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Learning AutoCAD 2013

Learning the Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Design(CAD)


Prerequisites:
This guide is designed for the new user who needs to know the essential commands necessary
for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD. No previous computer aided
design (CAD) experience is required. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of:
 Microsoft® Windows® XP, 7, or Microsoft® Vista®.
 Drafting and design experience is a plus.

Course Outline

Week 1


01. Getting Started
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What You Will Learn
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Introduction To AutoCAD
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Installation: AutoCAD, Design Review, Fusion
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Turning On AutoCAD For The First Time
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Quick Run Thru

02. New Features In AutoCAD 2013
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The Welcome Screen
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UI And UX Changes
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New 2D Workflow
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Miscellaneous Updates
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Autodesk Exchange Applications
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New 3D Work-Flow
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Model Documentation Update
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Autodesk Cloud

03. Interfacing With AutoCAD
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The AutoCAD Drawing Area - The Crosshairs And Your Mouse
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Using The Application Menu And The QAT - Part 1
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Using The Application Menu And The QAT - Part 2
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Interfacing With The Ribbon
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Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete - Part 1
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Taking Advantage Of The Command Line, Dynamic Input And Auto Complete - Part 2
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Toolbars And The Menu Bar
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Pallets And Short Cut Menus - Part 1
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Pallets And Short Cut Menus - Part 2
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Using Function Keys And Command Aliases - Part 1
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Using Function Keys And Command Aliases - Part 2
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Workspaces - It's Your Screen Space, Do What You Want With It
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The Status Bar - A Busy Place
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An Introduction To Model Space And Paper Space
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Quick view Layouts And Drawings

04. Basic Operations
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You Have To Start Somewhere (Start A New File-Open A File)
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Quitting CAD (Save Early, Save Often)
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Object Selection - Part 1
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Object Selection - Part 2
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Advanced Operation Techniques
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How AutoCAD Interprets Units
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Working With Specific Units
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The User Coordinate System
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Working With The Coordinate System
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Using The Grid System With The Snap Feature
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Pan
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Zoom
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Chapter Project

Week 2


05. Drawing & Drafting Tools
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Lines - You Will Use Them Everywhere
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Polylines And Their Uses
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Circles
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Arcs
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Polygons
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Rectangles And Ellipses
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Points And Their Styles
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Methods To Create Precise Objects
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Chapter Project - Part 1
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Chapter Project - Part 2

06. Editing Tools
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Erase
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Delete Duplicates (Overkill)
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The Move And Copy Commands
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Rotating Objects
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Scaling Objects
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Stretching Objects
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Offset
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Mirror
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Trim - Extend Lines
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Fillet - Chamfer
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Rectangular Array
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Polar Array
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Pathway Array
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Copy Array
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Object Properties
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Chapter Project




Week 3


07. Utilities: Tools To Know What's Going On
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Listing Objects
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Measuring Tools
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Purging Unused Items
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Undo - The Most Important Command
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Chapter Project

08. Precision Tools: Tricks To Help You Draw Accurately
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OSNAP - Part 1
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OSNAP - Part 2
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ORTHO
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GRIPS

09. AutoCAD: Using Layers
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Layer Properties
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The Layer Manager
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Freeze, Thaw, On, Off, Lock
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Creating And Editing Layers
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Using Layers To Control
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Chapter Project

10. Annotations
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Dimensions
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Dimension Styles: Drill Down In Dim Town
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Advanced Dimension Operations - Part 1
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Advanced Dimension Operations - Part 2
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Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings: Dimassoc, Dim Reassociate
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Leaders
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Multileaders
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Single Line Text
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Multi Line Text
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Multi Line Text Techniques
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Wipeouts: Hiding What You Don't Want To See
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Text Styles
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Tables
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Hatching
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Chapter Project





Week 4


11. Blocks
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What Is A Block
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Creating Blocks
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Inserting Blocks And Using Them
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Editing Blocks
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Attributed Blocks - Part 1
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Attributed Blocks - Part 2
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The Effect Of Exploding Blocks
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Introduction To Dynamic Blocks
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Chapter Project

12. Model Space And Paper Space
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What's The Difference
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What Belongs In Where
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Viewports - Part 1
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Viewports - Part 2

13. Plot & Publish
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Plotting - Part 1
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Plotting - Part 2
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Page Set Up
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Publish
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Export Your File
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Chapter Project

Week 5


14. Final Project
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Chapter Project Draw The Building - Part 1
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Chapter Project Draw The Building - Part 2
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Chapter Project Decoration
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Chapter Project Annotation