AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

with Jeff Bartels
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AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 48m Beginner


Join Jeff Bartels as he covers the most important features of this industry-standard drafting and design application in AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training. This course begins with a tour of AutoCAD's interface and the tools used to create basic shapes. It then focuses on the methods used to modify and refine geometry while emphasizing accuracy and good habits to build a solid design foundation. The course covers using layers, line types, and colors to organize a drawing file and explains how to efficiently annotate a design and prepare it for final output. Throughout the title, Jeff shares industry techniques used in production and reinforces concepts using practical examples. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • 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


- [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.

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