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

 (5 days)

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, covering 5-days of content, $895 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 3-day, AutoCAD Level 1: Essentials and our 2-day, AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate classes. The cost for this Autodesk On-Demand: AutoCAD Fundamentals (Levels 1 and 2) class is $895. Customers must call us directly to purchase this class at 800-288-8221.

Autodesk On-Demand Learner Profiles
Autodesk On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, Autodesk On-Demand is a great fit for experienced professionals have some experience with AutoCAD and don't need a traditional classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Autodesk 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.

About Autodesk On-Demand
There are approximately 40 hours of video plus an ebook with over 800 pages of content. These video lessons provide instructorsí descriptions and demonstrations of key features and concepts. Step-by-step procedures establish workflows for end-users. Hands-on practice exercises, including provided datasets, take end-users through typical scenarios they will encounter using the software. And command summaries are a quick-reference when using the software. Finally, graded review questions validate understanding and track progress and proficiency improvements.

Note: All Autodesk 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 Autodesk On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Certification Bundle Upgrade Option. Our Autodesk On-Demand classes come with the option of bundling in exam prep software and an exam voucher (with 1 free retake). The total cost for the bundle, including the Autodesk On-Demand materials, is $995. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Certiport, the Autodesk testing service. For more information see: AutoCAD Certification Bundles

Autodesk Official Training Guide. Get the Autodesk Official Training Guide in both hard copy text and the web edition. The web edition contains online lessons with downloadable files for the projects. Also there are interactive quizes, and videos. The web edition text is part of subscription and goes away after one year but the hard copy text is yours to keep.

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your Autodesk On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs. (6-Month Access.)

ILT Participant Option. You've purchased Autodesk On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want to see a live class. Just pay difference between Autodesk On-Demand course and 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 Autodesk On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the links below:
AutoCAD Level 1: Essentials Course Outline and
AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate Course Outline


This Autodesk On-Demand class will cover have the same topics elearning topics that are covered in the Autodesk Level 1 (Essentials) and Level 2 (Intermediate) classes through the elearning web edition of the text. This class also includes downloadable exercises which are designed to reinforce new skills and prepare the user for the AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) certification exam. It is not required that the student take the exams.

*** What You Need to Take this Training ***
You will need the AutoCAD software for either Windows or mac OS as well as the computer to run the software and a high-speed internet connection.

A working knowledge of basic design or drafting procedures and terminology. A working knowledge of your operating system.

From Level 1 Essentials Class

Course Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AutoCAD
1.1 Starting the Software
1.2 User Interface
1.3 Working with Commands
1.4 Cartesian Workspace
1.5 Opening an Existing Drawing File
1.6 Viewing Your Drawing
1.7 Saving Your Work

Chapter 2: Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
2.1 Drawing Lines
2.2 Erasing Objects
2.3 Drawing Vertical and Horizontal Lines
2.4 Drawing Rectangles
2.5 Drawing Circles
2.6 Undo and Redo Actions

Chapter 3: Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing
3.1 Create a Simple Drawing
3.2 Create Simple Shapes

Chapter 4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
4.1 Using Running Object Snaps
4.2 Using Object Snap Overrides
4.3 Polar Tracking at Angles
4.4 Object Snap Tracking
4.5 (Optional) Drawing with Snap and Grid

Chapter 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing
5.1 Selecting Objects for Editing
5.2 Moving Objects
5.3 Copying
5.4 Rotating Objects
5.5 Scaling Objects
5.6 Mirroring Objects
5.7 Editing with Grips

Chapter 6: Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise
6.1 Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
6.2 Architectural Project: Landscape
6.3 Mechanical Project: Using Polar and Tracking
6.4 Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
6.5 Mechanical Project: Satellite

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
7.1 Creating New Drawings With Templates
7.2 What are Layers?
7.3 Layer States
7.4 Changing an Objectís Layer

Chapter 8: Advanced Object Types
8.1 Drawing Arcs
8.2 Drawing Polylines
8.3 Editing Polylines
8.4 Drawing Polygons
8.5 Drawing Ellipses

Chapter 9: Analyzing Model and Object Properties
9.1 Working with Object Properties
9.2 Measuring Objects

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Organization and Information
10.1 Architectural Project
10.2 Mechanical Project
10.3 Civil Project

Chapter 11: Advanced Editing Commands
11.1 Trimming and Extending Objects
11.2 Stretching Objects
11.3 Creating Fillets and Chamfers
11.4 Offsetting Objects
11.5 Creating Arrays of Objects

Chapter 12: Inserting Blocks
12.1 What are Blocks?
12.2 Working with Dynamic Blocks
12.3 Inserting Blocks
12.4 Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
12.5 Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter

Chapter 13: Projects: Creating More Complex Objects
13.1 Mechanical Project 1: Plate
13.2 Mechanical Project 2: Gasket
13.3 Mechanical Project 3: Plate
13.4 Mechanical Project 4: Rocker Arm
13.5 Architectural Project 1: Floor Plan
13.6 Architectural Project 2: Floor Plan
13.7 Civil Project: Parking Lot

Chapter 14: Setting Up a Layout
14.1 Working in Layouts
14.2 Creating Layouts
14.3 Creating Layout Viewports
14.4 Guidelines for Layouts

Chapter 15: Printing Your Drawing
15.1 Printing Concepts
15.2 Printing Layouts
15.3 Print and Plot Settings

Chapter 16: Projects: Preparing to Print
16.1 Mechanical Project
16.2 Architectural Project

Chapter 17:
17.1 Working with Annotations
17.2 Adding Text in a Drawing
17.3 Modifying Multiline Text
17.4 Formatting Multiline Text
17.5 Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
17.6 Creating Tables
17.7 Modifying Tables

Chapter 18: Hatching
18.1 Hatching
18.2 Editing Hatches

Chapter 19: Adding Dimensions
19.1 Dimensioning Concepts
19.2 Adding Linear Dimensions
19.3 Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
19.4 Editing Dimensions

Chapter 20: Projects: Annotating Your Drawing
20.1 Mechanical Project
20.2 Architectural Project 1
20.3 Architectural Project 2
20.4 Civil Project

From Level 2 Intermediate Class

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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