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Drawing Objects

Drawing Objects | AutoCADGetting to grips with AutoCAD's basic drawing tools. This is an ideal start for the AutoCAD beginner.

 

Editing and Saving Materials

Editing and Saving Materials | 3ds MaxOnce materials have been created and edited in the Material Editor to suit a particular scene they no longer need to be kept in the Materials Editor. Materials can be saved in material libraries and retreived for use in any other scene. This tutorial shows you how.

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Keyframe Animation

Keyframe Animation | BryceThis tutorial gives a basic but comprehensive introduction to keyframe animation in Bryce and introduces some key concepts in animation generally.

 

AutoCAD 2010: Ribbon Basics

AutoCAD 2010: Ribbon Basics | AutoCADThis video tutorial introduces you to the AutoCAD 2010 ribbon and demonstrates the various options you have when working with it. Running time: 5min 49sec

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 | AutoCADIn this AutoCAD 2014 training course from expert author Brian Benton, you will learn the basics of using the tools and techniques available to you in this CAD software program.

 

Advanced AutoCAD 2014

Advanced AutoCAD 2014 | AutoCADIn this advanced AutoCAD 2014 training course, expert author Brian Benton builds on your basic AutoCAD knowledge, and teaches you more advanced concepts and complex ways to apply the tools available to you in this CAD software program from Autodesk.

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Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets

Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets | AutoCADIn this AutoCAD Sheet Sets training course, Autodesk CAD expert Brian Benton will show you how to create and manage Sheet Sets for your CAD projects, making you more efficient and organized. This tutorial is for users that already have a working knowledge of AutoCAD and want to get more organized and efficient.

 

Photoshop for Architects

Photoshop for Architects | PhotoshopThis video based training course will teach you techniques to enhance AutoCAD drawings using Photoshop so that your plans can convey color, texture, and shadow.

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Tip of the Day

2D Drawings from your 3D Models

Flatshot

Over the years, there have been various methods of creating 2D drawings from 3D models in AutoCAD. In the early days, we used export to DXB, a file format that is no longer supported. Then came the FLATTEN command. Now, there's a new command that's better than previous methods.

The FLATSHOT command creates a 2D block object of any view that includes 3D solid objects. There are a number of options including show/hide obscured lines and independent control over the colour and linetype of foreground and obscured lines. Flatshot works by projecting the lines of your current view, not UCS, onto a plane. This is a little more versatile than Flatten and doesn't seem to skew the dimension of the object, which Flatten is notorious for. It also has the advantage of leaving the original object as is. The only downside is that it seems to have problems with perspective views. Parallel projection views work perfectly.

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AutoCAD 2010: Starting a Command

AutoCAD  2010: Starting a Command | AutoCAD

This video tutorial demonstrates some of the methods for starting a command in AutoCAD. Running time: 2min 42sec

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