Total number of pages: 120
Total Hours: 8
The AutoCAD 2012 Update for AutoCAD 2011 Users training guide introduces the new and enhanced features of AutoCAD 2012. Topics covered range from general improvements and command enhancements to new 3D modeling techniques and customization workflow. There are enhancements to many commands as well many new commands have been added.
Among the many changes in this new release are the general user interface components such as, Command Line, UCS, Ribbon, Multifunctional Grips, Object selections, Snapping, Quick Properties, External References, and Layers.
There are updates to commands such as Fillet, Chamfer, Join, Spline, Multileaders, 3D tools, and creation previews. Many new tools are introduced such as Nudge, Blend Curve, DWG Convert, 3D Offset Edge, Autodesk Exchange, and the Associative Array commands.
Some major new functionality includes the power to automatically generate intelligent documents based on 3D models with the new Drawing Views toolset. Another function to revolutionize online collaboration is the direct access to AutoCAD WS. Finally, searching for objects within your large database and libraries is improved with the new arrival of the Content Explorer.
The main topics covered in the training guide include:
- Interface enhancements
- Object selection and grouping
- Multifunctional grips
- Command enhancements including Fillet, Chamfer, Join, and Spline
- New object moving functionality - Nudge
- New object connection with continuity too – Blend Curve
- Associative Arrays including Rectangular, Polar, and new Path
- Style enhancements to External References, Multileaders, and Layers
- UCS improvements
- New 3D Model Import file type list
- New 3D Offset Edge command
- Various 3D command enhancements
- New Automatic 3D Model Documentation toolset
- New DWG conversion capabilities
- Customization updates, including Migration, Resets, and File paths
- New Autodesk Exchange
- New direct access to AutoCAD WS
- New Content Explorer
Prerequisites: This training guide assumes familiarity with AutoCAD 2011. Many of the changes covered are based on features that have been included in the recent releases of AutoCAD, such as Multifunctional Grips, Arrays, and 3D tools. An understanding of these features is recommended.