AutoCAD 2014 - 2D Fundamentals

Learn the necessary commands to get you working on projects.
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  • Lectures 93
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Learning a complex program like Autodesk AutoCAD can seem like a daunting task at first. I’m here to try and break down the the various functions and tools of this drafting software into its essential and fundamental parts. Luckily for us, a majority of the skills required to use AutoCAD only require you to use a small percentage of the available commands and just a bit of imagination. I’ll first be showing you how to use these fundamental commands to try and get you working in the shortest amount of time possible while trying to distill useful tricks of the trade. This course will help guide your learning through exercises, supplemental documents, and video instruction.

Why learn AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a software used by many engineering and scientific businesses. There is always a need for someone who can turn a concept into an actual design to later be manufactured or built. By taking this course you could open yourself up to new opportunities. Some of the benefits for taking this course include:

  • Flexibility Learning
  • Learning by Watching and Doing
  • Becoming More Competitive in the Workforce
  • Understand What It Takes to Create a Design
What this course offers
  • Multiple Quiz Questions
  • Learning At Your Own Pace
  • Hours of Video Lessons
  • Exercise Files to Work With
  • Review Documents for Studying
  • Project Examples
  • Myself for Help
Topics Included
  • Setting up A work Environment
  • Templates
  • Customizations
  • Object Creation
  • Object Modification
  • Blocks
  • Attributes
  • Layers and Their Properties
  • Dimensioning
  • Annotating
  • Output formats

What are the requirements?

  • AutoCAD

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to Manage Files
  • Know how to create and Edit Objects
  • Know How to Properly Use Layers
  • Know how to Annotate
  • Know how to Dimension a Design

What is the target audience?

  • Students
  • Drafters
  • Freelance

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: About the Course
01:09

Course Introductions and Course outline

Article

Introductions for the course and some thoughts.

Article

Getting things ready by downloading the files to be used throughout the course.

Section 2: Getting Started
26:25

This lecture gives an overview of the interface. It discusses the ribbon, command line, status bar, workspaces, UCS icon, sticky panels, application menu, and more.

02:07

A Recap of what was covered in this section

1 page
A few key terms to know about AutoCAD. You should know and feel comfortable with these basic terms when dealing with AutoCAD
quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Handling Documents
18:21

Covers many document related topics such as templates ans saving.

01:57

What we have covered in this section

quiz
1 question
Section 4: 2D Object Creation
02:11

Learning to use an essential tool in autocad....the mouse

04:49

Learn how to create lines in AutoCAD

02:51

Creating Circles in your drawing

01:12

Learn to create polygons

01:48

Learn to create rectangles

02:15

Learn to create arcs

02:15

Learn to draw elipses

04:23

Learn to create polylines

04:59

Lean to create splines

11:08

A fun project where you practice all the object creation techniques that you have learned so far. Have fun and create your dream house.

4 pages

Additional Material for you to review

Section 5: Drawing Accurately
05:18

Understand what ortho and polar mods can do

02:58

Learn to input commands manually into the command line

02:38

Learn to specify points manually with angles

02:58

Specify points with relative and absolute coordinates

08:25

Learn how to use object snaps with your drawings

05:01

Use dynamic input in creating objects

04:51

Understanding and using the right click menu in your workflow

quiz
2 questions
Section 6: Modifying Objects
04:32

Learn different selection techniques

01:40

Change the settings for how you select objects

02:51

Learn how to find the distance ob your objects

03:05

Learn to move copy and rotate objects that you have created.

01:45

Learning to undo and redo your actions

04:12

Create fillets and chamfers in your objects

02:53

Edit your objects with the trim and extend commands

03:37

how to use the quick calculator in your work

02:39

Putting the quick calculator to work for you

05:04

Using the mirror and scale commands to manipulate your design

08:35

A look at creating arrays

06:09

Using object snap tracking to create your objects

04:15

Using the UCS icon to make drawing easier

02:11

Using the erase and oops command

04:06

offsetting objects that you created to speed up your work

04:27

Using the stretch command to maniupliate your objects

01:44

Leraning how to use explode and join on objects

02:44

Taking a look at grips and what you can do with them

03:33

Using the grips to modify your objects

2 pages

A second summary of what we have covered so far

28 questions

Test your understanding of the skills you have already developed so far

Section 7: Layers
02:37

Learn how to create layers

01:56

Learn how to name various layers in your design

05:00

Learn about layer properties

06:43

Learn how to delete layers

02:31

Give your layers descriptions to make them work better

04:34

Change the location of objects among various layers to work more effectively

02:16

Isolate objects so you can work without making changes to the rest of your design

03:08

Understanding the properties of objects

04:32

Look at how objects inherit properties without setting the properties

quiz
2 questions
Section 8: Annotation
04:25

Learning to work with single line text

05:10

Learn how to use various justifications and apply them to single line text

05:41

Learn how to change the style of your single line text

03:21

Learn how to add multi line text to your design

08:02

Learn now to add multileaders to your design

08:07

Learn how to edit the options that are available for multileaders

02:30

Learn how to add and remove leaders from your design

05:41

Make changes to the style of multileaders with the style manager

04:05

Learn to edit the multileader

02:12

An example of how to import text into your design from an external source

02:02

Learn how to create tables for your design

02:45

Edit the styles of your tables

02:29

Modify the tables you create

Article

Practice making text by creating text that is similiar to what is shown

quiz
4 questions
Section 9: Dimensioning
02:53

Understand the parts of a dimension

02:23

Adding dimensions to their own layer

06:38

Create linear dimensions in your design

03:22

Learn about aligned dimensions

06:06

Learn how to apply baseline dimenions

02:27

Create Continued dimensions and learn how to use them

02:53

Add angular dimensions to your objects

03:03

Create dimensions that annotate the radius and diameter

05:02

Learn how to modify your dimesions

07:11

Learn how to break dimensions so they dont become too cluttered

06:30

Learn how to add spacing among your dimensions

03:42

Learn how to add jogged lines to your dimensions

05:13

Learn how to change the styles of your dimensions

3 pages

A third summary of what we have covered so far.

Article

See if you can add dimensions like the ones shown

quiz
2 questions

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Instructor Biography

Brian Apodaca, Engineer and Educator

My background is in engineering with an emphasis in physics. I have a passion for learning and teaching those that enjoy learning as much as I do. I am a jack of many trades and want to try to make the complex topics much easier to understand by focusing on the essential concepts. Many engineers might know this as the KISS Principle. So my goal is to avoid any unnecessary complexity in trying to convey essential topics to you. Learning from my mistakes and gaining the tricks that I have learned along the way will give you a great foundation and help you take that next step.

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