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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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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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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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Drawing Objects

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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AutoCAD 2010: Starting a Command

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

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