Product Description

AutoCAD 2018: Essentials course is for beginners and designed for those using
AutoCAD in Windows operating system.

This course covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The
teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and
edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are
introduced throughout the course.

This course also continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery
of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to
learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to
understand the process of setting up a template.

Duration: 3 days

Course Content:
  1. Getting Started with AutoCAD

    • Starting the Software
    • User Interface
    • Working with Commands
    • Cartesian Workspace
    • Opening an Existing Drawing File
    • Viewing Your Drawing
    • Saving Your Work
  2. Basic Drawing and Editing Commands

    • Drawing Lines
    • Erasing Objects
    • Drawing Vertical and Horizontal Lines
    • Drawing Rectangles
    • Drawing Circles
    • Undo and Redo Actions
  3. Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing

    • Create a Simple Drawing
    • Create Simple Shapes
  4. Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

    • Using Running Object Snaps
    • Using Object Snap Overrides
    • Polar Tracking at Angles
    • Object Snap Tracking
  5. Making Changes in Your Drawing

    • Selecting Objects for Editing
    • Moving Objects
    • Copying Objects
    • Rotating Objects
    • Scaling Objects
    • Mirroring Objects
    • Editing with Grips
  6. Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise
  7. Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram

    • Architectural Project: Landscape
    • Mechanical Project: Using Polar and Tracking
    • Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
    • Mechanical Project: Satellite
  8. Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

    • Creating New Drawings With Templates
    • What are Layers?
    • Layer States
    • Changing an Object’s Layer
  9. Advanced Object Types

    • Drawing Arcs
    • Drawing Polylines
    • Editing Polylines
    • Drawing Polygons
    • Drawing Ellipses
  10. Analyzing Model and Object Properties

    • Working with Object Properties
    • Measuring Objects
  11. Projects: Drawing Organization and Information

    • Architectural Project
    • Mechanical Project
    • Civil Project
  12. Advanced Editing Commands

    • Trimming and Extending Objects
    • Stretching Objects
    • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
    • Offsetting Objects
    • Creating Arrays of Objects
  13. Inserting Blocks

    • What are Blocks?
    • Working with Dynamic Blocks
    • Inserting Blocks
    • Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
    • Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter
  14. Projects: Creating More Complex Objects

    • Mechanical Project : Plate
    • Mechanical Project : Gasket
    • Mechanical Project : Plate
    • Mechanical Project : Rocker Arm
    • Architectural Project : Floor Plan
    • Architectural Project : Floor Plan
    • Civil Project: Parking Lot
  15. Setting Up a Layout

    • Working in Layouts
    • Creating Layouts
    • Creating Layout Viewports
    • Guidelines for Layouts
  16. Printing Your Drawing

    • Printing Concepts
    • Printing Layouts
    • Print and Plot Settings
  17. Chapter : Projects: Preparing to Print

    • Mechanical Project
    • Architectural Project
  18. Text

    • Working with Annotations
    • Adding Text in a Drawing
    • Modifying Multiline Text
    • Formatting Multiline Text
    • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
    • Creating Tables
    • Modifying Tables
  19. Hatching

    • Hatching
    • Editing Hatches
  20. Adding Dimensions

    • Dimensioning Concepts
    • Adding Linear Dimensions
    • Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
    • Editing Dimensions
  21. Projects: Annotating Your Drawing

    • Mechanical Project
    • Architectural Project
    • Architectural Project
    • Civil Project
  22. Working Effectively with AutoCAD

    • Creating a Custom Workspace
    • Using the Keyboard Effectively
    • Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
    • Working in Multiple Drawings
    • Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
    • Using Grips Effectively
    • Additional Layer Tools
  23. Accurate Positioning

    • Coordinate Entry
    • Locating Points with Tracking
    • Construction Lines
    • Placing Reference Points
  24. Projects: Productivity Tools

    • Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
    • Mechanical Project: Views
    • Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
    • Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
    • Architectural Project: Addition
    • Mechanical Project: Block
    • Mechanical Project: Plate
  25. Parametric Drawing

    • Working with Constraints
    • Geometric Constraints
    • Dimensional Constraints
  26. Working with Blocks

    • Creating Blocks
    • Editing Blocks
    • Removing Unused Elements
    • Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
    • Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes
  27. Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks

    • Mechanical Project: Control Panel
    • Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
    • Civil Project: Utility Layout
  28. Creating Templates

    • Why Use Templates?
    • Controlling Units Display
    • Creating New Layers
    • Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
    • Saving Templates
  29. Advanced Layouts

    • Creating and Using Named Views
    • Advanced Viewport Options
    • Layer Overrides in Viewports
    • Additional Annotative Scale Features
  30. Annotation Styles

    • Creating Text Styles
    • Creating Dimension Styles
    • Creating Multileader Styles
  31. Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities

    • Interiors Project
    • Mechanical/Schematic Project
    • Civil/Map Project
    • Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles
  32. External References

    • Attaching External References
    • Modifying External References
    • Xref Specific Information
  33. Projects: Drawing

    • ISO A Title Block (×)
    • Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base
    • Architectural Project: Office Tower
    • P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System
    • Civil Project: Warehouse Site