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AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Training DVDs
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Training

Our Price: £129.00 Exc VAT

Product Code: CDARCH13



  • AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Beginner to Advanced Training DVDs
  • 19 Hours of training by a Certified Autodesk Instructor
  • Exercise Files


CADLearning for AutoCAD Architecture 2013 teaches you to create a building design from scratch and work with 2D and 3D models. Lessons cover basic and advanced topics including building geometry, sections and elevations, components, and the drawing management system.


Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need.

A full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files included.

What will CadLearning Courses do for me?

In today's highly competitive world, organizations and individuals need to stay on top of their game. Our CADLearning DVDs empower users to:

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.

Gain better control of time management by offering lessons that are:

  • Easily accessible from home or office, minimizing disruption from daily work.
  • Repeatable as often as needed to assure full understanding and retention.
  • Self-paced with real-world examples taught by industry experts.
  • Easily assess skills and measure competency gained through benchmarking against peers and competition.
  • Evaluate and pinpoint areas where improvement is needed.
  • With hosted eLearning Centers, corporate users can even tailor learning around identified areas of weakness.
  • Prepare for Autodesk Certification Exams.


With offices located in different parts of the world, we needed a way to provide continuous training, documentation and tutorials for anyone who needed them, anytime, anywhere.
- Vincent Poon, CAD/BIM Manager, Kohn Pederson Fox Architects.

CADLearning is advantageous for all skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced alike. You pay only for what you need. You get what you pay for as many times as you need it, whenever you need it.
- John H. Backensto, SFC, US Army (ret).

We needed a way to vary the learning experience and make it available anytime, anywhere. We use our CADLearning site in the classroom as a different way of presenting to our students. Then we take it to the next level, allowing students to log on and continue learning - anywhere in the world and whenever they need it (Network Version).
- J.C. Malitzke, Dept. Chair, Computer Integrated Technologies, Moraine Valley Community College

"I would just like to say Thank You for offering such an informative and easy to use training solution. As a project manager with no formal training in Autodesk Architectural Desktop, I have found your training videos to be just what I needed to understand the various tools included in the program. The step by step techniques shown in your videos is just what I needed to start being productive with the software. Actually, your training program showed me things that I did't even realise the program was capable of. With the help of your training video, I'm able to see a return on my investment in the software. I have your product installed on my laptop so that it goes where I go. It is quick and easy to reference your training video sections as I'm working on a project. I'm currently budgeting more copies of your training solutions so that each of our operators have it available on their workstations. Thanks again for a great product."
- Brian Gutschow


Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture
Introduction to CADLearning for AutoCAD Architecture 2013
Installing AutoCAD Architecture
Launching the Application for the First Time
Introducing the AutoCAD Architecture Interface
Introducing the Application Menu
Understanding the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar and InfoCenter
Terminology and Helper Tools
Understanding Status Bars
Introducing the Display System
Managing Layers
Understanding the Differences Between Color and Style-Based Template Files
Displaying Objects and Their Materials
Introducing the Project Navigator
AutoCAD Architecture Specific Tabs in the Options Dialog Box
Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD Architecture
Entering your Activation Code

Quick Start
Introduction to Quick Start
Creating a Small Building
Creating Our Building Mass, Slicing Levels, and Creating a New Project
Creating the Exterior Shell
Creating the Ground Floor
Creating the Column Grid
Creating the Core
Creating Views
Creating Plan and Elevation Sheet Files
Creating Section and Enlarged Plan Sheet Files

Productivity Tools
Introduction to Productivity Tools
Configuring Your Personal Workspace
Learning to Use Dynamic Input
Using Right-Click Menus
Using Grips in AutoCAD Architecture in Plan Views
Using Grips in AutoCAD Architecture in Elevation and Isometric Views
Using Edit in Plan, Section and Elevation with AEC Objects
Edit Objects in Place
Using Isolate Objects To Simplify Your Views
Using Live Sections
Navigating in 3D
Using Object Viewer
Creating User-Defined Palettes and Tools

Introduction to Content
Introduction to Content
Using AutoCAD Architecture Templates
Task-Based Palettes
Using Design Center
Using Content Browser
Using the Properties Palette
Using Style Manager
Using Display Manager
Using Autodesk Seek

Conceptual Design Tools
Introduction to Conceptual Design Tools
Massing Studies
Using Mass Groups and Slices
Space Planning
Analyzing Designs
Moving the Design Forward

Building Geometry
Introduction to Building Geometry
Creating Walls Accurately
Wall Justification
Wall Justification and Object Snaps
Changing Wall Justification
Using Wall Cleanup Tools
Using AutoCAD Modify Commands
Wall Styles - An In-Depth Look
Understanding Wall Cleanup Radius
Understanding Wall Component Priorities
Overriding Wall Component Priorities
Understanding Wall Cleanup Groups
Understanding Walls Location Elevations
Modifying Wall Justification, Reversing Direction and Offsetting
Using the Wall Offset Tools
Using AEC Modify tools to Trim and Extend Walls
Modifying Wall Style Assignment
Adding and Modifying Interior Walls
Converting Linework to Walls
Using Renovation Mode to Create Phased Wall Styles
Using Walls Styles to Create Phased Projects
Creating Interior Walls in Our Project
Using Geometric and Dimensional Constraints with Walls
Creating Doors
Modifying Doors
Doors Styles - An In-Depth Look
Creating Windows
Modifying Windows
Windows Styles - An In-Depth Look
Creating and Modifying Openings
Where to Find Additional Window and Door Styles
Multiple and Relative Placement Methods for Doors and Windows
Creating Doors and Windows in Our Project
Creating Rectangular Column Grids
Creating Radial Column Grids
Modifying Column Grids
Annotating Column Grids
Adding Columns to a Column Grid
Creating Irregular Column Grids
Using the Enhanced Custom Tool
Understanding Structural Members and the Display System
Creating Column Grids in Our Project
Structural Member Catalog
Structural Styles from Content Browser
Structural Member Wizard
Creating Custom Columns
Adding and Modifying Columns
Adding Beams
Modifying Beams
Adding Beam Layouts
Creating Structure in Our Project
Representing Bracing
Creating Spaces
Automatically Generating Spaces
Modifying Spaces
Spaces Styles - An In-Depth Look
Dividing Spaces
Creating Spaces in Our Project
Calculating Room Quantities
Roombook Calculation Settings, Surface Materials, and IDs

More Geometry
Introduction to More Geometry
Curtain Walls - Creating
Curtain Walls - Modifying
Curtain Walls Styles - An In-Depth Look
Curtain Walls - Convert from Other Objects
Creating Curtain Walls in Our Project
Curtain Walls - Edit In Place
Door and Window Assemblies - Creating
Door and Window Assemblies - Modifying
Door and Window Assemblies Styles - An In-Depth Look
Door and Window Assemblies - Converting from Other Objects
Creating Door and Window Assemblies in Our Project
Creating Slabs
Modifying Slabs
Slabs Styles - An In-Depth Look
Slabs - Applying Edge Styles
Slab Edge Styles - An In-Depth Look
Creating Slabs in Our Project
Creating Straight Run Stairs
Creating U-Shaped and Multi-Landing Stairs
Creating Spiral Stairs
Creating Custom Stairs
Modifying Stairs
Stairs Styles - An In-Depth Look
Creating Ramps
Creating Railings
Modifying Railings
Railings Styles - An In-Depth Look
Adding Stairs and Railings in Our Project
Creating Ceiling Grids
Modifying Ceiling Grids
Ceiling Properties of Spaces
Ceiling Materials
Creating Ceilings in Our Project
Creating Roofs
Modifying Roofs with Grips
Modifying Roofs Properties
Creating Roof Slabs
Roof Slabs - Converting from Other Objects and Adding Holes
Roof Slab Styles - An In-Depth Look
Applying Edge Styles to Roof Slabs
Creating the Roof in Our Project

Adding Components
Introduction to Adding Components
Understanding and Using Multi-View Blocks
Multi-View Blocks - Finding Content
Placing Multi-View Blocks
Placing Multi-View Blocks Accurately
Multi-View Blocks - Using Layout Curves and Anchors
Ceiling Objects - Adding Fixtures
Representing Soffits with Wall Objects
Creating and Using Object Profiles
Adding Components to Our Model

Sections and Elevations
Introduction to Sections and Elevations
Assembling the Building Model
Setting Your Building on a Site
Creating Elevations
Modifying Elevations
Creating Sections from the Sections and Elevation Panel
Creating Sections from the Callouts Palette
Modifying Sections
Sections and Elevations - Updating Changes
Sections and Elevations - Adding Visual Depth
Sections and Elevations Styles - An In-Depth Look
Sections and Elevations - Using Component and Design Rules
Sections and Elevations - Working with Materials
Creating Sections and Elevations from Our Model

Introduction to Annotation
Annotation - Using Edit Scale List
Annotation - The Drawing Setup Dialog Box
Annotation Scale with AEC Objects
Annotation Scale and Wall Hatch Patterns
Annotation Scale Within Viewports
Text Placement
Placing Multi-Leaders
MText and Multi-Leaders - Setting Default Behavior
Using Layer Key Overrides
Modifying Layer Key Overrides
Placing AEC Dimensions and AEC Dimension Styles
Modifying AEC Dimensions
Dimensioning - Other Tools
Callouts - Creating for Annotation Only
Applying Tags to Doors and Windows
Applying Tags to Walls
Applying Room Tags to Spaces
Applying Tags to Objects
Applying Labels to Column Grids
Creating Schedules
Modifying Schedules
Using Schedules to Find Items in Your Project
Using Schedule Grouping and Subtotaling
Placing Keynotes
Sheet Versus Reference Keynotes
Modifying Keynotes
Placing Keynote Legends
Placing Annotation in Our Project

Introduction to Detailing
Creating a Detail View Using Callouts
Using the Detail Component Manager
Adding Detail Components
Modifying Details
Using AEC Modify Tools
Annotating a Detail

Understanding the Display System
Introduction to Understanding the Display System
Using the Display Manager
Modifying Drawing Default Display Representations
Modifying Style Display Representation
Modifying Object Display Representation
Understanding the Properties Palette Display Tab
Understanding Display Sets
Understanding Display Configurations
Display Control and Multi-View Blocks
Using Materials to Affect Display Representations

Using AutoCAD Architecture Layer Tools
Introduction to Using AutoCAD Architecture Layer Tools
Layer Management
Understanding Layer Standards
Understanding Layer Key Styles
Layer Filters
Layer States
Loading Layer Key Styles
Creating a Layer Standard

Layout Design Objects
Introduction to Using Layout Design Objects
Using AEC Modify Tools
Layout Grids
Using Layout Curves
Using Anchors

Organizing Projects with the Drawing Management System
Introduction to Organizing Projects with the Drawing Management System
Unique Benefits of Project Management with Project Browser and Project Navigator
Project Browser
Options for AEC Project Defaults
Create a New Project
Understanding Project Navigator
The Project Tab
The Constructs, Views and Sheets Tabs
Adding Existing Drawings to Project Navigator
Creating Constructs from Objects in Existing Drawings
Creating Constructs from Other Constructs
Creating Elements
Creating Plan Views
Creating Elevation Views
Creating Section Views
Annotating Views
Creating Schedule Views
Manage Sheet Set Properties
Creating Sheet Subsets
Creating Sheets
Create Named Model Space Views and Link to Sheets
Using Callouts to Create Named Model Space Views and Linking to Sheets
Insert Sheet List Table

Advanced Building Geometry
Introduction to Advanced Building Geometry
Using Advanced Wall Tools
Interference Conditions and Walls
Interference Condition - Stairs and Slabs
Varying Roof Plate Heights
Roofs - Trimming and Mitering Edges
Adding a Dormer Roof

Publishing from the Project Navigator
Introduction to Publishing from the Project Navigator
Publish Your Project
Publish with Subsets
Publishing Sheet Selections
Publish with Overrides

Creating Custom Styles and Components
Introduction to Creating Custom Styles and Components
Editing Wall Styles
Creating Walls Using Walls Style Browser
Understanding Wall Endcaps
Endcap Styles for Wall Openings
Edit In Place Wall and Wall Opening Endcaps
Door and Window Styles - Design Rules
Door and Window Styles - Adjusting Dimensions
Door and Window Styles - Creating Custom Shapes
Door and Window Styles - Adding Muntins
Door and Window Assembly and Curtain Wall Design Rules and Terminology - Primary Grids and Element Definitions
Door and Window Assembly and Curtain Wall Design Rules and Terminology - Nested Grids
Door and Window Assemblies - Creating a Custom Door and Window Assembly
Door and Window Assembly and Curtain Walls - Modify the Frames and Mullions
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall Unit
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall
Door and Window Assembly and Curtain Walls - Creating Style Overrides
Creating a Custom Curtain Wall in Our Project
Creating Components for a Multi-View Block
Multi-View Blocks - Assigning Component Visibility
Annotation Scaling with Multi-View Blocks

Graphic Presentation and Visualization
Introduction to Graphic Presentation and Visualization
Visual Styles
Adding a Camera
Slicing the Model
Using Napkin Sketch
Using Display Themes
Rendering with AutoCAD Architecture
Sun and Location Settings
Adding Lights
Adding a Camera and a Background
Rendering Settings
Using Materials on AEC Objects
Fine-Tuning Curved Objects

Working with Others
Introduction to Working with Others
Importing Geometry and Data from Other Programs
Exporting Geometry and Data

Introduction to Troubleshooting
Why Are Walls Not Cleaning Up
Why Are There Question Marks in My Schedule
How Do I Restore Panels and Tabs to the Ribbon
How Do I Restore Hidden Messages and Tool Tips

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