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AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate Course Outline

 (2 days)
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The AutoCAD® Level 2: Intermediate class is designed for those using AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® 2with a Windows operating system. This class is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software. The objective of AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate class is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.

After the Level 1: Essentials class, this course continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template.

You learn skills such as:
Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
Adding parametric constraints to objects.
Creating local and global blocks.
Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
Using advanced plotting and publishing options.

AutoCAD Level 1: Essentials or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Working Effectively with AutoCAD
1.1 Creating a Custom Workspace
1.2 Using the Keyboard Effectively
1.3 Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
1.4 Working in Multiple
1.5 Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
1.6 Using Grips Effectively
1.7 Additional Layer Tools

Chapter 2: Accurate Positioning
2.1 Coordinate Entry
2.2 Locating Points with Tracking
2.3 Construction Lines
2.4 Placing Reference Points

Chapter 3: Projects: Productivity Tools
3.1 Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
3.2 Mechanical Project: 2 Views
3.3 Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
3.4 Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
3.5 Architectural Project: Addition
3.6 Mechanical Project: Block
3.7 Mechanical Project: Plate

Chapter 4: Parametric Drawing
4.1 Working with Constraints
4.2 Geometric Constraints
4.3 Dimensional Constraints

Chapter 5: Working with Blocks
5.1 Creating Blocks
5.2 Editing Blocks
5.3 Removing Unused Elements
5.4 Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
5.5 Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes

Chapter 6: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks
6.1 Mechanical Project: Control Panel
6.2 Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
6.3 Civil Project: Utility Layout

Chapter 7: Creating Templates
7.1 Why Use Templates?
7.2 Controlling Units Display
7.3 Creating New Layers
7.4 Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
7.5 Saving Templates

Chapter 8: Advanced Layouts
8.1 Creating and Using Named Views
8.2 Advanced Viewport Options
8.3 Layer Overrides in Viewports
8.4 Additional Annotative Scale

Chapter 9: Annotation Styles
9.1 Creating Text Styles
9.2 Creating Dimension Styles
9.3 Creating Multileader Styles

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities
10.1 Interiors Project
10.2 Mechanical/Schematic
10.3 Civil/Map Project
10.4 Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles

Chapter 11: External References
11.1 Attaching External References
11.2 Modifying External
11.3 Xref Specific Information

Chapter 12: Projects: Drawing
12.1 D-sized Title Block (36x24)
12.2 Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base
12.3 Architectural Project: Office Tower
12.4 P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System
12.5 Civil Project: Warehouse Site
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