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AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 8 hours of easy to follow AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
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  • Tutor: Nicholas Bouray
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Video lessons: 125
  • Product code: 24715
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Recommended AutoCAD Course: AutoCAD 2017 tutorial
Learn how to take control of this innovative mechanical design and drafting software and start to improve your manufacturing processes with the help of this beginners AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 tutorial.

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert Autodesk trainer Nicholas Bouray presents step by step training videos that provide explanations and demonstrations of the complete Mechanical toolset, how to use the new features for the 2015 release and to share widely recognized industry best practices that will help you to work faster and faster.

Through almost eight hours of professionally created video training, the tuition starts with a tour of the 2015 interface, help with layer management, a run through the drafting settings, and the location of the most commonly used tools. Throughout the course, tutor Nicholas demonstrates with, and makes frequent reference to Autodesk Mechanical work files that are included with the CD/DVD purchase helping you to easily follow along with his on-screen actions and verbal instruction.
Once the basic concepts have been covered, the course gathers pace and moves on to explaining about creating your designs, how to manage and use content libraries, lessons on annotations, designing assemblies using layer groups, working with Autodesk 360, how to document parts and assemblies 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 the free Mechanical 2015 video tutorials and discover how effective this practical teaching guide is...
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COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
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The AutoCAD Mechanical Environment Getting Started
Introducing the Default User Interface
Enabling the Alternate User Interfaces
Changing the Color Scheme
Accessing the Help Resources
Understanding Layer Management
Using the Layer Management Tools
Working with the Layer Management Tools

Creating Designs
Creating and Manipulating Geometry
Drawing Rectangles and Squares
Drawing Centerlines
Drawing More Centerlines
Adding Standard Holes
Adding Slots
Adding Counterbore and Countersunk Holes
Drawing Section Lines
Drawing Zig-Zag and Symmetrical Lines
Using Construction Line Tools
Using Basic Construction Lines
Using Construction Line Circles
Using Inferred Constraints to Draw Simple Shapes
Projecting Construction Lines
Using Contour Tracing
Using Hatch Commands
Adding Fillets
Adding Chamfers
Using the Offset Command
Moving and Rotating Copies Simultaneously
Using the 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 Designs
Creating Chain and Belt Designs and Calculating Their Length
Creating Shaft Parts
Inserting Structural Steel Shapes
Using the Power View and Change Representation Tools

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
Importing Data from Excel for Content Libraries

Annotations and Documentation
Introducing Annotation and Documentation
Using the Power Dimensioning Dialog Box
Using Power Dimensioning
Using Power Dimensioning for Radial and Diametrical Dimensions
Using Power Dimensioning for Angle and Chamfer Dimensions
Using Power Dimensioning Fits and Tolerances
Configuring the Power Dimensioning Settings
Using Power Dimensioning to Place Multiple Dimensions
Editing Automatic Dimensions
Editing Power Dimensions
Modifying Power Dimensions
Breaking 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
Creating Detail View
Creating and Editing Viewports
Creating Title Blocks and Borders
Using Dimension and Symbol Scale Factor
Creating and Editing Scale Area
Creating Weld Symbols
Using Leaders
Using the Annotation Monitor

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

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

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

Analysis and Validation
Introducing Analysis
Using Moment of Inertia
Calculating Deflection Line
Calculating Shafts
Performing a Finite Element Analysis
Applying Finite Element Analysis Meshing and Understanding the Results
Using the Cam Profile Generator
Understanding the Cam Profile and Analysis

Implementing Preferences and Standards
Understanding Preferences and Standards
Configuring Standards Settings
Configuring Structure Settings
Configuring Drawing Settings
Configuring Content Settings
Configuring Shaft Settings
Configuring Calculation Settings
Configuring Preferences Settings
Configuring the Associative Hide Settings
Configuring the Power Snap Settings
Configuring Object Property Settings

Interoperability and Collaboration
Understanding the Interoperability of AutoCAD and Mechanical
Using Autodesk Synergy
Using AutoCAD Designs in Mechanical
Mapping AutoCAD Layers
Removing Mechanical Structure
Migrating Title Blocks and Parts Lists
Working with Autodesk 360
Syncing Your Settings Online
Choosing Which Settings are Synchronized
Configuring Online Options
Saving and Opening Drawings Using Autodesk 360
Uploading Multiple Drawings to Your Autodesk 360 Account
Sharing Documents with Others

AutoCAD 2015 Essentials Getting Started
Introducing the New Tab
Understanding How Tools are Organized
Understanding Color Schemes
Switching Workspaces
Adjusting Workspace Settings
Using the Application Menu
Using the Quick Access Toolbar
Using the InfoCenter
Using and Controlling the Help System
Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals
Controlling the Display of the Ribbon
Changing the Location of the Ribbon
Working with Floating Panels
Introducing the Status Bar
Introducing the Drawing Grid
Changing Screen Colors
Working with User Profiles
Working Within the Drawing Window
Working with Multiple Drawings
Understanding Model and Layout Tabs
Understanding File Tabs
Understanding the Command Line
Typing Commands
Understanding Dialog Box Fundamentals
Understanding Palette Fundamentals
Starting a New Drawing from a Template File
Setting the Default Drawing Template File
Saving Drawings Using SAVE and QSAVE
Saving Drawings Using QSAVE and SAVEAS
Understanding the Autosave Options
Understanding Backup Files
Saving Drawings to Different Versions and Other Save Options
Opening Drawings in Partial Open and Read-Only Modes
Opening Drawings Using the Sheet Set Manager
Importing and Exporting DGN Files
Using a Mouse in AutoCAD
Understanding the In-Canvas Viewport Controls
Understanding the Navigation Bar
Understanding the UCS Icon
Understanding the ViewCube
Understanding the SteeringWheels
Understanding the Pull-Down Menus
Using CleanScreen
Using a 3D Mouse

2D Drawing Basics
Drawing Lines Using the Command Line
Drawing Lines Using Dynamic Input
Drawing Lines Using the Right-Click Menu
Repeating the Last Command
Understanding Command Options
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Rectangles Using the Area Option
Drawing Rectangles Using the Dimensions Option
Drawing Rectangles Using the Rotation Option
Drawing Rectangles with Fillets
Drawing Rectangles with Chamfers
Drawing Rectangles Using the Width Option
Resetting the Rectangle Default Options
Using the Undo and Redo Commands
Drawing Circles Using Radius and Diameter
Drawing 2 Point and 3 Point Circles
Drawing Circles Using the TTR and TTT Options
Drawing Circles Using the Default Method
Drawing Arcs
Drawing Arcs by Specifying 3 Points
Understanding Coordinate System Concepts
Using Absolute Coordinates
Using Relative Coordinates
Understanding Drawing Units and Angle Measurements
Erasing Objects by Picking
Selecting Objects by Window and Crossing
Selecting Objects by Window Polygon and Crossing Polygon
Selecting Objects by Fence and Last
Selecting Objects Using Undo and Previous
Selecting Objects Using the Box Option
Selecting Objects Using Implied Selection
Selecting Objects Using a Lasso
Selecting Objects Using Select Similar
Adding New Objects Using Add Selected
Hiding and Isolating Objects
Restoring Erased Objects with OOPS
Selecting and Deselecting Objects
Selecting All Objects
Controlling Selection Settings
Using Selection

Drafting Settings
Using and Adjusting the Grid
Using Snap Mode
Using Ortho Mode
Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
Using Polar Tracking with Absolute Angles
Using Polar Tracking with Relative Angles
Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snaps
Using Polar Tracking with Incremental and Additional Angles
Understanding Object Snap Concepts
Understanding Running Object Snaps
Understanding Parallel Object Snap
Understanding Extension Object Snap
Using the Object Snap Overrides
Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point with Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points with Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Tracking with a Temporary Track Point
Using Object Snap Overrides with Mid Between 2 Points
Using Options to Control Object Snap System Variables

Display Control
Zooming and Panning Using the Wheel Mouse
Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom
Zooming Using the Ribbon
Panning Using the Ribbon Panel
Zooming and Panning Using the Navigation Bar
Using the View Back and View Forward Tools
Using the SteeringWheels
Creating Tiled Viewports
Naming Tiled Viewports
Resizing Tiled Viewports

Managing Layers
Introducing Layer Concepts
Establishing the Current Layer
Understanding the On and Off Layer States
Understanding the Freeze and Thaw Layer States
Understanding the Unlock and Lock Layer States
Understanding the Lock Layer Fade Control
Controlling the Layer Color
Introducing the Layer Properties Manager Palette
Adjusting Columns in the Layer Properties Manager
Controlling the Linetype of a Layer
Controlling the Transparency of a Layer
Controlling the Plot or No Plot Layer State
Controlling the Viewport Freeze Layer State
Controlling the New Viewport Freeze Layer State
Creating a New Layer Frozen in All Viewports
Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport
Freezing Layers in All Viewports
Thawing Layers in All Viewports
Isolating Selected Layers
Merging Layers Using the Layer Properties Manager
Adjusting Other Layer Settings Using the Shortcut Menu
Controlling Other Layer States on a Per-Viewport Basis
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 Palette
Controlling the Quick Property Palette Display Properties
Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette
Setting Object Properties to ByLayer
Understanding In-Canvas Property Preview

Utility and Inquiry Tools
Introducing the Measure Tools
Measuring Distance
Measuring the Area of a Space
Measuring the Area of an Object
Listing Selected Objects
Displaying the Coordinates of a Point

Complex Objects
Understanding Polyline Property Concepts
Drawing Polyline Line Segments
Drawing Polyline Arc Segments
Drawing Polylines with Variable Width
Drawing Polylines Using Option Combinations
Drawing Donuts
Drawing Inscribed Polygons
Drawing Circumscribed Polygons
Drawing Polygons Using the Edge Option
Editing Polylines Using the Close and Open Options
Editing Polylines to Join Selected Segments
Editing Polylines to Join Multiple Segments
Converting Lines into Polylines
Converting Polylines into Fit and Spline Curves
Editing Polyline Vertices
Exploding Polylines
Drawing Ellipses Using the Center Option
Drawing Ellipses Using the Axis End Option
Drawing Isocircles
Drawing Elliptical 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 from One Point
Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from 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 Offset Command
Offsetting Polylines with Fillets and Chamfers
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
Understanding Practical Uses for the Break Command
Using the Trim Command with Pick Selection
Using the Trim Command with Fence Selection
Using the Trim Command with Edge Extend Mode
Using the Extend Command
Using Extend and Trim Together
Understanding Practical Uses for the Trim and Extend Commands
Using the Fillet Command with Fillet Radius
Adding Fillets to Multiple Segments and Polylines
Using the Chamfer Command with Distance and Angle
Adding Chamfers to Multiple Segments 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 with Scale Reference
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