AutoCAD: Fundamentals

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AutoCAD Fundamentals is the ultimate in AutoCAD training, with 32 topics covering everything in AutoCAD design and drafting that you need to know.

Building on the AutoCAD: Essentials course, Fundamentals goes into 2D drafting topics, advanced tools and work concepts, managing your project and parametrics.

Course Length: 5 Days

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: 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

Chapter 2: Basic Drawing and Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Erasing Objects
  • Drawing Vertical and Horizontal Lines
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circles
  • Undo and Redo Actions

Chapter 3: Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing

  • Create a Simple Drawing
  • Create Simple Shapes

Chapter 4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

  • Using Running Object Snaps
  • Using Object Snap Overrides
  • Polar Tracking at Angles
  • Object Snap Tracking
  • (Optional) Drawing with Snap and Grid

Chapter 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing

  • Selecting Objects for Editing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying Objects ▪ 5.4 Rotating Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips   

Chapter 6: Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise

  • Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
  • Architectural Project: Landscape
  • Mechanical Project: Using Polar and Tracking
  • Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
  • Mechanical Project: Satellite

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

  • Creating New Drawings With Templates
  • What are Layers?
  • Layer States
  • Changing an Object’s Layer

Chapter 8: Advanced Object Types

  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Drawing Polygons
  • Drawing Ellipses

Chapter 9: Analyzing Model and Object Properties

  • Working with Object Properties
  • Measuring Objects

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Organization and Information

  • Architectural Project
  • Mechanical Project
  • Civil Project

Chapter 11: Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretching Objects
  • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offsetting Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects

Chapter 12: Blocks

  • What are Blocks?
  • Inserting Blocks using the Blocks Palette
  • Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
  • Working with Dynamic Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter

Chapter 13: 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

Chapter 14: Setting Up a Layout

  • Working in Layouts
  • Creating Layouts
  • Creating Layout Viewports
  • Named Views
  • Guidelines for Layouts

Chapter 15: Printing Your Drawing

  • Printing Concepts
  • Printing Layouts
  • Print and Plot Settings

Chapter 16: Projects: Preparing to Print

  • Mechanical Project
  • Architectural Project

Chapter 17: Text

  • Working with Annotations
  • Adding Text in a Drawing
  • Modifying Multiline Text
  • Formatting Multiline Text
  • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
  • Creating Tables
  • (Optional) Modifying Tables

Chapter 18: Hatching

  • Hatching
  • Editing Hatches

Chapter 19: Adding Dimensions

  • Dimensioning Concepts
  • Adding Linear Dimensions
  • Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions

Chapter 20: Projects: Annotating Your Drawing

  • Mechanical Project
  • Architectural Project 1
  • Architectural Project 2
  • Civil Project

Chapter 21: Working Effectively with AutoCAD

  • Creating a Custom Workspace
  • Using the Keyboard Effectively
  • Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
  • Working in Multiple Drawings
  • Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
  • Using Grips Effectively
  • Additional Layer Tools

Chapter 22: Accurate Positioning

  • Coordinate Entry
  • Locating Points with Tracking
  • Construction Lines
  • Placing Reference Points

Chapter 23: Projects: Productivity Tools

  • Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
  • Mechanical Project: 2 Views
  • Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
  • Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
  • Architectural Project: Addition
  • Mechanical Project: Block
  • Mechanical Project: Plate

Chapter 24: Parametric Drawing

  • Working with Constraints
  • Geometric Constraints
  • Dimensional Constraints

Chapter 25: Working with Blocks

  • Creating Blocks
  • Editing Blocks
  • Removing Unused Elements
  • Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
  • Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes

Chapter 26: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks

  • Mechanical Project: Control Panel
  • Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
  • Civil Project: Utility Layout

Chapter 27: Creating Templates

  • Why Use Templates?
  • Controlling Units Display
  • Creating New Layers
  • Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
  • Saving Templates

Chapter 28: Working with Layouts

  • Creating and Using Named Views
  • Advanced Viewport Options
  • Layer Overrides in Viewports
  • Annotative Scale Features

Chapter 29: Annotation Styles

  • Creating Text Styles
  • Creating Dimension Styles
  • Creating Multileader Styles

Chapter 30: Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities

  • Interiors Project
  • Mechanical/Schematic Project
  • Civil/Map Project
  • Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles

 Chapter 31: External References

  • Attaching External References
  • Modifying External References
  • Xref Specific Information

Chapter 32: Projects: Drawing

  • ISO A1 Title Block
  • Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base
  • Architectural Project: Office Tower
  • P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System
  • Civil Project: Warehouse Site

Appendix A: Skills Assessment 1 Appendix B: Optional Topics

  • Using QuickCalc
  • Additional Zoom Commands
  • Additional Text Tools
  • Additional Dimensioning Tools
  • Creating Boundaries and Regions
  • Modifying Length

Appendix C: Skills Assessment 2 Appendix D: AutoCAD Certification Exam Objectives

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AutoCAD Training Beyond the Basics

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Part 2 of the AutoCAD Fundamentals course, Beyond the Basics covers design and drafting topics such as parametrics, blocks, templates, layers, and styles & standards.

Course Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites: A working understanding of AutoCAD.

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: Working Effectively with AutoCAD

  • 1 Creating a Custom Workspace
  • 2 Using the Keyboard Effectively
  • 3 Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
  • 4 Working in Multiple Drawings
  • 5 Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
  • 6 Using Grips Effectively
  • 7 Additional Layer Tools

Chapter 2: Accurate Positioning

  • 1 Coordinate Entry
  • 2 Locating Points with Tracking
  • 3 Construction Lines
  • 4 Placing Reference Points

Chapter 3: Projects: Productivity Tools

  • 1 Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
  • 2 Mechanical Project: 2 Views
  • 3 Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
  • 4 Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
  • 5 Architectural Project: Addition
  • 6 Mechanical Project: Block
  • 7 Mechanical Project: Plate

Chapter 4: Parametric Drawing

  • 1 Working with Constraints
  • 2 Geometric Constraints
  • 3 Dimensional Constraints

Chapter 5: Working with Blocks

  • 1 Creating Blocks
  • 2 Editing Blocks
  • 3 Removing Unused Elements
  • 4 Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
  • 5 Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes

Chapter 6: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks

  • 1 Mechanical Project: Control Panel
  • 2 Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
  • 3 Civil Project: Utility Layout

 

Chapter 7: Creating Templates

  • 1 Why Use Templates?
  • 2 Controlling Units Display
  • 3 Creating New Layers
  • 4 Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
  • 5 Saving Templates

Chapter 8: Working with Layouts

  • 1 Creating and Using Named Views
  • 2 Advanced Viewport Options
  • 3 Layer Overrides in Viewports
  • 4 Annotative Scale Features

Chapter 9: Annotation Styles

  • 1 Creating Text Styles
  • 2 Creating Dimension Styles
  • 3 Creating Multileader Styles

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities

  • 1 Interiors Project
  • 2 Mechanical/Schematic Project
  • 3 Civil/Map Project
  • 4 Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles

Chapter 11: External References

  • 1 Attaching External References
  • 2 Modifying External References
  • 3 Xref Specific Information

Chapter 12: Projects: Drawing

  • 1 ISO A1 Title Block
  • 2 Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base
  • 3 Architectural Project: Office Tower
  • 4 P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System
  • 5 Civil Project: Warehouse Site

 Appendix A: Optional Topics

  • 1 Using QuickCalc
  • 2 Additional Zoom Commands
  • 3 Additional Text Tools
  • 4 Additional Dimensioning Tools
  • 5 Creating Boundaries and Regions
  • 6 Modifying Length

Appendix B: Skills Assessment

Appendix C: AutoCAD Certification Exam Objectives

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