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
In this podcast episode I discuss the DGNPURGE command and how it can help you in reducing the file size of your drawing
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.
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.
In this "tip" podcast I discuss the VISRETAIN variable and how it affects your XREF layers.
In this podcast I discuss some of the features of the External References Palette.
In this "tip" podcast I discuss two unorthodox methods of inserting XREF's in your drawing.
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?
In this "tip" episode I discuss the LAYWALK command.
In this episode I discuss layers in AutoCAD. What are they? How can you use and manage them properly?
In this "tip" episode I discuss one useful command (BATTMAN) and one useful variable (MBUTTONPAN).
In this episode I discuss the difference between commands and system variables
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”.
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.
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.
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.