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1) Overview

Introduction to AutoCAD and Starting AutoCAD

Understanding How Tools are Organized and Switching and Adjusting Workspaces
Using the Application Menu & Using the Quick Access and Info Center Toolbars
Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals ,Controlling the Display of the Ribbon, Changing the Location
of the Ribbon
Working with Sticky Panels,
Introducing the Drawing Aid Tools, Drawing Grid, Changing Screen Colors,
Working with User Profiles, Controlling the Application Status Bar
Working Within the Drawing Window and Multiple Drawings
Understanding Model and Layout Tabs and Command Line, Dialog Boxes, Palettes and Toolbar
Starting a New Drawing-Template Files, Starting a New Drawing Using the Startup Wizard
Setting the Default Template
Saving Drawings - SAVE, QSAVE and SAVEAS, Autosave Options and Backup Files, Opening
Drawings - Partial Open and Read-Only
Understanding Interface Components - In-Canvas Viewport Controls, Navigation Bar, UCS Icon,
View Cube, Steering Wheels, Pull-Down Menus, 3D Mouse.

2) Drawing Basics

Drawing Lines - Command Line, Dynamic Input, Right-Click Menu

Drawing Rectangles - Area, Dimensions, Rotation, Fillets, Width, Reset/ Default Options, Using the
Undo and Redo Commands
Drawing Circles - Radius and Diameter, 2P and 3P, TTR and TTT, Defaults
Drawing Arcs - 3-Point Concepts, 3-Point Options
Understanding Coordinate Systems - Concepts, Absolute, Relative, Units
Erasing Objects, Selecting Objects - Window and Crossing, Polygon and Crossing Polygon, Fence
and Last, Undo and Previous, Box, Implied Selection, Select Similar, Add Selected, Restoring
Objects with OOPS and Deselecting Objects
Hiding and Isolating Objects, Controlling Selection Settings, Using Selection Cycling

3) Drafting Settings

Using the Status Bar - Grid, Snap, Ortho individually and in Combination.
Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
Understanding Absolute Angle Measurements
Using Polar Tracking with Absolute, Relative, Incremental Angles, Additional Angles
Understanding Relative Angle Measurements
Using Polar Snaps and Object Snap Concepts
Understanding Running, Parallel and Extension Object Snaps
Using Object Snap Overrides, and Object Snap Tracking
Display Control, Adjusting Zoom Settings - ZOOMFACTOR, MBUTTONPAN, VIEWRES, VTOPTIONS
Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom, Zooming and Panning Using the Ribbon Panel and Navigation Bar
Using the View Back and View Forward Tools, Steering Wheel
Creating Tiled Viewports, Naming Tiled Viewports Using View Manager, Restoring Named Views
Using View Manager -Creating, Editing and Updating Named Views.

4) Managing Layers

Introducing Layer Concepts and Establishing the Current Layer

Understanding Layer States - On/Off, Thaw/Freeze, Unlock/Lock, Lock Layer Fade
Using the Layer Property Manager - Columns
Controlling Layer States - Linetype, Transparency, Plot/No Plot, VP Freeze, New VP Freeze,
Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport, VP Color, VP Linetype, VP Line weight, and VP
Creating a New Layer, Deleting a Layer, Adding a Layer Description Using Layer Filters. Creating
New Layer Filters, Working with Layer States, Making an Objects Layer Current.
Managing Layers, Restoring the Previous Layer State, Isolating and Un-isolating Layers, Changing
an Object to the Current Layer, Copying Objects to a New Layer
Viewing Individual Layers, Freezing, Merging, Deleting Layers
Object Properties, Understanding By Layer and Object Property Concepts
Settings By Layer - Color, Linetype, Line weight, Transparency
Controlling the Object Color, Linetype, Line weight, Transparency
Understanding Object Property Creation and Control
Modifying Properties Using the Property Panel, Layer Panel and Quick Property panel
Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette

5) Utility and Inquiry Tools

Measuring Tools - Distance, Radius, Angles, Area of a Space, Area of an Object, Volume
Performing Area Calculations, Using the Quick Calculator
Applying Object Selection Filters, Using Quick Select, Listing Selected Objects
Displaying the Coordinates of a Point

6) Complex Objects

Understanding Polyline and Property Concepts

Drawing Polylines - Line Segments, Arc Segments, Width, Option Combinations
Drawing Donuts, Drawing Polygons - Inscribed, Circumscribed, Edge
Editing Polylines - Close/Open, Join Select, Join Multiple, Converting Lines into Polylines,
Fit/Spline/Decurve, Edit Vertex Exploding Polylines
Drawing Ellipses - Center, Axis End, Isocircles, Arcs,
Drawing Points, Splines, Construction Lines, Rays, Understanding Point Styles
Creating Regions, Boundaries, Revision Clouds, Wipeouts

7) Annotation Objects

Object Concepts and Understanding Annotation Scaling

Creating and Controlling Single-Line and Multi-line Text, Justification, Creating and Modifying Text
Editing Text Objects - Using the Properties Palette
Performing a Spell Check, Finding and Replacing Text
Creating Tables, Controlling Table Appearance, Using Table Styles, Editing Text Within a Table,
Modifying Tables, Linking Data in Tables, Working with Fields
Introducing Hatches and Gradient Fills, Creating Hatches and Modifying Existing Hatch Objects
Adding Gradient Fills, Adding Hatch Patterns and Gradient Fills Using the Tool Palette
Creating Multileaders , Selecting Multileader Options, Adding a Multileader with Block Content,
Controlling the Multileader Style, Adding and Removing Leaders
Aligning, Collecting and Editing Multileaders

8) Modify Objects - Manipulation Commands

Introducing the Manipulation Commands

Using the Move Command - With Object Snap Tracking, Using the Copy Command - Array options,
Using the Mirror Command - controlling Text and Hatch Displays
Creating a Rectangular Array, Changing the Properties of Rectangular Arrays, Editing Array Source
Objects, Removing Items from the Array, Changing the Angle of Rectangular Arrays
Creating Associative and Non-Associative Arrays, Creating Array - Polar, Path , Replacing Items
within an Array
Using the Rotate, Offset, Align, Reverse Commands, Creating and Working with Groups.

9) Modify Objects - Alteration Commands

Introducing Alteration Commands.

Breaking an Object at One Point, Between Two Points - Application Example
Using the Trim Command - Pick Selections, Fence Selection, Edge Extend Mode
Using the Extend Command ,Using Extend and Trim Together - An Application Example
Using the Fillet Command - Fillet Radius, Multiple and Polylines
Using the Chamfer Command -Distance and Angle, Multiple and Polylines
Using the Blend, Stretch, Join, Lengthen, Explode
Deleting Duplicate Objects, Using the Scale Command - Scale Reference, Modify Objects
Introducing Grip Concepts and Understanding Grip Status
Using Grips to Modify Lines, Arcs, Hatch Objects, Polylines, Splines
Using Grips to Move, Mirror, Rotate, Scale, Stretch Objects
Using Grips - Changing the Base Point , Copying Objects , Changing the Reference Angle
Application Example, Using Grip Options - Changing Grip Settings and Selection Modes
Moving Objects Using Nudge

10) Dimensioning

Introducing Dimensioning Concepts, Understanding Associative Dimensions

Creating Linear Dimensions - Horizontal and Vertical, Aligned, Baseline, Continued Dimensions
Creating Angular - Baseline, Continued Dimensions
Dimensioning Circles and Arcs - Radius and Diameter Dimensions, Arc Length, Jogged Dimensions
Creating Ordinate Dimensions, Adding and Modifying Dimension Text, Changing the Location of
Dimension Components, Adjusting Spacing Between Dimensions
Breaking Dimension and Extension Lines, Jogging Dimension Lines
Dimensioning Multiple Objects - Baseline, Ordinate and Quick Dimensions
Dimension Styles - Creating, Applying, Updating, Overriding Dimension Styles

11) Interface Customization

What are Tool Palettes, Controlling Tool Palette Display, Using Palette Tools, Creating Palettes,
Creating Palette Tools - Hatch, Blocks, Objects and Flyouts, DesignCenter
Customizing the Ribbon Tabs, Ribbon Panel, Adding a Tab and Panel to Workspaces, Quick
Properties Panel, Rollover Tooltips, Menu Search Tags, Quick Access Toolbar

12) Print and Plot Preparation

Understanding Drawing Spaces- Model and Paper Space, Choosing a Printer, Printing the Drawing,
Placing a Title Block on a Layout
Creating Layout Viewports, Setting a Layout Viewport Scale, Controlling Viewport Display, Placing
Annotations on a Layout
Controlling Plot Options and Orientation, Understanding Plot Style Tables.