This course is designed to help you move beyond simple drafting and layout with AutoCAD. We will show you how to structure a set of company standards to help you configure your blocks, templates, layers, and tools into an efficient set of standards. This will help increase productivity and profitability for everyone using AutoCAD in your firm. ZenTek Consultants will show you how to build detailed templates, block libraries, intelligent blocks, advanced Xref connections, and much more. If you’re looking to improve company workflows or increase your own AutoCAD skills beyond simple drafting, then this class is for you.
This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.
Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD 2021. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.
Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends.
Must attend all four sessions.
Session 1: All About Templates (May 3)
- Understanding Templates
- Layering Standards in a Template
- Plotting with Templates
- Reference Files and Templates
Session 2: Better Blocks (May 10)
- Understanding Block, Wblocks & Groups
- Blocks with Attributes
- Dynamic Blocks
- Using Tool Palettes
- Building Block Libraries on Tool Palettes
Session 3: Reference Files (May 17)
- Understanding Xrefs
- Advanced Xref Properties
- Xref Standardization Processes
- Pre-Built Construction Documents with Xrefs
- Underlaying PDFs and Other File Types
Session 4: Smart Tools (May 24)
- Working with Design Center
- Using Quick Properties
- Using Layer Translator
- Cleaning Up and Recovering DWGs
- Creating Macros
- Creating Scripts