Sadly I am still home sick (such a drag to waste away a weekend)...but that doesn't mean I can't blog!
I get emails all the time requesting additional information on a variety of AutoCAD topics. While I don't really have the time to answer all of these emails (so sorry - but that would be a 24 hour a day job!) I do try to point people in the right direction.
The Autodesk website is filled with all types of great technical information - the tricky part (of course) is finding it. Let's take a look at a few valuable resources:
Here you will find detailed PDFs on the following topics (and they are all FREE):
And I'm not talking about wimpy bits of information here - I'm talking about a series of PDFs for the various topics. Look at the list of white papers for Dynamic Blocks!
|Part 1: Dynamic Block Overview and Quick-Start Tutorial (pdf - 378Kb)|
|Part 2: Inventory of Block Editor, Commands, Parameters, Actions, and Parameter Sets (pdf - 566Kb)|
Part 3: Advanced Features of Dynamic Blocks (pdf - 652Kb)
Do you prefer to watch videos to learn technical information? Then take a look at the AU Screencasts.
You can sample a few of the webcasts (the first 10 minutes) if you want at AU 2007 Screencast Previews.
If you are a member of the AU community then you can watch all of the screencasts that were shot at Autodesk University in 2006. It doesn't cost anything to join the community so basically that means it is open to everyone. To join the AU Community simply Click Here! Definitely check this out.
You can also listen to the screencasts from Autodesk University 2007 and download the handouts. You just won't be able to see the video that goes with the screencast though (sorry).
If you are a Subscription member, or if you attended Autodesk University 2007, you get to watch any of the screencasts from last year's AU. There is about 1000 hours of information up there (that should certainly keep you busy!).
So there is the deal. The Handouts are great reference material as well. Let's say you need information on Annotation Scaling. You can listen to the great presentation Heidi Hewett did at AU and download her handout all for free...that will be VERY helpful if you're trying to figure out the world of Annotation Scaling - don't you think?
Last but not least:
If you don't mind paying for information there are some great training materials available online. The Autodesk Official Training Courseware is the same materials you'd get if you took a course from an Autodesk Training Center. Even I use these materials to keep myself sharp and in the know.
Enjoy your week!