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A series of guided lessons on using nanoCAD. If you are new to computer-aided design, then these lessons will help you become an expert at the practical use of nanoCAD.

Viewing Proxy Entities with nanoCAD - Lesson 41

nanoCAD uses the DWG file format, which means it can open and edit drawing files from many other CAD programs. One quirk about DWG is that it can define custom objects that are unique to one program. When you open such a drawing in nanoCAD, the custom objects are displayed as proxies -- entities that can be seen but not edited very much. In this video, you learn how to work with proxy objects:
• Identifying which objects are proxy objects
• Changing the look of proxy objects with the ProxyShow variable

Creating and Working with Groups - Lesson 40

nanoCAD has several ways of working with groups of entities, and one of them is called "groups." Groups essentially are named selection sets. In this video, you learn how to create and insert blocks in drawings:
• Using the Group command to make a group of entities
• Understanding the difference between "selectable" and "uselectable" modes
• Using groups in commands
• Eliminating groups

Working with Attributes in Blocks - Lesson 39

Blocks can hold data called "attributes," such as prices and model numbers. In this video, you learn how to add attributes to and extract data from blocks:
•    Adding attributes to blocks
•    Filling data into attributes
•    Editing attribute data
•    Toggling the visibility of attributes
•    Exporting attributes to a spreadsheet program

Editing and Sharing Blocks with nanoCAD - Lesson 38

Once you have added blocks to a drawing, you may want to change them, and you definitely want to use them in other drawings. In this video, you learn how to edit and share blocks with other drawings:
• Using the Block Editor to make changes to blocks
• Editing blocks in-place
• Sharing blocks between drawings through the Clipboard
• Saving blocks to disc with the SaveAs and WBlock commands
• Adding blocks to the Tools palette

Creating and Inserting Blocks with nanoCAD - Lesson 37

CAD is all about drawing efficiently, and one of the most efficient tools is the block. A block is a symbol that you use a lot, such as a door or a bolt. In this video, you learn how to create and insert blocks in drawings:
• Using the Block command to make a desk symbol from a rectangle
• Inserting the desk block in the drawing with the Insert command
• Understanding unit blocks
• Inserting a unit block as a scaled desk symbol

2D Drawings from 3D Models in nanoCAD Pro - Lesson 36

Once a 3D model is finished, it is a common task to generate 2D drawings from it for the shop floor. nanoCAD Pro does this for you semi-automatically. In this video, you learn how to generate 2D plans and sections, as well as how to employ live sections to make cutting planes in one, two, and three dimensions.
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