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What's New Autocad 2010_Segment_1

What's New Autocad 2010_Segment_1

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Training material from AUGI Autodesk.
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ATP244What’s new in AutoCAD 2010
 
Segment 1
Date:
 April 6, 2009
Instructor: 
Kenneth Leary
 Level:
All Levels
 Category: 
AutoCAD 2010
Web:
 
www.AUGI.com
 
 
 
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Introduction
It’s April, the flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and spring is in the air. It must be time for thenext version of AutoCAD to be released. This year, the good folks at Autodesk have done their best toput together another version that tempts the wallets of even the stingiest user.I don’t know how many of you are Star Trek fans, but there has always been a belief among many ofthe fans that the even numbered movies were better than the odd numbered ones. I’ve yet to meet aperson that would pick Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as their favorite over the very popular Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan. I’m not asking everyone to don some Spock ears and speak Klingon with me, I’msimply illustrating the point because, oddly enough, that same theory seems to hold true with AutoCAD.There’s no comparison between Release 13 and the much-lauded Release 14. Some old schoolAutoCAD users like myself still long forthe heady days of Release 12.Well, AutoDesk has done nothing toprove the even number theory wrong.AutoCAD 2009 made huge changes inthe user interface, with the introductionof the menu ribbon and a completelyrevised the look and feel of theprogram. It was also slower, amemory hog and had more than it’sshare of glitches.Once again, the even numberedrelease has a lot great new commandsand time saving tools to offer and it’s amore stable program to boot. In thiscourse, we’re going to cover the newcommands, the improved commands,and the ones that have beencompletely over hauled.
Parametric modeling
The biggest and initially the most intimidating new feature in AutoCAD 2010 is Parametric Modeling.You may be surprised to find that there is no actual Parametric command. That’s because it’s thename for a new set of tools that allow you to create geometric relationships between objects or restrictthe dimensional properties of objects. The two different types of tools are referred to as geometric anddimensional constraints. That doesn’t sound that complicated now does it?Well before you panic and pull out the old dictionary that you used to use to decipher what DennisMiller said on Monday night football, relax. We’ll go through the tools and their usage in plain Englishand before you know it, you’ll see that it’s really not complicated at all.
 
 
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All of the constraint settings and display options are handled by the Constraint settings dialog box. Youcan open it with the CONSTRAINTSETTINGS command. We’ll refer back to this command as wecover the different constraint functions and commands.Another important feature that is used with the constraints are the Constraint Bars, these show whichconstraints are applied to drawing objects. The CONSTRAINTBAR command effects how theconstraint bars are displayed. When constraint bars are displayed, you can pass the cursor over aconstraint to view the constraint name and the objects that it affects. You can also control the displayof constraint bars with this command or use the Show, Show All, and Hide All options on the Geometricpanel of the Parametric ribbon tab
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 There is a new Tab on the menu ribbon for the parametric modeling tools called the
Parametric 
tab.This tab is broken down into three panels, each with a different set of tools that you would use for thedifferent constraint functions. Let’s look at each separately.
Geometric Constraints
The first panel on the left side of the Parametric tab is for the tools that create and modify geometricconstraints. These are the relationships that are applied between two objects, points on objects, orbetween a single object and the coordinate system. In simple terms it works like an object snap thatstays persistent throughout your design.The middle sub panel on the Geometric constraints panel contains the commandsthat you will use to apply the constraints to objects in your drawings. These can beaccessed from this location on the ribbon or with the GEOMCONSTRAINT command.There are twelve to choose from, we’ll cover each of them.
Coincident
- Constrains two points on two objectstogether. A constraint point on an object can be madecoincident with an object or a constraint point on anotherobject. When the cursor hovers over the constrainedpoint, the constraint bar to the right is shown.

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