Autodesk User AutoCAD - CTU Training Solutions

Autodesk User AutoCAD

The Autodesk User AutoCAD course provides a task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions. During this course, you will also complete openended projects so you can dive in and explore specific topics indepth. From 2D drawing and organization to 3D modeling, dimensioning, presenting, and more, this in-depth course will introduce you to everything you need to know to become productive with AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018. Understand the AutoCAD interface and foundational concepts, master essential drawing and visualization tools. Stay organized with layers, groups, and blocks while experimenting with 3D modeling, text and dimensions, and much more.
Duration: 12 Days   |   Location : Online
Course Prerequisites:
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Virtual Interactive Lecturer-led Teaching (VILT)

Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. Instructor-led training is still the number one delivery method of choice because it allows you to interact and discuss the training material, either individually or in a group setting, and you gain access to expert knowledge from certified instructors. This form of guided learning is impactful and produces positive learning outcomes. Day, evening and Saturday classes are offered.

Course Content

Getting Started

  • Sign In to Autodesk 360 on the Start Tab
  • Explore the AutoCAD 2018 for Windows User Interface
  • Set Drawing Units

Gaining Basic Drawing Skills

  • Navigate 2D Drawings
  • Draw Lines and Rectangles
  • Cancel, Erase, and Undo
  • Use Coordinate Systems
  • Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons
  • Use Fillet and Chamfer

Using Drawing Aids

  • Use Grid and Snap
  • Employ Ortho and Polar Tracking
  • Use PolarSnap
  • Select Running Object Snaps
  • Harness the From Snap
  • Apply Object Snap Tracking

Editing Entities

  • Create Selection Sets
  • Use Move and Copy
  • Use Rotate and Scale
  • Work with Arrays
  • Use Trim and Extend
  • Use Lengthen and Stretch
  • Use Offset and Mirror
  • Edit with Grips

Shaping Curves

  • Draw and Edit Curved Polylines
  • Draw Ellipses
  • Shape Splines
  • Blend Between Objects with Splines

Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance

  • Change Object Properties
  • Set the Current Layer
  • Alter the Layer Assignments of Objects
  • Control Layer Visibility
  • Apply Linetype
  • Assign Properties by Object or by Layer
  • Manage Layer Properties
  • Isolate Objects

Organizing Objects

  • Define Blocks
  • Insert Blocks
  • Edit Blocks
  • Redefine Blocks
  • Work with Groups

Hatching and Gradients

  • Specify Hatch Areas
  • Associate Hatches with Boundaries
  • Hatch with Patterns
  • Hatch with Gradients

Working with Blocks and Xrefs

  • Work with Global Blocks
  • Access Content Globally
  • Store Content on Tool Palettes
  • Reference External Drawings and Images

Creating and Editing Text

  • Style Text
  • Write Lines of Text
  • Write and Format Paragraphs Using MTEXT
  • Edit Text
  • Recognize and Combine Text


  • Style Dimensions
  • Add Dimensions
  • Edit Dimensions

Keeping In Control with Constraints

  • Work with Geometric Constraints
  • Apply Dimensional Constraints
  • Constrain Objects Simultaneously with Geometry and Dimensions
  • Make Parametric Changes to Constrained Objects

Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects

  • Create Annotative Styles and Objects
  • Create Layouts
  • Adjust Floating Viewports
  • Override Layer Properties in Layout Viewports
  • Draw on Layouts

Printing and Plotting

  • Configure Output Devices
  • Create Plot Style Tables
  • Use Plot Style Tables
  • Plot in Model Space
  • Plot Layouts in Paper Space
  • Export to an Electronic Format

Working with Data

  • Geolocate Projects
  • Import SketchUp Models
  • Define Attributes and Blocks
  • Insert Attributed Blocks
  • Edit Table Styles and Create Tables
  • Use Fields in Table Cells
  • Edit Table Data

Navigating 3D Models

  • Use Visual Styles
  • Work with Tiled Viewports
  • Navigate with the ViewCube
  • Orbit in 3D
  • Use Cameras
  • Navigate with SteeringWheels
  • Save Views

Modeling in 3D

  • Create Surface Models
  • Edit Surface Models
  • Create Solid Models
  • Edit Solid Models
  • Smooth Mesh Models
  • Live-Section Models

Presenting and Documenting 3D Design

  • Assign Materials
  • Place and Adjust Lights
  • Create Renderings
  • Document Models with Drawings
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: March 19th, 2018

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