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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Fundamentals

You’ll start by learning the basics as you create a simple 2D drawing, and then gradually build upon your skills by adding detail, dimensions, text, and more. You’ll learn how to create an effective presentation layo... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
Computer Literacy and Windows
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2 Days

Course Content

Lesson 1

  • Getting to Know AutoCAD for Windows
  • Starting AutoCAD for Windows
  • Exploring the User Interface
  • Using the Start Tab Introducing Workspaces
  • Exploring the Drafting & Annotation Workspace
  • Putting the User Interface to Work
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Using File Tabs to Manage Drawings
  • Working in the Command-Line Interface
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Using the Application Menu
  • Using the Keyboard
  • Using the Mouse
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Finding Tools in the User Interface
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 2 Learning Basic Commands to Get Started

  • Using the Line Tool
  • Using Coordinates
  • Using Relative Coordinates Using the Direct Distance Method
  • Drawing the Shape
  • Using Relative Cartesian Coordinates
  • Erasing Lines
  • Using Relative Polar Coordinates
  • Using Direct Input
  • Using the OFFSET Command
  • Using the FILLET Command Completing the Shape
  • Offsetting Lines to Mark an Opening Extending Lines
  • Trimming Lines
  • If You Would Like More Practice Are You Experienced?

Lesson 3 Setting Up a Drawing

  • Setting Up the Drawing Units
  • Setting Up the Drawing Size
  • Using the Grid
  • Setting Up Drawing Limits
  • Drawing with Grid and Snap
  • Taking a Closer Look at Dynamic Input
  • Saving Your Work
  • Saving Drawings to Your Hard Drive or Network Drive
  • Saving Drawings to A360 Drive
  • Understanding AutoCAD Units
  • Exploring Options for Linear Units
  • Exploring Options for Angular Units
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 4 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1

  • Laying Out the Walls
  • Creating Polylines from Existing Objects
  • Creating the Exterior Wall Lines
  • LCreating the Interior Walls
  • Cutting Openings in the Walls
  • Creating Doors
  • Drawing Swinging Doors
  • Copying Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Scaling the Bathroom Door
  • Drawing a Sliding-Glass Door
  • Drawing the Bifold Doors
  • Reviewing Drawing Strategies Used in This Chapter
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • An Alternative Sliding-Glass Door
  • An Addition to the Cabin
  • Three Views of a Block
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 5 Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 2

  • Starting and Running Commands
  • Drawing the Thresholds
  • Drawing the Front Threshold
  • Drawing the Back Threshold
  • Drawing the Decks and Stairs
  • Drawing the Front Deck
  • Drawing the Deck Posts
  • Drawing the Stairs
  • Mirroring the Post and Railing
  • Drawing the Back Deck and Stairs
  • Using Point Filters to Finish the Deck Laying Out the Kitchen
  • Drawing the Counter
  • Drawing the Stove and Refrigerator
  • Completing the Stove with Parametrics Drawing the Kitchen Sink
  • Constructing the Bathroom
  • Setting Running Object Snaps
  • Drawing a Shower Unit Drawing the Bathroom Sink and Mirror
  • Positioning the Toilet and Shelves
  • Drawing the Hot Tub
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Drawing the Cabin Again Drawing Something Else
  • Drawing Furniture for the Cabin
  • Drawing a Gasket
  • Drawing a Parking Lot Are You Experienced?

Lesson 6 Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing

  • Using Layers as an Organizing Tool Setting Up Layers
  • Assigning Linetypes to Layers
  • Assigning Objects to Layers
  • Turning Off and Freezing Layers
  • Drawing the Headers
  • Drawing the Roof
  • Setting a Linetype Scale Factor Drawing the Ridgeline
  • Using the Layer Walk Tool
  • Setting Properties of Layers and Objects
  • Assigning a Color or a Linetype to an Object Instead of a Layer Making a Color or a Linetype Current
  • Using the Action Recorder
  • If You Would Like More Practice Creating a Layer State
  • Setting Up Layers for Your Trade or Profession
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 7 Combining Objects into Blocks

  • Making a Block for a Door
  • Inserting the Door Block
  • Understanding and Using Groups
  • Finding Blocks in a Drawing
  • Using Grips to Detect a Block
  • Using the LIST Command to Detect a Block
  • Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block
  • Creating a Window Bloc
  • Inserting the Window Block
  • Rotating a Block During Insertion
  • Using Snap Tracking to Set the Insertion Point
  • Changing a Block’s Scale Factor by Using Object Properties
  • Finishing the Windows
  • Revising a Block
  • Sharing Information Between Drawings
  • Copying Objects Between Drawings
  • Using the AutoCAD DesignCenter
  • Other Ways to Share Information Between Drawings
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 8 Controlling Text in a Drawing

  • Setting Up Text Styles Determining the Text and Drawing Scales
  • Defining a Text Style for View Titles
  • Placing Titles of Views in the Drawing Using Annotative Text
  • Defining an Annotative Text Style
  • Placing Room Labels in the Floor Plan
  • Using Text in a Grid
  • Creating a Border and Title Block
  • Using Multiline Text Finishing the Title Block
  • Using Mtext for General Notes
  • Using the Spell Check Feature
  • Exploring Other Aspects of Multiline Text
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables

  • Using Attributes for a Grid
  • Defining Blocks with Attributes
  • Inserting Blocks with Attributes
  • Editing Attribute Text
  • Setting Up Multiple Attributes in a Block
  • Defining a Block with Multiple Attributes
  • Calculating Areas
  • Inserting the Room Information Block
  • Editing Attributes
  • Controlling the Visibility of Attributes
  • Exploring Other Uses for Attributes
  • Creating a Dynamic Block
  • Setting Up Parameters and Actions
  • Fine-Tuning the Dynamic Block with the Properties Palette
  • Inserting a Dynamic Block
  • Creating a Table
  • Defining a Table Style
  • Designing a Table
  • Adding Formulas to a Table
  • Creating Tables from Attributes
  • Modifying the Table Display
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 10 Generating Elevations

  • Drawing the South Elevation
  • Creating the South Elevation
  • Setting Up Lines for the Heights
  • Using Construction Lines to Project Elevation Points
  • Copying Objects by Using Grips
  • Trimming Lines in the Elevation
  • Assigning Elevation Layers
  • Drawing the Decks in Elevation
  • Generating the Other Elevations
  • Making the Opposite Elevation
  • Revising the New South Elevation
  • Making the Front and Back Elevations
  • Considering Drawing Scale Issues Drawing Interior Elevations
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 11 Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes

  • Hatching the South Elevation
  • Looking at Hatch Patterns
  • Hatching the Rest of the South Elevation Using Hatches in the Floor Plan
  • Creating the User-Defined Hatch Pattern
  • Controlling the Origin of the Hatch Pattern
  • Finishing the Hatches for the Floors
  • Modifying the Shape of Hatch Patterns Creating and Managing Tool Palettes
  • Creating a New Tool Palette
  • Setting Up a Palette for Hatches
  • Creating a Palette for Commands
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Creating the Hatch Patterns for the Other Elevations

Lesson 12 Dimensioning a Drawing

  • Introducing Dimension Styles
  • Preparing for Dimensioning
  • Creating a Text Style for Dimensions
  • Making a New Dimension Style
  • Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Architectural)
  • Setting Up the Primary Units Tab (Metric) Completing the Dimension Style Setup
  • Exploring the Alternate Units and Tolerances Tabs Placing Dimensions on the Drawing Placing Dimensions
  • Using the Dimension Continue Command
  • Using the Dimension Baseline Command Setting Up Vertical Dimensions Finishing the Dimensions
  • Placing Other Types of Dimensions
  • Placing Radial Dimensions Placing a Diameter Dimension Placing an Arc Length
  • Setting Up Parent and Child Dimensioning Styles
  • Using Aligned and Angular Dimensions
  • Using Leader Lines
  • Modifying Dimensions
  • Editing Dimension Text Content
  • Moving Dimensions Adjusting Space Between Stacked Dimensions Using Dimension Overrides
  • Dimensioning Short Distances
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Dimensioning the Garage Addition Dimensioning to a Centerline Practicing on Your Own Are You Experienced?

Lesson 13 Managing External References

  • Drawing a Site Plan
  • Using Surveyor’s Units
  • Drawing the Driveway
  • Setting Up an External Reference
  • Using the External References Palette
  • Organizing the Drawing Objects
  • Moving and Rotating an Xref
  • Modifying an Xref Drawing
  • Modifying an Xref by Making It the Current Drawing
  • Modifying an Xref from Within the Host Drawing
  • Adding an Image to a Drawing
  • Putting Xrefs to Use
  • Exploring Additional Xref Features Setting the Xref Path
  • Changing Path Types Binding Xrefs Exploring on Your Own
  • If You Would Like More Practice Building Architectural References Comparing Reference Types
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 14 Using Layouts to Set Up a Print

  • Preparing the Title Block
  • Creating the Title Block Drawing
  • Sizing and Cleaning Up the Title Block Defining the Title Block Attributes
  • Setting Up a Sheet Template
  • Finishing the Sheet Template
  • Creating Plan Sheets
  • Creating the Cover Sheet
  • Generating Floor Plan Sheets
  • Composing the Floor Plan Sheets
  • Creating Elevation Sheets
  • Composing the South Elevation
  • Composing the Other Elevations
  • Using Sheet Set Manager
  • Creating a New Sheet Set
  • Adding Drawings to a Sheet Set
  • Defining Sheet Properties
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 15 Printing a Drawing

  • Using the Plot Dialog Box
  • Assigning Lineweights to a Drawing
  • Assigning Lineweights to Layers
  • Updating Xref Layer Definitions
  • Plotting from Model Space
  • Configuring the Plot
  • Previewing a Print
  • Plotting a Drawing Using Layouts
  • Publishing a Single Layout
  • Publishing Multiple Layouts Publishing with Sheet Set Manager
  • A Few Words About Plot Styles
  • Introducing Plot Style Table Files
  • Understanding How Plot Style Table Files Are Organized
  • Going Forward
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Chapter 16 Creating 3D Geometry Modeling in 3D

  • Setting Up the 3D Workspace and Environment
  • Making the Walls
  • Creating the Door and Window Block-Outs
  • Moving and Rotating in 3D
  • Using the First Right-Hand Rule
  • Cutting the Openings
  • Creating the Floor, Foundation, and Thresholds
  • Creating the Foundation and Supports Building the Windows
  • Navigating with the ViewCube
  • Adding the Sliding Door
  • Building the Decks
  • Putting a Roof on the Cabin Getting Further Directions in 3D
  • Using Other Solid Modeling Tools
  • Using Mesh Modeling Tools
  • Using Surface Modeling Tools
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?

Lesson 17 Rendering and Materials

  • Creating Cameras to Reproduce Views
  • Using the Loft Tool
  • Creating the Cameras
  • Creating a Lighting Scheme
  • Creating a Light Source
  • Enabling Shadows
  • Creating the First Render
  • Controlling the Background of the Rendering
  • Adding Materials
  • Adjusting the Material Mapping
  • Rendering to a File
  • If You Would Like More Practice
  • Are You Experienced?
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 7th, 2017

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