AutoCAD Essentials 2D Design

Essentials Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
Students will learn the recommended workflows and basic skills required to navigate AutoCAD.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD.

Prerequisites
No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, before attending this course, students should have a working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows® Vista /7.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

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Essentials

AutoCAD Essentials Course Outline

GUI and Ribbon Introduction
Line
Sub commands ie :
“Esc” to end command
Draw line to Lengths and Angles – TAB key
Erase
Select object and press “Del”
Select with Crossing/Solid Windows
Mouse navigation, Scroll – for Zoom
Click and Hold Scroll button – for Pan
Double Click – for Zoom Extents
Undo/Redo – Multiple Undo’s
Circle
3p , 2p and TTR Sub commands
Regen a small circle.
Trim ( remember to enter )
Extend ( remember to enter )
Offset (Through)
Save As/Save a Drawing
Open a Drawing
Close
Start New Drawing – explain Template idea.

BREAK

TUT – Flange

Arc
Rectangle
Polygon
Ellipse
OSNAPS
TUT – Link, Hook
MODES
Polar, Ortho, Grid, Snap ( Isometric Snap) Otrack, Dyn
Inquiry Utilities
Dist, Radius, Angle, Area, Point, List,
Hatch

Solid hatch
Scale, Angle
Changing Hatch origin
Areas –Hatch and get area as Property

TUT – Bathroom

Properties – Colour, Linetype (LTS), Lineweight ( LWT mode ), Transparency
Layer Manager
Creating Layers
Changing Properties
Lock/Unlock, On/Off, Freeze/Thaw, Plot/No plot
Match Properties
Set to Bylayer
Fillet
Using Shift for 0 Radius
Chamfer
Using Shift for 0 Radius

TUT – Fillet Tut

Move
Copy ( Sub command – linear array)
Rotate
Using Copy Sub Command
Mirror

TUT – Bottle Opener

Scale
Grip Editing – Shift to Multi Select
Stretch
Xlines
TUT – First Angle View Drawing
Plines
Draw polyline and List to get area.
PolyEdit on the Modify II toolbar
Explode

Pedit – Join
Join Command on Modify Toolbar
Break at Point, Break
Tables – Use like Excel
Array (Linear, Polar & Path)

TUT – Array Circle Tut, Flange, Saw

Coordinates
Relative Co & Absolute Co
Create a Point object by using co-ords.

TUT – Co-Ords

Creating local Block
Inserting Blocks
Write Block to External File ( w)
Block Editor.
Parametrics – Geometric and Dimensional
Text
Dimensions
Multi Leaders
Plotting
From Model space
plotting line weights as is – according to Layer Settings
Using CTB files
Layouts with Viewports
Create VPorts
Set VP Scale using “Viewport Toolbar’
Put VP Lines in Layer and turn layer off.
Do Dimensions and Text in Layout
Lock Viewports / Update dims.
Add Titleblock
Plotting 1:1 from Layout.
SaveAs -> Export Layout to File

Final Tut – Engine

AutoCAD Intermediate – Advanced 2D Design

Intermediate Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
This course is designed for the existing AutoCAD user who requires advanced training in AutoCAD. It incorporates advanced features, commands, and techniques for creating and managing drawings in a more productive way. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware and explore how to implement these methods to increase productivity.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for current users of AutoCAD.

Prerequisites
AutoCAD Beginners training is highly recommended, however self-taught users will also be allowed.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate. On
completion SAIA members will be you will also be eligible to claim 6 Category 1 SACAP points.

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Intermediate

AutoCAD Intermediate Course Outline

Templates
Creating DWT file.
Adding Layers and titleblock to template file.
Layers
• Layer Naming Conventions
• Using Layer Property Filters
• Using Layer States Manager
• Layer Settings
Linetypes
• Adding Linetypes to Template.
• Inspecting the .LIN file.
• Adding a custom Linetype.
Lineweights
• Settings
• Adding Lineweights to Layer Properties
Annotations
Point Style
• Node OSNAP
Scale List
• Setting up Custom Scale
Text Styles
• Text styles
• Adding Textstyle to your Template
Dimension Styles
MultiLeader Styles
Table Style
• Empty Table
• From Object Data
• Data Link
Multiline Style
• MLSTYLE – Setup Cavity Wall
• ML
• MLEDIT and Explode after
Set to Default Template in ‘Options’
Tutorial – setup own template.
System Variables – See Express Tools -> Tools
Drawing Security
• Security options
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Selection
• Selection Modes: All, Previous, Undo etc.
• Selection Groups
Qselect – to select certain objects by naming their properties
Grip Editing
• Using Shift to Multi Select
• Rotate and Copy
Drawing Utilities
• Audit
• Recover
• Purge

Options Dialogue Box
Inquiry
• Use Area tool to calc. Areas.
• Calc Area using the Boundary Command
• Hatch an object and look at properties to find Area.
TIP
• Trimming Hatch /Editing Hatch Boundaries
Fields
• Inserting into Tables
Data Extraction
• Extraction to Excel and/or Table
Data Links
• Create new Table ‘from Data Link’
Annotative
• Text, Dims, Hatches, Leaders, Blocks.
Geometric and Dimensional Parameters
Blocks
• Creating block using ByBlock properties.
• Design Centre ( DC Online )
• Dynamic Block examples
Dynamic Blocks
• Creating with Parameters and Actions
• Creating with Geometric and Parameter
Constraints.
• Using ‘Block Table’ and copy from .xls file.
Attributes
• Define inside Block Editor ( Draw -> Block ->
Define ATT )
• Extract to Table
Commands
Keyboard Shortcut file – PGP File.
Using Arrow keys
• Up arrow– Previous commands
• Down arrow – Sub Commands
Command Lifting
• Use ‘dist, ‘snapang etc.
MPEdit – for multiple PolyEdits ( or use JOIN )
Measure ( me ) – with Block
Divide (div) – with Block
Automatic Numbering
Offset – Changing LAYER Sub-command to
“Current” or “Source”
Fillet – Use of Shift to override radius setting
with 0.
OOPS – undo the last Erase/Del
UNDO – Mark, Back
Break
Join
• Lines pointing towards each other
• Closing a circle.
Calculator
cut result to command line.
REVCLOUD
Action Recorder – add user input
SNAPS
Tracking OSNAP -TRA
M2p OSNAP – Midpoint between two points

Images
Cut and Paste from MS word
Paths – relative vs. absolute
Reference Toolbar, Clipping
Superhatch
DrawOrder
Xrefs
External References
Overlay vs. Attachment
Setting Base point
Workspaces
Workspace toolbar
Customizing Toolbar, Mouse Shortcut Menu,
Pull down Menu
Customizing Icons, Toolbars, ToolPalettes
Use of Tools Pallettes
Hatches, Blocks ( via DesignCenter),
Commands
Tool palette Groups
Creating own Group
CAD Standards
Incorporating DWS file into DWT.
Layer Translators
Cleaning up drawing,
Can also use Layer Merge ‘Laymrg’ and ‘Laydel’
Layer Evaluation /Reconcile
SheetSets
Data Management for large projects
eTransmit
Creating ZIP file
Export to DWF, PDF, JPG, WMF, SaveImg, printscreen
Exportlayout command
Changespace – CHSPACE
View Toolbar – Saving Views
Vports
Polygonal Shapes
VP Clipping
Locking Vports
PSltscale
Partial Open – for speed and reducing required resources.
Appload
API
Lisp routines and adding commands to
AutoCAD
NetLoad for .NET Commands
Hyperlinks
to ‘Saved Views’
to External Files
to Webpages/URLs
Help
Question Mark ‘?’ Icon
Additional Resources
• Subscription
• Augi ( Autodesk User Group International )

AutoCAD Advanced – Advanced 2D and 3D Design

Advanced – 3D Training – 3 Day Course

Objective of Course
Using hands-on exercises representing real-world, industry-specific design scenarios, students explore the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models using AutoCAD. Students learn how to create and modify both solid and surface models. This courseware also teaches students how to present their designs while they are still being created, using visualization tools such as visual styles, model walk and flythrough, materials, and lighting. Students also learn how to output 3D models from AutoCAD to either paper or a distributable, electronic version.

Who Should Attend?
Existing users of 2D AutoCAD wanting to learn ways to become more productive and professional using the workflows of 3D modeling, surfacing and presentation.

Prerequisites
AutoCAD Intermediate Course level is recommended.

Qualifications
On completion of the course you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

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Distance Learning
Advanced

AutoCAD Advanced Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction to 3D
• XYZ-Plane
• Types of 3d Models
• Changing the Model Display – Visual Styles
• View Cube ( Parallel and Perspective
modes )
• Setting Model Viewports
• Spaceware and 3d Printing.
Solid Modelling
• Creating Solid Primitives
• Creating Models from 2D Profiles
• Creating Composite Solids
Working in 3D Space
• Modes : Dynamic UCS, Polar, 3D Snap.
• UCS direct manipulation
• UCS ribbon tools
Changing the Model Position
• 3D Gizmo ( for 3D Move, 3D Rotate,
Scale3D)
• Align, 3D Mirror, Array
Tutorial

Day 2
Editing Solid Models
• CNTR+ Select
• Adding Detail to Solid Models
• Editing Solid Model
• Duplicating Faces and Edges
• Solid History
• Live Section
Tutorial
Extracting Geometry from Solid Models
• Setting Styles
• Base View
• Elevations
• Sections
• Details
Previous Methods
• Flatshot + Generating 2D Sections.
Reporting Information from 3D Solid
• MassProp
Importing 3D Models.
SKP Import Addin
Tutorial

Day 3
Mesh Modelling
• Converting to Mesh Model
• Creating Mesh Model Primitives
• Creating a Smooth model.
• Editing a Mesh Model
Surfacing
• Converting to Surface
• Creating Surface.
• Editing surfaces.
• Surface Analysis
• Creating Associative and NURBS surfaces
• Point Cloud
Visualization
• Split Model Viewport – Working ( Parallel +
shaded ) Presentation ( Perspective +
Realistic )
• Using Materials + Mapping
• Using the Sun
• Using Lights
• Rendering
Adding Environment Background using
View Manager ->New ( Perspective
View only)
• Navigating the Model using Navigation
Wheel.
• Cameras
• Animation Path Recording (anipath)
• Walk/Fly Recording
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