Fundamentals of AutoCAD

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Fundamentals of AutoCAD

Fundamentals of AutoCAD

Overview:  AutoCAD is a commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design
(CAD) and drafting. The software is available since 1982 as a desktop application, and is developed and
marketed by Autodesk

 Introduction to AutoCAD and Working with the Windows Environment
Starting AutoCAD and Understanding the Display
Interacting with AutoCAD
AutoCAD File Operations
 Creating Your First Drawing
Setting up a Drawing
Using AutoCAD Drafting Tools
Understanding Objects
 Viewing and Plotting a Drawing
Understanding the Display and Virtual Screen
Using ZOOM and PAN To Control the Display
Using the Aerial View Window and Creating Views
 Basic CAD Drawing Techniques
Setting the Display Format and s
Working with Prototype Drawings
Coordinate System Basics
 Understanding Layers and Linetypes
Working with Layers
Understanding and Creating Linetypes
Creating Basic Geometry
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Circles
Drawing Arcs
 Annotating a Drawing with Text and Hatching
Adding Text to a Drawing
Filling Areas with Hatching

 Drawing Accurately
Working with Entity Points and Object Snaps
Using Point Filters
 Creating Selection Sets
Methods for Creating a Selection Set
Selecting Objects
Changing the Selection and Using Object Selection Filters
Basic Editing Skills
Deleting and Restoring Objects
Moving, Copying, and Offsetting Objects
Rotating, Mirroring, Scaling, and Stretching Objects
Editing Edges and Corners of Objects
Producing Arrays of Objects (ARRAY)
 Editing with Grips
Working with Grips
Using the Grips Autoedit Modes
Advanced Drawing Techniques
Dividing and Measuring an Object
Drawing Rings and Ellipses
Working with Multilines
Dimensioning a Drawing
Dimensioning Basics and Dimensioning with Precision
Linear and Radial Dimensioning
Angular Dimensioning
Editing Dimensions
 Modifying Object Characteristics
Changing Object Properties
Extracting Information from your Drawing
Using Symbols and Attributes
Defining Groups
Creating Blocks
Adding Information to a Block with Attributes


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