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AutoCAD Mastering the Basics I

March 2 @ 3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST EST

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm UTC on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021


Are you an AutoCAD novice? Do you want to know how to open, print, and do some basic editing of AutoCAD files? Looking to improve your technical skills so you can handle basic design changes to AutoCAD line work without involving your design staff? Then this class is for you!

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD 2021. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Cost is per person. Must attend all four sessions.

Course Curriculum

Session 1: Understanding the Basics (February 16)

  • Opening/Saving AutoCAD Files
  • Using the AutoCAD User Interface
  • Working with View and Zoom Controls
  • Drafting Primitives (Lines, Arcs, Shapes, etc.)
  • Understanding Concepts of Scale
  • Working with Model and Paper Space

Session 2: Editing Essentials (February 23)

  • Understanding SNAP and OSNAP Tools
  • Grip Editing and Control of Objects
  • Working with Basic Editing Tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, etc.)
  • Working with Object Selection Tools
  • Controlling Object Properties

Session 3: Beginning to Draft (March 2)

  • Understanding and Controlling Layers and Linetypes
  • Working with Hatch Patterns
  • Working with Grouped Objects
  • Creating and Using Named Blocks
  • Editing and Re-Defining Blocks

Session 4: Annotation Tools (March 9)

  • Understanding Text and Dimension Styles
  • Adding Text Annotations to a Drawing
  • Adding Dimension Annotation to a Drawing
  • Working with Associative Annotations


March 2
3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
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