AutoCAD Level 2: Intermediate Course Outline
AutoCADŽ: Beyond the Basics course is designed for those using AutoCADŽ with a Windows operating system. This learning guide is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software.
AutoCADŽ: Beyond the Basics course continues on from the topics covered in the AutoCADŽ9: Essentials class. It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template, creating annotation styles, and how to work with external references.
You learn such skills as:
Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
Adding parametric constraints to objects.
Creating local and global blocks.
Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
Attaching External References.
AutoCADŽ: Essentials or equivalent experience.
A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
A working knowledge of your operating system.
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
10.3 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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