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AutoCAD training: Essentials

Course Summary

It is an essential tool in many industries, including mechanical and civil engineering, architecture, facilities planning and management. Students learn the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD.

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Teaching students the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD. After completing this course, students will be able to: Navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD, use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way.


Drafting, design, or engineering principles experience and functionally literate on Microsoft Windows.

AutoCAD training: Essentials course summary

Taking the AutoCAD Tour
• Navigating the Working Environment
• Working with Files
• Displaying Objects

Creating Basic Drawings
• Inputting Data
• Creating Basic Objects
• Using Object Snaps
• Using Object Snap Tracking
• Working with Units

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

Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
• Using Layers
• Changing Object Properties
• Matching Object Properties
• Using the Properties Palette
• Using Linetypes
• Using Inquiry Commands

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

Working with Layouts
• Using Layouts
• Using Viewports

Annotating the Drawing
• Creating Multiline Text
• Creating Single Line Text
• Using Text Styles
• Editing Text

• Creating Dimensions
• Using Dimension Styles
• Editing Dimensions
• Using Multi-leaders

Hatching Objects
• Hatching Objects
• Editing Hatch Objects

Working with Reusable Content
• Using Blocks
• Using Tool Palettes

Creating Additional Drawing Objects
• Working with Polylines
• Creating Splines
• Creating Ellipses
• Using Tables

Plotting Your Drawings
• Using Page Setups
• Plotting Drawings

Creating Drawing Templates
• Using Drawing Templates

The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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