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AutoCAD 2014 – 2D Fundamentals

Learn the necessary commands to get you working on projects.
Instructor:
Brian Benjamin
687 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Know how to Manage Files
Know how to create and Edit Objects
Know How to Properly Use Layers
Know how to Annotate
Know how to Dimension a Design

Learning a complex program like Autodesk AutoCAD can seem like a daunting task at first. I’m here to try and break down the the various functions and tools of this drafting software into its essential and fundamental parts. Luckily for us, a majority of the skills required to use AutoCAD only require you to use a small percentage of the available commands and just a bit of imagination. I’ll first be showing you how to use these fundamental commands to try and get you working in the shortest amount of time possible while trying to distill useful tricks of the trade. This course will help guide your learning through exercises, supplemental documents, and video instruction.

Why learn AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a software used by many engineering and scientific businesses. There is always a need for someone who can turn a concept into an actual design to later be manufactured or built. By taking this course you could open yourself up to new opportunities. Some of the benefits for taking this course include:

  • Flexibility Learning
  • Learning by Watching and Doing
  • Becoming More Competitive in the Workforce
  • Understand What It Takes to Create a Design
What this course offers
  • Multiple Quiz Questions
  • Learning At Your Own Pace
  • Hours of Video Lessons
  • Exercise Files to Work With
  • Review Documents for Studying
  • Project Examples
  • Myself for Help
Topics Included
  • Setting up A work Environment
  • Templates
  • Customizations
  • Object Creation
  • Object Modification
  • Blocks
  • Attributes
  • Layers and Their Properties
  • Dimensioning
  • Annotating
  • Output formats

About the Course

1
Introductions

Course Introductions and Course outline

2
Some Further Basics

Introductions for the course and some thoughts.

3
Example Files

Getting things ready by downloading the files to be used throughout the course.

Getting Started

1
A look at the interface

This lecture gives an overview of the interface. It discusses the ribbon, command line, status bar, workspaces, UCS icon, sticky panels, application menu, and more.

2
Recap of the Interface

A Recap of what was covered in this section

3
Terminology
A few key terms to know about AutoCAD. You should know and feel comfortable with these basic terms when dealing with AutoCAD
4
quiz

Handling Documents

1
Documents

Covers many document related topics such as templates ans saving.

2
A Recap on Handling Documents

What we have covered in this section

3
quiz

2D Object Creation

1
Mouse Clicks and Mouse Wheel

Learning to use an essential tool in autocad....the mouse

2
Drawing Lines

Learn how to create lines in AutoCAD

3
Drawing Circles

Creating Circles in your drawing

4
Drawing Polygons

Learn to create polygons

5
Drawing Rectangles

Learn to create rectangles

6
Drawing Arcs

Learn to create arcs

7
Drawing Ellipses

Learn to draw elipses

8
Creating PolyLines

Learn to create polylines

9
Drawing Splines

Lean to create splines

10
Simple Drawing Project

A fun project where you practice all the object creation techniques that you have learned so far. Have fun and create your dream house.

11
Summary / Key Concepts 1

Additional Material for you to review

Drawing Accurately

1
Ortho and Polar Modes

Understand what ortho and polar mods can do

2
Manual Input

Learn to input commands manually into the command line

3
Manual Input with Angles

Learn to specify points manually with angles

4
Relative and Absolute Coordinates

Specify points with relative and absolute coordinates

5
Object Snap

Learn how to use object snaps with your drawings

6
Dynamic Input

Use dynamic input in creating objects

7
Right Click Menu

Understanding and using the right click menu in your workflow

8
quiz

Modifying Objects

1
Selecting Objects

Learn different selection techniques

2
Selection Settings

Change the settings for how you select objects

3
Distance

Learn how to find the distance ob your objects

4
Move Copy Rotate

Learn to move copy and rotate objects that you have created.

5
Undo and Redo

Learning to undo and redo your actions

6
Fillet Chamfer

Create fillets and chamfers in your objects

7
Trim Extend

Edit your objects with the trim and extend commands

8
Quick Calculator

how to use the quick calculator in your work

9
Using the Quick Calculator

Putting the quick calculator to work for you

10
Miror and Scale

Using the mirror and scale commands to manipulate your design

11
Creating Arrays

A look at creating arrays

12
Object Snap Tracking

Using object snap tracking to create your objects

13
Using UCS

Using the UCS icon to make drawing easier

14
Erase and OOPS

Using the erase and oops command

15
Offset

offsetting objects that you created to speed up your work

16
Stretch

Using the stretch command to maniupliate your objects

17
Explode and Join

Leraning how to use explode and join on objects

18
Grips

Taking a look at grips and what you can do with them

19
Grip Modifying

Using the grips to modify your objects

20
Summary / Key Concepts 2

A second summary of what we have covered so far

21
Quiz

Test your understanding of the skills you have already developed so far

Layers

1
Creating Layers

Learn how to create layers

2
Naming Layers

Learn how to name various layers in your design

3
Layer Properties

Learn about layer properties

4
Deleting Layers

Learn how to delete layers

5
Layer Descriptions

Give your layers descriptions to make them work better

6
Moving Objects to Different Layers

Change the location of objects among various layers to work more effectively

7
Object Isolation

Isolate objects so you can work without making changes to the rest of your design

8
Object Properties

Understanding the properties of objects

9
Property Inheritance

Look at how objects inherit properties without setting the properties

10
quiz

Annotation

1
Single Line Text

Learning to work with single line text

2
Single Line Text Justification

Learn how to use various justifications and apply them to single line text

3
Single Line Text Style

Learn how to change the style of your single line text

4
Multi Line Text

Learn how to add multi line text to your design

5
Multileaders

Learn now to add multileaders to your design

6
Multileader Options

Learn how to edit the options that are available for multileaders

7
Adding and Removing Leaders

Learn how to add and remove leaders from your design

8
Multileader Style Manager

Make changes to the style of multileaders with the style manager

9
Multileader Editing

Learn to edit the multileader

10
Importing Text

An example of how to import text into your design from an external source

11
Creating Tables

Learn how to create tables for your design

12
Table Styles

Edit the styles of your tables

13
Modifying Tables

Modify the tables you create

14
Exercise

Practice making text by creating text that is similiar to what is shown

15
quiz

Dimensioning

1
Parts of a Dimension

Understand the parts of a dimension

2
Dimension Layers

Adding dimensions to their own layer

3
Linear Dimensions

Create linear dimensions in your design

4
Aligned Dimensions

Learn about aligned dimensions

5
Baseline Dimensions

Learn how to apply baseline dimenions

6
Continued Dimensions

Create Continued dimensions and learn how to use them

7
Angular Dimensions

Add angular dimensions to your objects

8
Radius and Diameter Dimensions

Create dimensions that annotate the radius and diameter

9
Modifying Dimensions

Learn how to modify your dimesions

10
Breaking Dimensions

Learn how to break dimensions so they dont become too cluttered

11
Dimension Spacing

Learn how to add spacing among your dimensions

12
Jogged Dimensions

Learn how to add jogged lines to your dimensions

13
Dimension Styles

Learn how to change the styles of your dimensions

14
Summary / Key Concepts 3

A third summary of what we have covered so far.

15
Exercise

See if you can add dimensions like the ones shown

16
quiz
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