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Digital Edition with Brian Benton

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AutoCAD 2015 - Beyond The Basics Training Video -- Digital Edition with Brian Benton

A Practical AutoCAD 2015 Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In AutoCAD 2015 - Beyond The Basics Training Video Digital Edition with Brian Benton training bundle, you get the following 7 courses:
  • Learning AutoCAD 2015
  • AutoCAD - Blocks and Dynamic Blocks
  • AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing
  • AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster
  • AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings
  • AutoCAD - Working With References
  • AutoCAD Space Planning

In the beginners AutoCAD 2015 training video you will learn the fundamental tools and techniques available to you in this complex computer aided design software from Autodesk. You will learn how to navigate around the AutoCAD interface using the toolbars and command interface. You will cover basic drafting tools such as lines, polylines, rectangles and ellipses, as well as editing tools, layers, blocks, plotting, annotation, publishing and much more - over 10 hours of content.
In the advanced courses you will cover topics ranging from in-depth uses for blocks and dynamic blocks, advanced plotting, tips to increase your productivity, advanced references, using AutoCAD for space planning and how to create drawings for construction. Each advanced topic ranges from 2-3 hour of detailed instruction that will allow you to fully take advantage of the features in this CAD software, and each topic includes working files to allow you to follow along throughout the course.
Once you have completed these computer based training courses for AutoCAD 2015, you will have a comprehensive understanding of AutoCAD, and how you can apply the tools and techniques you have learned to your own projects.
Duration: 27.25 hours - 376 tutorial videos

Table of Contents

00. Free Videos - Learning AutoCAD 2015
  • What You Will Learn
  • About The Author
  • Introduction To AutoCAD 2015
  • Installing AutoCAD 2015
  • Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time
  • A Quick Run Through of AutoCAD 2015
  • The New Tab
  • User Interaction Changes
  • Improved Graphics And Interaction Enhancements
  • Model Space Viewports, Layer Sort, And Isometrics
  • Multi-line Text Enhancements
  • AutoCAD Drawing Areas - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse
  • Using The Application Menu And The QAT
  • Interfacing With The Ribbon
  • Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete
  • Toolbars And The Menubar
  • File Tabs
  • Pallets And Short Cut Menus
  • Using Function Keys And Command Aliases
  • Workspaces
  • The Status Bar - A Busy Place
  • An Introduction To Model And Paper Space
  • Quick Access To Your Drawings Drawings
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster
  • Introduction
  • About The Author
  • Offsetting Polylines
  • Write Block (WBLOCK)
  • Design Feed
  • Wipeouts
  • Copying Layouts
  • Tips And Tricks - Working Faster
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks
  • Introduction
  • The BLOCK Command
  • Manage Block Attributes
  • Attribute Tab
  • Editing From A New Block
  • Using Dynamic Blocks
  • Tips and Tricks: Creating Blocks
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Working With References
  • Working With References
  • Clip
  • Tree View
  • Overlays
  • Binding XREFs
  • Underlay Layers
  • Reference Scaling
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Space Planning
  • Introduction
  • Title Blocks
  • Structural Plan
  • Gross External Area - GEA
  • Workstations
  • Editing Blocks
  • Extracting To A Spreadsheet
  • Updating Linked Files
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings
  • Introduction
  • About Shaun Bryant
  • Notes Column
  • Elevations
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • Quick Dimension - QDIM
  • Annotation Scaling
  • Using Fields
  • Autodesk Design Review
00. Free Videos - AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing
  • Introduction
  • About The Author
  • Plotting And Publishing
  • Drawing Limits
  • Modifying Page Setups
  • Using Fields For Viewport Scales
  • Annotation Scale
  • Creating A New Plot Style
  • Customizing Plot Sizes
  • Saving Sheet Lists
  • Implementing Company Policies
01. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Getting Started
  • 0101 What You Will Learn
  • 0102 About the Author
  • 0103 Introduction To AutoCAD 2015
  • 0104 Installing AutoCAD 2015
  • 0105 Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time
  • 0106 A Quick Run Through
  • 0107 How To Access Your Working Files
02. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - New Features In AutoCAD 2015
  • 0201 The New Tab
  • 0202 User Interaction Changes
  • 0203 Improved Graphics And Interaction Enhancements
  • 0204 Model Space Viewports, Layer Sort and Isometric
  • 0205 Multi-line Text Enhancements
03. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Interfacing With AutoCAD 2015
  • 0301 AutoCAD Drawing Areas - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse
  • 0302 Using The Application Menu And The QAT
  • 0303 Interfacing With The Ribbon
  • 0304 Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete
  • 0305 Toolbars And The Menubar
  • 0306 File Tabs
  • 0307 Pallets And Short Cut Menus
  • 0308 Using Function Keys And Command Aliases
  • 0309 Workspaces
  • 0310 The Status Bar - A Busy Place
  • 0311 An Introduction To Model And Paper Space
  • 0312 Quick Access to your Drawings
04. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Basic Operations
  • 0401 You Have To Start Somewhere
  • 0402 Quitting AutoCAD - Save Early, Save Often
  • 0403 Object Selection
  • 0404 Advanced Operation Techniques
  • 0405 How AutoCAD Interprets Units
  • 0406 Working With Specific Units
  • 0407 The User Coordinate System
  • 0408 Working With The Coordinate System
  • 0409 Using The Grid System And Snap Feature
  • 0410 Pan
  • 0411 Zoom
  • 0412 Basic Operations - Project
05. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Drawing And Drafting Tools
  • 0501 Lines - You Will Use Them Everywhere
  • 0502 Polylines And Their Uses
  • 0503 Circles
  • 0504 Arcs
  • 0505 Polygons
  • 0506 Rectangles And Ellipses
  • 0507 Points And Their Styles
  • 0508 Methods To Create Precise Objects
  • 0509 Drawing And Drafting Tools - Project
06. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Editing Tools
  • 0601 Erase
  • 0602 Delete Duplicates
  • 0603 The Move And Copy Commands
  • 0604 Rotating Objects
  • 0605 Scaling Objects
  • 0606 Stretching Objects
  • 0607 Offset
  • 0608 Mirror
  • 0609 Trim And Extend Lines
  • 0610 Fillet And Chamfer
  • 0611 Rectangular Array
  • 0612 Polar Array
  • 0613 Pathway Array
  • 0614 Copy Array
  • 0615 Object Properties
  • 0616 Editing Tools - Project
07. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Utilities: Tools To Keep You In The Know
  • 0701 Listing Objects
  • 0702 Measuring Tools
  • 0703 Purging Unused Items
  • 0704 Undo - The Most Important Command
  • 0705 Utilities Project
08. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
  • 0801 OSNAP
  • 0802 Ortho
  • 0803 Grips
09. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Using Layers
  • 0901 Layer Properties
  • 0902 The Layer Manager
  • 0903 Freeze/Thaw, On/Off And Lock
  • 0904 Creating And Editing Layers
  • 0905 Using Layers To Control
  • 0906 Layers - Project
10. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Annotations
  • 1001 Dimensions
  • 1002 Dimension Styles: Drill Down In Dim Town
  • 1003 Advanced Dimension Operations
  • 1004 Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings
  • 1005 Multileaders
  • 1006 Single Line Text
  • 1007 Multi Line Text
  • 1008 Multi Line Text Techniques
  • 1009 Wipeouts - Hiding What You Do Not Want To See
  • 1010 Text Styles
  • 1011 Tables
  • 1012 Hatching
  • 1013 Annotation Project
11. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Blocks
  • 1101 What Is A Block?
  • 1102 Creating Blocks
  • 1103 Inserting Blocks And Using Them
  • 1104 Editing Blocks
  • 1105 Attributed Blocks
  • 1106 The Effect Of Exploding Blocks
  • 1107 Introduction To Dynamic Blocks
  • 1108 Blocks - Project
12. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Model And Paper Space
  • 1201 The Difference Between Model And Paper Space
  • 1202 What Belongs Where?
  • 1203 Viewports
13. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Plot And Publish
  • 1301 Plotting
  • 1302 Page Setup
  • 1303 Publish
  • 1304 Export Your File
  • 1305 Plot And Publish - Project
14. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Final Project
  • 1401 Drawing The Building - Part 1
  • 1402 Drawing The Building - Part 2
  • 1403 Drawing The Building - Part 3
  • 1404 Decoration - Part 1
  • 1405 Decoration - Part 2
  • 1406 Decoration - Part 3
  • 1407 Annotation - Part 1
  • 1408 Annotation - Part 2
15. Learning AutoCAD 2015 - Conclusion
  • 1501 Wrap-Up
01. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Working Smarter And Faster
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
02. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Working Smarter And Faster
  • 0201 OFFSET Command
  • 0202 Using Polylines
  • 0203 Polyline Edit And The JOIN Option
  • 0204 Offsetting Polylines
  • 0205 Measure Tools
  • 0206 Quick Select
  • 0207 Quick Calculator
03. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Content Re-use
  • 0301 Layer Zero
  • 0302 Utilizing Blocks
  • 0303 Write Block (WBLOCK)
  • 0304 Adding Blocks To Tool Palettes
  • 0305 Changing Insertion Scale
  • 0306 Block Families And Drawings
04. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Dynamic Blocks
  • 0401 Converting Block Families
  • 0402 Visibility States
  • 0403 Sample Dynamic Blocks
05. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Collaboration
  • 0501 Autodesk 360
  • 0502 AutoCAD 360
  • 0503 Design Feed
  • 0504 DWG TrueView
  • 0505 DWG Convert
  • 0506 eTransmit
06. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Markup
  • 0601 Wipeouts
  • 0602 Revision Clouds
  • 0603 Autodesk Design Review
  • 0604 Markup Set Manager
07. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Layouts
  • 0701 Page Setups
  • 0702 Copying Layouts
  • 0703 Working With Scaled Viewports
08. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Utilizing Best Practices
  • 0801 Implementing Company Policies
  • 0802 Tips And Tricks - Working Smarter
  • 0803 Tips And Tricks - Working Faster
09. AutoCAD - Working Smarter And Faster - Conclusion
  • 0901 Finishing Up
  • 0902 About The Author
01. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Content Reuse
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
02. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Setting Up Simple Blocks
  • 0201 Layer 0 Drawings
  • 0202 Layer Management
  • 0203 The BLOCK Command
  • 0204 Base Point
  • 0205 Objects
  • 0206 Behaviour
  • 0207 Settings
  • 0208 Description
  • 0209 The WBLOCK Command
03. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Block Attributes
  • 0301 The ATTDEF Command - Part 1
  • 0302 The ATTDEF Command - Part 2
  • 0303 The ATTDIA Variable
  • 0304 Manage Block Attributes
  • 0305 Find Block Attributes
  • 0306 Extract Block Attribute Data
04. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Enhanced Attribute Editor
  • 0401 Using The Editor
  • 0402 Attribute Tab
  • 0403 Text Options Tab
  • 0404 Properties Tab
05. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - The BLOCK Editor
  • 0501 Editing From A New Block
  • 0502 Editing From An Existing Block
  • 0503 Block Authoring Palettes
  • 0504 Action Parameters
  • 0505 Actions
  • 0506 Test Block
  • 0507 Editing Blocks In Place
06. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Using Dynamic Blocks
  • 0601 Using Dynamic Blocks
  • 0602 Dynamic Door Block - Part 1
  • 0603 Dynamic Door Block - Part 2
  • 0604 Dynamic Basin Block - Part 1
  • 0605 Dynamic Basin Block - Part 2
  • 0606 Dynamic Valve Block
07. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Blocks - Best Practices
  • 0701 Implementing Company Policies
  • 0702 Tips and Tricks: Using Blocks
  • 0703 Tips and Tricks: Creating Blocks
08. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Close
  • 0801 Finishing Up
09. AutoCAD - Blocks And Dynamic Blocks - Credits
  • 0901 About The Author
01. AutoCAD - Working With References - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Working With References
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
  • 0104 Storing Your XREF Working Files
02. AutoCAD - Working With References - References 101
  • 0201 XREFs
  • 0202 The Reference Panel
  • 0203 Attach
  • 0204 Clip
  • 0205 Edit Reference - InSitu
  • 0206 Edit Reference - External
  • 0207 Reference Fading
03. AutoCAD - Working With References - Reference Palette
  • 0301 Attaching References
  • 0302 Refresh And Reload
  • 0303 List View
  • 0304 Tree View
  • 0305 Shortcut Menu
  • 0306 Details Panel
04. AutoCAD - Working With References - Reference Details
  • 0401 Attachments
  • 0402 Overlays
  • 0403 Scale
  • 0404 Insertion Point
  • 0405 Path Type
  • 0406 Rotation
05. AutoCAD - Working With References - Working With XREFs
  • 0501 Unloading XREFs
  • 0502 Detaching XREFs
  • 0503 Binding XREFs
  • 0504 Reconciling Layers
  • 0505 Updating An XREF
  • 0506 Updating An In Place XREF
06. AutoCAD - Working With References - Underlays
  • 0601 Using PDFs
  • 0602 Adjusting The Underlay
  • 0603 Underlay Scale
  • 0604 Clipping An Underlay
  • 0605 Underlay Layersv
  • 0606 Underlay Snaps
07. AutoCAD - Working With References - Scaling With Underlays
  • 0701 Reference Scaling
08. AutoCAD - Working With References - Plotting with XREFs
  • 0801 Using Layers
  • 0802 Using Layer States
  • 0803 Using Layer Property Filters
  • 0804 Using Layer Group Filters
09. AutoCAD - Working With References - Conclusion
  • 0901 Finishing Up
10. AutoCAD - Working With References - Credits
  • 1001 About Shaun Bryant
01. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Space Planning
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
  • 0104 How To Access Your working Files
02. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Setting Up
  • 0201 Title Blocks
  • 0202 Units
  • 0203 Layers
  • 0204 Block Libraries
  • 0205 Structural Plan
  • 0206 Facilities Plan
03. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Defining Space
  • 0301 Object Snaps - OSNAP
  • 0302 Gross External Area - GEA
  • 0303 Gross Internal Area - GIA
  • 0304 Vertical Penetrations - VPA
  • 0305 Rooms
  • 0306 Service Areas
  • 0307 Common Areas
  • 0308 Divisions And Departments
  • 0309 Utilizing Space
04. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Using Blocks
  • 0401 Desks
  • 0402 Chairs
  • 0403 Workstations
  • 0404 People
  • 0405 Space Information
05. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Working With Blocks
  • 0501 Utilizing Attributes
  • 0502 Editing Attributes
  • 0503 Editing Blocks
  • 0504 The WBLOCK command
06. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Extracting Data
  • 0601 Extract Data Wizard
  • 0602 DXE Files
  • 0603 Data Extraction Settings
  • 0604 Extracting To A Table
  • 0605 Extracting To A Spreadsheet
07. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Using Tables
  • 0701 Setting Up A Table Style
  • 0702 Using Fields In Tables
  • 0703 Using Formulas
08. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Linking To External Data Sources
  • 0801 Creating Links To MS Excel
  • 0802 Updating Linked Files
09. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Conclusion
  • 0901 Finishing Up
10. AutoCAD - Space Planning - Credits
  • 1001 About Shaun Bryant
01. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Using Construction Drawings
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
02. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Drawing Settings
  • 0201 STARTUP Variable
  • 0202 Units
  • 0203 Limits
  • 0204 Layers
03. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Title Blocks
  • 0301 Sheet Size
  • 0302 Setting Up
  • 0303 Adding Text
  • 0304 Notes Column
  • 0305 Using Attributes
  • 0306 Using Blocks
  • 0307 Page Setup And Viewports
  • 0308 Saving As A Template
04. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Drawing Creation
  • 0401 Bringing In A Template
  • 0402 Setting Up Your Tabs
  • 0403 Plans
  • 0404 Elevations
  • 0405 Sections
  • 0406 Details
  • 0407 Design Re-Use
  • 0408 Dynamic Blocks
05. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Drawing Annotation
  • 0501 Text Styles
  • 0502 Labels
  • 0503 Dimension Styles
  • 0504 Annotative Dimensions
  • 0505 Quick Dimension - QDIM
  • 0506 Continue Dimension
  • 0507 Baseline Dimension
  • 0508 Leaders
  • 0509 Tables
  • 0510 Hatching - Part 1
  • 0511 Hatching - Part 2
  • 0512 Gradient Fill
06. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Layout Setup
  • 0601 Layout Tabs
  • 0602 Page Setups
  • 0603 Viewport Scaling
  • 0604 Annotation Scaling
  • 0605 Viewport Freeze
  • 0606 Viewport Layer Colors
  • 0607 Using Fields
07. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Plotting
  • 0701 Creating Colour Tables
  • 0702 Plotting File Formats
  • 0703 eTransmit
  • 0704 Autodesk Design Review
  • 0705 Markup Set Manager
08. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Publishing
  • 0801 Batch Plotting
  • 0802 Setting Up Sheets
  • 0803 Batch Plot Settings
  • 0804 Plot Stamps - Part 1
  • 0805 Plot Stamps - Part 2
09. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Close
  • 0901 Finishing Up
10. AutoCAD - Creating Construction Drawings - Credits
  • 1001 About Shaun Bryant
01. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Introduction
  • 0101 Introduction
  • 0102 Plotting And Publishing
  • 0103 Using The Working Files
  • 0104 The Application Menu
02. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Setting Up Your Drawing
  • 0201 STARTUP Variable
  • 0202 Units - Imperial
  • 0203 Units - Metric
  • 0204 Drawing Limits
  • 0205 Model Tab
  • 0206 Layout Tabs
03. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Page Setup Manager
  • 0301 In The Model Tab
  • 0302 In The Layout Tab
  • 0303 Modifying Page Setups
  • 0304 Renaming Layout Tabs
  • 0305 Importing Page Setups
04. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Viewports
  • 0401 Setting Up A Viewport
  • 0402 Polygonal Viewports
  • 0403 Clipping Viewports
  • 0404 Using Fields For Viewport Scales
  • 0405 Viewports From Objects
05. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Scaling
  • 0501 Viewport Scale
  • 0502 Annotation Scale
  • 0503 Annotative Scaling
  • 0504 Adding Annotative Scales
06. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Plot Styles
  • 0601 Using Plot Styles
  • 0602 Creating A New Plot Style
  • 0603 Color Dependent Plot Styles (.ctb)
  • 0604 Converting Plot Styles
  • 0605 Named Plot Styles (.stb)
07. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Plotting
  • 0701 Plot Orientation
  • 0702 Selecting The Plotter
  • 0703 Customizing Plot Sizes
  • 0704 Plot Preview
  • 0705 Plotting To DWF
  • 0706 Plotting To DWFx
  • 0707 Plotting To PDF
  • 0708 DWF Writer
  • 0709 Autodesk Design Review
08. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Publishing
  • 0801 Publish Dialog Box
  • 0802 Saving Sheet Lists
  • 0803 Removing And Renaming Sheets
  • 0804 Setting Up - Part 1
  • 0805 Setting Up - Part 2
  • 0806 Using Plot Stamps - Part 1
  • 0807 Using Plot Stamps - Part 2
09. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Plotting And Publishing - Best Practices
  • 0901 Implementing Company Policies
  • 0902 Plotting - Tips And Tricks
  • 0903 Publishing - Tips And Tricks
10. AutoCAD - Plotting And Publishing - Close
  • 1001 Finishing Up
  • 1002 About The Author

About The Author

Brian Benton is an Engineering Technician, CAD Service Provider, technical writer and blogger. He has over 18 years of experience in various design fields (Mechanical, Structural, Civil, Survey, Marine, Environmental) and is well versed in many design software packages (CAD, GIS, Graphics). He is Cadalyst Magazine's Tip Patroller, AUGI HotNews Production Manager, and O`Reilly AutoCAD training video author.
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