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AutoCAD® / AutoCAD® LT Essentials

Industry: Architecture

Course length: 4 days

Prerequisites:

No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience is a plus. It is recommended that the student has a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® XP

Topics covered:

  • Taking the AutoCAD Tour
    • Navigating the Working Environment
    • Using Tooltips help
    • Using InfoCenter tools
    • Working with files
      • Navigation Menu
      • QuickView drawing tools
      • Using the Ribbon
    • Displaying Objects
    • The new drawing format
  • Creating Basic Drawings
    • Inputting Data
    • Creating Basic Objects
    • Using Object Snaps
    • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    • Using Object Snap Tracking
    • Working with Units
    • Using Function Keys
  • 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
    • Changing Part of an Object’s Shape
    • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
    • Creating Object Patterns
    • Changing an Object’s Size
  • Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
    • Using Layers
    • Layers Tools management
      • Working with Layers Manager (ToolPalettes)
    • Object Properties
    • Matching Object Properties
    • Using the Properties Palettes
      • Working with Properties palette, QuickProperties and RollOver
    • Using Linetypes
    • Using Inquiry Commands
  • Altering Objects
    • Trimming and Extending Object to Defined Boundaries
    • Creating Parallel and offset Geometry
    • Joining Objects
    • Breaking an Object into Two Objects
    • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
    • Applying a Chamfer Corner to Two Objects
    • Changing Part of an Object’s Shape
    • Using Grips
  • Page Setup
    • Using page setups
    • Layout configuration
    • Using Viewports
  • Annotating Drawings
    • Creating Multiline Text
    • Creating Single Line Text
    • Using Text Styles
    • Editing Text
    • Creation Table
  • Hatching Objects
    • Hatching Objects
    • Editing Hatch Objects
  • Dimensioning
    • Creating Dimensions
    • Using Dimension Styles
    • Editing Dimensions
    • Using Multiple Leaders
    • Breaking a dimension
  • Working with Reusable Content
    • Using Blocks
      • Block conversion to external block
    • Working with DesignCenter™
    • Using Tool Palettes
    • Creating Attributes (Multiline)
    • Share and search drawings and symbols
      • Autodesk Seek
  • Creating Additional Drawing Objects
    • Working with Polylines
    • Creating Splines
    • Creating Ellipses
    • Using Tables
  • Plotting
    • Page Setups Management
    • Working with Scale Annotation
    • Page Setup properties (Viewport Override)
    • Plotting Drawings
    • Publishing Drawings (PDF, DWFx, Etransmit)
      • Drawings exportation DWG to PDF
      • PDF importation as underlay
  • Osnap capacity
  • Using the contextual PDF underlay ribbon
  • Layers and Page Setup management
    • Using Design Review to open a PDF
    • Alternative publish process to DWFx
  • Template Drawing Creation
    • Using Drawing Templates
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