Tutorials from AutoCAD 2016 and Older

Tutorials from AutoCAD 2016 and Older

AutoCAD & PDFs

This free tutorial outlines several innovative ways of employing PDFs in your AutoCAD work.

Automate & Synchronize Titleblock Information

This free tutorial demonstrates how to automate text and synchronize or update information in all titleblocks.

Changing the UCS Origin on a Drawing

This free tutorial demonstrates how change the UCS icon in an AutoCAD drawing to aid in locating points using a different origin and the UCS Icon can be displayed at the Origin.

Applying a Background Mask to Text Objects

This free tutorial demonstrates how to apply a Background Mask to Multiline Text Objects.

Creating & Using Named Page Setups

This free tutorial demonstrates how to create and use Named Page Setups, which are used to quickly restore a set of Plot parameters.

Geometric Constraints

This free tutorial demonstrates how to use geometric constraints to limit the types of changes allowed to a group of objects.

Creating a Custom Command Alias in AutoCAD 2016

This free tutorial demonstrates how to create your own custom command aliases.

Converting a Drawing from Metric to Inch

This free video tutorial demonstrates how to convert a metric drawing to an inch drawing.

Creating Custom Watermarks or Plot Stamps

This free video tutorial demonstrates how to create custom watermarks or plot stamps.

The POLYLINE option of the FILLET command

This free video tutorial the POLYLINE option of the FILLET command.

TRIM and EXTEND commands – Often Overlooked Options

This free video tutorial demonstrates the often overlooked options of the TRIM and EXTEND commands.

AutoCAD 2016: The NEW Geometric Center Object Snap

This free video tutorial demonstrates the Geometric Center Object Snap which was added in AutoCAD 2016. This new GCEN Object Snap locates the geometric center of polylines and splines. This is very handy when trying to locate the center of a polyline created using the rectangle or polygon commands. Learn about it in our free video tutorial!

AutoCAD 2016: Updated DIM Command

This free video tutorial demonstrates the DIM command which was newly updated for AutoCAD 2016. One of the coolest features of the updated command is you can choose the layer assigned to dimensions created with the DIM command. Learn about it in our free video tutorial!

AutoCAD 2016: Revision Clouds

This free video tutorial demonstrates the REVCLOUD command which was newly updated for AutoCAD 2016. Prior to AutoCAD 2016, modifying the cloud produced unpredictable or undesirable results. Not anymore! Watch our tutorial and see the improvements.

AutoCAD 2015: Aligning Text

This free video tutorial demonstrates the TEXTALIGN command which allows you to align text objects horizontally, vertically or at another angle, specify the justification of alignment or equally space text objects. The text objects can be aligned to a specified text object or to a point.

AutoCAD: Tracing an Image File in an AutoCAD Drawing

This free video tutorial is a continuation of last month’s tutorial, Attaching an Image File to an AutoCAD Drawing. In that video I attached an image file of a floor plan and scaled it to actual size.

In this video I will trace the floor plan so I can acquire dimensional information like square footage and perimeter measurements. Having a dimensionally accurate plan using AutoCAD geometry will also let me place fixtures and furniture in the space.

AutoCAD: Attaching an Image File to an AutoCAD Drawing

This free video tutorial demonstrates how to include an image file, like a jpg, in an AutoCAD drawing and scale it to the proper size.

AutoCAD 2015: Automatically Numbering Notes

This free video tutorial demonstrates how to automatically apply numbers to notes. The numbers will automatically update if you insert a new note.

AutoCAD: Construction Lines

This free video tutorial demonstrates the use of the XLINE command to create construction lines. Construction lines extend to infinity in both directions. You can use construction lines to prepare multiple views of the same item, or create temporary intersections that you can use for object snaps.

AutoCAD: Command Prompt Conventions

View this free tutorial to understand the meaning of several of the command prompt conventions and how to know just what AutoCAD is asking of you.

AutoCAD 2006 – 2015: Selection Cycling

View this free tutorial to learn about one of the often overlooked features of AutoCAD 2006 and later: Selection Cycling!

AutoCAD 2015: The Lasso Selection

Watch this free video to learn about one of the additions in AutoCAD 2015: The Lasso Selection.

AutoCAD 2015: The New Tab

Watch this free video to learn about another new addition in AutoCAD 2015: The New Tab.