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AutoCAD® Training

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.

  • Learn what's changed and what remains in your AutoCAD software.
  • Learn about important new AutoCAD features and enhancements.
  • Learn how to use the new features in your software efficiently and effectively.
  • Covers AutoCAD 2004 through 2015.

 

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Lesson Contents

AutoCAD 2015 Training
  • 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
    • Status bar icons
  • Drawing and Editing
    • Line-types
    • The new "Lasso" selection feature
    • Command previews
    • Cross-hair enhancements
    • Isometric tools
    • MTEXT
    • Text Alignment command
    • Dimension snaps
    • Polyline fillet
  • Geo-Locations
    • Geo-Locations
    • Auto-image resolution
  • Summary and review

AutoCAD 2014 Training
  • 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
    • Line-type and layer display changes
    • Attachments and overlays
  • Drawing Enhancements
    • Drawing arcs (both ways)
    • Polyline fillet
    • Dimensions
    • Hatches
  • Geo location
    • Introduction
    • Inserting a geo-located image
    • Editing the geo-located insertion
  • Design Feed
    • Collaboration in the cloud using Autodesk 360
  • A review of the included "Recap" software
  • Summary and review

AutoCAD 2013 Training
  • 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 Training
  • Introduction and Overview
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • Improved performance
    • AutoCAD Exchange
    • Content Explorer
    • Auto Complete
    • 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 Training
  • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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 Training
    • 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