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This course will teach you the advanced, master-level AutoCAD skills, secret shortcuts, expert-level tools, faster work methods, automation processes and more, that can allow you to increase your work speed up to 500%+(*) (work up to five times faster) and automate your work saving up to 90%+ of required work (*). This training allows users to save virtually up to 3 – 40+ hours of work per project when using consistently the tools learned in the complete course. Requires AutoCAD Fundamentals or equivalent experience.

The AutoCAD Advanced class 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, how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.
In addition to this, we teach exclusive content not available anywhere else, that includes enterprise-class, Master-level secret commands, advanced shortcuts, expert-level work methodology, and Automation tools that can significantly improve your performance, speed, and efficiency when working with AutoCAD.

Together with AutoCAD Fundamentals, AutoCAD Advanced allows users to become much faster (up to 500%+) with AutoCAD, even without extensive experience using the software. This course is part 3 of the training, delivering the AutoCAD complete training courses for technical drafting in 2D.

Course contents have been expertly streamlined and simplified, to deliver exactly what you need to quickly use AutoCAD. This approach minimizes training time and speeds up your learning of the tools you actually need, greatly reducing the effort and learning curve typically required to learn AutoCAD.
This "best-practice" and "best-of-breed" approach allows us to give you the best training in the industry, for certification-level, live training.

Extensive hands-on practice allows the student to become quickly proficient with the software. The official certification book and printed materials used during the training provide ample expert support, ensuring retention of the skills acquired during class, allowing students to refresh their training anytime they need or gain supplemental expertise that is not covered during the live training.

This official certification course is only offered at Autodesk Authorized Training Centers and universities in the U.S., ensuring that the student is learning the latest, most updated version of the Autodesk-authorized training in the U.S., published by a Platinum Autodesk partner and the only official Autodesk courseware publisher in the U.S.

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AutoCAD Advanced (Level III) - 20 hours (complete), 18 hrs (bootcamp).

The AutoCAD Advanced class introduces advanced and expert-level techniques and teaches you to be maximally efficient and productive in your use of the AutoCAD software.

This course will make you much faster and more productive than most average CAD drafters who use AutoCAD. You will get more done in less time, and you can become up to 500%+ faster with AutoCAD, saving up to 90% of work in many areas. This can increase your productivity 5, 10 or more times, and these advanced skills can help you become a project manager, Lead AutoCAD Drafter, or an advanced-level drafting expert in your company.

This course is part of AutoCAD Complete. It can be taken independently if the student has completed AutoCAD Fundamentals or has equivalent experience.

Topics Covered:

  • Our exclusive "Speed Drafting" master-level AutoCAD secrets and production techniques to increase your speed up to 500+%
  • Enhancing productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface with our exclusive 1-2 second production toolsets allowing near-instant tool access
  • Advanced Drafting techniques
  • Advanced Text Objects
  • Text Fields
  • Working with Advanced Tables
  • Defining dynamic blocks and attributes
  • Outputting and publishing files for review
  • Collaboration and automation tools
  • Creating, publishing, and customizing sheet sets
  • CAD Standards and System Setup
  • Using macros and custom routines
  • Advanced Layer commands
  • Expert-level Automated Templates and Print Layout configurations for the highest possible productivity and 1-2 minute title block data editing.
  • How to save up to 99% of production time in many design tasks
  • How to Increase your processing speed in just 15 minutes per day.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Fundamentals or equivalent experience.
  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.

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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