In AutoCAD 2011: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets, Jeff Bartels shows AutoCAD users how to become more efficient power users, reducing the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task, increasing profit margins, and strengthening marketplace competitiveness. The course covers everything from shortcuts used in geometry creation, to program customization, to real world solutions to common problems. Interface customization, block and reference management skills, and express tool usage are also covered. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include: Creating macro enabled toolsUsing Auto CompleteDisabling tool mode settings on the flyMoving and copying entities using Windows shortcutsUsing the Calculator paletteFormatting textCreating parent/child dimension stylesMaking dimensions easier to readMaking global edits to attribute data and layer namesExchanging one block symbol for anotherInserting content using drag and dropNavigating layer list using the keyboardImporting layouts from template filesConsolidating backup files