- View Offline
- Opening, viewing, saving, and sharing drawings
- Customizing the workspace
- Mastering drawing fundamentals and specialized commands
- Defining units of measure and controlling accuracy
- Making primary modifications and major changes to a drawing
- Organizing layers and reusable content
- Annotating and dimensioning
- Plotting with layouts
- Sizing linetypes, modelspace text, and dimensions for a plot
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Welcome to the AutoCAD 2008 Essentials title. My name is Jeff Bartels and I've been an AutoCAD user and instructor since the days when AutoCAD was a DOS-based application. AutoCAD has been my passion for more than a decade. By day, I use AutoCAD to produce large-scale civil engineering plan sets, and by night, I teach AutoCAD courses at local colleges and work with students just like you. It is truly an honor to act as your personal trainer, and take you step by step through this industry-standard CAD drafting program. As we work together to complete these tutorials, don't worry if you don't have the 2008 version of AutoCAD.
Even if you're using an older release of the program, this training will still work for you. You see, AutoCAD's interface and core functionality hasn't changed much in the last several years. Don't get me wrong, each new release of AutoCAD has added fantastic new improvements. The good news is, the basics have stayed the same. This means that, even if you're using an older version of AutoCAD, you'll still be able to do much of what we cover in this title. So if you've always wanted to learn AutoCAD from the ground up, this is your perfect opportunity. Well, we've got a lot of things to talk about and a lot of learning to do.
So let's get started.