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Professional AUTOCAD 2018 Training Course - AutoCAD Advanced

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PRO Trainers IT uses the following Autodesk Official Training Guide to help AutoCAD users prepare for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certification exams:


AutoCAD Advanced - level iii - 24 hours + additional 8 hours for specialized training.

Why take this training? This course will make you much faster with AutoCAD.


AutoCAD® Advanced introduces advanced techniques and teaches you how to be proficient in your use of the AutoCAD® software. This is done by teaching you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

Together with AutoCAD Fundamentals, or Basics, AutoCAD Advanced allows the student to become much faster with AutoCAD.

Topics Covered:

  • Advanced Drafting techniques
  • Advanced Text Objects
  • Text Fields
  • Working with Tables
  • Defining dynamic blocks and attributes
  • Outputting and publishing files for review
  • Collaboration and automation tools
  • Creating, publishing, and customizing sheet sets
  • Managing Layers
  • CAD Management and System Setup
  • Enhancing productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface
  • Using macros and custom routines

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® 2018 Fundamentals or equivalent.

Course Outline:

AutoCAD Advanced (Mixed Units)
Total Hours: 20

Chapter 1: Introduction......................................................................................... 1-1
Practice 1a Introduction.................................................................................. 1-2
Chapter 2: Advanced Text Objects.................................................................... 2-1

2.1    Annotation Scale Overview.................................................................. 2-2
Working with Annotative Styles............................................................... 2-3
Viewing Annotative Objects at Different Scales................................... 2-5
Annotation Scale and Model Space....................................................... 2-7
Modifying Annotative Object Scales....................................................... 2-7
Practice 2a Annotation Scale...................................................................... 2-10
2.2    Using Fields............................................................................................ 2-13
Updating and Modifying Fields............................................................. 2-15
Field Settings........................................................................................... 2-15
Object Fields............................................................................................ 2-16
Fields in Blocks........................................................................................ 2-16
Fields in Attributes................................................................................... 2-17
Practice 2b Fields........................................................................................... 2-18
Practice 2c Object Fields.............................................................................. 2-20
2.3    Controlling the Draw Order................................................................ 2-22
Draw Order............................................................................................... 2-22
Draw Order of Hatching......................................................................... 2-23
Masking Annotation Objects.................................................................. 2-24
Adding a Wipeout.................................................................................... 2-26
Practice 2d Controlling the Draw Order.................................................... 2-28
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 2-30
Command Summary...................................................................................... 2-32

Chapter 3: Working with Tables......................................................................... 3-1
3.1    Working with Linked Tables................................................................. 3-2
Using the Data Link Manager.................................................................. 3-5
Updating Table Links................................................................................ 3-7
3.2    Creating Table Styles............................................................................. 3-9
Table Style Options................................................................................ 3-10
Cell Style Options.................................................................................... 3-11
Practice 3a Working with Tables................................................................ 3-14
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 3-19
Command Summary...................................................................................... 3-20

Chapter 4: Projects - Advanced Annotation................................................... 4-1
Practice 4a Fields and Tables....................................................................... 4-2

Chapter 5: Dynamic Blocks................................................................................. 5-1
5.1    Working with Dynamic Blocks............................................................. 5-2
Inserting Dynamic Blocks......................................................................... 5-3
Modifying Dynamic Blocks....................................................................... 5-4
Typical Dynamic Block Grips................................................................... 5-5
Practice 5a Inserting and Modifying Dynamic Blocks............................ 5-8
5.2    Creating Dynamic Block Definitions................................................ 5-11
5.3    Dynamic Block Authoring Tools....................................................... 5-13
Block Editor Contextual Tab.................................................................. 5-14
Parameters............................................................................................... 5-15
Actions...................................................................................................... 5-17
Parameter Sets........................................................................................ 5-18
Constraints............................................................................................... 5-19
Labeling Parameters............................................................................... 5-20
Testing the Block..................................................................................... 5-21
Construction Geometry.......................................................................... 5-21
Constraints in Dynamic Blocks............................................................. 5-22
Creating a Block Table........................................................................... 5-24
Practice 5b Creating Dynamic Block Definitions................................... 5-28
Practice 5c Creating Dynamic Blocks with Constraints...................... 5-32
5.4    Additional Visibility Options.............................................................. 5-42
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 5-43
Command Summary...................................................................................... 5-45

Chapter 6: Attributes............................................................................................. 6-1
6.1    Inserting Blocks with Attributes.......................................................... 6-2
What are Attributes?................................................................................. 6-2
How Attribute Values Are Entered.......................................................... 6-2
Retain Attribute Display............................................................................ 6-3
6.2    Editing Attribute Values........................................................................ 6-5
Editing Attributes One at a Time............................................................. 6-5
Editing Multiple Attribute Values............................................................. 6-7
Practice 6a Inserting and Editing Attribute Values.................................. 6-9
6.3    Defining Attributes................................................................................ 6-13
Attribute Definition.................................................................................. 6-14
Associating Attributes with Blocks........................................................ 6-16
Practice 6b Defining Attributes................................................................... 6-17
6.4    Redefining Blocks with Attributes.................................................... 6-20
Updating Blocks with New Attributes................................................... 6-22
Practice 6c Redefining Blocks with Attributes....................................... 6-24
6.5    Extracting Attributes............................................................................ 6-27
Practice 6d Extracting Object Data to a Table........................................ 6-35
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 6-38
Command Summary...................................................................................... 6-40

Chapter 7: Projects - Advanced Blocks and Attributes............................... 7-1
Practice 7a Dynamic Block Practice - Desk Unit...................................... 7-2
Practice 7b Mechanical Attribute Project - Amplifier............................... 7-6
Practice 7c Architectural Attribute Project - Door Schedule.............. 7-10

Chapter 8: Output and Publishing..................................................................... 8-1
8.1    Output For Electronic Review.............................................................. 8-2
Plotting Electronic Files............................................................................ 8-3
Exporting DWF or PDF Files................................................................... 8-4
8.2    Autodesk Design Review...................................................................... 8-7
Viewing Markups in AutoCAD.............................................................. 8-10
8.3    Publishing Drawing Sets..................................................................... 8-12
Practice 8a Reviewing and Publishing Drawing Sets........................... 8-15
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 8-23
Command Summary...................................................................................... 8-24

Chapter 9: Other Tools for Collaboration........................................................ 9-1
9.1    eTransmit................................................................................................... 9-2
Transmittal Setups.................................................................................... 9-4
Practice 9a eTransmit...................................................................................... 9-7
9.2    Hyperlinks................................................................................................. 9-9
Using a Hyperlink.................................................................................... 9-11
Practice 9b Hyperlinks.................................................................................. 9-12
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 9-14
Command Summary...................................................................................... 9-15

Chapter 10: Cloud Collaboration and 2D Automation................................ 10-1
10.1 Connecting to the Cloud..................................................................... 10-2
Stay Connected Menu........................................................................... 10-2
A360 Log In and Settings...................................................................... 10-3
Design Feed............................................................................................. 10-5
Autodesk App Store................................................................................ 10-6
10.2 Sharing Drawings in the Cloud......................................................... 10-7
Upload Drawings..................................................................................... 10-8
10.3 Rendering in the Cloud..................................................................... 10-11
Practice 10a Working in A360..................................................................   10-12
10.4 Attach Navisworks Files................................................................... 10-15
Coordination Model Contextual Tab.................................................. 10-17
Practice 10b Attach a Navisworks File..................................................   10-19
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 10-22
Command Summary................................................................................... 10-23

Chapter 11: Introduction to Sheet Sets.......................................................... 11-1
11.1 Overview of Sheet Sets....................................................................... 11-2
Understanding the Sheet Set Manager............................................... 11-4
Practice 11a Overview of Sheet Sets........................................................ 11-8
11.2 Creating Sheet Sets............................................................................ 11-11
Sheet Set Properties............................................................................ 11-14
11.3 Creating Sheets in Sheet Sets......................................................... 11-15
Organizing Sheets in Subsets............................................................ 11-17
11.4 Adding Views to Sheets.................................................................... 11-19
Sheet Views Tab................................................................................... 11-22
Practice 11b Introduction to Sheet Sets................................................ 11-25
11.5 Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets.................................................... 11-32
Create a Sheet Set from Existing Layouts........................................ 11-32
Importing a Layout to a Sheet Set...................................................... 11-35
Practice 11c Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets...................................   11-37
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 11-40
Command Summary................................................................................... 11-42

Chapter 12: Publishing and Customizing Sheet Sets................................ 12-1
12.1 Transmitting and Archiving Sheet Sets.......................................... 12-2
Archiving Sheet Sets.............................................................................. 12-3
12.2 Publishing Sheet Sets.......................................................................... 12-4
Publish to DWFx...................................................................................... 12-4
Control Plotting Output........................................................................... 12-6
Practice 12a Transmitting, Archiving, and Publishing Sheet Sets..  12-7
12.3 Customizing Sheet Sets.................................................................... 12-11
Sheet Set Properties............................................................................ 12-12
Creating Custom Properties................................................................ 12-14
12.4 Custom Blocks for Sheet Sets........................................................ 12-15
Creating a Title Label Block................................................................ 12-17
Creating a Callout Block...................................................................... 12-18
Practice 12b Customizing Sheet Sets..................................................... 12-19
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 12-26
Command Summary................................................................................... 12-28

Chapter 13: Projects - Sheet Sets.................................................................... 13-1
Practice 13a Sheet Sets................................................................................ 13-2

Chapter 14: Managing Layers........................................................................... 14-1
14.1 Working in the Layer Properties Manager..................................... 14-2
Displaying Columns in the Layer Properties Manager...................... 14-2
Layer Settings.......................................................................................... 14-5
Practice 14a Working in the Layer Properties Manager....................... 14-9
14.2 Creating Layer Filters......................................................................... 14-12
Using the Filter Tree............................................................................. 14-12
Property Filters...................................................................................... 14-14
Group Filters.......................................................................................... 14-15
14.3 Setting Layer States........................................................................... 14-17
Practice 14b Layer Filters and Layer States........................................   14-22
Practice 14c Setting Up Layer States (Mechanical)............................... 14-24
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 14-27
Command Summary................................................................................... 14-28

Chapter 15: CAD Standards.............................................................................. 15-1
15.1 CAD Standards Concepts................................................................... 15-2
Creating a Standards File...................................................................... 15-2
15.2 Configuring Standards........................................................................ 15-3
Plug-ins.................................................................................................... 15-4
CAD Standards Status Bar Icon........................................................... 15-4
15.3 Checking Standards............................................................................. 15-5
CAD Standards Settings........................................................................ 15-6
Practice 15a Creating, Configuring, and Checking Standards.......... 15-8
15.4 Layer Translator.................................................................................. 15-12
Settings................................................................................................... 15-13
Practice 15b Layer Translator.................................................................   15-15
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 15-17
Command Summary................................................................................... 15-18

Chapter 16: System Setup................................................................................. 16-1
16.1 Options Dialog Box.............................................................................. 16-2
Options...................................................................................................... 16-3
Practice 16a Options Dialog Box............................................................... 16-7
16.2 System Variables................................................................................ 16-10
Some Common System Variables..................................................... 16-11
System Variable Monitor...................................................................... 16-12
Practice 16b System Variables................................................................   16-14
16.3 Dynamic Input Settings..................................................................... 16-16
Practice 16c Dynamic Input Settings...................................................... 16-20
16.4 Drawing Utilities................................................................................... 16-22
Renaming Named Objects................................................................... 16-22
Drawing Recovery and Repair............................................................ 16-23
Checking a Drawing’s Status.............................................................. 16-25
Practice 16d Drawing Utilities..................................................................   16-26
16.5 Managing Plotters............................................................................... 16-28
Add Plotter Wizard................................................................................ 16-28
Plotter Manager..................................................................................... 16-29
Plotter Configuration Editor................................................................. 16-30
Practice 16e Managing Plotters................................................................ 16-31
16.6 Plot Styles............................................................................................. 16-33
Concepts................................................................................................ 16-33
Types of Plot Style Tables................................................................... 16-34
Creating Plot Style Tables................................................................... 16-35
Attaching Plot Style Tables to Layouts.............................................. 16-36
Practice 16f Color Plot Styles..................................................................   16-37
Practice 16g Named Plot Styles............................................................... 16-39
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 16-42
Command Summary................................................................................... 16-44

Chapter 17: Introduction to Customization................................................... 17-1
17.1 Why Customize?................................................................................... 17-2
Customization Guidelines..................................................................... 17-2
What Can Be Customized?................................................................... 17-3
17.2 Creating a Custom Workspace......................................................... 17-4
Practice 17a Setting Up Workspaces........................................................ 17-8
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 17-10
Command Summary................................................................................... 17-11

Chapter 18: Customizing the User Interface................................................. 18-1
18.1 Using the Customize User Interface (CUI) Dialog Box............... 18-2
Overview of the CUI Interface............................................................... 18-4
18.2 Customizing the Ribbon..................................................................... 18-9
Customize User Interface Dialog Box................................................ 18-10
Ribbon Contextual Tabs...................................................................... 18-12
Ribbon Fold Panels.............................................................................. 18-14
Ribbon Galleries................................................................................... 18-15
18.3 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar....................................... 18-16
Multiple Quick Access Toolbars.......................................................... 18-16
18.4 Customizing Menus............................................................................ 18-19
Controlling Menus in Workspaces..................................................... 18-20
Modifying Shortcut Menus.................................................................. 18-21
18.5 Keyboard Shortcuts........................................................................... 18-23
Mouse Buttons...................................................................................... 18-24
Customizing Double-Click Actions..................................................... 18-24
Practice 18a Customizing AutoCAD........................................................ 18-27
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 18-35
Command Summary................................................................................... 18-37

Chapter 19: Macros and Custom Routines................................................... 19-1
19.1 Custom Commands and Macros....................................................... 19-2
Creating a New Command.................................................................... 19-2
Command Macro..................................................................................... 19-3
Special Characters Used in Macros..................................................... 19-4
Button Image............................................................................................ 19-5
Practice 19a Custom Command Macros.................................................. 19-6
19.2 Running Scripts..................................................................................... 19-9
Practice 19b Running Scripts..................................................................   19-10
19.3 Action Recorder.................................................................................. 19-12
19.4 Editing Action Macros....................................................................... 19-16
Working with the Action Macro Manager.......................................... 19-16
Establishing a Base Point.................................................................... 19-18
Specifying Playback Values............................................................... 19-20
Practice 19c Action Recorder..................................................................   19-21
19.5 Loading Custom Routines............................................................... 19-25
Loading Routines................................................................................. 19-26
APPLOAD Options............................................................................... 19-26
Secureload............................................................................................. 19-27
Practice 19d Loading and Running an AutoLISP Routine................ 19-30
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 19-32
Command Summary................................................................................... 19-34






 
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