AutoCAD Level 1 & Level 2

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AutoCAD – Level 1

Introduction:

AutoCAD is a leading Computer Aided Design software that is used worldwide by professionals like architects, interior designers and engineers. The well-developed  and fully functional Graphical Interface helps the user to design, analyze and modify projects with ease.

This course is designed as a starting point for new users. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create 2D drawings using drawing and editing tools
  • Organize drawing objects on layers
  • Add text and basic dimensions
  • Plotting

For maximum flexibility, the course is divided into two parts, the first presenting essential skills, the second covering more sophisticated techniques for drawing setup and productivity.

Pre-requisites:

Basic Computer Skills

Duration:

15 hours / Part time

Content (AutoCAD Level 1):

  1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
    • Starting AutoCAD
    • AutoCAD windows
    • Multiple Design Environment
    • Menus, dialog boxes and toolbars
    • AutoCAD Design Center
    • Preferences
    • Using command prompt
    • Accessing help
  1. Understanding Basic Concepts
    • Coordinate Systems
    • Opening drawings
    • Creating new drawings
    • Using drawing aids
    • Creating lines & circles
    • Using coordinate entry
    • Selecting & Removing Objects
    • Saving Drawings
  1. Application of Layers
    • Introduction to layers
    • Creating layers
    • Setting color & linetype
    • Managing layers
    • Changing object properties
  1. Utilizing Display Commands
    • Zoom
    • Pan
    • Real-time Zoom & Pan
    • Aerial View
    • Redraw & Regen
  1. Entry Draw Commands
    • Circle
    • Arc & Ellipse
    • Offset
    • Rectangle & Polygon
    • Donut
    • Point & Point Style
    • Pline & Mline
    • Ray & Xline
    • Using object snap & PolarSnap
    • AutoSnap & AutoTrack
  1. Editing Tools
    • Erase
    • Break & Trim
    • Undo & Redo
    • Copy & Move
    • Rotate & Scale
    • Strentch & Mirror
    • Extend & Lengthen
    • Chamfer & Lengthen
    • Chamfer & Fillet
    • Pedit
    • Editing with grips
    • Using array
    • Modify & Change
    • Explore
    • Purge
  1. Enhancing Drawing – Hatch & Text
    • Introduction to Hatching
    • Boundary Hatching
    • Editing Hatching
    • Text styles
    • Text & Dtext
    • Editing Text
    • DDEdit & DDMODIFY
  1. Dimensioning
    • Dim styles
    • Creating dimensions
    • Editing dimensions
    • Quick Dimension (QDIM)
  1. Blocks
    • Creating Blocks
    • Creating Blocks
    • Inserting Blocks
    • Updating Block definitions
    • External references
  1. Printing and Housekeeping
    • Print Dialog Box
    • Printing
    • Model Space & Paper Space
    • Recovering drawing
    • Copying & renaming files
    • Audit

 

AutoCAD – Level 2

Introduction:

The AutoCAD in 3D course is for the advanced AutoCAD user. This advanced course will cover:

  • Advanced object control and selection
  • Advanced object creation and modelling using wire frame, surface, and solids.

Pre-requisites:

Computer Basic, Basic Design knowledge

Duration:

15 hours / Part time

Content (AutoCAD Level 2):

  1. Object control and selection
    • Selection modes
    • Grips
    • Object selection
    • Object group
    • Quick select command
    • How to search for drawing objects
    • Filter options
    • Layer filter options
    • How to apply layer filter
  1. Blocks and Attributes
    • Type of blocks
    • How to create blocks with attributes
    • Type of attributes
    • Attribute options
    • What are system variables
    • Preferences
    • User profiles
    • How to use external reference files
    • Advantage of using Xref
    • In-place Xref editing
    • How to Usig Xclip
  1. 3D Modeling
    • Revision on coordinates
    • X,Y,Z planes
    • Differentiate between wire frame, surface and solid objects
    • How to view drawings in 3 D
    • Difference between isometric and surface objects
    • Types of solid objects
    • Regions
    • How to edit surfaces and solids
  1. Rendering
    • Shading options
    • Rendering options
    • Lights and shadows
    • Background and fogging
    • How to apply materials to objects
    • How to create landscape objects
    • Create scenes for viewing
    • How to create Raster Image
    • Advantages
  1. Model Space/Paper Space
    • Differences between model and paper space
    • Tiled Viewports and floating viewports
    • How to create and scale viewports
    • Difference in dimensioning in model and paper space
    • Principles of dimension in model and paper space
  1. Batch Plotting
    • What is Batch plotting
    • Plotter configuration
    • How to use Batch Plot Utility
    • Advantage
    • Drawing Web Format (DWF)
    • Internet Utilities