Imagine a new construction—a house, a room, a building, anything. It will most certainly have walls, and of different types. While internal walls help divide up space, external walls must be weatherproof to withstand the test of time. Architects, site workers, and construction managers need to visualize these different styles of walls in designs and documentation. Such variations in styles are a norm not only in walls, but also in other objects such as stairs, windows, doors, ducts, and so on. How does one keep track of these various styles in different drawings and projects? As the scale of construction increases, so does the complexity. Our class introduces the concept of the Styles Browser Palette in AutoCAD Architecture software (Building Design Suite software, AutoCAD MEP) through live demonstration and examples. We’ll establish the productivity gains achievable (2x/3x or more, based on object type) while consolidating, visualizing, and applying styles to objects using the Styles Browser Palette versus without it.
- Learn how to consolidate, visualize, add/import multiple styles from project standards drawings
- Learn how to view all object types grouped into architectural object types and documentation object types
- Learn how to consolidate, visualize, add/import multiple styles from currently opened drawings
- Learn how to access documentation and multipurpose objects from a single location, and discover how to increase productivity
Gaurav Sachdeva is product manager for AutoCAD Architecture software, AutoCAD MEP software, and AutoCAD Mechanical software. An MPhil in computer science from University of Cambridge and an MBA from Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), Gaurav has regularly spoken at entrepreneurial summits. An artist and a musician on the right side of his brain, he is keenly interested in design and has driven the next-generation strategy and execution of an array of successful products.
Sridhar Subramani has more than 17 years of CAD experience, working as Product Owner, Principal QA Analyst, and scrum master at Autodesk, Inc. A seasoned professional in software testing, he has also been actively involved in newsgroups of AutoCAD Mechanical software and AutoCAD Architecture software and resolved over 1,350 issues reported by customers. Subramani conducts in-house training in AutoCAD software and AutoCAD Mechanical software. He has written several technical solutions that are published on the Autodesk support website.