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AutoCAD Essentials

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Course Prerequisites:
Computer Literacy and Windows 7
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Duration
5 Days

Course Content

Getting Started with AutoCAD
Starting the software
User interface
Working with commands
Cartesian Workspace
Opening an existing Drawing file
Viewing your drawing
Saving your work

Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
Drawing lines
Erasing objects
Drawing lines with Polar tracking
Drawing rectangles
Drawing circles
Undo and redo actions

Projects – Creating a Simple Drawing
Create a simple drawing
Create simple shapes

Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
Using running objects snaps
Using object snap overrides
Polar tracking at angles
Object snap tracking
Drawing with snap and grid

Making Changes in Your Drawing
Selecting objects for editing
Moving objects
Copying objects
Scaling objects
Mirroring objects
Editing with grips

Projects – Making Your Drawings More Precise
Schematic Project: Electronics diagram
Architectural Project: Landscape
Mechanical Project: (with Polar & tracking)
Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
Mechanical Project: Satellite

Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
Creating new drawings with templates
What are layers?
Layer states
Changing an object’s layer

Advanced Object Types
Drawing Arcs
Drawing Polylines
Editing Polylines
Drawing Polygons
Drawing Ellipses

Getting Information from Your Drawing
Working with object properties
Measuring objects

Projects – Drawing Organization & Information
Architectural project
Mechanical project
Civil project

Advanced Editing Objects
Trimming and extending objects
Stretching objects
Creating Fillets and Chamfers
Offsetting objects
Creating arrays of objects

Inserting Blocks
What are blocks?
Inserting blocks
Working with Dynamic blocks
Inserting blocks with Design Center
Insert blocks with Content Explorer

Projects – Creating More Complex Objects
Mechanical Project 1 – Plate
Mechanical Project 2 – Gasket
Mechanical Project 3 – Plate
Mechanical Project 4 – Rocker Arm
Architectural Project 1 – Floor Plan
Architectural Project 2 – Floor Plan
Civil Project – Parking lot

Setting up a Layout
Printing concepts
Working in layouts
Copying layouts
Creating layout viewports
Guidelines for layouts

Printing Your Drawing
Printing layouts
Printing from the Model tab

Projects – Preparing to Print
Mechanical project
Architectural project

Text
Working with annotations
Adding multiline text
Formatting multiline text
Adding notes with leaders to your drawing
Creating tables
Modifying tables

Hatching
Hatching
Editing hatches

Adding Dimensions
Dimension concepts
Adding linear dimensions
Adding radial and angular dimensions
Editing dimensions

Projects – Annotating Your Drawing
Mechanical project
Architectural project 1
Architectural project 2
Civil project

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 7th, 2017

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