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AutoCAD Level 1 Essentials

Course Objectives

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 drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way.

ITShare’s Autodesk Official AutoCAD 2014 training is a comprehensive reference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCAD software. Featuring concise explanations, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects based on real-world designs, this 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.

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

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