Podcading show

Podcading

Summary: A topic by topic approach to learning AutoCAD. Quick episodes containing the information you need to improve your AutoCAD skills. Created with today's busy schedules in mind

Podcasts:

 15 - DGNPURGE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:59

In this podcast episode I discuss the DGNPURGE command and how it can help you in reducing the file size of your drawing

 14 - Tip - Open File From Windows Explorer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:32

In this "tip" podcast I discuss how to open DWG files from Windows Explorer while maintaining control over which AutoCAD application the file will open in.

 13 - OSNAP's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:03

In this podcast episode I discuss various ways to access and set your OSNAP's. I discuss Running OSNAP's along with various ways of manually selecting a specific OSNAP point.

 12 - Tip - VISRETAIN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:04

In this "tip" podcast I discuss the VISRETAIN variable and how it affects your XREF layers.

 11 - XREFs - External References Palette | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:18

In this podcast I discuss some of the features of the External References Palette.

 10 - Tip - XREF Insertion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:03

In this "tip" podcast I discuss two unorthodox methods of inserting XREF's in your drawing.

 9 - XREFs - Attach External Reference Dialog Box | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:37

In this podcast I discuss XREF's. What are they? How can they be used? Most of the time of this episode is spent discussing the Attach External Reference dialog box. What are the differences between Attachment and Overlay? What is a Full Path vs a Relative Path vs No Path?

 8 - Tip - LAYWALK | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:11

In this "tip" episode I discuss the LAYWALK command.

 7 - Layers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:45

In this episode I discuss layers in AutoCAD. What are they? How can you use and manage them properly?

 6 - Tip - BATTMAN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:21

In this "tip" episode I discuss one useful command (BATTMAN) and one useful variable (MBUTTONPAN).

 5 - Commands Versus Variables | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:44

In this episode I discuss the difference between commands and system variables

 4 - Tip - Locking the User Interface | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:28

In this "tip" episode I discuss locking the user interface (LOCKUI system variable). This episode covers the differences in locking and unlocking “Floating Toolbars/Panels”, “Docked Toolbars/Panels”, “Floating Windows” and “Docked Windows”.

 3 - Getting Started - AutoCAD Environment - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:37

In this episode I continue discussing many of the basics of the AutoCAD environment. This episode covers Dynamic Input, the Command Window, the Drawing Area, some basic information regarding Model Space and Layouts, the UCS, Model Space Viewport Controls, the Viewcube, the Navigation Bar and Palettes.

 2 - Tip - Command Search | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:21

In this episode I discuss the Command Search field in the Application Menu. This is the first "tip" episode. In the "tip" episodes I will cover one quick point of information to help improve your efficiency in AutoCAD.

 1 - Getting Started - AutoCAD Environment - Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:17

In this episode I discuss many of the basics of the AutoCAD environment. This episode covers the Application Button, the Ribbon, Menus, Quick Access Toolbar and the Status Bar.

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