The objective of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials is to enable students to create, modify, and work with a 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be LT Essentials 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 also introduced throughout the training guide included with this course. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:
Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
Organizing drawing objects on layers
Using reusable symbols (blocks)
Preparing a layout to be plotted
Adding text, hatching, and dimensions
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of your operating system.
AutoCAD Versions That Can Attend: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017,& 2016 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: AutoCAD 2020 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and CoursewareNot Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of AutoCAD
We have additional AutoCAD Courses if this course doesn't fit your needs:
AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling
Length: 3 day(s) Daily Start Time: 10:00 Eastern Time Daily End Time: 17:00 Eastern Time Registration Cutoff: 15 Days Prior to Class Start Price: $1,730.00 (U.S. Dollars) Location: 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615 Training Format:
Hands-on, Live Online Training with a Remote Instructor
Certstaffix® Training classes are instructor-led live online training you attend in a local computer lab or from your home/office. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting. Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.
Our Remote Instructor-led classes offer:
A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
Hands-on learning with the software you are being taught
Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
Easy assistance from the instructor:
To ask a question, you simply speak and all students and the instructor can hear you
They can see your computer screen with permission
They take control of your computer if you get stuck with permission
Two Ways to Attend:
1. Attend From Your Home or Work
You can attend any of our public classes from your home or work - all you need is a high-speed internet connection. We provide access to any needed software and lab environments during your class. We’ll ship you any course material about 1 week prior to your class start date.
2. Attend From One of Our Computer Labs
You can also attend any of our public classes at our computer lab location at 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615. You’ll get access to a fully set up learning environment for you to walk into and start class. We provide a computer and access to any needed software and lab environments. We’ll ship you any course material about 1 week prior to your class start date.
Feel free to call or email us if you have questions about course content or how our training method works:Call Us: 888-885-1896Email Us
Chapter 1 Getting Started with AutoCAD1.1 Starting the Software1.2 User Interface1.3 Working with Commands1.4 Cartesian Workspace1.5 Opening an Existing Drawing File1.6 Viewing Your Drawing1.7 Saving Your WorkChapter 2 Basic Drawing & Editing Commands2.1 Drawing Lines2.2 Erasing Objects2.3 Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking2.4 Drawing Rectangles2.5 Drawing Circles2.6 Undo and Redo ActionsChapter 3 Projects – Creating a Simple Drawing3.1 Create a Simple Drawing3.2 Create Simple ShapesChapter 4 Drawing Precision in AutoCAD4.1 Using Running Object Snaps4.2 Using Object Snap Overrides4.3 Polar Tracking at Angles4.4 Object Snap Tracking4.5 Drawing with Snap and Grid (Optional)Chapter 5 Making Changes in Your Drawing5.1 Selecting Objects for Editing5.2 Moving Objects5.3 Copying Objects5.4 Rotating Objects5.5 Scaling Objects5.6 Mirroring Objects5.7 Editing with GripsChapter 6 Projects – Making Your Drawings More Precise6.1 Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram6.2 Architectural Project: Landscape6.3 Mechanical Project (with Polar & Tracking)6.4 Mechanical Project: Surge Protector6.5 Mechanical Project SatelliteChapter 7 Organizing Your Drawing with Layers7.1 Creating New Drawings with Templates7.2 What are Layers?7.3 Layer States7.4 Changing an Object’s LayerChapter 8 Advanced Object Types8.1 Drawing Arcs8.2 Drawing Polylines8.3 Editing Polylines8.4 Drawing Polygons8.5 Drawing EllipsesChapter 9 Getting Information from Your Drawing9.1 Working with Object Properties9.2 Measuring ObjectsChapter 10 Projects – Drawing Organization & Information10.1 Architectural Project10.2 Mechanical Project10.3 Civil ProjectChapter 11 Advanced Editing Commands11.1 Trimming and Extending Objects11.2 Stretching Objects11.3 Creating Fillets and Chamfers11.4 Offsetting Objects11.5 Creating Arrays of ObjectsChapter 12 Blocks12.1 What are Blocks?12.2 Inserting Blocks using the Blocks Palette12.3 Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes12.4 Working with Dynamic Blocks12.5 Inserting Blocks using the Design CenterChapter 13 Projects – Creating More Complex Objects13.1 Mechanical Project 1 – Plate13.2 Mechanical Project 2 – Gasket13.3 Mechanical Project 3 – Plate13.4 Mechanical Project 4 – Rocker Arm13.5 Architectural Project 1 – Floor Plan13.6 Architectural Project 2 – Floor Plan13.7 Civil Project – Parking LotChapter 14 Setting up a Layout14.1 Working in Layouts14.2 Creating Layouts14.3 Creating Layout Viewports14.4 Named Views14.5 Guidelines for LayoutsChapter 15 Printing Your Drawing15.1 Printing Concepts15.2 Printing Layouts15.3 Print and Plot SettingsChapter 16 Projects – Preparing to Print16.1 Mechanical Project16.2 Architectural ProjectChapter 17 Text17.1 Working with Annotations17.2 Adding Text in a Drawing17.3 Modifying Multiline Text17.4 Formatting Multiline Text17.5 Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing17.6 Creating Tables17.7 Modifying Tables (Optional)Chapter 18 Hatching18.1 Hatching18.2 Editing HatchesChapter 19 Adding Dimensions19.1 Dimensioning Concepts19.2 Adding Linear Dimensions19.3 Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions19.4 Editing DimensionsChapter 20 Projects – Annotating your Drawing20.1 Mechanical Project20.2 Architectural Project 120.3 Architectural Project 220.4 Civil Project
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