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AutoCAD 2015 Training
Digital Edition with Brian Benton

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AutoCAD 2015 Training -- Digital Edition with Brian Benton

A Practical AutoCAD Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills

In this project-based AutoCAD 2015 Training Digital Edition with Brian Benton, expert author Brian Benton will teach you the basics of how to use the tools and techniques available to you in the latest version of Autodesk AutoCAD 2015. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with AutoCAD is required.
You will start by learning about the new features in AutoCAD 2015, then jump into touring the 2015 interface. After reviewing some basic operations, Brian will teach you about the drawing and drafting tools, such as lines and polylines, rectangles, and ellipses. You will also learn about editing tools, including how to delete duplicates, move and copy, and rotating and scaling objects. This video tutorial will cover topics including precision tools, annotations, how to use layers, creating and editing blocks, and plotting and publishing. Finally, you will work on completing a project, allowing you to apply the concepts you've learned throughout the course.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be capable of drafting and publishing basic 2D drawings using this CAD software program. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

01. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
  • 0801 OSNAP
  • 0802 Ortho
  • 0803 Grips
09. 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. 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. 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. Model And Paper Space
  • 1201 The Difference Between Model And Paper Space
  • 1202 What Belongs Where?
  • 1203 Viewports
13. Plot And Publish
  • 1301 Plotting
  • 1302 Page Setup
  • 1303 Publish
  • 1304 Export Your File
  • 1305 Plot And Publish - Project
14. 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. Conclusion
  • 1501 Wrap-Up

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 Magazines Tip Patroller, AUGI HotNews Production Manager, and O`Reilly AutoCAD training video author.