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Professional | ~2 min.
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Module | Skill builder

The drafting environment and drawing files constitute the framework for technical projects in AutoCAD, so managing them correctly is important. This course focuses on various methods of customizing and saving your working environment and the key elements that compose your drawing files, including layers, blocks, and drawing layouts. Once you have a firm grasp on creating and managing the layers and files, you’ll learn how to use layer commands as well as layer filters and states for greater consistency and efficiency in professional projects.

You’ll learn the proper methods for setting up your drawing for printing and plotting with page setups, and you’ll see how the Sheet Set Manager helps you manage an entire project and how eTransmit can ensure your transmittals arrive at their destination accurately. You’ll be shown how to properly leverage existing drawing data using blocks and how to take advantage of accessing them with the Blocks palette. You’ll learn how to create new drawings from portions of your existing ones by using the Write Block command. 

You’ll discover how to handle potential file corruption and retrieval of backups, as well as the tools necessary to maintain a healthy drawing file. 

Finally, you’ll learn various methods that provide design feedback, such as shared files and views, Traces, and Markup Images, all of which allow you to collaborate across teams in a professional environment. The accompanying files allow you to practice on your own and use the recommended workflows in your projects.

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