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AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 Tutorial

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Includes 9 hours of easy to follow AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
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  • Tutor: Robert Stein
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Video lessons: 124
  • Product code: 24701
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Latest AC Mechanicial Course: Mechanical 2015 tutorial
Greatly improve your mechanical design processes and streamline your workflow's using this innovative design and drafting software with the help of these step-by-step training videos.

Learn the 2D and 3D drawing and editing features used to create and modify content within this Mechanical design and drafting software, with the help of this Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 tutorial video.

Presented by industry expert Robert Stein, he uses high quality training videos to help explain and demonstrate the complete toolset, the innovative new features, and some great workflow techniques that will help you to work faster and smarter.

Through over eight hours of high quality video training, the tuition includes lessons on layer management, best practices for designing assemblies, learning power dimensioning techniques, analysis and validation explained and so much more.

The complete training course contents are laid out below and you can start learning right away, click any blue linked lesson below for FREE Mechanical 2012 tutorials and discover how effective this teaching method is...

* This course also includes AutoCAD 2012 Essentials with over 200 video tutorials and 12+ hours of AutoCAD training (full contents below).
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Getting Started
Introduction for AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 Course
AutoCAD Mechanical - Environment Overview
AutoCAD Mechanical - Default User Interface
AutoCAD Mechanical - Alternate User Interfaces
AutoCAD Mechanical - Help
AutoCAD Mechanical - Basic

Concepts of Layer Management
AutoCAD Mechanical - Layer Management
AutoCAD Mechanical - Layer Management Tools

Creating Designs
Geometry Creation and Manipulation
Drawing Rectangles and Squares
Drawing Centerlines
Drawing More Centerlines
Adding Standard Holes
Adding Slots
Adding Counterbored and Countersunk Holes
Drawing Section Lines
Drawing Zig Zag and Symmetrical Lines
Using Construction Line Tools
Using Basic Construction Lines
Using Construction Line Circles
Projecting Construction Lines
Using Contour Tracing
Using Hatch Commands
Adding Fillets
Adding Chamfers
Using the Offset Command
Using the Move, Copy and Rotate Commands
Using Join and 2D Hide Commands
Editing and Erasing Mechanical Objects
Using Power Copy
Creating Shafts with Shaft Generator
Editing Shafts with Shaft Generator
Creating Shaft Side Views and Section Views
Using Spring Utilities
Creating Chain and Belt Design - Length
Creating Chain and Belt Design Tools
Creating Shaft Parts
Inserting Structural Steel Shapes
Using Power View

Managing and Using Content Libraries
Using Content Libraries
Inserting Objects from Content Libraries
Using Content Manager
Creating Custom Content Libraries
Adding Content to Custom Libraries
General Enhancements

Annotations and Documentation
Annotation and Documentation Overview
Using Leaders
Power Dimensioning
Power Dimensioning - Radial and Diametrical Dimensions
Power Dimensioning - Angle and Chamfer Dimensions
Power Dimensioning - Dialog Box
Power Dimensioning - Fits and Tolerances
Power Dimensioning - Settings
Power Dimensioning - Multiple Dimensions
Editing Automatic Dimensions
Editing Power Dimensions
Using Weld Representations
Creating Leader Notes
Using Surface Texture Symbols
Creating Simple Hide Situations
Editing a Simple Hide Situation
Creating Hole Charts
Using Hole Chart Settings
Editing Dimensions - Joining, Inserting and Checking Dimensions
Editing Dimensions - Breaking Dimensions
Creating Detail View
Creating Title Blocks and Borders
Using Dimension and Symbol Scale Factor
Creating Weld Symbols
Viewport Creation and Editing

Designing Assemblies with Layer Groups
Creating Layer Groups
Layer Group Overview
Creating Layer Group Concepts
Using Layer Group Tools
Using Additional Layer Group Tools and Techniques

Designing Assemblies with Structure
Structure Overview
Understanding Structure Concepts
Creating Structure Bill of Material Tools
Creating Folders
Creating an Assembly with Structure
Creating Additional Structure Views
Creating Structure Annotation Views
Browsing Structure Tools

Documenting Parts and Assemblies
BOM Concepts
Creating and Editing Part References
Working with the Bill of Material Database
Bill of Material Database Settings
Creating and Editing Parts Lists
Parts List Filters and Groups
Adding Balloons
Balloon Settings

Analysis and Validation
Analysis Overview
Using Moment of Inertia
Calculating Deflection Line
Calculating Shafts
Finite Element Analysis
Finite Element Analysis Meshing and Results
Cam Profile Generator
Cam Profile and Analysis

Interoperability with AutoCAD
Interoperability of AutoCAD and Mechanical
AutoCAD to Mechanical
Mapping AutoCAD Layers
Removing Mechanical Structure
Migrating Title Blocks and Parts Lists

Interoperability with Inventor
Documenting Inventor Models with Mechanical
Creating Inventor Links
Creating Projected Views
Creating Section and Broken Views
Creating Multiple Views and Detail Views
Updating Inventor Link Drawings
Drawing View Settings
Documenting Inventor Assemblies

Implementing Preferences and Standards
Preferences and Standards Overview
AM - Standards Settings
AM - Structure Settings
AM - Drawing Settings
AM - Content Settings
AM - Shaft Settings
AM - Calculation Settings
AM - Preferences Settings
Associative Hide Settings
Power Snap Settings
Object Property Settings


Getting Started
Starting AutoCAD
Understanding Activation
Introducing the Customer Involvement Program
Introducing Autodesk Exchange
Understanding the Performance Tuner
Understanding How Tools are Organized
Switching Workspaces
Adjusting Workspace Settings
Using the Application Menu
Using the Quick Access Toolbar
Using the InfoCenter Toolbar
Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals
Controlling the Display of the Ribbon
Changing the Location of the Ribbon
Working with Sticky Panels
Introducing the Drawing Aid Tools
Introducing the Drawing Grid
Changing Screen Colors
Working with User Profiles
Controlling the Application Status Bar
Working Within the Drawing Window
Working with Multiple Drawings
Understanding Model and Layout Tabs
Understanding the Command Line
Understanding Dialog Box Fundamentals
Understanding Palette Fundamentals
Understanding Toolbar Fundamentals
Starting a New Drawing - Template Files
Setting the Default Template
Starting a New Drawing Using the Startup Wizard
Saving Drawings - SAVE and QSAVE
Saving Drawings - QSAVE and SAVEAS
Saving Drawings - Autosave Options
Saving Drawings - Backup Files
Saving Drawings - Release Version and Other Options
Opening Drawings - Partial Open and Read-Only
Opening Drawings - Sheet Set Manager
Opening Drawings - Import and Export DGN Files
Using the Mouse - Fundamentals
Understanding Interface Components - In-Canvas Viewport Controls
Understanding Interface Components - Navigation Bar
Understanding Interface Components - UCS Icon
Understanding Interface Components - ViewCube
Understanding Interface Components - SteeringWheels
Understanding Interface Components - Pull-Down Menus
Understanding Interface Components - 3D Mouse

Drawing Basics
Drawing Lines - Command Line
Drawing Lines - Dynamic Input
Drawing Lines - Right-ClickMenu
Repeating the Last Command
Understanding Command Options
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Rectangles - Area
Drawing Rectangles - Dimensions
Drawing Rectangles - Rotation
Drawing Rectangles - Fillets
Drawing Rectangles - Chamfers
Drawing Rectangles - Width
Drawing Rectangles - Reset/Default Options
Using the Undo and Redo Commands
Drawing Circles - Radius and Diameter
Drawing Circles - 2P and 3P
Drawing Circles - TTR and TTT
Drawing Circles - Defaults
Drawing Arcs - 3-Point Concepts
Drawing Arcs - 3-Point Options
Understanding Coordinate Systems - Concepts
Understanding Coordinate Systems - Absolute
Understanding Coordinate Systems - Relative
Understanding Coordinate Systems - Units
Erasing Objects - Picking
Selecting Objects - Window and Crossing
Selecting Objects - Window
Polygon and Crossing Polygon
Selecting Objects - Fence and Last
Selecting Objects - Undo and Previous
Selecting Objects - Box
Selecting Objects - Implied Selection
Selecting Objects - Select Similar
Selecting Objects - Add Selected
Hiding and Isolating Objects
Selecting Objects - Restoring Objects with OOPS
Selecting Objects - Deselecting Objects
Selecting All Objects
Controlling Selection Settings
Using Selection Cycling

Drafting Settings
Using the Status Bar - Grid
Using the Status Bar - Snap
Using the Status Bar - Ortho
Using Grid, Snap and Ortho in Combination
Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
Understanding Absolute Angle Measurements
Using Polar Tracking with Absolute Angles
Understanding Relative Angle Measurements
Using Polar Tracking with Relative Angles
Using Polar Tracking - Incremental Angles vs Additional Angles
Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snaps
Understanding Object SnapConcepts
Understanding Running Object Snaps
Understanding Parallel Object Snap
Understanding Extension Object Snap
Using Object Snap Overrides
Using Object Snap Tracking - One Point - Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking - Two Points - Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking - One Point - All Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Tracking - Two Points - All Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Overrides - Temporary Track Point
Using Object Snap Overrides - Mid Between 2 Points
Using Options - Object Snap System Variables

Display Control
Zooming Using the Wheel Mouse
Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom
Zooming Using the Ribbon Panel
Panning Using the Ribbon Panel
Zooming and Panning Using the Navigation Bar
Using the View Back and View Forward Tools
Using the SteeringWheel

Managing Layers
Introducing Layer Concepts
Establishing the Current Layer
Understanding Layer States - On/Off
Understanding Layer States - Thaw/Freeze
Understanding Layer States - Unlock/Lock
Understanding Layer States - Lock Layer Fade
Controlling Layer States - Color
Introducing the Layer Property Manager Palette
Using the Layer Property Manager - Columns
Controlling Layer States - Linetype
Controlling Layer States - Transparency
Controlling Layer States - Plot/No Plot
Controlling Layer States - VP Freeze
Controlling Layer States - New VP Freeze
Controlling Layer States - Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport
Controlling Layer States - VP Color, VP Linetype, VP Lineweight, and VP Transparency
Creating a New Layer
Deleting a Layer
Adding a Layer Description

Object Properties
Understanding ByLayer and Object Property Concepts
Setting the Color ByLayer
Setting the Linetype ByLayer
Setting the Lineweight ByLayer
Setting the Transparency ByLayer
Controlling the Object Color
Controlling the Object Linetype
Controlling the Object Lineweight
Controlling the Object Transparency
Understanding Object Property
Creation and Control
Modifying Properties Using the Property Panel and Layer Panel
Modifying Properties Using the Quick Property Panel
Controlling the Quick Property Panel Display Properties
Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette
Setting Object Properties to ByLayer

Complex Objects
Understanding Polyline Property Concepts
Drawing Polylines - Line Segments
Drawing Polylines - Arc Segments
Drawing Polylines - Width
Drawing Polylines - Option Combinations
Drawing Donuts
Drawing Polygons - Inscribed
Drawing Polygons - Circumscribed
Drawing Polygons - Edge
Editing Polylines - Close/Open
Editing Polylines - Join Select
Editing Polylines - Join Multiple
Editing Polylines - Converting Lines into Polylines
Editing Polylines - Fit/Spline/Decurve
Editing Polylines - Edit Vertex Exploding Polylines
Drawing Ellipses - Center
Drawing Ellipse - Axis End
Drawing Ellipse - Isocircles
Drawing Ellipse Arcs
Drawing Points
Understanding Point Styles
Drawing Splines
Editing Splines

Modify Objects - Manipulation Commands
Introducing the Manipulation Commands
Using the Move Command
Using the Move Command with Object Snap
Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking - One Point
Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking - Two Points
Using the Copy Command
Using the Copy Command with Object Snap
Using the Copy Command with Object Snap Tracking
Using the Copy Command with the Array Option
Using the Mirror Command Controlling Text Display with the Mirror Command
Controlling Hatch Display with the Mirror Command
Creating a Rectangular Array
Adjusting Rectangular Array Rows and Columns
Changing the Properties of Rectangular Arrays
Editing Array Source Objects
Removing Items from the Array
Changing the Angle of Rectangular Arrays
Creating Associative and Non-Associative Arrays
Creating a Polar Array
Adjusting Polar Arrays
Creating a Path Array
Changing the Base Point of a Path Array
Changing the Path of a Path Array
Replacing Items within an Array
Using the Rotate Command
Using the Rotate Command with a Reference Angle
Using the Off set Command
Using the Align Command
Using the Reverse Command
Creating and Working with Groups
Modifying Groups

Modify Objects - Alteration Commands
Introducing Alteration Commands
Breaking an Object at One Point
Breaking an Object Between Two Points
Breaking Objects - Application Example
Using the Trim Command - Pick Selections
Using the Trim Command - Fence Selection
Using the Trim Command - Edge Extend Mode
Using the Extend Command
Using Extend and Trim Together
Extending and Trimming Together - An Application Example
Using the Fillet Command - Fillet Radius
Using the Fillet Command - Multiple and Polylines
Using the Chamfer Command - Distance and Angle
Using the Chamfer Command - Multiple and Polylines
Using the Blend Command
Using the Stretch Command
Using the Join Command
Using the Lengthen Command
Using the Explode Command
Deleting Duplicate Objects
Using the Scale Command
Using the Scale Command - Scale Reference
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