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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016

A Beginners Guide to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Once you have completed this training course, you will be fully capable of using AutoCAD 2016 to create your own 2D drawings
Become more familiar with AutoCAD 2016

In this Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 training course, expert author Brian Benton will teach you how to create 2D drawings using the latest version of this computer aided design software from Autodesk. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with AutoCAD is required.

You will start by learning about the new features in AutoCAD 2016, then jump into learning about the AutoCAD interface. From there, Brian will teach you basic operations, such as how to quit AutoCAD, work with the coordinate system, and use the grid system. This video tutorial will also teach you how to use the drawing and drafting tools, editing tools, and the utilities. You will also cover the precision tools to help you draw accurately. Brian will teach you how to use layers, annotations, blocks, and model and paper space. Finally, you will use your skills to create a drawing of a small movie theatre.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using AutoCAD 2016 to create your own 2D drawings. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons. 

Getting Started

1
Important - Download These First - Working Files
2
What You Will Learn
3
Introduction To AutoCAD
4
Installing AutoCAD
5
Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time
6
Quick Run-Through

New Features In AutoCAD 2016

1
The Start Tab And Other Interface Enhancements
2
Revision Clouds
3
Dimension Creation Improvements
4
Operational Improvements
5
BIM Coordination Attachement, PDF, And Xref Enhancements
6
3D Object Section Tool Improvements
7
Reality Computing - Point Cloud Tools Enhancements
8
A New Rendering Engine - Rapid RT
9
System Variable Monitor And Other System Enhancements

Interfacing With AutoCAD

1
AutoCAD's Drawing Area - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse
2
Using The Application Menu And The QAT
3
Interfacing With The Ribbon
4
Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input, And Auto-Complete
5
Toolbars And The Menubar
6
File Tabs
7
Pallets And Shortcut Menus
8
Using Function Keys And Command Aliases
9
Workspaces
10
The Status Bar - A Busy Place
11
An Introduction To Model Space And Paper Space
12
Quick Access To Your Drawings

Basic Operations

1
You Have To Start Somewhere
2
Quitting AutoCAD
3
Object Selection
4
Advanced Operation Techniques
5
How AutoCAD Interprets Units
6
Working With Specific Units
7
The User Coordinate System
8
Working With The Coordinate System
9
Using The Grid System With The Snap Feature
10
Pan
11
Zoom
12
Chapter Project

Drawing And Drafting Tools

1
Lines
2
Polylines And Their Uses
3
Circles
4
Arcs
5
Polygons
6
Rectangles And Ellipses
7
Points And Their Styles
8
Methods To Create Precise Objects
9
Chapter Project

Editing Tools

1
Erase
2
Delete Duplicates - OVERKILL
3
The Move And Copy Commands
4
Rotating Objects
5
Scaling Objects
6
Stretching Objects
7
Offset
8
Mirror
9
Trim Or Extend Lines
10
Fillet Or Chamfer
11
Rectangular Array
12
Polar Array
13
Pathway Array
14
Copy Array
15
Object Properties
16
Chapter Project

Utilities: Tools To Know What's Going On

1
Listing Objects
2
Measuring Tools
3
Purging Unused Items
4
Undo - The Most Important Command
5
Chapter Project

Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately

1
OSNAP
2
ORTHO
3
GRIPS

AutoCAD: Using Layers

1
Layer Properties
2
The Layer Manager
3
Freeze/Thaw/On/Off/Lock
4
Creating And Editing Layers
5
Using Layers To Control
6
Chapter Project

Annotations

1
Dimensions
2
Dimension Styles - DIM
3
Advanced Dimension Operations
4
Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings: DIMASSOC
5
Multileaders
6
Single-Line Text
7
Multiline Text
8
Multiline Text Techniques
9
Wipeouts: Hiding What You Don't Want To See
10
Text Styles
11
Tables
12
Hatching
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