DS|Design Training Videos

Get proficient with these self-paced training videos for DS|Design.

Part 1 Critical Concepts

  Drawing Setup Video

Opening a New Drawing, Sheet Size & Scale Settings, Understanding Layers, Toolboxes, Tool Tips

Important Rules Video

Mouse Conventions, File Management, The Toggle Bar, Modifiers & Calculators

Drawing Navigation Video

Zoom Tools, Panning Tools, Basic Modes Overview

Part 2 CAD Basics

Drawing Lines Video

Drawing Lines, Using Constraints, Inference (Object Snap), Polylines, Entity Grips, Smooth (Curved) Polylines, Start Angle for Curved Polylines, Using Grips for Editing, Closed Polylines, Coordinate Tracking Panel

Squares, Circles & Arcs Video

Squares & Rectangles, Circles, Basic Arcs

Text Tools Video

Inserting Text, Inserting Leadered Text, Editing Text & Leadered Text

Editing Tools Video

Deleting (Erasing) Objects, Moving & Copying, Offsetting Lines, Rotating Objects, Exploding Objects

Trim Tools Video

Nested (Hidden) Tools, Trim (Clip) to an Intersection, Trim or Extend Lines, Trim or Extend Lines to a Corner, Trim or Extend to an Intersection

  Library Figures Video

About Figures, Organizing Figures, Inserting Figures, Scaling (Resizing) Figures, Rotating Figures, Layer Overrides, Clustering (Grouping) Figures, Selecting Objects (Data Selection), Drawing Hedges (Offsetting Figures)

Patterns and Soldier Courses Video

Pattern (Hatch) Basics, Creating a Temp Boundary, Blue Dot Hatch Tool, Hatching Around Objects, Adding a Soldier Course

Base Plan from Scratch Video

The Building Outline Tool, Window & Door Settings, Using Triangulation

Tracing a Lot Plan Video

About Image Files (Rasters), Inserting the Raster, Scaling the Raster, Tracing the Raster, Removing the Raster

Measuring Tools Video

Area Measuring Tools, Length Measuring Tools, Cumulative Area Tool, Cumulative Length Tool

Title Blocks Video

Automated Title Blocks, Title Block Figures, Nodes, Title Block Editor

Shortcuts and Other Tips Video

Shortcuts and Tips, Constraints Shortcut, Inference Shortcut, The Escape Key, Delete Key to Undo, Auto-Save Settings, Cut Copy and Paste, Selection Windows for Speed, Drawing Settings, Ends and Fill Settings

Part 3 The Plant List & Images

Finding Plants Video

Using Favorites (Hotlist), Labeling from DynaSCAPE.com, Advanced Filters

Labeling Plants Video

Labeling Plants, Normal Text (with Leaders), Text (No Leader), Keyed Labels (with Leaders), Keyed Labels (Text Only), Adding a Plant Schedule, Label Settings

Plant List Editor Video

Overview, The Plant List Editor, Setup Options, Download from Online, Add Plants Manually, Download by Zone, Import a List, Matching Plants, Adding Sizes

  Adding Images Video

About Adding Images, Add Image by Searching, Find Images by Label, Using Custom Images, Moving Images, Removing Images

Matching Custom Images Video

Matching My Plants, Single Matching, Bulk Matching, Custom Images

Design Labels Video

The Design Label Panel, Design Label Editor, Measuring and inserting, Labeling Styles

Part 4 Printing, Material Lists and Picture Catalogue

Printing Video

Output Options, Print Process

Saving as a JPEG or PDF Video

JPEG and PDF Uses, Save as JPEG, Save as Adobe PDF

Material List  Video

Export a Material List

  Picture Catalogue Video

Creating a Picture Catalogue

Part 5 Other Types of Drawings

Lighting Plan Video

Lighting Plans, Lighting Mode, Wiring Mode, Voltage Calculator

Part 6 v5 DS|Design

Changes Overview Video

Standalone Functionality, Options, Your Customizations

Demo of v5 Changes Video

Changes to the Layers and Modes, Changes to Library Figures, Drawing Conversion, Softscape Labeling Changes, Hardscape Labeling Changes, Creating Material Lists, Generating a Plant Picture Catalogue

Customizations Video

Before You Uninstall v4, v4 Back Up Demonstration, Converting Customizations in v5

Linking to Quote & Manage Video

Before Updating – Making Backups, Matching my Plants, Linking My Label Panels

Part 7 DynaSCAPE Color

Settings Video

Menus, Save as PDF, Quality Settings, The Style Editor, Editing Original Swatches

Setting Up for Color Video

Preparing for Color, Color Setup Mode, Creating Closed Areas 1, Creating Closed Areas 2, Creating Closed Areas 3, Color Ready Mode

  Tips and Tricks Video

Tips for Speed, Shadowing Tips, Drawing Limits, Drawing Borders, Using Other Layers, Grouping Objects for Speed


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