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- Understanding model space
- Working in a multiple-document environment
- Organizing drawings using layers
- Creating basic geometry
- Configuring units for architectural, civil, or metric work
- Incorporating blocks (symbols) into a working file
- Maintaining accuracy with coordinates and snaps
- Creating annotations that automatically size themselves
- Moving and copying elements
- Transferring data between drawings
- Preparing standardized layouts with title blocks
- Sharing drawings
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi. My name is Jeff Bartels, and I'd like to welcome you to the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training title. AutoCAD is one of the most widely recognized programs in the world. It's the industry standard for 2D drafting and design. And, if I might add, for 3D conceptual design, it's no slouch either. So, if you're looking to increase your skillset, or broaden your employment horizons, this is your perfect opportunity. We'll start our training by looking at AutoCAD's interface. I'll show you how the tools are arranged, and how to use them.
At first glance, AutoCAD may seem a little intimidating. So we'll also look at how you can get answers to any questions you may have. Next, we'll work together to create some simple shapes. All the while, I'll be reinforcing drafting fundamentals, accuracy, and drawing units. After covering the basics, I'll show you how to modify your geometry to create more complex designs. Next, we'll learn how to annotate our drawings and prepare them for construction. And I'll show you how to use AutoCAD's dimensioning tools to accurately document your design.
Finally, we'll learn how to create a hard copy of our work that is printed to a measurable scale using a standardized title block. The beauty of this course is that it's industry-neutral. You can take what you learn here and apply it to any discipline. So, if you've always wanted to learn AutoCAD from the ground up, and you're ready to share your designs with the rest of the world, follow me, and we'll get started.