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InfiniteSkills offers Autocad for Mac 2014 Training Course

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Autodesk has been investing a lot of time and energy on the Mac & iOS platform in the past few years and seems invested in supporting its ever-expanding plethora of design applications, by stretching its muscles with Sketchbook Pro & great new 123D apps along with showing its mighty claws with Maya, Mudbox and Autocad.
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Now if it could only take the big leap and release the other two major design players in the game from their windows-only prison, 3Ds Max and Revit, to complete the bridge for the cross-platform faithful. Ok, we can still run them through Parallels or VMware Fusion, but the experience isn't perfect - especially if you still have a 2009 Macbook Pro at home like me.....but I digress. Luckily though for now we can reap the benefits of AutoCAD's redesigned interface for Mac and its unique functions on the OSX platform, including the support for Apple's Retina Display technology, achieving pioneering sharpness and clarity in CAD.

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Back in 2010 I had written about AutoCAD's debut to the Apple ecosystem praising them for their efforts on returning to the platform it had abandoned back in the ‘90s. Today with Autodesk 360, the services and documents are sync’d across multiple platforms through the power of the cloud.

So, Autodesk took the leap to the Mac by redesigning the minimalistic interface and some functionalities from the ground up, laying the foundations for future growth and increased capabilities. But if you’re switching from the Windows side to the Mac version, there are a few things you need to get used to - for one, there’s no Ribbon! It’s not a full Windows to Mac porting porting of the environment, but an app that feels to fit in the Mac OSX ecosystem, while still preserving the familiarity of the other side.



(Btw, if you’re wondering how to set up your Magic Mouse, check out How to use Apple's Magic Mouse with CAD! ).

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That’s where great video tutorials come into play, I must watched over 150 hours of tutorials on my iPad while commuting in the past few weeks. The visual learning path - which is the core of “monkey see, monkey do” - is essentially a direct link to the Matrix. Books and help manuals are great for reference, but if you wanna learn fast and effectively, VIDEO is the holy grail. I’ve seen a lot of brilliant tutorials on Youtube and used all the big guns in the professional visual learning field including Lynda.com, Digital Tutors, CGcookie, Udemy, Skillshare,…..you name it, I’ve probably tried it, and they’re all fantastic.

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So, to get to grips with Autocad for Mac, I’ve found the Infinite Skills’s course Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 For Mac & AutoCAD LT for Mac - A Practical AutoCAD Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills to be extremely helpful, taking a step-by-step video tutorial series approach to guide me through the recent changes. It’s a practical training course that shows you project-based tasks based on real world issues. The course is separated into easily digestible chunks of wisdom, allowing you to learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you have time to watch them. To enhance the learning experience you can even work with the provided working files to practice the skills shown.

Infinite Skills’ Learning AutoCAD 2014 for Mac is essentially a crash course with over 10 hours of  training broken into 108 tutorial videos.for anyone learning the basic drawing and editing skills, along with all the new updates, exploration of Mac layout / keyboard interface, as well as time-saving techniques developed by experience practitioners. The course instructor, Brian Benton, is an engineering technician, CAD Service Provider, technical writer and AutoCAD instructor with 19 years of AutoCAD experience in various design fields, while also serving in leadership roles for the Autodesk Newsletter “HotNews” and has contributed to the development process of Autodesk.

Go learn something!


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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 For Mac & AutoCAD LT for Mac


01. Getting Started
What You Will Learn
Introduction To AutoCAD For Mac
Installing AutoCAD 2014 For Mac
Installing AutoCAD LT for Mac
Turning On AutoCAD 2014 For Mac For The First Time
Turning On AutoCAD LT For Mac For The First Time
Quick Overview Of AutoCAD For Mac
How To Access Your Working Files
02. New Features In AutoCAD 2014 For Mac
Drawing Sync - Autodesk 360 Integration
Package Drawing
Retina Display, Welcome Screen And Online Help
Enhancements
03. Working With the AutoCAD for Mac Interface
The Drawing Area
Using Keyboard Interfaces
Toolbars And The Menubar
Pallets
Function Keys And Other Keyboard Shortcuts
The Status Bar
An Introduction To Model And Paper Space
Show Drawings And Layouts
04. Learning The Basics
0401 Starting A New File
0402 Quitting AutoCAD
0403 Selecting Drawing Objects
0404 Advanced Operation Techniques
0405 Units In AutoCAD
0406 Working With Specific Units
0407 The User Coordinate System
0408 Working With The Coordinate System
0409 Snap To The Grid
0410 Pan
0411 Zoom
0412 Chapter Project
05. CAD Drafting
0501 Drawing Lines - Part 1
0502 Drawing Lines - Part 2
0503 Polylines
0504 Creating Circles
0505 Using Arcs
0506 Using Polygons
0507 Rectangles And Ellipses
0508 Points And Their Styles
0509 Methods To Create Precise Objects
0510 Chapter Project - Part 1
0511 Chapter Project - Part 2
06. Manipulating Objects
0601 Erase
0602 Delete Duplicates
0603 The Move And Copy Commands
0604 Rotating Objects
0605 Scaling Objects
0606 Stretching Objects
0607 Offset
0608 Mirror
0609 Trim And Extend Lines
0610 Fillet And Chamfer
0611 Rectangular Array
0612 Polar Array
0613 Pathway Array
0614 Copy Array
0615 Object Properties
0616 Chapter Project
07. Object Properties And The Most Important Command
0701 Determine Object Information
0702 Measurement Tools
0703 Cleaning Your Files
0704 Undo - The Most Important Command
0705 Chapter Project
08. How To Draw With Accuracy
0801 Object Snaps
0802 Orthogonal Movements
0803 Grips
09. Controlling The Look Of Your Project
0901 Layer Properties
0902 Managing Layers
0903 Basic Layer Tools
0904 Creating And Editing Layers
0905 Control Through Layers
0906 Chapter Project
10. Dimensions, Text And Hatches
1001 Dimensioning Your Drawings - Part 1
1002 Dimensioning Your Drawings - Part 2
1003 Controlling How Your Dimensions Look
1004 Advanced Dimension Operations
1005 Multi-Leaders
1006 Basic Text
1007 Multi-Line Text
1008 Multi-Line Text Techniques
1009 Controlling The Look Of Text
1010 Wipeouts
1011 Tables
1012 Hatching
1013 Chapter Project
11. Drawing And Re-Using Blocks
1101 What Is A Block?
1102 Block Creation
1103 How To Use Blocks
1104 Editing Blocks
1105 Blocks With Text
1106 What Happens When Blocks Explode?
1107 Chapter Project
12. Drawing Spaces
1201 The Difference Between Model And Paper Space
1202 What Goes Where?
1203 Viewports
13. Printing Your Drawings
1301 Printing Your Drawing
1302 Page Setup
1303 Batch Plotting
1304 Exporting Your File
1305 Chapter Project
14. Final Project
1401 Final Project Drawing - Part 1
1402 Final Project Drawing - Part 2
1403 Final Project Decoration - Part 1
1404 Final Project Decoration - Part 2
1405 Final Project Annotation - Part 1
1406 Final Project Annotation - Part 2
15. About The Author
1501 About The Author

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