AutoCAD Level 1 – Essentials

Duration: 3 days

This course teaches you to navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces and use the fundamental features of AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and discover ways to present detailed and visually impressive drawin

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Description

Course Description

This course teaches you to navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces and use the fundamental features of AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and discover ways to present detailed and visually impressive drawings. New AutoCAD users will gain an understanding of the software's core functionality and features so that they can create, edit, and organize their first drawing. Users will have a solid grounding in the software so that they can immediately be productive using AutoCAD.

Course Objectives

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • Navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces
  • Use the fundamental features of AutoCAD
  • Use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings
  • Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way

Outline

Taking the AutoCAD Tour

  • Navigating the Working Environment
  • Working with Files
  • Displaying Objects

Creating Basic Drawings

  • Inputting Data
  • Creating Basic Objects
  • Using Object Snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
  • Using Object Snap Tracking
  • Working with Units

Manipulating Objects

  • Selecting Objects in the Drawing
  • Changing an Object's Position
  • Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
  • Changing the Angle of an Object's Position
  • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
  • Creating Object Patterns
  • Changing an Object's Size

Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands

  • Using Layers
  • Changing Object Properties
  • Matching Object Properties
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Using Linetypes
  • Using Inquiry Commands

Altering Objects

  • Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
  • Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry
  • Joining Objects
  • Breaking an Object into Two Objects
  • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
  • Creating an Angled Corner Between Two Objects
  • Changing Part of an Object's Shape

Working with Layouts

  • Using Layouts
  • Using Viewports

Annotating the Drawing

  • Creating Multiline Text
  • Creating Single Line Text
  • Using Text Styles
  • Editing Text

Dimensioning

  • Creating Dimensions
  • Using Dimension Styles
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Using Multileaders

Hatching Objects

  • Hatching Objects
  • Editing Hatch Objects

Working with Reusable Content

  • Using Blocks
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Using Tool Palettes

Creating Additional Drawing Objects

  • Working with Polylines
  • Creating Splines
  • Creating Ellipses
  • Using Tables

Plotting Your Drawings

  • Using Page Setups
  • Plotting Drawings

Creating Drawing Templates

  • Using Drawing Templates

 

Audience:                      New AutoCAD 2014 users or other Autodesk software users who want to learn the core features and functionality of AutoCAD. This training is a comprehensive reference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCAD software. Featuring concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects based on real-world designs, this Autodesk Official Training course covers everything from interface best practices to hatches, fields, dynamic blocks, attributes, linking drawings to databases, rendering realistic views, and presenting designs.

Follow-up Courses:          AutoCAD Level 2 – Intermediate and AutoCAD Level 3 – Creating and Presenting 3D Mo

Prerequisites

 None

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