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Uploading Files with SmartFTP

Uploading Files with SmartFTP | SmartFTPThis tutorial guides you through the process of uploading your website files to a web server using the SmartFTP client.

 

The Interface

The Interface | 3ds MaxThis 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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All About Images

All About Images | AutoCADThis tutorial tells you all you need to know about working with images in AutoCAD.

 

The Material Editor

The Material Editor | 3ds MaxThe 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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AutoCAD 2010: Starting a Command

AutoCAD  2010: Starting a Command | AutoCADThis video tutorial demonstrates some of the methods for starting a command in AutoCAD. Running time: 2min 42sec

 

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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AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1

AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1 | AutoCADThis 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

 

AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D

AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D | AutoCADThis 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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Tip of the Day

Layer States and Viewports

Did you know that Layer States can be saved and used to control visibility of layers per viewport? If you create and save a couple of layer states within an active viewport, you can then toggle them back and forth without affecting any other viewports, or model space. The changes only occur within the active viewport.

Try this:

Create a bunch of random objects in model space on different layers. Now switch to paper space and create two viewports so that you can see all the model space objects in both viewports. Now activate one of the viewports and open the Express Tools LMAN layer states manager. Create and save a new layer state. Now close LMAN and freeze some of the objects within the viewport. Open LMAN back up and create another new layer state. All of this must be done within the active viewport. You can now toggle back and forth between the two layer states within the active viewport without affecting model space or any other viewports. You can also switch to another viewport and use the same layer states on it, or create new ones.

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Array

AutoCAD 2010: 3D Array | AutoCAD

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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