AutoCAD®

Fundamentals of AUTOCAD 2010-2016

Course Summary

This 10 hour hands-on training covers the basic AutoCAD commands necessary to create, edit, and plot a drawing. Fundamental concepts of creating, editing, dimensioning, viewing, managing and plotting two-dimensional drawings will be covered.

Who should attend?

This course is designed to bring the drafter, designer, engineer or new user to a productive level of experience. It is an appropriate course of all design disciplines and for individuals who edit, view or work with others that create design content.

Program Prerequisite

NO previous CAD experience necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience is a plus. A working knowledge of Windows based operating systems is preferred.

COURSE COVERS

Basic 2D Drawing Creation

  • Drawing Circles
  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines

Precision Drawing Tools

  • The Drafting Settings Dialogue Box
  • Using ORTHO
  • Use of the Absolute coordinate entry system
  • Use of the Relative coordinate entry system
  • Use of the Polar coordinate entry system
  • One time only Object Snaps and running Object Snaps

Editing AutoCAD Objects

  • Using the MOVE, COPY, ROTATE, OFFSET, SCALE & ERASE commands
  • Editing Polylines
  • Changing part of an object’s shape using the STRETCH command
  • Changing the length of a line or arc using the LENGTHEN command
  • Coping an object to multiple occurrences using the ARRAY command
  • Creating new objects in a mirror image using the MIRROR command
  • Using TRIM and EXTEND commands to defined boundaries
  • Creating CHAMFERS
  • Creating FILLETS

Layer Usage

  • Using layers to organize the drawing
  • Layer states

Displaying and Viewing AutoCAD Objects

  • Using REGEN
  • Real-time PAN and ZOOM
  • Using ZOOM window
  • Saving and restoring views

Accurate Positioning Creating BLOCKS

  • Creating / Editing BLOCKS
  • Creating / Editing WBLOCKS
  • Making Block Concepts
  • Making Attribute Concepts

Annotating AutoCAD Objects

  • Creating TEXT styles
  • Using the TEXT commands to add text to your drawing
  • MTEXT formatting
  • MTEXT editing

Dimensioning

  • Dimensioning Concepts
  • Creating and Controlling dimension styles
  • Editing Dimensions

Hatch Objects

  • Boundary hatching
  • Hatch pattern editing

Plotting

  • Viewports Toolbar
  • Making Viewports
  • Plot Settings
  • Page Setups
  • Pen Settings
  • Plotting a drawing

This course is designed for new AutoCAD® software users who require comprehensive training. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD.

Objective

The primary objective of this course is to teach 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 interface, 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 manner.

Prerequisite

This course is designed for the new AutoCAD user. It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of drafting, design, or engineering.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY THREE

Taking the AutoCAD Tour

  • Navigating the Working Environment
  • Working with Files
  • Displaying Objects

Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Starting AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD’s Screen Layout
  • Working with Commands
  • Opening an Existing Drawing File
  • Saving Your Work
  • AutoCAD’s Cartesian Workspace

Basic Drawingand Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Erasing Objects
  • Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circles
  • Viewing Your Drawing
  • Undoing and Redoing Actions
  • Using Object Snaps
  • Object Snap Overrides

Making Changesin Your Drawing

  • Polar Tracking Settings
  • Object Snap Tracking
  • Drawing with Snap and Grid
  • Selecting Objects for Editing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing Objects with grips

DAY FOUR

DAY FIVE

Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

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

Advanced Object Types

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

ROTATING SCHEDULE

Join in Class anytime

2 hours per class: $25/hr

Course Duration: 10 hours/week

Monday - Friday: From 6PM to 8PM

This class introduces students who are proficient with AutoCAD’s 2D commands to the concepts and methods of 3D modeling. The course gives a thorough grounding in 3D fundamentals and explores the main features of AutoCAD’s advanced 3D workspace. This class covers such topics as 3D viewing techniques, working with 3D coordinates, 2D objects in 3D space, creating and modifying 3D solids, and rendering the model.

Objective

Learn how to utilize AutoCAD to view and design in three dimensions.

Prerequisite

Strong knowledge of using AutoCAD in a 2D drafting environment.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

TOPIC 1: Accurate PositioningCreating Blocks

  • Setting up the Interface
  • Working in Multiple Drawings
  • Additional Layer Tools
  • Locating Points with Tracking
  • Placing Reference PointsEditing Blocks

TOPIC 1: Accurate PositioningCreating Blocks

  • Using the Keyboard Effectively
  • Using Grips Effectively
  • Coordinate Entry
  • Construction Lines
  • Creating Blocks
  • Removing Unused Elements

DAY THREE

DAY FOUR

TOPIC 2: Annotation Styles & Optional Topics

  • Setting up the Interface
  • Working in Multiple Drawings
  • Additional Layer Tools
  • Locating Points with Tracking
  • Placing Reference PointsEditing Blocks

TOPIC 2: Annotation Styles & Optional Topics

  • Using the Keyboard Effectively
  • Using Grips Effectively
  • Coordinate Entry
  • Construction Lines
  • Creating Blocks
  • Removing Unused Elements

DAY FIVE

DAY SIX

TOPIC 3: Basic 3D ConceptsSolid Modeling

  • Foundations
  • Why Use 3D?
  • Introduction to the 3D Workspace
  • 3D Navigation
  • Introduction to the User Coordinate System
  • Simple Solids
  • Working with Solid Primitives
  • Working with Composite Solids
  • Creating Solids&Surfaces from 2D Objects

TOPIC 3: Basic 3D ConceptsSolid Modeling

  • Editing Components of Solids
  • Aligning Objects
  • Mirroring Objects in 3D
  • Arraying Objects in 3D
  • Fillets and Chamfers on Solids
  • Slicing a Solid along a Plane
  • Complex 3D Geometry
  • Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • Lofted Solids and Surfaces
  • Tools for Modifying 3D Objects
  • Moving and Rotating in 3D Space

DAY SEVEN

DAY EIGHT

TOPIC 4: Converting and Advanced Editing Solids

  • Converting 3D Elements
  • Converting Objects to Surfaces
  • Advanced Solid Editing
  • Offsetting and Extruding Faces
  • Tapering a Face
  • Removing Faces

TOPIC 4: Converting and Advanced Editing Solids

  • Adding Thickness to 2D Objects
  • Converting Objects to Solids
  • Using the SOLIDEDIT Command
  • Moving and Rotating Faces
  • Creating a Shell

DAY NINE

DAY TEN

TOPIC 5: Visualizing the 3D Model

  • Refining the View
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Working with Sections
  • Working with Cameras
  • Walking and Flying Through Models

TOPIC 5: Visualizing the 3D Model

  • Realistic Views
  • Creating Visual Styles
  • Working with Materials
  • Adding Lights and Shadows
  • Rendering Concepts

ROTATING SCHEDULE

Join in Class anytime

2 hours per class: $25/hr

Course Duration: 10 hours/week

Monday - Friday: From 6PM to 8PM

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