Scaling linetypes
    • View resolution
  • The UCS in Paperspace
    • How to work with the UCS when working in paperspace
  • Paperspace in Action
    • Rotating the UCS
    • Creating new layout tabs
    • Setting the scale
  • Matchlines
    • Creating matchlines
    • Using the MView polygonal command
    • Creating polygonal mviews
    • Plan & profile example
  • Advanced Techniques
    • Advanced layers
    • Advanced text
    • Plotting mviews
    • Plotting multiple mviews
    • Creating a detail view
    • Dimensions in paperspace
    • The VIEW command
    • Inserting north arrows

Requirements: Pentium or faster computer, 1280 x 960 or higher video resolution, sound card and speakers, CD-ROM drive, 256 MB RAM. Windows XP 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.)