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Focus: CAD SmartDraw VP - the world's first visual processor
SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processor, is a powerful tool for use in architectural, engineering and construction industries. The solution, which is fully automated and geared toward users without expertise in visual design and drawing, has an extensive variety of templates for visuals like floor plans, maps, flow charts, various diagrams, strategy plans and more. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Image Transparency By Jeff Bartels You might think that all the images referenced in AutoCAD have to be rectangles. This is not so. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels shows how to work with images in AutoCAD that supports image transparency. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Insert an image into a drawing at true size By Jeff Bartels Occasionally you may want to insert an image such that it plots to a measureable scale. This happens when referencing aerial photographs or maps. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels shows how to insert an image into a drawing such that it measures to a true size. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Crop a referenced image By Jeff Bartels At some point you'll want to crop an image that you've imported into AutoCAD. While you can crop an image in Photoshop, it is just as easy to crop an image in AutoCAD, and the clipping boundary is dynamic, enabling you to make as many adjustments as you'd like to. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to use the clipping feature. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Controlling the borders around your images By Jeff Bartels When you reference an image, the image comes in on the current layer. As a result, the border of your image will have the properties of the current layer. In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to control the appearance of the borders around your images. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Enhancing images By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels teaches how to use AtuoCAD to lighten the appearance of images in your projects. After you've attached an image to your drawing, possibly making them lighter or darker. For minor adjustments, you can make the changes in AutoCAD. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Inserting images By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels details how to insert an image into an AutoCAD drawing. Even though AutoCAD's primary job is constructing geometric shapes and text, it is also proficient working with images. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Binding external references By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels discusses how to bind your external references for emailing to clients. Once you have a drawing that x references several files, you may want to email that drawing to a client. Do you send all attachments separately or is there a way to merge everything into one drawing? He shows how to bind external references. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Referencing a large drawing By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels talks about referencing a large drawing, and if you only need a small part of that file, referencing the entire drawing can seem like overkill. He details how to clip internal references so we can control how much of the file displays in our drawings. ...Read More »
Focus: CAD Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Attach and overlay options By Jeff Bartels In this clip, host Jeff Bartels explains the difference between the attach and overlay options when creating an external reference. He shows how to reference a drawing and how to choose between the attach and overlay options. ...Read More »
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