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Mar 21, 2015
2h 43m
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In this AutoCAD tutorial, we'll learn how to use block editor in AutoCAD to create dynamic blocks and blocks with attributes, which will enhance our speed and efficiency during drafting and design. We'll be working in the Civil Engineering and site design paradigm, but the same block authoring techniques apply to architecture and other engineering disciplines as well. We'll learn how to use parameters, actions, attributes, and visibility states to create some very useful dynamic blocks. By the end of this AutoCAD training, not only will you come away with several dynamic blocks we've created together, but you'll also come away with the skills needed to create your own library of awesome dynamic blocks. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

About the author
About the author

Curtis is registered professional engineer (Florida and Tennessee) and BIM for civil infrastructure specialist at Innerlight Engineering Corporation in Miramar Beach, Florida. Curtis brings over 8 years of AutoCAD Civil 3D experience and AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional status.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Curtis Smith. I'm a registered civil engineer at Gresham Smith and Partners where I design and engineer all types of projects like the amazing new lead certified public health department in Nashville, Tennessee. In this course, we're going to learn how to author dynamic blocks in AutoCAD that can help you be more efficient in project design and annotation. As typical with my sessions, we'll be working in the civil engineering paradigm, but if you work in the building design world, don't let that scare you away. These very same block authoring techniques apply there as well. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning the difference between static and dynamic blocks, the importance of using dimensional and geometric constraints when block authoring, and how to use parameters, actions, attributes, and visibility states to create some very useful dynamic blocks. By the end of training, you'll come away with several awesome dynamic blocks and hopefully it'll get the creative juices flowing and you'll be ready to create your own. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.