AutoCAD 2014 - 2D Fundamentals
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AutoCAD 2014 - 2D Fundamentals

Learn the necessary commands to get you working on projects.
4.0 (21 ratings)
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Created by Brian Apodaca
Last updated 9/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • AutoCAD
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
Who is the target audience?
  • Students
  • Drafters
  • Freelance
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Curriculum For This Course
93 Lectures
06:13:22
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About the Course
3 Lectures 02:05

Course Introductions and Course outline

Introductions
01:09

Introductions for the course and some thoughts.

Some Further Basics
00:47

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

Example Files
00:09
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 28:32

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.

A look at the interface
26:25

A Recap of what was covered in this section

Recap of the Interface
02:07

A few key terms to know about AutoCAD. You should know and feel comfortable with these basic terms when dealing with AutoCAD
Terminology
1 page

quiz
5 questions
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Handling Documents
2 Lectures 20:18

Covers many document related topics such as templates ans saving.

Documents
18:21

What we have covered in this section

Preview 01:57

quiz
1 question
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2D Object Creation
11 Lectures 37:51

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

Mouse Clicks and Mouse Wheel
02:11

Learn how to create lines in AutoCAD

Drawing Lines
04:49

Creating Circles in your drawing

Drawing Circles
02:51

Learn to create polygons

Drawing Polygons
01:12

Learn to create rectangles

Drawing Rectangles
01:48

Learn to create arcs

Drawing Arcs
02:15

Learn to draw elipses

Drawing Ellipses
02:15

Learn to create polylines

Creating PolyLines
04:23

Lean to create splines

Drawing Splines
04:59

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

Simple Drawing Project
11:08

Additional Material for you to review

Summary / Key Concepts 1
4 pages
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Drawing Accurately
7 Lectures 32:09

Understand what ortho and polar mods can do

Preview 05:18

Learn to input commands manually into the command line

Manual Input
02:58

Learn to specify points manually with angles

Manual Input with Angles
02:38

Specify points with relative and absolute coordinates

Relative and Absolute Coordinates
02:58

Learn how to use object snaps with your drawings

Object Snap
08:25

Use dynamic input in creating objects

Dynamic Input
05:01

Understanding and using the right click menu in your workflow

Right Click Menu
04:51

quiz
2 questions
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Modifying Objects
20 Lectures 01:10:02

Learn different selection techniques

Selecting Objects
04:32

Change the settings for how you select objects

Selection Settings
01:40

Learn how to find the distance ob your objects

Distance
02:51

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

Move Copy Rotate
03:05

Learning to undo and redo your actions

Undo and Redo
01:45

Create fillets and chamfers in your objects

Fillet Chamfer
04:12

Edit your objects with the trim and extend commands

Trim Extend
02:53

how to use the quick calculator in your work

Quick Calculator
03:37

Putting the quick calculator to work for you

Using the Quick Calculator
02:39

Using the mirror and scale commands to manipulate your design

Miror and Scale
05:04

A look at creating arrays

Creating Arrays
08:35

Using object snap tracking to create your objects

Object Snap Tracking
06:09

Using the UCS icon to make drawing easier

Using UCS
04:15

Using the erase and oops command

Preview 02:11

offsetting objects that you created to speed up your work

Offset
04:06

Using the stretch command to maniupliate your objects

Stretch
04:27

Leraning how to use explode and join on objects

Explode and Join
01:44

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

Grips
02:44

Using the grips to modify your objects

Grip Modifying
03:33

A second summary of what we have covered so far

Summary / Key Concepts 2
2 pages

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

Quiz
28 questions
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Layers
9 Lectures 33:17

Learn how to create layers

Creating Layers
02:37

Learn how to name various layers in your design

Preview 01:56

Learn about layer properties

Layer Properties
05:00

Learn how to delete layers

Deleting Layers
06:43

Give your layers descriptions to make them work better

Layer Descriptions
02:31

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

Moving Objects to Different Layers
04:34

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

Object Isolation
02:16

Understanding the properties of objects

Object Properties
03:08

Look at how objects inherit properties without setting the properties

Property Inheritance
04:32

quiz
2 questions
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Annotation
14 Lectures 56:37

Learning to work with single line text

Single Line Text
04:25

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

Single Line Text Justification
05:10

Learn how to change the style of your single line text

Single Line Text Style
05:41

Learn how to add multi line text to your design

Multi Line Text
03:21

Learn now to add multileaders to your design

Multileaders
08:02

Learn how to edit the options that are available for multileaders

Multileader Options
08:07

Learn how to add and remove leaders from your design

Adding and Removing Leaders
02:30

Make changes to the style of multileaders with the style manager

Multileader Style Manager
05:41

Learn to edit the multileader

Multileader Editing
04:05

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

Preview 02:12

Learn how to create tables for your design

Creating Tables
02:02

Edit the styles of your tables

Table Styles
02:45

Modify the tables you create

Modifying Tables
02:29

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

Exercise
00:07

quiz
4 questions
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Dimensioning
15 Lectures 57:30

Understand the parts of a dimension

Parts of a Dimension
02:53

Adding dimensions to their own layer

Dimension Layers
02:23

Create linear dimensions in your design

Preview 06:38

Learn about aligned dimensions

Preview 03:22

Learn how to apply baseline dimenions

Baseline Dimensions
06:06

Create Continued dimensions and learn how to use them

Continued Dimensions
02:27

Add angular dimensions to your objects

Angular Dimensions
02:53

Create dimensions that annotate the radius and diameter

Radius and Diameter Dimensions
03:03

Learn how to modify your dimesions

Preview 05:02

Learn how to break dimensions so they dont become too cluttered

Breaking Dimensions
07:11

Learn how to add spacing among your dimensions

Dimension Spacing
06:30

Learn how to add jogged lines to your dimensions

Jogged Dimensions
03:42

Learn how to change the styles of your dimensions

Dimension Styles
05:13

A third summary of what we have covered so far.

Summary / Key Concepts 3
3 pages

See if you can add dimensions like the ones shown

Exercise
00:07

quiz
2 questions
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Hatching
8 Lectures 21:09

Learn how to add hatching to your design

Creating Hatching
03:09

Learn how to scale and change the angle of your hatch

Scale and Angle of Hatch
05:38

Adjust the origin of your hatch

Hatch Origin
02:33

Learning how to change the gap tolerance for hatching

Preview 03:39

Create a solid fill instead of a hatch

Solid Fill
02:23

Adjust the order of your objects when they are overlapping

Draw Order
03:40

A fourth summary of what we have covered so far

Summary / Key Concepts 4
3 pages

Exercise
00:07

quiz
5 questions
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About the Instructor
Brian Apodaca
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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.