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AutoCAD Tutorials - The Basics

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014

In 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.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2014

In this AutoCAD LT 2014 training course from Brian Benton, you will learn how to create 2D drawings using this lighter version of AutoCAD developed by Autodesk.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2013

In these 18 videos, Brian Benton introduces you to Autodesk AutoCAD 2013. Beginners will learn from scratch and experienced users will learn all the new features.

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Learning AutoCAD 2012

In this training video, Brian Benton introduces you to AutoCAD 2012 and takes you through this industry standard CAD program, and teaches you to use it effectively, whether you are a beginner, or long-time user of AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2011: Fundamentals

A suite of video tutorials designed to introduce the new features of AutoCAD 2011 and to give beginners a head start.

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1

This video tutorial takes you on a guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. This is the best place to start for beginners. Running time: 3min 56sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 2

This video tutorial continues your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 3min 20sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 3

This video tutorial completes your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 4min 04sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Ribbon Basics

This 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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AutoCAD 2010: Starting a Command

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

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Drawing Objects

Getting to grips with AutoCAD's basic drawing tools. This is an ideal start for the AutoCAD beginner.

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Object Selection

This tutorial shows you the many ways AutoCAD objects can be selected. Covers the building of selection sets with implied windowing, fences etc.

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Modifying Objects

This tutorial runs through all of the modify tools, demonstrating practical examples in each case.

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AutoCAD 2010: Joining Lines, Polylines and Arcs

This video tutorial demonstrates how to join lines, polylines and arcs using the Join command and the Edit Polyline command. Running time: 6min 49sec

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Direct Distance Entry

The essential way of working with AutoCAD

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Drawing Aids

All about drawing aids.

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Units and Scales

If you're asking yourself "what scale do I draw in?" or "what units should I use?", you need this tutorial.

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Using Co-ordinates

All about the use of co-ordinates in AutoCAD.

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Object Snap

A tutorial giving an overview of all the AutoCAD object snaps (osnaps) with some worked examples. The tutorial also covers the use of temporary tracking points and object snap tracking.

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Object Properties

This tutorial describes how to control the display of objects (colour, linetype etc.) using layers. It also explains what layers are and how they should be used.

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Masterplan Exercise

This exercise can be used to practice your basic drafting skills.

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North Point Exercise

An exercise sheet, covering a range of basic skills including object snaps.

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Site Layout Exercise 1

This exercise is designed to help you test out your basic AutoCAD skills. You'll need an understanding of the Draw and Modify tools and how to use co-ordinates.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Beyond Basics

Advanced AutoCAD 2014

In 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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Advanced AutoCAD 2012

These Advanced AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials break event the most complex subjects down into easy to follow segments. The course is presented via an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

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AutoCAD 2011: Advanced Techniques

These video tutorials help more experienced users learn the important tools that make AutoCAD the go-to application across multiple industries.

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Advanced Selection

After you've mastered the basics of selection, this tutorial shows you some powerful methods for making complex selection sets.

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User Co-ordinate Systems

This tutorial describes what UCSs are, why we need them and how to use them. The correct use of UCSs with AutoCAD is the key to producing good 3D models and they can also help with 2D work.

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Dimensioning

This tutorial describes the options and commands available for dimensioning drawings and how to use them. The correct use of AutoCADs dimension tools is the key to producing clear and concise measured drawings.

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The UCS Icon

All about the UCS icon.

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Using Images

A simple exercise to help you understand how images work in AutoCAD.

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Scaling Images

How to scale images in AutoCAD.

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All About Images

This tutorial tells you all you need to know about working with images in AutoCAD.

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ISO Paper Sizes

There has alwas been some confusion over the size of standard ISO drawing sheets with AutoCAD.The stated sizes in the plot dialogue box are not the true ISO sizes. This tutorial explains why and how to plot to scale from Model Space.

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Paper Space Exercise

AutoCAD's paper space mode is a bit like having a page in a scrapbook onto which you can paste different views of your AutoCAD drawing. This whole page can then be plotted. This exercise demonstrates how.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Techniques

Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets

In 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.

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AutoCAD to Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates a number of workflows from quick and simple to high quality.

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AutoCAD 2010: Joining Lines, Polylines and Arcs

This video tutorial demonstrates how to join lines, polylines and arcs using the Join command and the Edit Polyline command. Running time: 6min 49sec

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Setting up a PostScript Plotter

How to set up a PostScript Plotter.

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Scaling Images

How to scale images in AutoCAD.

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Adding Sunlight to your Drawings

This tutorial takes you through the steps required to add realistic sunlight effects to your 3D model.

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Creating Custom Bitmap Materials

This tutorial demonstartes how to create your own bitmap based materials using Photoshop and AutoCAD.

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Creating Seamless Tiles

This tutorial shows you how to create perfectly seamless image tiles in Photoshop. The image tiles are perfect for creating image based materials in AutoCAD, MAX or Bryce.

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AutoCAD to Bryce

This tutorial takes a step-by-step approach to moving your AutoCAD 3D models into Bryce, applying materials and creating a setting.

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Importing AutoCAD Meshes to Bryce

This tutorial describes how to create a triangular ground model using Key Terra-Firma and AutoCAD and how to import this ground model into Bryce.

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Perspectives, Slides and Scripts

AutoCAD can be used to create a simple "walk through" of any 3D model. This tutorial shows you how.

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Entering Survey Data using AutoCAD

These techniques apply to basic CAD programs such as AutoCAD, IntelliCAD, etc. If you have a civil/survey program or add-on, such as Land Desktop, SurvCADD, Eagle Point, etc., then there are built-in tools for entering lines and curves.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - 3D Basics

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 3D

In this AutoCAD 3D training course with trainer Seth Cohen, you will discover how to leverage the powerful 3D tools that are available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics AutoCAD before attempting this course.

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AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D

This video tutorial describes how to prepare the AutoCAD 2010 user interface (UI) ready for a 3D drawing project. Running time: 2min 23sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The 3D Primitives

This tutorial follows on from the Getting ready for 3D tutorial and describes how each of the 3D primitives work. Running time: 15min 10sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Basic 3D Editing with Grips & Gizmos

This tutorial follows on from the 3D Primitives tutorial and describes how 3D solid objects can be edited using grips and gizmos. Running time: 11min 53sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The ViewCube

This tutorial introduces the ViewCube and describes how it can be used for effectively navigating your 3D drawings. Running time: 6min 13sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Ground Shadows

This tutorial explains how to turn ground shadows on and how they help in defining the relationship between 3D objects and the ground plane. Running time: 1min 55sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Subobject Editing with Filters

This tutorial introduces the subobjects (Face, Edge and Vertex), describes how best to select them and demonstrates how they can be edited. Running time: 15min 56sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Extrude & Press/Pull

This tutorial introduces the AutoCAD extrusion tools, Extrude and Press/Pull. A good understanding of both tools is important for developing 3D modeling skills. Running time: 9min 53sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Move & 3D Rotate

This tutorial introduces two of the most useful Modify tools for 3D, 3D Move and 3D Rotate and demonstrates how powerful 3D Rotate can be when combined with Polar Tracking. Running time: 6min 35sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Scale & 3D Align

This tutorial introduces the 3D Scale and 3D Align tools. Although 3D Scale is a bit of a damp squib, 3D Align is very powerful and can get you out of all sorts of scrapes if you know how to use it correctly. Running time: 3min 42sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Mirror

This tutorial introduces the 3D Mirror tool. This is similar to the normal 2D Mirror tool but it enables you to define a mirror about and plane in 3D space and there are a number of command line options to help you define that plane. Running time: 3min 17sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Array

This tutorial introduces 3D Array tool and covers both Rectangular and Polar arrays. Despite the fact that it doesn't have a neat dialogue box, like its 2D cousin, 3D Array is pretty easy to use and can be used to create some impressive results. Running time: 3min 34sec

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Modelling and Rendering

Learning AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014

In this Civil 3D 2014 training course from expert trainer Seth Cohen, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques available to you in this civil engineering design and documentation solution software. This tutorial is designed for beginners, and no previous experience with Civil 3D software is required.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 3D

In this AutoCAD 3D training course with trainer Seth Cohen, you will discover how to leverage the powerful 3D tools that are available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics AutoCAD before attempting this course.

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AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D

This video tutorial describes how to prepare the AutoCAD 2010 user interface (UI) ready for a 3D drawing project. Running time: 2min 23sec

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Basic 3D and Surface Modelling

Although AutoCAD has a number of commands for creating special 3D objects, a lot can be achieved by changing the properties of basic 2D objects like polylines. This tutorial provides a basic introduction to creating and viewing 3D objects.

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3D Tree Exercise

The object behind this exercise is twofold. Firstly it is to give you practice with some of the 3D techniques which you have discovered in the tutorials or to introduce you to them if you haven't seen them before. Secondly it is to demonstrate a reasonably simple method for constructing a convincing 3D tree.

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Adding Sunlight to your Drawings

This tutorial takes you through the steps required to add realistic sunlight effects to your 3D model.

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All About Shadows

This tutorial considers the various options for creating shadows when rendering 3D models.

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Creating Custom Bitmap Materials

This tutorial demonstartes how to create your own bitmap based materials using Photoshop and AutoCAD.

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Creating Seamless Tiles

This tutorial shows you how to create perfectly seamless image tiles in Photoshop. The image tiles are perfect for creating image based materials in AutoCAD, MAX or Bryce.

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AutoCAD to Bryce

This tutorial takes a step-by-step approach to moving your AutoCAD 3D models into Bryce, applying materials and creating a setting.

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Perspectives, Slides and Scripts

AutoCAD can be used to create a simple "walk through" of any 3D model. This tutorial shows you how.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Exercises

Site Layout Exercise 1

This exercise is designed to help you test out your basic AutoCAD skills. You'll need an understanding of the Draw and Modify tools and how to use co-ordinates.

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Site Layout Exercise 2

This exercise is designed to progress your skills in 2D drafting and to test your understanding of layouts and printing to scale from paper space.

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North Point Exercise

An exercise sheet, covering a range of basic skills including object snaps.

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Using Images

A simple exercise to help you understand how images work in AutoCAD.

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Masterplan Exercise

This exercise can be used to practice your basic drafting skills.

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3D Tree Exercise

The object behind this exercise is twofold. Firstly it is to give you practice with some of the 3D techniques which you have discovered in the tutorials or to introduce you to them if you haven't seen them before. Secondly it is to demonstrate a reasonably simple method for constructing a convincing 3D tree.

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Paper Space Exercise

AutoCAD's paper space mode is a bit like having a page in a scrapbook onto which you can paste different views of your AutoCAD drawing. This whole page can then be plotted. This exercise demonstrates how.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - AutoLISP

AutoLISP Quick Start

This tutorial is designed to help AutoCAD users get to grips with AutoLISP quickly. It demonstartes how to create AutoLISP routines from a standing start.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Key TERRA-FIRMA

Ground Modelling

This tutorial describes how to create a 3D surface model from contour information using AutoCAD and Key TERRA-FIRMA.

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Volumetrics

This tutorial describes how to use Key TERRA-FIRMA to calculate volumes from ground models (.KGM files) and how to calculate cut and fill volumes between ground models.

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Creating and Drawing Sections

This tutorial describes how to draw sections using Key TERRA-FIRMA. The tutorial assumes that you have previously completed the Ground Modelling tutorial or that you already have a good understanding of TERRA-FIRMA ground modelling.

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AutoCAD Tutorials - Video Tutorials

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014

In 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.

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Advanced AutoCAD 2014

In 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.

Popularity: 43.41 visits per day | Last visit: Today | Total visits: 6,278

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2014

In this AutoCAD LT 2014 training course from Brian Benton, you will learn how to create 2D drawings using this lighter version of AutoCAD developed by Autodesk.

Popularity: 22.16 visits per day | Last visit: Today | Total visits: 3,205

Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets

In 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.

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Learning AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014

In this Civil 3D 2014 training course from expert trainer Seth Cohen, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques available to you in this civil engineering design and documentation solution software. This tutorial is designed for beginners, and no previous experience with Civil 3D software is required.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 3D

In this AutoCAD 3D training course with trainer Seth Cohen, you will discover how to leverage the powerful 3D tools that are available in this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for the 3D beginner, but it is recommended that you are familiar with the basics AutoCAD before attempting this course.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2013

In these 18 videos, Brian Benton introduces you to Autodesk AutoCAD 2013. Beginners will learn from scratch and experienced users will learn all the new features.

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Learning AutoCAD 2012

In this training video, Brian Benton introduces you to AutoCAD 2012 and takes you through this industry standard CAD program, and teaches you to use it effectively, whether you are a beginner, or long-time user of AutoCAD.

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Advanced AutoCAD 2012

These Advanced AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials break event the most complex subjects down into easy to follow segments. The course is presented via an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

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AutoCAD 2011: Fundamentals

A suite of video tutorials designed to introduce the new features of AutoCAD 2011 and to give beginners a head start.

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AutoCAD 2011: Advanced Techniques

These video tutorials help more experienced users learn the important tools that make AutoCAD the go-to application across multiple industries.

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1

This video tutorial takes you on a guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. This is the best place to start for beginners. Running time: 3min 56sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 2

This video tutorial continues your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 3min 20sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 3

This video tutorial completes your guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. Running time: 4min 04sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Ribbon Basics

This 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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AutoCAD 2010: Starting a Command

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

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AutoCAD 2010: Joining Lines, Polylines and Arcs

This video tutorial demonstrates how to join lines, polylines and arcs using the Join command and the Edit Polyline command. Running time: 6min 49sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Basic 2D Concepts

A suite of video tutorials to get you started with AutoCAD 2010.

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AutoCAD 2010: Intermediate 2D Concepts

A suite of video tutorials to take you further with AutoCAD 2010.

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AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D

This video tutorial describes how to prepare the AutoCAD 2010 user interface (UI) ready for a 3D drawing project. Running time: 2min 23sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The 3D Primitives

This tutorial follows on from the Getting ready for 3D tutorial and describes how each of the 3D primitives work. Running time: 15min 10sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Basic 3D Editing with Grips & Gizmos

This tutorial follows on from the 3D Primitives tutorial and describes how 3D solid objects can be edited using grips and gizmos. Running time: 11min 53sec

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AutoCAD 2010: The ViewCube

This tutorial introduces the ViewCube and describes how it can be used for effectively navigating your 3D drawings. Running time: 6min 13sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Ground Shadows

This tutorial explains how to turn ground shadows on and how they help in defining the relationship between 3D objects and the ground plane. Running time: 1min 55sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Subobject Editing with Filters

This tutorial introduces the subobjects (Face, Edge and Vertex), describes how best to select them and demonstrates how they can be edited. Running time: 15min 56sec

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AutoCAD 2010: Extrude & Press/Pull

This tutorial introduces the AutoCAD extrusion tools, Extrude and Press/Pull. A good understanding of both tools is important for developing 3D modeling skills. Running time: 9min 53sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Move & 3D Rotate

This tutorial introduces two of the most useful Modify tools for 3D, 3D Move and 3D Rotate and demonstrates how powerful 3D Rotate can be when combined with Polar Tracking. Running time: 6min 35sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Scale & 3D Align

This tutorial introduces the 3D Scale and 3D Align tools. Although 3D Scale is a bit of a damp squib, 3D Align is very powerful and can get you out of all sorts of scrapes if you know how to use it correctly. Running time: 3min 42sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Mirror

This tutorial introduces the 3D Mirror tool. This is similar to the normal 2D Mirror tool but it enables you to define a mirror about and plane in 3D space and there are a number of command line options to help you define that plane. Running time: 3min 17sec

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Array

This tutorial introduces 3D Array tool and covers both Rectangular and Polar arrays. Despite the fact that it doesn't have a neat dialogue box, like its 2D cousin, 3D Array is pretty easy to use and can be used to create some impressive results. Running time: 3min 34sec

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3ds Max Tutorials - The Basics

Learning Autodesk 3ds Max 2014

This tutorial is designed for beginners, and covers fundamental features that have been around for a while, and new features to the 2014 version of 3ds Max.

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The Interface

This tutorial gives a brief explanation of the MAX interface items commonly used and introduces you to the important areas of the interface.

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Scene Setup

Before attempting to create a scene it is important to understand global settings pertaining to any scene that will make modelling more efficient together with settings that pertain to individual scenes and stages in scene development. This tutorial explains Viewport Configuration options, Scene Settings and basic MAX / VIZ Configuration.

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Navigation Techniques

Gaining the skill to navigate efficiently around a scene and around objects and parts of objects (sub-objects) efficiently and with ease is of paramount importance to good modelling. Most new users of MAX / VIZ need to get over this first hurdle before feeling comfortable in the 3D environment. Fear not, MAX / VIZ has a host of tools for the purpose. This tutorial descibes the most useful navigation techniques.

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3ds Max Tutorials - Working with Objects

Options for Creating Objects

There are a number of ways of creating the three main elements of a landscape scene, surfaces, edges and objects, each one demending an understanding of the creation methods and tools at hand. This tutorial shows you how.

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Selection Methods

Keeping track of and selecting objects in a scene is a crucial part of 3D modelling. Develop a good strategy for naming, selecting, grouping and displaying objects before embarking on a project. This tutorial shows you the way.

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Transforming Objects

Transforming objects means changing the position, size or number of an object without altering the integrity of the geometry itself. MAX offers a host of transformation tools to do these tasks. This tutorial gets you started.

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Modifying Objects

Modification of objects is at the heart of 3D modelling. Once geometry has been created using the most appropriate method then the modeller will start the modification process. This comprehensive tutorial shows you how.

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Optimisation and Workflow

This tutorial discusses the various ways you can make your modelling work more efficient.

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3ds Max Tutorials - Create a 3D Landscape

Preparing an AutoCAD drawing for 3D

This tutorial explains the main issues to consider when drawing in AutoCAD and preparing a drawing for use in 3D work.

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Surfaces

The first and perhaps most crucial stage in creating a 3D landscape scene is the creation of accurate and seamless surfaces. This tutorial explores a number (not all) of techniques for creating quick and accurate surfaces from 2D lines and should give the user a feel for the range of tools available.

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Edges

Edges exist where one surface meets another. Usually an edge is a surface edge detail such as pavers, a retaining wall or stepped features such as steps or terracing. This tutorial explores ways of working with them to create 3D elements.

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Pavement Ramp and Car Park

A ramp surface created in a previous tutorial is rotated down to meet the bottom steps and the geometry edited to fit the steps. A car park is also formed using splines snapped to existing geometry.

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Planting Beds

This tutorial completes the sequence by adding planting beds to the scene using a Subvivide modifier.

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3ds Max Tutorials - Materials and Production

Cameras

Cameras are the main viewing tools in 3D visualisation. This tutorial demonstartes how to create and control cameras.

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Exterior Lighting

This tutorial shows you how to set up a standard Sunlight System using a target direct light and including ambient light and standard shadow map settings.

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Landscape Materials

Efficient landscape modelling demands the ability to create realistic looking surfaces, edges and objects quickly and precisely. This tutorial discusses the issues.

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The Material Editor

The Material Editor provides functions to create and edit materials and maps. This tutorial is a basic introduction to the options available.

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Map Modifying

Map modification takes place in one of two places: either on the Modify Panel with the use of one of two modifiers, or in the Material Editor as part of the material parameters. This tutorial guides you through the options.

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Standard none mapped materials

Standard none mapped materials are suitable for paint, plastics, metal and basic glass type objects. By choosing the correct shader, the most suitable parameters can be used to create the most appropriate effects. This tutorial shows you how.

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Standard mapped materials - Procedural Maps

Procedural maps use computer generated effects and are applied to materials for many different purposes. They have to be scaled and positioned on the object using a UVW Map modifier or a Map Scaler modifier. This tutorials uses a worked example to show you how.

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Standard mapped materials - Image Maps

Image maps are applied to materials for many different purposes. They have to be scaled and positioned on the object using a UVW Map modifier or a Map Scaler modifier. This tutorial steps you through the process.

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Multi/Sub-Object materials

A Multi/Sub-Object material is a container for a number of sub-materials. This type of material is used when you need to assign different materials to different parts of an object and is used in infrastructure and environment projects mainly for objects such as benches, tables, lamposts, buildings etc. This tutorial works through a number of examples.

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Loft Mapping

This tutorial follows on from the simple Loft tutorial in Options for Creating Objects and demonstrates how to map a material along a lofted object.

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Sky Backgrounds

Putting a scene into an "environment" is important, not least to generate a feeling of "outdoors", a "sense of place" or mood. This tutorial takes you through the process of applying a sky background.

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Editing and Saving Materials

Once 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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Animation

Design visualisation animation generally involves animation of cameras in walkthrough, panaround or flyover movies to give the client a much richer and more informative view of the design. This tutorial covers the basics.

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Render Scene Dialog

The Render Scene dialog has many settings, only a number of which are commonly used. This tutorial uses the default Scanline Renderer as an introduction to the dialog and settings.

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3ds Max Tutorials - Techniques

Creating a Walkthrough

This tutorial shows how to create an animated walkthrough of your AutoCAD 3D model using 3DS MAX 5. All you need to start is an AutoCAD drawing with some 3D content. The end result will be a .AVI file which can be viewed on any Windows PC.

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Creating Terrain Objects

This tutorial describes a method for creating terrain objects in 3DS using contours from AutoCAD.

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3ds Max Tutorials - Quickscape

Project Overview

This tutorial describes the process of creating a 3D infrastructure and landscape scene from an AutoCAD design drawing using MAX/VIZ and Quickscape application software.

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Stage 1: AutoCAD Drawing

In stage 1 on this project, surfaces are created from an accurate landform mesh made from 2D and 3D polylines using Quickscape surfacing routines.

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Stage 2: Create Landform Mesh

This tutorial takes AutoCAD groundmodel data and uses it to create a landform mesh in 3ds Max with Quickscape.

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Stage 3: Create Surfaces

Production of seamless surfaces for roads, pavements, grassed areas and planting beds is probably the most important stage in the creation of a 3D landscape scene. This tutorial shows you how.

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Stage 4: Create Kerbs

Edges are often created using the Loft compound object instead of a simple extrusion to take advantage of the loft mapping parameters. The Loft mapping parameters enable kerb or brick materials to follow the curves of an edge as they do in the real world. In this example a kerb is created using Quickscape Edge Path and Quickscape Edge Section.

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Stage 5: Create Houses, Roadlines and Fences

Elements of a scene such as houses are classed as "Objects". Objects are items that sit on the landform terrain or conform to its surface. They are usually positioned in AutoCAD using blocks or lines. This stage describes the process for creating houses (including roofs), fences and road lines.

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Stage 6: Lighting and Shadows

Lighting outdoor scenes involves the setup of a Sunlight or Daylight system, together with ambient light. This tutorial uses Quickscape Sunlight and Shadows to automatically setup a Sunlight System with some environment settings and including the use of a Quickscape Light Dome for added natural ambient light.

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Stage 7: Setup Views

Quickscape uses ONE camera for still views. This is tied into Image Object functionality where images of people and trees and shrubs are mapped onto planes and "look at" the camera. This tutorial explains how to setup views using Quickscape View Manager.

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Stage 8: Assign Materials and Sky background

When surface and edge modelling has been completed and the lighting has been setup correctly, materials can then be assigned to surfaces and edges. This tutorial guides you through the process.

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Stage 9: Replace blocks for Lamp Posts and Trees

Simplified blocks for lamp posts and trees in the AutoCAD drawing can now be imported and replaced with 3D models and images using Quickscape Model Objects and Image Objects dialogs.

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Stage 10: Add Play Equipment, Vehicles and People

Finally, Quickscape Model Objects dialog is used to add play equipment, cars and vans and Quickscape Image Objects dialog is used to add people. This brings the scene to life and further adds to the sense of scale for the design.

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Stage 11: Rendering

In this final stage of the project, views created with the Quickscape View Manager are rendered using Supersampling for best quality.

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Other Tutorials - Revit

Learning Revit MEP 2014

In this Revit MEP 2014 training course, Simon Whitbread teaches you the basics of using Revit to design mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Using BIM (Building Information Modeling) helps you create accurate building systems from concept to construction.

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Learning Revit Structure 2014

In this Revit Structure 2014 training course by Shaun Bryant, you will learn the fundamentals of building information modeling for structural engineering, using this amazing software from Autodesk. This tutorial is designed for beginners - you will not need any prior experience with Revit or other BIM or CAD software to get the most from this training.

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Learning Revit Architecture 2014

In this Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 training course, expert trainer Brian Myers introduces you to the powerful features of this BIM (Building Information Modeling) software from Autodesk. Designed for beginners, this tutorial focuses on the core architectural tools that Revit has to offer. No prior experience is required to learn from this Revit video tutorial.

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Learning Revit Architecture 2013

Revit is fast becoming the standard for Building Information Modelling (BIM). In this series of videos, Jay Polding takes you through the basics and gets you up and running fast.

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Learning Revit MEP 2013

These Learning Revit MEP 2013 Tutorials break even the most complex subjects down into easy to follow segments, following along is simple.

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Learning Revit Architecture 2012

Popular instructor Jay Polding utilizes the Infinite Skills method of video training to quickly bring you up to speed with Revit 2012. Starting with a tour of features, the user interface, and installation, you will quickly move into creating an actual CAD project that Jay uses to teach you the functions and features of Revit.

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Advanced Revit Architecture 2012

In this Intermediate to Advanced training course for Revit Architecture 2012, Jay Polding continues where he left off in the previous training course, advancing your knowledge of Revit Architecture.

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Learning Revit MEP 2012

These Learning Revit MEP 2012 Tutorials break event the most complex subjects down into easy to follow segments, following along is simple.

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Revit Architecture 2011

A suite of video tutorials designed to introduce the features of Revit Architecture 2011 and to give beginners a head start.

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Other Tutorials - Bryce

AutoCAD to Bryce

This tutorial takes a step-by-step approach to moving your AutoCAD 3D models into Bryce, applying materials and creating a setting.

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Importing AutoCAD Meshes to Bryce

This tutorial describes how to create a triangular ground model using Key Terra-Firma and AutoCAD and how to import this ground model into Bryce.

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Creating Bryce Picture Objects

The CADTutor Image Bank image pairs can be used to create Picture Objects in Bryce. This short tutorial tells you how this is done in 7 simple steps.

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Keyframe Animation

This tutorial gives a basic but comprehensive introduction to keyframe animation in Bryce and introduces some key concepts in animation generally.

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Animating Materials: Water

Just about everything in the Brycean world can be animated, including materials. This tutorial shows you how to simulate ripples on the surface of a standard Bryce water material by modifying the offset and rotation of the texture component of the material.

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Other Tutorials - Photoshop

Learning Adobe Photoshop CC

In this Adobe Photoshop CC training course from Andy Anderson, you will learn how to use the worlds most popular graphics and photo editing software. This training is designed for the absolute beginner, and you will learn Photoshop from the ground up, with no prior experience required.

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Photoshop for Architects

This 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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Creating Seamless Tiles

This tutorial shows you how to create perfectly seamless image tiles in Photoshop. The image tiles are perfect for creating image based materials in AutoCAD, MAX or Bryce.

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Creating Selections from Image Masks

This simple 7-step tutorial describes the best method for using the images supplied in the CADTutor Image Bank.

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AutoCAD to Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates a number of workflows from quick and simple to high quality.

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Other Tutorials - PowerPoint

Playing MP3 Files during a Slide Show

This tutorial explains how to play MP3 files during a PowerPoint slide show and how to control when and how sounds are played.

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Converting Audio CD tracks to MP3 Files

This tutorial explains how to rip CD tracks to MP3 files, ready for playing within a PowerPoint slide show.

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Other Tutorials - Web Design

Creating an Image Rollover

This tutorial demonstrates the best way to create image rollovers in Microsoft FrontPage. It also shows some variations on the basic technique along with some examples of how it could be used.

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Publishing your Website

This tutorial explains how publish your website from within Microsoft FrontPage.

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Uploading Files with SmartFTP

This tutorial guides you through the process of uploading your website files to a web server using the SmartFTP client.

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Uploading Files with WS_FTP

This tutorial guides you through teh process of uploading your website files to a web server using the WS_FTP client.

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Setting up your own free Web Space

Getting your website online could cost you nothing. This tutorial explores the various options for free web hosting.

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Getting yourself a Domain Name

After you've built your website, you'll want an address where people can find it. This tutorial describes how to go about getting your own domain name.

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