Service Pack 1 is now officially available for AutoCAD 2006. There has also been one out for Building Systems 2006 that was mentioned earlier.
To find any Service Pack for your Autodesk product simply:
- Visit Autodesk.com
- Choose Products
- Select your product from the list
- Choose Data & Downloads from the list on the left
- Select Updates & Service Packs
Paul Aubin has two new books currently available. Mastering VIZ Render for Autodesk ADT Users in stores now!
Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 in stores also. I haven't yet received mine, though it is on order from Amazon.com.
I've received my book on Viz and it looks very easy to follow. I haven't yet started down the path of learning Viz, but I know I'm going to be relying on this book once I do.
I've also received notice that Cheryl R. Shrock has some workbooks now available. I have never purchased any of her books, but you may want to review them.
I generally use my own training material or if I need a workbook I recommend Elise Moss's books. They are not meant for casual reading, but for true classroom work. If you're looking for exercises that are residential and not the commercial applications found in Autodesk tutorials, you'll appreciate Elise's workbooks.
Thompson Delmar learning will be releasing William Wyatt's 2006 version of his book, Accessing Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 in the near future.
Other new material
The final third segment is now complete for Autodesk's White Papers on Creating Dynamic Blocks.
The AUGI Wish List process has started for this year. Vote now to have your say in next year's software.
Also in process is registration for Autodesk University. This is the "must do" training event of the year. Register early for the best prices and best choices of almost 400 classes.
The following classes are available right now in Roanoke, VA.
One of the biggest decisions you may face in your designs is how much detail to show in particular views. We’ll discuss some of the situations where you may want to show detail, how to add details to your elevations instead of spending time on extravagant wall styles that may not be important to the drawings, and how to use the powerful Detailing functions for making fast and accurate details needed in your set of construction documents.
October 13th or 14th (your choice)
Taught by Dr. William Wyatt, Author of Accessing Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006
Roofs, roof slabs, and gables are perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of Architectural Desktop our clients tell us. To help you become proficient with most aspects of roof design, we’re devoting this class to all roof styles. We’ll cover the many ways to create even the most complex of roof styles and what tips you need to keep in mind with your roof designs. Send in your biggest roof questions and sample drawings ahead of time and let us help you to master any roof task!
Managing Projects and Sheets
Sheet Set Manager
Beginning with Architectural Desktop 2004, the Project Navigator and Project Browser were introduced. In the 2005 product line, the Sheet Set Manager was introduced. Both of these new tools can help you to work much faster and keep much better organized than the method you may be using. Learn how to set these tools up to work the way YOU work and to help you quickly link sheets and views in your drawing sets together as well as more efficiently plot out finished sets.