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AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training Autodesk Course  

Our instructor led, videos are designed to teach you the AutoCAD Architecture 2012.  Our Training course is designed to teach Architects a more efficient way of working in the AutoCAD Architecture 2012 software environment. Learn the features and functions of Autodesk’s latest software for Architects. Create building designs and construction drawings, extract views and annotate models, use and create content and work in the drawing management system. You'll learn the basics to the advance levels during your training.

Utilize our training to help design and shape the world around you by using one of the world's leading CAD programs. Explore ideas more intuitively in 3D, speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and customize for your specific needs.


AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Training Course for Architects
This program will help you learn features and functions in AutoCAD Architecture 2012 to create a building design from scratch and work with 2D and 3D models. Lessons cover several basic and advanced topics including building geometry, sections and elevations, components, and the drawing management system.

Course Outline
Introduction
Introduction and Installation Overview
Launching the Application for the First Time
Introducing the Interface
Application Menu Contents
The Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar and Info Center
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
Overview of Quick Start
Creating a Small Building
Creating Our Building Mass,
Slicing Levels, and Creating a New Project
Exterior Shell
Ground Floor
Column Grid
Core
Views
Creating Plan and Elevation Sheet Files
Section and Enlarged Plan Sheet Files

Productivity Tools
Introduction to Productivity Tools
Configuring Your Personal Workspace
Learning About Dynamic Input
Using Right-Click Menus
Using Grips 
Architecture in Plan Views
Architecture in Elevation 
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

Content
Introduction to Content
Templates
Task-Based Palettes
Design Center
Content Browser
Using the Properties Palette
Style Manager
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
  Introducing Justification
Justification and Object Snaps
Changing Justification
Modifying and Cleaning Up Edges
Using AutoCAD Tools
An In-Depth Look at Walls Styles
Understanding Cleanup Radius
Component Priorities
Overriding Component Priorities
Understanding Cleanup Groups
Location Elevations
Wall Modification Tools
Wall Off set Modification Tools
Understanding AEC Trim and Extends Tools
Modifying a Style Assignment
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
Geometric and Dimensional Constraints with Walls
Doors 
Creating
Modifying
Door Styles - An In-Depth Look
Windows
Modifying
Creating
Window Styles
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
Radial
Modifying
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
Content Browser Styles
Structural Member Wizard
Custom Columns Structure - Add and Modify Columns
Adding Beams
Modifying Beams
Adding Beam Layouts
Creating Structure in Our Project
Representing Bracing
Spaces
Creating
Automatically Generating Spaces
Modifying
Space Styles 
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 Annotation

Annotation
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

Detailing
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
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 
Roofs: Varying Roof Plate Heights
Roofs: Trimming and Mitering Edges
Roofs: Adding a Dormer

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 Defi nitions
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

Troublehooting
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