Introduction to the User Interface

The tutorial introduces a new user to the ViaCAD interface including:
• Differences between Mac and PC
• Using Tool Palettes
• Using Key Modifiers
• Controlling Views
• Modifing Attributes with the Inspector
• Snapping


View Navigation

The View Navigation tutorials steps a user through the various ways to change the orientation and display characteristics of your drawing. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Access to View tools in palette
• Change the view orientation using the Menu bar
• Zoom and Pan
• Multiple ViewPorts

Drawing in 2D

The Drawing in 2D tutorial steps a user through adding 2D drawing elements to your drawing. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Setting up your Workspace
• Drawing Lines
• Drawing Arcs and Circles
• Drawing Polygons
• Copy objects


Drawing in 3D

The Drawing in 3D tutorial steps a user through adding 3D drawing elements to your drawing. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Setting up your Workspace
• Controling Views and WorkPlanes
• Drawing Blocks
• Drawing Cylinders
• Drawing Primitives
• Snaps in 3D
• Extrude Profile

Basic Editing

The Basic Editing tutorial steps a user through adding 3D drawing elements to your drawing. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Selecting Objects
• Undo
• Trim and Corner Curves
• Region Trim

Pen Widths an Fill Patterns

The Pen and Fils tutorial shows a user how to control the drawing colors for pens and filll patterns. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Change the Color of a Line
• Change the Sytle of a Line to Dashed
• Modify a Fill Color and Pattern
• Add and change a Cross Hatch

Text and Dimension

The Text and Dimensions tutorial shows a user how to organize your layout to use the text, dimensioning and measuring tools of ViaCAD. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Add Text to your Drawing
• Measure a length using the Verify Tools
• Add Horizontal Dimension to Drawing
• Add Diameter Dimension to Drawing

LogiCursor(™) Snaps

The Snaps tutorial shows a user how to organize your layout to use the text, dimensioning and measuring tools of ViaCAD. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Using Snaps to Draw Precisely
• Snap to Intersection
• Using Snaps to Draw Circles
• Snap to Tangent
• Snap to Perpendicular

Architectural 3D Tools

This tool shows the designer functions related to three-dimensional architectural tools including:

• Create 3D Walls
• Create a Slab
• Add a Roof

Modify 3D Solids

The Modify 3D Solids tutorial steps a user through adding 3D drawing elements to your drawing. Topics in this tutorial include:
• Add, Subtract, and Intersect Solids
• Chamfer Edge
• Blend Edge
• Solid Trim
• Boss Extrude
• Cutout
• Bend