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Beginner AutoCAD
Beginner AutoCAD

Price: $599.00

Course Code: JD | Hours: 21

Beginner AutoCAD Training Overview

AutoCAD is a suite of popular CAD (Computer Aided Design) software products for 2 and 3 dimensional design and drafting. Developed by Autodesk, the AutoCAD family of products has become the most widely used CAD software in the world. AutoCAD is a vector graphics drawing program, it uses entities such as lines, polylines, circles, arcs and text as the foundation for more complex objects. AutoCAD's native file format, AutoCAD DWG, and its interchange file format, DXF, have become the de facto gold standard in the industry for the interchange of 2D CAD data.

In this course you will learn to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. You will start with the basic tools to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the course.

Beginner AutoCAD Course Outline

What You'll Learn in this Class:

  • Understand the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
  • Use basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • Draw with precision
  • Organize drawing objects on layers
  • Insert reusable symbols, blocks, and object types
  • Prepare a layout to be plotted
  • Add text, hatching, and dimensions
  • Use more advanced editing and construction techniques
  • Add parametric constraints to objects
  • Create local and global blocks
  • Set-up layers, styles, and templates
  • Use advanced plotting and publishing options
  • Position accurately

Prerequisites:

Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

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Autodesk AutoCAD Training Outline - Beginner AutoCAD

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AutoCAD

• 1.1 Starting the Software
• 1.2 User Interface
• 1.3 Working with Commands
• 1.4 Cartesian Workspace
• 1.5 Opening an Existing Drawing File
• 1.6 Viewing Your Drawing
• 1.7 Saving Your Work

Chapter 2: Basic Drawing & Editing Commands

• 2.1 Drawing Lines
• 2.2 Erasing Objects
• 2.3 Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
• 2.4 Drawing Rectangles
• 2.5 Drawing Circles
• 2.6 Undo and Redo Actions

Chapter 3: Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing

• 3.1 Create a Simple Drawing
• 3.2 Create Simple Shapes

Chapter 4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

• 4.1 Using Running Object Snaps
• 4.2 Using Object Snap Overrides
• 4.3 Polar Tracking at Angles
• 4.4 Object Snap Tracking
• 4.5 Drawing with Snap and Grid (Optional)

Chapter 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing

• 5.1 Selecting Objects for Editing
• 5.2 Moving Objects
• 5.3 Copying Objects
• 5.4 Rotating Objects
• 5.5 Scaling Objects
• 5.6 Mirroring Objects
• 5.7 Editing with Grips

Chapter 6: Projects - Making Your Drawings More Precise

• 6.1 Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
• 6.2 Architectural Project: Landscape
• 6.3 Mechanical Project (with Polar & Tracking)
• 6.4 Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
• 6.5 Mechanical Project: Satellite

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

• 7.1 Creating New Drawings With Templates
• 7.2 What are Layers?
• 7.3 Layer States
• 7.4 Changing an Object's Layer

Chapter 8: Advanced Object Types

• 8.1 Drawing Arcs
• 8.2 Drawing Polylines
• 8.3 Editing Polylines
• 8.4 Drawing Polygons
• 8.5 Drawing Ellipses

Chapter 9: Analyzing Model and Object Properties

• 9.1 Working with Object Properties
• 9.2 Measuring Objects

Chapter 10: Projects - Drawing Organization & Information

• 10.1 Architectural Project
• 10.2 Mechanical Project
• 10.3 Civil Project

Chapter 11: Advanced Editing Commands

• 11.1 Trimming and Extending Objects
• 11.2 Stretching Objects
• 11.3 Creating Fillets and Chamfers
• 11.4 Offsetting Objects
• 11.5 Creating Arrays of Objects

Chapter 12: Inserting Blocks

• 12.1 What are Blocks?
• 12.2 Working with Dynamic Blocks
• 12.3 Inserting Blocks
• 12.4 Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
• 12.5 Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter
• 12.6 Inserting Blocks using the Content Explorer

Chapter 13: Projects - Creating More Complex Objects

• 13.1 Mechanical Project 1 - Plate
• 13.2 Mechanical Project 2 - Gasket
• 13.3 Mechanical Project 3 - Plate
• 13.4 Mechanical Project 4 - Rocker Arm
• 13.5 Architectural Project 1 - Floor Plan
• 13.6 Architectural Project 2 - Floor Plan
• 13.7 Civil Project - Parking Lot

Chapter 14: Setting Up a Layout

• 14.1 Printing Concepts
• 14.2 Working in Layouts
• 14.3 Creating Layouts
• 14.4 Creating Layout Viewports
• 14.5 Guidelines for Layouts

Chapter 15: Printing Your Drawing

• 15.1 Printing Layouts
• 15.2 Print and Plot Settings

Chapter 16: Projects - Preparing to Print

• 16.1 Mechanical Project
• 16.2 Architectural Project

Chapter 17: Text

• 17.1 Working with Annotations
• 17.2 Adding Text in a Drawing
• 17.3 Modifying Multiline Text
• 17.4 Formatting Multiline Text
• 17.5 Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
• 17.6 Creating Tables
• 17.7 Modifying Tables

Chapter 18: Hatching

• 18.1 Hatching
• 18.2 Editing Hatches

Chapter 19: Adding Dimensions

• 19.1 Dimensioning Concepts
• 19.2 Adding Linear Dimensions
• 19.3 Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
• 19.4 Editing Dimensions

Chapter 20: Projects - Annotating Your Drawing

• 20.1 Mechanical Project
• 20.2 Architectural Project 1
• 20.3 Architectural Project 2
• 20.4 Civil Project