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Professional AUTOCAD 2018 Training Course - AutoCAD Intermediate

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AutoCAD intermediate - level ii - 20 hours
- Part II of AutoCAD Fundamentals.


AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Intermediate continues on from the topics covered in the AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Essentials training guide. It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the program. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. Key topics such as X-references, Advanced Templates, CAD standards, VP Layer Freeze, and style creation are covered.

This course is included in AutoCAD Fundamentals.

You learn skills such as:

  • Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
  • Adding parametric constraints to objects.
  • Creating local and global blocks.
  • Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
  • Using advanced plotting and publishing options.
The AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT intermediate training guide is designed for those using AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® software with a Windows operating system.

Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD basics as taught in AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials, or equivalent experience.
  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.

Course Outline:

AutoCAD Intermediate (Mixed Units)
Total Hours: 20

Chapter 1: Working Effectively with AutoCAD............................................... 1-1
1.1    Creating a Custom Workspace............................................................ 1-2
Docking and Hiding Palettes................................................................... 1-4
Setting Up the Ribbon.............................................................................. 1-5
Practice 1a Setting Up Workspaces.......................................................... 1-10
1.2    Using the Keyboard Effectively......................................................... 1-12
Command Aliases................................................................................... 1-13
Shortcut Keys........................................................................................... 1-14
Function Keys.......................................................................................... 1-15
Practice 1b Using the Keyboard Effectively............................................ 1-16
1.3    Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility....................................... 1-17
Object Creation....................................................................................... 1-17
Selecting Similar Objects....................................................................... 1-17
Object Selection Cycling....................................................................... 1-18
Object Visibility........................................................................................ 1-19
Setting Transparency............................................................................. 1-20
Practice 1c Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility........................... 1-23
1.4    Working in Multiple Drawings........................................................... 1-25
File Tabs................................................................................................... 1-25
Selecting Drawings in the Application Menu...................................... 1-28
1.5    Copying and Pasting Between Drawings....................................... 1-30
Match Properties Across Drawings...................................................... 1-31
Practice 1d Working in Multiple Drawings............................................... 1-32
1.6    Using Grips Effectively........................................................................ 1-35
Changing the Base Point....................................................................... 1-36
Copying with Grips.................................................................................. 1-36
Rotate and Scale with the Reference Option..................................... 1-37
Stretching Multiple Objects.................................................................... 1-38
Grip Settings............................................................................................ 1-38
Practice 1e Using Grips Effectively........................................................... 1-40
1.7    Additional Layer Tools........................................................................ 1-41
Changing Object Layer States.............................................................. 1-41
Isolating Layers........................................................................................ 1-43
Changing an Object’s Layer.................................................................. 1-44
Modifying Layers..................................................................................... 1-45
Layer Walk............................................................................................... 1-46
Practice 1f Layer Tools................................................................................. 1-48
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 1-50
Command Summary...................................................................................... 1-52

Chapter 2: Accurate Positioning........................................................................ 2-1
2.1    Coordinate Entry..................................................................................... 2-2
Absolute Cartesian Coordinates (X,Y)................................................... 2-2
Relative Cartesian Coordinates (@X,Y)................................................ 2-2
Relative Polar Coordinates (@Distance< Angle)................................. 2-4
Notes on Coordinate Entry...................................................................... 2-5
Practice 2a Drawing Using Coordinate Entry............................................ 2-7
2.2    Locating Points with Tracking............................................................. 2-8
Object Snap Tracking Review................................................................. 2-8
Temporary Track Point........................................................................... 2-8
Practice 2b Locating Points with Tracking (Mechanical)..................... 2-10
Practice 2c Locating Points with Tracking (Architectural).................. 2-12
2.3    Construction Lines............................................................................... 2-14
Construction Lines.................................................................................. 2-14
Rays.......................................................................................................... 2-15
Practice 2d Construction Lines.................................................................. 2-16
2.4    Placing Reference Points................................................................... 2-18
Creating Groups of Points..................................................................... 2-19
Practice 2e Placing Points........................................................................... 2-21
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 2-23
Command Summary...................................................................................... 2-25

Chapter 3: Projects: Productivity Tools.......................................................... 3-1
3.1    Schematic Project: Purifier Unit.......................................................... 3-2
3.2    Mechanical Project: 2 Views................................................................ 3-4
3.3    Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden...................................... 3-5
3.4    Mechanical Project: Cover Plate......................................................... 3-6
3.5    Architectural Project: Addition............................................................ 3-7
3.6    Mechanical Project: Block.................................................................... 3-8
3.7    Mechanical Project: Plate...................................................................... 3-9

Chapter 4: Parametric Drawing.......................................................................... 4-1
4.1    Working with Constraints..................................................................... 4-2
4.2    Geometric Constraints........................................................................... 4-3
Auto Constraining Objects....................................................................... 4-3
Specifying Geometric Constraints.......................................................... 4-4
Constraint Bars.......................................................................................... 4-9
Modifying Geometrical Constraints...................................................... 4-10
Deleting Constraints............................................................................... 4-10
Constraint Settings................................................................................. 4-11
4.3    Dimensional Constraints.................................................................... 4-12
Modifying Dimensional Constraints..................................................... 4-16
Formulas in Constraints......................................................................... 4-17
Practice 4a Working with Constraints....................................................... 4-19
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 4-28
Command Summary...................................................................................... 4-30

Chapter 5: Working with Blocks........................................................................ 5-1
5.1    Creating Blocks....................................................................................... 5-2
Creating Single Named Objects.............................................................. 5-2
Block Settings............................................................................................ 5-3
Creating Drawing Files from Objects (WBlock).................................... 5-5
5.2    Editing Blocks.......................................................................................... 5-7
Practice 5a Create and Edit Blocks........................................................... 5-10
5.3    Removing Unused Elements.............................................................. 5-14
Practice 5b Purging........................................................................................ 5-16
5.4    Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes......................................................... 5-17
5.5    Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes.................................... 5-20
Modifying Tool Properties...................................................................... 5-20
Redefining Blocks in Tool Palettes....................................................... 5-22
Practice 5c Modifying Tool Properties....................................................   5-23
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 5-26
Command Summary...................................................................................... 5-28

Chapter 6: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks................................. 6-1
6.1    Mechanical Project: Control Panel..................................................... 6-2
6.2    Architectural Project: Furniture Layout............................................ 6-4
6.3    Civil Project: Utility Layout................................................................... 6-6

Chapter 7: Creating Templates........................................................................... 7-1
7.1    Why Use Templates?............................................................................. 7-2
Drawing Standards................................................................................... 7-3
7.2    Controlling Units Display...................................................................... 7-5
Drawing Limits........................................................................................... 7-8
7.3    Creating New Layers.............................................................................. 7-9
Layer Properties Manager....................................................................... 7-9
Other Layer Options............................................................................... 7-14
7.4    Adding Standard Layouts to Templates......................................... 7-16
Working in the Page Setup Manager................................................... 7-16
Setting Up Layouts to Use in a Template............................................ 7-21
7.5    Saving Templates................................................................................. 7-22
Practice 7a Saving a Template.................................................................... 7-24
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 7-30
Command Summary...................................................................................... 7-32

Chapter 8: Advanced Layouts............................................................................ 8-1
8.1    Creating and Using Named Views...................................................... 8-2
8.2    Advanced Viewport Options................................................................. 8-5
Creating Viewports from Named Views................................................. 8-5
Clipping Viewports.................................................................................... 8-9
8.3    Layer Overrides in Viewports............................................................ 8-10
Overriding Layer Properties in Viewports........................................... 8-10
Freezing Layers in Viewports................................................................ 8-12
Practice 8a Viewports and Named Views................................................. 8-13
8.4    Additional Annotative Scale Features............................................. 8-19
Modifying Annotative Object Scales.................................................... 8-20
Practice 8b Additional Annotative Scale Features................................ 8-22
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 8-25
Command Summary...................................................................................... 8-27

Chapter 9: Annotation Styles.............................................................................. 9-1
9.1    Creating Text Styles............................................................................... 9-2
Practice 9a Creating and Using Text Styles.............................................. 9-5
9.2    Creating Dimension Styles................................................................... 9-6
Modifying Dimension Styles.................................................................... 9-8
Creating Dimension Sub-Styles........................................................... 9-13
Practice 9b Creating Dimension Styles (Architectural)........................ 9-15
Practice 9c Dimension Styles (Mechanical)............................................. 9-18
9.3    Creating Multileader Styles................................................................ 9-21
Practice 9d Creating Multileader Styles................................................... 9-25
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 9-27
Command Summary...................................................................................... 9-29

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities...................................... 10-1
10.1 Interiors Project..................................................................................... 10-2
10.2 Mechanical/Schematic Project.......................................................... 10-3
10.3 Civil/Map Project................................................................................... 10-4
10.4 Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles............................................ 10-5

Chapter 11: External References..................................................................... 11-1
11.1 Attaching External References......................................................... 11-2
External References Palette.................................................................. 11-4
11.2 Modifying External References....................................................... 11-10
Opening Reference Files.................................................................... 11-10
Detaching and Unloading Reference Files...................................... 11-11
Clipping Reference Files..................................................................... 11-13
Modifying References.......................................................................... 11-15
Reference File Properties.................................................................... 11-16
DWF Specific Adjustments.................................................................. 11-18
11.3 Xref Specific Information.................................................................. 11-20
Attachments vs. Overlays.................................................................... 11-20
Xref Layers............................................................................................. 11-21
Binding Drawing Reference Files...................................................... 11-23
Binding Drawing Reference File Components................................. 11-24
Demand Loading.................................................................................. 11-25
Practice 11a Attaching External References.......................................   11-26
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 11-34
Command Summary................................................................................... 11-36

Chapter 12: Projects: Drawing...........................................................................           12-1
12.1 D-sized Title Block (36x24)................................................................. 12-2
12.2 Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base.............................................. 12-4
12.3 Architectural Project: Office Tower............................................... 12-10
12.4 P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System........................................... 12-17
12.5 Civil Project: Warehouse Site.......................................................... 12-20




 
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