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AutoCAD On-Demand: AutoCAD Fundamentals (Levels 1 & 2) Course Outline

**Note: This is an On-Demand (self-study) course, 360-day unlimited 24/7 access via the internet**
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You may take this class at any time; there are no set dates. This course includes: AutoCAD Fundamentals (Levels 1 & 2) and AutoCAD 3D Drawing Modeling. Note: The 360-day access period begins at time of purchase.

About AutoCAD On-Demand
This Online On-Demand (self-study) training course includes 360-day access to videos lessons. These video lessons provide instructorsí descriptions and demonstrations of key features and concepts. Step-by-step procedures that establish workflows for end-users. Hands-on practice exercises, including provided datasets, take end-users through typical scenarios they will encounter using the software. Command summaries for quick-reference when using the software. Finally, graded review questions validate understanding and track progress and proficiency improvements.

**What You Need to Take this Training**
You will need the AutoCAD software (AutoCAD Web and AutoCAD LT are not an option) and a high-speed internet connection. Students registering for this course may be eligible for free access to Autodesk software for a one-year period-please contact our office for details. Please note: this course is designed for a Windows OS.

A working knowledge of basic design or drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of the Windows operating system is also needed.

AutoCAD On-Demand Learner Profiles
AutoCAD On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, AutoCAD On-Demand is a great fit for experienced professionals who have some experience with AutoCAD and don't need traditional classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, AutoCAD On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to AutoCAD and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

Note: All AutoCAD On-Demand classes are in "mixed units" by default. Metric unit curriculum are available upon request.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our AutoCAD On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

ACU Certification Bundle Upgrade Option. Our AutoCAD On-Demand classes come with the option of bundling in ACU exam prep software and an exam voucher (with 1 free retake). Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Certiport, the AutoCAD testing service. For details, see: AutoCAD Certification Bundles

ILT Participant Option. You've purchased AutoCAD On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want to see a live class. Just pay difference between the AutoCAD On-Demand course and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone! (Available for either the instructor-led Level 1 or Level 2 class. Only one class per participant.)

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know AutoCAD On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer live, instructor-led versions of the course. For details, click on the links below:
AutoCAD Level 1: Essentials Course Outline
AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate Course Outline

Course Outline

- AutoCAD Fundamentals -

Getting Started with AutoCAD
Starting the Software
User Interface
Working with Commands
Cartesian Workspace
Opening an Existing Drawing File
Viewing Your Drawing
Saving Your Work

Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
Drawing Lines
Erasing Objects
Drawing Vertical and Horizontal Lines
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Circles
Undo and Redo Actions

Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing
Create a Simple Drawing
Create Simple Shapes

Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
Using Running Object Snaps
Using Object Snap Overrides
Polar Tracking at Angles
Object Snap Tracking
Drawing with Snap and Grid

Making Changes in Your Drawing
Selecting Objects for Editing
Moving Objects
Rotating Objects
Scaling Objects
Mirroring Objects
Editing with Grips

Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise
Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
Architectural Project: Landscape
Mechanical Project: Using Polar and Tracking
Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
Mechanical Project: Satellite

Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
Creating New Drawings With Templates
What are Layers?
Layer States
Changing an Objectís Layer

Advanced Object Types
Drawing Arcs
Drawing Polylines
Editing Polylines
Drawing Polygons
Drawing Ellipses

Analyzing Model and Object Properties
Working with Object Properties
Measuring Objects

Drawing Organization and Information
Architectural Project
Mechanical Project
Civil Project

Advanced Editing Commands
Trimming and Extending Objects
Stretching Objects
Creating Fillets and Chamfers
Offsetting Objects
Creating Arrays of Objects

What are Blocks?
Inserting Blocks using the Blocks Palette
Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
Working with Dynamic Blocks
Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter

Projects: Creating More Complex Objects
Mechanical Project 1: Plate
Mechanical Project 2: Gasket
Mechanical Project 3: Plate
Mechanical Project 4: Rocker Arm
Architectural Project 1: Floor Plan
Architectural Project 2: Floor Plan
Civil Project: Parking Lot

Setting Up a Layout
Working in Layouts
Creating Layouts
Creating Layout Viewports
Named Views
Guidelines for Layouts

Printing Your Drawing
Printing Concepts
Printing Layouts
Print and Plot Settings

Projects: Preparing to Print
Mechanical Project
Architectural Project

Working with Annotations
Adding Text in a Drawing
Modifying Multiline Text
Formatting Multiline Text
Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
Creating Tables
Modifying Tables

Editing Hatches

Adding Dimensions
Dimensioning Concepts
Adding Linear Dimensions
Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
Editing Dimensions

Projects: Annotating Your Drawing
Mechanical Project
Architectural Project 1
Architectural Project 2
Civil Project

Working Effectively with AutoCAD
Creating a Custom Workspace
Using the Keyboard Effectively
Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
Working in Multiple Drawings
Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
Using Grips Effectively
Additional Layer Tools

Accurate Positioning
Coordinate Entry
Locating Points with Tracking
Construction Lines
Placing Reference Points

Projects: Productivity Tools
Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
Mechanical Project: 2 Views
Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
Architectural Project: Addition
Mechanical Project: Block
Mechanical Project: Plate

Parametric Drawing
Working with Constraints
Geometric Constraints
Dimensional Constraints

Working with Blocks
Creating Blocks
Editing Blocks
Removing Unused Elements
Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes

Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks
Mechanical Project: Control Panel
Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
Civil Project: Utility Layout

Creating Templates
Why Use Templates?
Controlling Units Display
Creating New Layers
Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
Saving Templates

Working with Layouts
Creating and Using Named Views
Advanced Viewport Options
Layer Overrides in Viewports
Annotative Scale Features

Annotation Styles
Creating Text Styles
Creating Dimension Styles
Creating Multileader Styles

Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities
Interiors Project
Civil/Map Project
Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles

External References
Attaching External References
Modifying External
Xref Specific Information

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

- AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modeling -

3D Foundations
Why Use 3D?
Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
Basic 3D Viewing Tools
3D Navigation Tools
Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS)

Simple Solids
Working with Solid Primitives
Solid Primitive Types
Working with Composite Solids
Working with Mesh Models

Working with the User Coordinate System
UCS Basics
UCS X, Y, and Z Commands
UCS Multi-functional Grips
Saving a UCS with Named UCSs

Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects
Complex 3D Geometry
Extruded Solids and Surfaces
Swept Solids and Surfaces
Revolved Solids and Surfaces
Lofted Solids and Surfaces
NURBS Surfaces

Modifying in 3D Space
Gizmo Tools
Aligning Objects in 3D Space
3D Modify Commands

Advanced Solid Editing
Editing Components of Solids
Editing Faces of Solids
Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Additional Editing Tools
Creating a Shell
Imprinting Edges of Solids
Slicing a Solid along a Plane
Interference Checking
Converting Objects to Surfaces
Converting Objects to Solids

Refining the View
Working with Sections
Working with Cameras
Managing Views in 3D
Animating with ShowMotion
Creating ShowMotion Shots
Creating Animations

Point Clouds
Point Clouds

Creating Visual Styles
Working with Materials
Specifying Light Sources
Rendering Concepts

Working Drawings from 3D Models
Creating Multiple Viewports
2D Views from 3D Solids
Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
Model Import
Automatic Model Documentation

View outline in Word


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