Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 25, 2014
Duration
1h 2m
Description

In this set of tutorials we'll learn how to apply various types of constraints to geometry within AutoCAD. We'll begin with Geometric Constraints where we'll look at each type and see how we can then apply them to a structural diagram. Once we've covered each Geometric Constraint, we'll learn about Dimensional Constraints. We'll apply linear, aligned, and even angular constraints to our drawing in order to maintain certain geometric and dimensional characteristics. Finally, we'll take a look at Auto Constrain and Inferring Constraints and some of the benefits and limitations of using one or the other. By the end of this tutorial, you'll gain a solid understanding of how constraints can help take your drawings from simple 2D linework to a more parametric approach to drafting and design. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

About the author
About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM tutor at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi there. I'm Pierre with Digital-Tutors, an auto desk authorized publisher. In this set of tutorials, we'll learn how to apply various types of constraints to geometry within AutoCAD. We'll begin with geometric constraints, where we'll take a look at each type, and also see how we can then apply that to a structural diagram. Once we've covered each geometric constraint, we'll then learn about dimensional constraints. We'll apply linear, aligned, and even angular constraints to our drawing in order to maintain certain geometric and dimensional characteristics. Finally, we'll take a look at auto constraints, and also inferring constraints, and some of the benefits and also limitations of using one or the other. By the end of this course, you'll gain a solid understanding of how constraints can help take your drawings from simple two-dimensional line work to a more peri-metric approach to drafting and design. With that, I'm ready to get started, and I'll meet you in the next lesson.