AutoCAD Level 1: Essentials


Description In this course, you will learn to navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces and use the fundamental features of AutoCAD. You will learn to use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and you’ll discover ways to present. 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Course Outline

    1. Lesson 1: Taking the AutoCAD Tour
      1. Navigating the Working Environment
      2. Working with Files
      3. Displaying Objects
    2. Lesson 2: Creating Basic Drawings
      1. Inputting Data
      2. Creating Basic Objects
      3. Using Object Snaps
      4. Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
      5. Using Object Snap Tracking
      6. Working with Units
    3. Lesson 3: Manipulating Objects
      1. Selecting Objects in the Drawing
      2. Changing an Object's Position
      3. Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
      4. Changing the Angle of an Object's Position
      5. Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
      6. Creating Object Patterns
      7. Changing an Object's Size
    4. Lesson 4: Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
      1. Using Layers
      2. Changing Object Properties
      3. Matching Object Properties
      4. Using the Properties Palette
      5. Using Linetypes
      6. Using Inquiry Commands
    5. Lesson 5: Altering Objects
      1. Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
      2. Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry
      3. Joining Objects
      4. Breaking an Object into Two Objects
      5. Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
      6. Creating an Angled Corner Between Two Objects
      7. Changing Part of an Object's Shape
    6. Lesson 6: Working with Layouts
      1. Using Layouts
      2. Using Viewports
    7. Lesson 7: Annotating the Drawing
      1. Creating Multiline Text
      2. Creating Single Line Text
      3. Using Text Styles
      4. Editing Text
    8. Lesson 8: Dimensioning
      1. Creating Dimensions
      2. Using Dimension Styles
      3. Editing Dimensions
      4. Using Multileaders
    9. Lesson 9: Hatching Objects
      1. Hatching Objects
      2. Editing Hatch Objects
    10. Lesson 10: Working with Reusable Content
      1. Using Blocks
      2. Working with DesignCenter
      3. Using Tool Palettes
    11. Lesson 11: Creating Additional Drawing Objects
      1. Working with Polylines
      2. Creating Splines
      3. Creating Ellipses
      4. Using Tables
    12. Lesson 12: Plotting Your Drawings
      1. Using Page Setups
      2. Plotting Drawings
    13. Lesson 13: Creating Drawing Templates
      1. Using Drawing Templates