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Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 20 hours of easy to follow Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2014 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
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  • Tutor: Reid Addis
  • Duration: 20 hours
  • Video lessons: 315
  • Product code: 24712
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Later AutoCAD Course: AutoCAD 2015 tutorial
Start to take control of this powerful building design software and get to grips with its powerful 2D and 3D features with the help of these beginners AutoCAD Architecture 2014 tutorial videos.

Commencing from the absolute basics and going through to the advanced concepts, expert Autodesk ACA trainer Reid Addis presents step by step training videos that provide explanations and demonstrations of how to use the complete toolset, making the most of the innovative new features for the 2014 release, and to share some recognized industry best practices that will boost your skills and productivity.

Through almost twenty hours of high quality training videos, the tuition starts with a tour of the new 2014 interface and the location of the most commonly used tools covered. Throughout the instruction, tutor Reid uses and makes reference to actual AutoCAD Architecture models, which are included with the CD/DVD purchase allowing you to easily keep pace with his on-screen actions. Once the basic concepts have been covered, Reid moves onto understanding layers, using the conceptual design tools, learning to create building interiors, structural components explained, how to add components, lessons on building geometry, detailing and so much more.

The complete training course contents is listed below and you can start learning right away, click any of the blue linked lessons to sample an AutoCAD Architecture 2014 video tutorial and discover how effective this practical teaching guide is...
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COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
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Introducing AutoCAD Architecture
Installing AutoCAD Architecture
Launching the Application for the First Time
Introducing the AutoCAD Architecture Interface
Introducing the Application Menu
Understanding the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar and InfoCenter
Understanding Terminology and Using the Helper Tools
Understanding Status Bars
Introducing the Display System
Managing Layers
Understanding the Differences between Color-Based and Style-Based Template Files
Displaying Objects and Their Materials
Introducing the Project Navigator
Identifying Options Unique to AutoCAD Architecture
Using Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD Architecture
Changing the Product Serial Number and Activating a Trial Version

Quick Start
Introducing Quick Start
Creating a Small Building
Creating a Building Mass for Our New Project
Creating the Exterior Shell
Creating the Ground Floor
Creating the Column Grid
Creating the Core
Creating Views
Creating Plan and Elevation Sheet Files
Creating Section and Enlarged Plan Sheet Files

Productivity Tools
Introducing Productivity Tools
Configuring Your Personal Workspace
Learning to Use Dynamic Input
Using Right-Click Menus
Using Grips in Plan Views
Using Grips in Elevation and Isometric Views
Editing AEC Objects from Alternate Views
Editing Objects in Place
Isolating Objects to Simplify Views
Using Live Sections
Navigating in 3D
Using Object Viewer
Creating User-Defined Palettes and Tools

Finding and Using Content
Introducing Content
Using AutoCAD Architecture Templates
Using Task-Based Palettes
Using Design Center
Using Content Browser
Using the Properties Palette
Using Style Manager
Using Display Manager
Using Autodesk Seek

Using the Conceptual Design Tools
Introducing the Conceptual Design Tools
Massing Studies
Using Mass Groups and Slices
Understanding Space Planning
Analyzing Designs
Moving the Design Forward

Creating Building Interiors with Basic Components
Introducing Building Interior Basic Components
Creating Walls Accurately
Understanding Wall Justification
Understanding Wall Justification with Object Snaps
Changing Wall Justification
Using Wall Cleanup Tools
Using AutoCAD Modify Commands
Understanding Wall Cleanup Radius
Understanding Wall Component Priorities
Overriding Wall Component Priorities
Understanding Wall Cleanup Groups
Understanding Wall Location Elevations
Adjusting Wall Justification
Using the Wall Offset Tools
Using AEC Modify Tools to Trim and Extend Walls - Lesson 1
Using AEC Modify Tools to Trim and Extend Walls - Lesson 2
Modifying Wall Style Assignments
Adding and Modifying Interior Walls
Converting Linework to Walls
Using Renovation Mode to Create Phased Wall Styles
Using Wall Styles to Create Phased Projects
Creating Interior Walls
Using Constraints with Walls
Using Advanced Wall Tools
Creating Wall Interference Conditions
Creating Doors
Modifying Doors
Creating Windows
Modifying Windows
Creating and Modifying Wall Openings
Using Content Browser for Window and Door Styles
Placing Multiple Doors and Windows
Creating Doors and Windows
Creating Straight Run Stairs
Creating U-Shaped and Multi-Landing Stairs
Creating Spiral Stairs
Creating Custom Stairs
Modifying Stairs
Creating Ramps
Creating Railings
Modifying Railings
Adding Stairs and Railings

Creating Boundary Components for Building Interiors
Understanding Building Interior Boundary Components
Creating Spaces
Generating Spaces Automatically
Modifying Spaces
Dividing Spaces
Creating Spaces in Our Project
Calculating Room Quantities
Configuring Roombook Calculation Settings
Generating Roombook Schedules
Creating Slabs
Modifying Slabs
Applying Edge Styles to Slabs
Creating a Stair and Slab Interference Condition
Creating Project Slabs
Creating Ceiling Grids
Modifying Ceiling Grids
Defining the Ceiling Properties of Spaces
Understanding Ceiling Materials
Creating Ceilings in Our Project

Structural Components
Introducing Structural Components
Creating Rectangular Column Grids
Creating Radial Column Grids
Modifying Column Grids
Annotating Column Grids
Adding Columns to a Column Grid
Creating Irregular Column Grids
Using the Enhanced Custom Grid tool
Understanding Structural Members and the Display System
Creating Column Grids
Exploring the Structural Member Catalog
Accessing Structural Styles from Content Browser
Utilizing the Structural Member Wizard
Creating Custom Columns
Adding and Modifying Columns
Adding Beams
Modifying Beams
Adding Beam Layouts
Creating Structure
Representing Bracing

Building Exterior Components
Introducing Building Exterior Components
Creating Curtain Walls
Modifying Curtain Walls
Converting Other Objects into Curtain Walls
Creating Curtain Walls in Our Project
Editing Curtain Walls in Place
Creating Door and Window Assemblies
Modifying Door and Window Assemblies
Converting Other Objects to Door and Window Assemblies
Creating Door and Window Assemblies in Our Project
Creating Roofs
Modifying Roofs with Grips
Modifying Roof Properties
Creating Roof Slabs
Converting Other Objects to Roof Slabs and Adding Holes
Applying Edge Styles to Roof Slabs
Varying Roof Plate Heights
Trimming and Mitering Roof Edges
Adding a Dormer Roof
Creating the Roof in Our Project

Understanding Building Components
Reviewing Building Components Styles
Configuring Wall Styles
Configuring Door Styles
Configuring Window Styles
Creating Stair Styles
Changing Railing Styles
Understanding Space Styles
Configuring Slab Styles
Changing Slab Edge Styles
Configuring Curtain Wall Styles
Editing Door and Window Assembly Styles
Setting Roof Slab Styles
Editing Section and Elevation Styles

Adding Components
Introducing Components
Understanding and Using Multi-View Blocks
Finding Multi-View Block Content
Placing Multi-View Blocks
Placing Multi-View Blocks Accurately
Using Layout Curves and Anchors with Multi-View Blocks
Adding Fixtures to Ceiling Objects
Representing Soffits with Wall Objects
Creating and Using Object Profiles
Adding Components to Our Model

Working with Sections and Elevations
Introducing Sections and Elevations
Assembling the Building Model
Setting Your Building on a Site
Creating Elevations
Modifying Elevations
Creating Sections from the Section and Elevation Panel
Creating Sections from the Callouts Palette
Modifying Sections
Updating Changes to Sections and Elevations
Adding Visual Depth to Sections and Elevations
Using Components and Design Rules with Sections and Elevations
Working with Materials with Sections and Elevations
Creating Sections and Elevations from Our Model

Annotating Drawings
Introducing Annotation
Using the Annotation Edit Scale List
Configuring Settings for Annotation
Understanding Annotation Scale with AEC Objects
Scaling Wall Hatch Patterns
Coordinating Annotation Scale within Viewports
Placing Text
Placing Multileaders
Setting Default Behavior for MText and Multileaders
Using Layer Key Overrides
Modifying Layer Key Overrides
Placing AEC Dimensions and AEC Dimension Styles
Modifying AEC Dimensions
Using Additional Dimensioning Tools
Creating Callouts for Annotation Only
Applying Tags to Doors and Windows
Applying Tags to Walls
Applying Room Tags to Spaces
Applying Tags to Objects
Applying Labels to Column Grids
Creating Schedules
Modifying Schedules
Using Schedules to Find Items in Your Project
Using Schedule Grouping and Subtotaling
Placing Keynotes
Understanding Sheet versus Reference Keynotes
Modifying Keynotes
Placing Keynote Legends
Placing Annotation

Detailing
Introducing Detailing
Creating a Detail View Using Callouts
Using the Detail Component Manager
Adding Detail Components
Modifying Details
Using AEC Modify Tools
Annotating a Detail

Understanding the Display System
Introducing the Display System
Using the Display Manager
Modifying Drawing Default Display Representations
Modifying Style Display Representations
Modifying Object Display Representations
Understanding the Properties Palette Display Tab
Understanding Display Sets
Understanding Display Configurations
Controlling the Display of Multi-View Blocks
Using Materials to Affect Display Representations

Using AutoCAD Architecture Layer Tools
Understanding the Layer Tools
Managing Layers - Lesson 1
Managing Layers - Lesson 2
Understanding Layer Standards
Understanding Layer Key Styles
Creating Layer Filters
Configuring Layer States
Loading Layer Key Styles
Creating a Layer Standard

Using Layout Design Objects
Introducing Layout Design Objects
Using AEC Modify Tools
Using Layout Grids
Using Layout Curves
Using Anchors

Organizing Projects with the Drawing Management System
Introducing Project Organization with the Drawing Management System
Exploring the Project Browser and the Project Navigator
Using the Project Browser
Reviewing Options for AEC Project Defaults
Creating a New Project
Understanding Project Navigator
Using the Project Tab of Project Navigator
Using the Remaining Tabs of Project Navigator
Adding Existing Drawings to Project Navigator
Creating Constructs from Objects in Existing Drawings
Creating Constructs from Other Constructs
Creating Elements
Creating Plan Views
Creating Elevation Views
Creating Section Views
Annotating Views
Creating Schedule Views
Managing Sheet Set Properties
Creating Sheet Subsets
Creating Sheets
Creating Named Model Space Views and Linking to Sheets
Using Callouts to Create Named Model Space Views and Linking to Sheets
Inserting a Sheet List Table
Enabling and Configuring Project Standards
Synchronizing Drawings and Projects
Generating Reports

Publishing from the Project Navigator
Introducing Publishing from the Project Navigator
Publishing Your Project
Publishing with Subsets
Publishing Sheet Selections
Publishing with Overrides

Creating Custom Styles and Components
Introducing Creating Custom Styles and Components
Editing Wall Styles
Creating Walls Using the Walls Style Browser
Understanding Wall Endcaps
Endcap Styles for Wall Openings
Editing In-Place Wall and Wall Opening Endcaps
Configuring Design Rules for Door and Window Styles
Adjusting Dimensions for Door and Window Styles
Creating Custom Shapes for Door and Window Styles
Adding Muntins to Door and Window Styles
Examining Design Rules and Terminology for Door-Window Assemblies and Curtain Walls
Examining Nested Grids in Curtain Walls
Creating a Custom Door-Window Assembly
Modifying Frames and Mullions in a Door-Window Assembly
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall Unit
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall
Creating Style Overrides for Door-Window Assemblies and Curtain Walls
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall in Our Project
Creating Components for a Multi-View Block
Assigning Component Visibility to Multi-View Blocks
Scaling Annotation for Multi-View Blocks

Graphic Presentation and Visualization
Introducing Graphic Presentation and Visualization
Exploring Visual Styles
Adding a Camera
Slicing the Model
Using Napkin Sketch
Using Display Themes
Rendering with AutoCAD Architecture
Defining Sun and Location Settings
Adding Lights
Adding a Camera and a Background
Rendering Settings
Using Materials on AEC Objects
Fine-Tuning Curved Objects
Utilizing the Vision Tools

Working with Others
Introducing Working with Others
Importing Geometry and Data from Other Programs
Exporting Geometry and Data
Sharing Documents Using Autodesk 360
Collaborating Using Autodesk 360 and AutoCAD WS

Troubleshooting
Introducing Troubleshooting
Cleaning Up Walls
Understanding the Question Marks in My Schedule
Restoring Panels and Tabs to the Ribbon
Restoring Hidden Messages and Tool tips
Understanding Why Objects from the Tool Palettes Cannot Be Placed
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