13 AutoCAD 2009 Videos



The AUGI Mara has uploaded a collection of videos explaining the new features of AutoCAD 2009 known as Raptor and until now criticized for the amount of resource it requires, although seeing the functionality in videos can be perceived that not only is makeup.

Not bad videos, because although the audio is in English, you can learn in a few minutes the features without having to fool with a manual.



These are the 13 videos:

  1. Introduction
    This lasts 45 seconds and only shows the new screen, while the narrative tries to justify what AutoDesk is looking for with the new features ... that increase productivity, that improve the handling of menu bars ...
  2. Browser Menu
    It is dedicated to explaining how the quick access menu works, which is in the upper left corner. The search for commands is practical, in which the commands that coincide with the written text are displayed; if you type "line", all the commands that contain this text appear (xline, mline, pline etc.)
  3. Quick Access Toolbar
    This explains the other buttons to the right of the red letter A, explained in the previous video. It is interesting that in this bar, right-clicking activates the option to customize buttons, just as previously known bars can be called. So if you want to activate the Draw and Modify bars, you right click on this small bar and they are activated there.
  4. Ribbon
    Explain how that thick horizontal bar works, which I don't particularly like very much. Already watching the video you can see that it is quite useful and practical, but for those of us who want to make quick plans it is somewhat annoying because apart from taking away a lot of work space, each action raises a contextual window with too many functionalities for which we use AutoCAD (for make plans, not to make poems). At least the video shows that it can be dragged to the sidebar, and it can be simplified as well.
  5. Status Bar
    In this video the entire reverse bar is explained, it is worth seeing it because it is nothing more than what we already had, with the variant that the buttons are more "geek" and now there are the zoom / pan buttons. Also there is the button to activate the side templates of recent versions.
  6. Quick Properties
    This video explains what they did with that side table that we knew as a property bar. Now it is a table that can appear or disappear only when it is needed, and you can even configure what type of fields and how many we want to be there. It seems to me one of the best reforms of AutoCAD 2009, although it falls short, because the "contextual window" criterion should be able to be customized for different types of commands.
  7. Quick View Layouts
    This shows the improvements in the handling of layaouts ... although nobody helps you if you do not know how to create them.
  8. Quick View Drawings
  9. ToolTips
  10. Action Recorder
  11. Layer Management
  12. ShowMotion
  13. 3D navigation

Well, take a look, they are quite educational not to get lost in the new version ... ah !, and no, does not explain how to crack it if it is what you were looking for.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. the other autocad did not have so much complication to draw a plane, now I see it more dispensable


  3. Very well ... I had not found a clearer explanation of AutoCAD 2009 than this one.

  4. Thanks Rubén, although I must admit that your site has had a better position in the searches for this same word ... and from which I appreciate your link that has also brought me traffic.

    greetings, and forward with your blog

  5. Congratulations for this post. About AutoCAD 2009 there is no one who wins, both in quality of them and in information.


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