This basic introduction course will teach new users on how to get started with AutoCAD. You will learn how to navigate the user interface and perform basic commands. By the end of this course you will be able to create your first basic drawings.
Once you have learned how to create objects in a drawing you then need to understand how to move, change, manipulate them. This course will teach you how manipulating objects by moving, copying, and mirror existing geometry. You'll also learn how to pattern and change the size of object geometry.
In this course you will learn how to organize objects in a drawing and how to use layers and line types to enhance your design practice. Every object that you create in a drawing has associated properties and by using the properties tools you can manipulate those properties. Finally you learn how linetypes are used to distinguish objects in the drawing from one another.
Your drawings can contain a lot of different information. Layouts and Viewports help you to structure and focus your design and its supporting information for the final step of communicating it to others.
No drawing is complete without some kind of text to annotate the design. In this course, you learn to create and edit text objects. You also learn how to edit and scale text so that it appears consistently in your drawing and drawing layouts.
You can use Hatch Patterns and Gradient Fills on the drawing to bring focus or call attention to certain areas. Once you have created hatch patterns and fills, you can edit those using similar methods.
In some cases, you need to define a number of individual objects as a single object for greater ease of use. That single object is referred to as a Block. Once you have grouped objects together into a Block, you can reuse that data in other locations in the same drawing or in other drawings. In addition to blocks, there are other types of information that you can reformat and reuse in your drawing files. DesignCenter is used to drag specific content, or even an entire drawing, from one drawing file into another. You can also use Tool palettes to organize and share data such as blocks, hatches, and even commands.
This course will detail the specific requirements for plotting and printing drawing files from AutoCAD.
Most companies have some kind of standard or guidelines for their drawings to ensure a consistent look and functionality. You can create Drawing Templates to store these standards or guidelines in the form of drawing properties and other settings. When you use the templates to create new drawings, you ensure consistency with these standards.
This course is designed for the experienced AutoCAD user who requires additional training. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for becoming more productive when creating Blocks, Attributed Blocks, and Dynamic Blocks
Some of topics you will learn are parametric design methods to create and mantain geometric and dimensional relationships, how to use geometric and dimensional constraints within a dynamic block, create a block properties table.