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Drawing Management for Design and Drafting

Continue your journey in AutoCAD by learning how to create effective drawing files for use and distribution across multiple industries and projects.
Software used in this course:
  • AutoCAD

Overview

Drawing files are the framework for technical projects. Learn how to manage these critical files and understand their key components, including layers, drawing layouts, and sheet sets. Once you know how to create and manage file details, you’ll discover how to handle potential file corruptions, export using eTransmit, and collaborate across teams. Get the course resources to practice on your own and use the recommended workflows in your own projects.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create and manage layers in files for greater consistency and efficiency.
  • Create and use layer filters and layer states.
  • Make and modify page setups to ensure proper page layouts.
  • Construct and work with sheets and sheet sets, including attributes and fields.
  • Address file corruption issues, recover files, and use Audit, Purge, and Insert commands.
  • Export files and work with the eTransmit tool.
  • Coordinate with others using external reference (xref) files and DWG Compare.
    1

    Getting started

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    Course overview
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    Get the software
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    Course resources
    2

    Layer management

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    Lesson overview
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    Use layer commands
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    Use advanced layer commands
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    Create layer filters and states
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    Practice exercise
    3

    Drawing layouts

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    Lesson overview
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    Create new page setups
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    Create advanced layouts
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    Practice exercise
    4

    Manage projects using sheet sets and data extraction

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and work with sheet sets
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    Extract data from objects
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    Challenge exercise
    5

    Corrupted drawing file repair

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    Lesson overview
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    Use Audit, Purge, and Insert tools
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    Recover drawing files
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    Export, use WBLOCK, and manage file types
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    Challenge exercise component
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    Collaboration

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    Lesson overview
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    Use eTransmit
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    Use DWG Compare and Xref Compare
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    Use cloud collaboration tools
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
    7

    Final test

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    Start your final test