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AutoCAD Basic

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Duration: 24 Hours
Fee: $700
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This course is designed for those experienced AutoCAD users who are already familiar with basic tools and techniques of AutoCAD. It is recommended that you should have a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD as well as an understanding of creating and editing AutoCAD objects for doing this course.

Course Objective

This course is designed for the new aspirants as well as for the existing users to sharpen their skills/knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD. The objective of this course is to enable the aspirants to create 2D drawings as per their requirements with accuracy and precision. If you are looking to gain skills in AutoCAD without any prior CAD knowledge, this AutoCAD Basic course will provide you introduction to the AutoCAD software. You will be able to understand and use the key commands and techniques for producing high quality and accurate 2D drawings.

The course begins with training you about the basic tools for creating and editing 2D drawings. It then continues to explore the tools used to annotate drawings by adding text, hatching, dimensions, and tables. Further, some advanced tools such as working with blocks and setting up layouts are introduced to improve your efficiency with the software.

Recommended Learning Material

Textbook/eBook on AutoCAD authored by Prof. Sham Tickoo and published by CADCIM Technologies, USA.

Topics Covered

1. Introduction to AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD and its Applications
  • User Interface in AutoCAD
  • Getting Familiar with Different Workspaces
2. Setting Up a Drawing
  • Starting a New File in AutoCAD
  • Opening an Existing File
  • Setting Units and Limits
  • Setting Grid and Snaps
  • Using Drafting Settings Dialog Box
  • Understanding Coordinate Systems
3. Creating and Editing Sketches
  • Working with Drawing Tools
  • Using Drawing Tools to Create Sketches
  • Working with Modify Tools
  • Using Modify Tools to Edit Sketches
  • Using Zoom Tools
  • Practice Drawings
4. Working with Object Properties
  • Invoking the Properties Palette
  • Collecting Information About the Drawn Entities
  • Working with Line Types
  • Adding Line Weights
  • Adding Color to Entities
5. Working with Layers
  • Invoking the Layers Property Manager
  • Creating New Layers
  • Assigning Properties to a Layer
  • Drawing Entities on a Layer
  • Adding Drawn Objects to a Layer
  • Deleting a Layer
  • Changing Layer of an Entity using the Properties Palette
6. Working with Blocks and Adding Attributes
  • Invoking Blocks Palette
  • Creating Blocks
  • Editing Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Working with Design Center
  • Inserting Blocks using Design Center
  • Working with Attributes
  • Adding Attributes to Blocks
7. Adding Text, Hatch, and Dimensions to a Drawing
  • Writing Single Line Text
  • Writing Multi Line Text
  • Creating Hatches in Drawings
  • Adding Dimensions to a Drawing
  • Introduction to Dimension Styles
8. Working with Layouts or Paper Space
  • Understanding the Use of Paper Space
  • Setting Up a Layout
  • Working with Page Setups
9. Plotting Drawings
  • Working with Plot Dialog Box
  • Setting up Plot Parameters
  • Plotting Drawings in PDF, EPS, and other formats

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