AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training Videos on DVD
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AutoCAD® Architecture 2012 Training Course

A full-featured AutoCAD Architecture training course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between, for Autodesk's AutoCAD Architecture 2012. In over 314 individual video tutorials and 18 hours of instructor-led training, expert instructor Reid Addis provides comprehensive coverage of AutoCAD Architecture’s program structure and purpose-built features for architectural design and drafting. Learn how to do your architectural work faster and with fewer errors in this latest release of AutoCAD Architecture.

Your instructor, Reid Addis, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Reid taught architectural design and history courses at the Boston Architectural Center and University. He currently teaches CAD courses at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. He has been working with AutoCAD since 1987, and had worked with Architectural Desktop since its first release.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

Features & Benefits of AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training CBT:

  • Use at Your Office or at Home
    Training software can be installed on a PC or laptop.
  • Powerful Keyword Search
    Quickly locate relevant lessons or reference seldom used commands.
  • Sort Lessons By Skill Level
    Work your way from Beginner to Advanced level topics.
  • Exercise Files
    Make the most of your learning experience by opening the included exercise files directly in your own software (if you own a copy of the AutoCAD software) while following along with the instructor-led video tutorials; this training does not come with the AutoCAD software.
  • Intelligent History
    Track the lessons you’ve completed or restart a lesson exactly where you left off.
  • Multimedia DVD based Training
    With DVD based training, the lectures were video taped and then digitized and presented to you in Full Motion Video, Audio, & Graphics.

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training Series

Part#: fd-arch12 | Contents: 1 DVD-ROM


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Course Outline - AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training Series:

(Total of 314 Individual Video Lessons - 18 Hours of Instructor-Led Training)

Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture

• Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture
• Installing AutoCAD Architecture
• Launching the Application on for the First Time
• Introducing the AutoCAD Architecture Interface
• Application Menu Contents
• The Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar and InfoCenter
• Terminology and Helper Tools
• Status Bars
• Introduction to the Display System
• Layer Management
• Differences Between Color and Style-Based Template Files
• The Role Materials Play in Object Display
• Introduction to Project Navigator
• AutoCAD Architecture Specific Tabs in the Options Dialog Box
• Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD Architecture
• Entering the Activation Code

Quick Start

• Introduction to Quick Start
• Creating a Small Building
• Creating Our Building Mass, Slicing Levels, and Creating a 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

• Introduction to Productivity Tools
• Configuring Your Personal Workspace
• Learning to Use Dynamic Input
• Using Right-Click Menus
• Using Grips in AutoCAD Architecture in Plan Views
• Using Grips in AutoCAD Architecture in Elevation and Isometric Views
• Using Edit in Plan, Section and Elevation with AEC Objects
• Edit Objects in Place
• Using Isolate Objects To Simplify Your Views
• Using Live Sections
• Navigating in 3D
• Using Object Viewer 
• Creating User-Defined Palettes and Tools


• Introduction to Content
• Using AutoCAD Architecture Templates
• Task-Based Palettes
• Using Design Center
• Using Content Browser
• Using the Properties Palette
• Using Style Manager
• Using Display Manager
• Using Autodesk Seek

Conceptual Design Tools

• Introduction to Conceptual Design Tools
• Massing Studies
• Using Mass Groups and Slices
• Space Planning
• Analyzing Designs
• Moving the Design Forward
• Building Geometry
• Introduction to Building Geometry
• Walls - Creating Accurately
• Walls - Introducing Justification
• Walls - Justification and Object Snaps
• Walls - Changing Justification
• Walls - Modifying and Cleaning Up Edges
• Walls - Using AutoCAD Tools
• Walls Styles - an In-Depth Look
• Walls - Understanding Cleanup Radius
• Walls - Understanding Component Priorities
• Walls - Overriding Component Priorities 
• Walls - Understanding Cleanup Groups
• Walls - Understanding Location Elevations
• Walls - Using Wall Modification Tools
• Walls - Understanding Wall Offset Modification Tools
• Walls - Understanding AEC Trim and Extends Tools
• Walls - Modifying a Style Assignment
• Walls - Adding and Modifying Interior Walls
• Walls - Converting Linework to Walls
• Walls - Using Renovation Mode to Create Phased Wall Styles
• Walls - Creating Phased Projects
• Creating Interior Walls in Our Project
• Walls - Using Geometric and Dimensional Constraints with Walls
• Doors - Creating
• Doors - Modifying
• Door Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Windows - Creating
• Windows - Modifying
• Window Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Openings - Creating and Modifying
• Doors and Windows - Additional Styles
• Using Multiple and Relative Grid Options with Doors and Windows
• Creating Doors and Windows in Our Project
• Column Grids - Rectangular
• Column Grids - Radial
• Column Grids - Modifying
• Column Grids - Annotating
• Structure - Adding Columns to Grids
• Column Grids - Irregular Column Grids
• Column Grids - Enhanced Custom Grids
• Structure - Understanding the Display of Structural Members
• Creating Column Grids in Our Project
• Structure - Structural Member Catalog
• Structure - Content Browser Styles
• Structure - Structural Member Wizard
• Structure - Custom Columns
• Structure - Add and Modify Columns
• Structure - Adding Beams
• Structure - Modifying Beams
• Structure - Adding Beam Layouts
• Creating Structure in Our Project
• Structure - Representing Bracing
• Spaces - Creating
• Spaces - Automatically Generating
• Spaces - Modifying
• Space Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Spaces - Dividing
• Creating Spaces in Our Project

More Geometry

• Introduction to More Geometry
• Curtain Walls - Creating
• Curtain Walls - Modifying
• Curtain Walls Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Curtain Walls - Convert from Other Objects
• Creating Curtain Walls in Our Project
• Curtain Walls - Edit In Place
• Door/Window Assemblies - Creating
• Door/Window Assemblies - Modifying
• Door/Window Assemblies Styles
• Door/Window Assemblies - Converting from Other Objects
• Creating Door/Window Assemblies in Our Project
• Slabs - Creating
• Slabs - Modifying
• Slabs Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Slabs - Applying Edge Styles
• Slabs - Edge Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Creating Slabs in Our Project
• Stairs - Creating Straight
• Stairs - Creating U-Shaped and Multi-Landing
• Stairs - Creating Curved and Spiral
• Stairs - Creating Custom
• Stairs - Modifying Stairs
• Stairs Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Stairs - Creating Ramps
• Railings - Creating
• Railings - Modifying
• Railings Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Adding Stairs and Railings in Our Project
• Ceiling Grids - Creating
• Ceiling Grids - Modifying
• Ceiling Properties of Spaces
• Ceiling Materials
• Creating Ceilings in Our Project
• Roofs - Creating
• Roofs - Modifying with Grips
• Roofs - Modifying with Properties
• Roof Slabs - Creating
• Roof Slabs - Converting from Other Objects and Adding Holes
• Roof Slab Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Roof Slabs - Applying Edge Styles
• Creating the Roof in Our Project

Adding Components

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

Sections and Elevations

• Introduction to Sections and Elevations
• Assembling the Building Model
• Setting Your Building on a Site
• Creating Elevations
• Modifying Elevations
• Creating Sections from the Sections and Elevations Panel
• Creating Sections from the Callout Palette
• Modifying Sections
• Sections and Elevations - Updating Changes
• Sections and Elevations - Adding Visual Depth
• Sections and Elevations Styles - An In-Depth Look
• Sections and Elevations - Using Component and Design Rules
• Sections and Elevations - Working with Materials
• Creating Sections and Elevations in Our Project


• Introduction to Annotation
• Annotation - Edit Scale List
• Annotation - The Drawing Setup Dialog Box
• Annotation Scale with AEC Objects
• Annotation Scale and Hatch Patterns in AEC Objects
• Annotation Scale Within Viewports
• Text Placement
• Placing Multi-Leaders
• MText and Multi-Leaders - Setting Default Behavior
• Using Layer Key Overrides
• Modifying Layer Key Overrides
• Placing AEC Dimensions and AEC Dimension Styles
• Modifying AEC Dimensions
• Dimensioning - Other Tools
• Callouts - Creating 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
• Placing Keynotes
• Sheet Versus Reference Keynotes
• Modifying Keynotes
• Placing Keynote Legends
• Placing Annotation in Our Project


• Introduction to 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

• Introduction to Understanding The Display System
• Using the Display Manager
• Modifying Drawing Display Representations
• Modifying Style Display Representation
• Modifying Object Display Representation
• Understanding the Properties Palette Display Tab
• Understanding Display Sets
• Understanding Display Configurations
• Display Control and Multi-View Blocks
• Using Materials to Affect Display Representations

Using AutoCAD Architecture Layer Tools

• Introduction to Using AutoCAD Architecture Layer Tools
• Layer Management
• Understanding Layer Standards
• Understanding Layer Key Styles 
• Layer Filters
• Layer States
• Loading Layer Key Styles
• Creating a Layer Standard

Layout Design Objects

• Introduction to Layout Design Objects
• Using AEC Modify Tools
• Layout Grids
• Using Layout Curves
• Using Anchors

Organizing Projects with the Drawing Management System

• Introduction to Organizing Projects with the Drawing Management System
• Unique Benefits of Project Management with Project Browser and Project Navigator
• Project Browser
• Options for AEC Project Defaults
• Create a New Project
• Understanding Project Navigator
• The Project Tab
• The Constructs, Views and Sheets Tabs
• 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
• Manage Sheet Set Properties
• Creating Sheet Subsets
• Creating Sheets
• Create Named Model Space Views and Link to Sheets
• Using Callouts to Create Named Model Space Views and Linking to Sheets
• Insert Sheet List Table

Advanced Building Geometry

• Introduction to Advanced Building Geometry
• Using Advanced Wall Tools
• Interference Conditions and Walls
• Interference Conditions - Stairs and Slabs
• Varying Roof Plate Heights
• Roofs - Trimming and Mitering Edges
• Adding a Dormer Roof

Publishing from the Project Navigator

• Introduction to Publishing from the Project Navigator
• Publish Your Project
• Publish with Subsets
• Publishing Sheets Sections
• Publish with Overrides

Creating Custom Styles and Components

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

Graphic Presentation and Visualization

• Introduction to Graphic Presentation and Visualization
• Visual Styles
• Adding a Camera
• Slicing the Model
• Using Napkin Sketch
• Using Display Themes
• Rendering with AutoCAD Architecture
• Sun and Location Settings
• Adding Lights
• Adding a Camera and a Background
• Rendering Settings
• Using Materials on AEC Objects
• Fine Tuning Curved Objects

Working with Others

• Introduction to Working with Others
• Importing Geometry and Data from Other Programs
• Exporting Geometry and Data


• Introduction to Troubleshooting
• Why Are Walls Not Cleaning Up
• Why Are There Question Marks in My Schedules
• How do I Restore Panels and Tabs to the Ribbon
• How Do I Restore Hidden Messages and Tool Tips

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Product Details
  • Part#: fd-arch12
  • Contents: 1 DVD-ROM
  • Economy Shipping: Allow 4-7 business days for delivery*
Payment Options
  • Order securely online or call 1-888-797-4040 (301-589-3349)
  • All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover)
  • PayPal: Pay online quickly with your PayPal account
  • Company PO's accepted (Net 30); Call for multi-user license
  • *No tax except for Maryland (USA) residents.
System Requirements
  • 1 GHz Processor (minimum)
  • DVD-ROM Drive (Does not play on TV DVD players)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Sound Card
  • Available Hard Disk Space 500 MB
  • 1024x768 Screen Resolution & 32 bit true color display required
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Adobe® Flash® Plugin
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • NOT COMPATIBLE with with Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, ME, or MAC OS X.

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