(PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. last week introduced its "AutoCAD - Working with References Tutorial," a specialized course providing advanced training in the use of multiple drawing references in AutoCAD drawings.
References are drawings brought in to other drawings as reference files, allowing users to overlay multiple files in order to fulfill detail requirements, for instance, including a foundation or topographical information in a construction drawing. In addition, references also facilitate collaboration, allowing multiple users to augment and update reference files that appear in other versions of the drawing.
Infinite Skills' "AutoCAD - Working With References Tutorial" provides focused, advanced-level training in this powerful area of AutoCAD functionality.
Course author Shaun Bryant is an AutoCAD training consultant with 20 years of hands-on experience as an AutoCAD user in civil and structural engineering practice. He has worked for Autodesk in sales support and training, and is currently an Autodesk Approved Instructor, holding AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional status.
Following an introduction, in which Bryant explains the basics of using references, including the XREF file format, the reference interface panel, and how to edit references, he begins explaining in detail how to use references, exploring all the commands and tools in the reference palette.
From there, the course explores working with reference files, explaining how to load, detach, and bind reference files, update them, and reconcile layers within a drawing. Bryant then moves on to working with underlays, explaining how to use PDFs, perform adjustments to the underlay, and how to scale underlying references.
The course concludes with a look at plotting with reference files, explaining layer states, property filters, and group filters, to ensure cohesion between layers in your final product.
"Working with references is an excellent way of overlaying information," Bryant explains. "With reference files, other people can contribute, for example a co-worker can be working on a topography file while you're working on the building. This course will get into all the details of using this functionality, including details of how to maintain consistency with updated files and scaling."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the AutoCAD - Working With References training page of the InfiniteSkills website:
InfiniteSkills offers its AutoCAD - Working With References either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $24.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all InfiniteSkills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, InfiniteSkills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.