AutoCAD 2012 2D Drawing and Modeling

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This courseware is designed for new AutoCAD software users who require comprehensive training. It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware explore how to create 2D production drawings. The exercises are provided in both a printed format as well as an onscreen format that can be viewed next to AutoCAD.

Course Contents: 

Taking the AutoCAD Tour
• Navigating the Working Environment
• Working with Files
• Displaying Objects

Creating Basic Drawings
• Inputting Data
• Creating Basic Objects
• Using Object Snaps
• Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snap
• Using Object Snap Tracking
• Working with Units
• Using Function Keys

Manipulating Objects
• Selecting Objects in the Drawing
• Changing an Object’s Position
• Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
• changing the Angle of an Object’s Position
• Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
• Creating Object Patterns
• Changing an Object’s Size

Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
• Using Layers
• Changing Object Properties
• Matching Object Properties
• Using the Properties Palette
• Using Linetypes
• Using Inquiry Commands

Altering Objects
• Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
• Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry
• Joining Objects
• Breaking an Object into Two Objects
• Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
• Creating an Angled Corner Between Two Objects
• Changing Part of an Object’s Shape

Annotating Drawings
• Creating Multiline Text
• Creating Single Line Text
• Using Text Styles
• Editing Text

Hatching Objects
• Hatching Objects
• Editing Hatch Objects

• Creating Dimensions
• Using Dimension Styles
• Editing Dimensions

Working with Reusable Content
• Using Blocks
• Working with Design Center™
• Using Tool Palettes

Creating Additional Drawing Objects
• Working with Polyline
• Creating Splines
• Creating Ellipses
• Using Tables

Layouts and Plotting
• Using Layouts
• Using Page Setups
• Using Viewports
• Plotting Drawings

Template Drawing Creation
• Using Drawing Templates.


The primary objective of this courseware is to teach students the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD.
• Navigate the AutoCAD user interface.
• Use the fundamental features of AutoCAD.
• Use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings.
• Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive manner.


It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of:
• Drafting, design, or engineering.
• Microsoft® Windows® XP or Microsoft® Windows® Vista


This courseware is designed for new users of AutoCAD.

24 hours
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