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Autodesk AutoCAD Fundamentals

Course code: 10109

Prerequisites: None.

Price (plus GST): $695.00

Duration: 3 days

This 3 days hands-on course will provide the student with the ability to create a basic 2D drawing using drawing and editing tools, organize drawing objects on layers, add text and basic dimensions, and prepare to plot.


  • Getting Started with AutoCAD
    Starting AutoCAD
    AutoCADís Screen Layout
    Command Line & Using the Keyboard
    Using Your Pointing Device
    Opening an Existing Drawing File
    AutoCADís Cartesian Workspace

  • Drawing Lines
    Erasing Objects
    Drawing Lines with Direct Distance Entry and Polar Tracking
    Drawing Rectangles
    Drawing Circles
    Drawing with GRID and SNAP
    Viewing Your Drawing
    Undoing and Redoing Actions
    Saving Your Work
    Exiting AutoCAD

  • Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
    Using Object Snap
    Object Snap Overrides
    Polar Tracking Settings
    Object Snap Tracking

  • Making Changes in Your Drawing
    Selecting Objects for Editing
    Moving Objects
    Copying Objects
    Rotating Objects
    Scaling Objects

  • Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
    Creating New Drawings
    What are Layers?
    Layer State
    Changing an Objectís Layer

  • Two More Object Types
    Drawing Arcs
    Converting Polylines to Lines & Arcs
    Converting Lines & Arcs to Polylines

  • Getting Information from Your Drawing
    Measuring a Distance
    Measuring an Area
    Information about Objects

  • Advanced Editing Commands

  • Duplication Commands
    Offsetting Objects
    Mirroring Objects
    Creating Arrays of Objects

  • Inserting Blocks
    What are Blocks?
    Inserting Blocks from Tool Palettes
    Inserting Blocks with INSERT

  • Setting Up a Layout
    Printing Concepts
    Working in Layouts
    Creating a New Layout
    Guidelines for Layouts

  • Printing Your Drawing
    PLOT Command
    Plot Settings
    Plot Preview

  • Text
    Adding Multiline Text
    Formatting Multiline Tex
    Editing Multiline Text

  • Hatching
    Editing the Hatch Pattern

  • Adding Dimensions
    Dimensioning Concepts
    Adding Single Dimensions
    Other Dimension Tools
    Quick Dimension (Optional)
    Adding Leaders
    Editing Dimensions
    Selecting a Dimension Style