Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016: The Basics of Design
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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2016: The Basics of Design

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD with Fast, Easy, & Simple Leaning Training
3.6 (7 ratings)
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Created by Na'Shawn Jordan
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create 2D Drawings
  • Have familiarity with the basics of AutoCAD
  • Know the Design process more intimately
  • Create Windows, Buildings, and More within AutoCAD
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  • A PC or Computer
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 - FREE for Students on the Autodesk Website
  • Patience

In this Project Based Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 instructional course, CAD Certified Na'Shawn Jordan, will walk you through the steps you need to know in order to create superb 2D drawings. We will be using the latest AutoCAD software to help you stay current with today's trends while reinforcing skills and commands that were learned in previous versions. This course is aimed at developing the skills of a complete beginner with no experience in AutoCAD to a create a more rounded CAD individual.

You will begin your journeying by learning basic concepts familiar to the program and 2D drafting creation, then launch towards our projects in a similar sense that happens in some Architectural studios. Having an Architectural background has allowed me to learn an intimate amount of knowledge with the program and gaining both a certification and an Architectural degree has shown me the programs and skills needed to stay competitive while looking superbly drawn. Together we'll continue learn the tips and tricks I've learned after years of education to familiarize yourself with how the program works, the model space, and commands that are critical to the design process. This Project Based Course aims towards creating real world objects such as buildings, windows and shutters, and more all while learning the program along the way. I look forward to showing you how you can use the coordinate system, using guidelines, and objects snaps all to your benefit. Projects and lectures will be added in accordance to the questions asked and challenges presents as well as projects that allow a great amount of skills to be gained to the students. I look forward to seeing you in class.

Once you have finished this computer aided design training course, you will be capable of using AutoCAD 2016 to create your very own unique 2D drawings. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along throughout the lessons.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners
  • Enthusiasts
  • Students
  • For Distant Learning
  • Architectural and Design Students
  • Everyone who want to learn Autocad
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 01:10

Hello and welcome to this beginner Project Based Course on the Fundamentals of AutoCAD 2016. I look forward to helping you along your journey.

Preview 01:10
Fundamentals of AutoCAD 2016: Fast, Easy, & Simple Leaning
8 Lectures 10:10

In this lecture we will go over the interface and briefly go over some of the functions familiar to the AutoCAD programs. Take the first step at creation by forming a square using guidelines and the line command.

Preview 01:37

In this lecture you learn how to use the move and rotate commands. With the use of guidelines and commands we'll learn later both moving and rotating items are probably some of the most frequently used commands among AutoCAD users. Learning these simple basic will prove to be critical to your success.

Preview 01:10

In this lecture we continue the basics by aiming to understand how to effectively use the commands called Hatch, Mirror, and Trim.

Preview 02:01

In this lecture we better orient ourselves on the model space with the tool call Pan as well as going further into the Trim tool to understanding it's relation with intersections.

Preview 01:38

In this lecture we learn the most basic way to scale an object. For this we must understand how proportions work, but never fret. At your choosing you'll learn how to go from small to big and big to small.

Preview 00:37

In this lecture we briefly go over how to make a Fillet. A Fillet being a curved or rounded edge. AutoCAD will help us do this semi automatically within the program.

Preview 00:54

In this lecture we go over the basic system commands called copy, paste, cut, and undo as they are applied to AutoCAD

Preview 00:38

In this lecture I show you how to use the copy function as well as quickly reviewing over what we've learned and accomplished this far.

Preview 01:35
Project 1 - The Hickman
12 Lectures 40:57

In this lecture we go over what we will be basing the foundation of our creation on. Follow along as we break down The Hickman in order to build our own. Here we enforce the need or purpose of roughs sketches and drawing that translate into the clean hard line that can be ready for your presentation or family remodeling endeavors.

The Hickman - AutoCAD Overview

In this lecture we learn the easiest way to attach your references for your drawing purposes.

The Hickman - Attaching your References

In this lecture we learn that working in portions is best in order to not be overwhelmed as well as learning how to align lines and edges.

The Hickman - Working in Portions and Aligning

In this lecture we work onward towards making the foundation of our image. We draw the perimeter as well as a few simple items. Remember to use what you've learned thus far to fully flesh out the drawing. Take it one step at a time transforming your lines into rooms and then into a fully realized Architectural drawing.

The Hickman - Drawing the Rough Sketch

In this lecture we work on cleaning up of base drawing by using the trim and extend commands. We also use the object snap to gain better accuracy within the model space.

The Hickman - Trim/Extend and Object Snapping

In this lecture we review the work we've done thus far as well as learning a couple ways to zoom and pan around the model space.

The Hickman - Our Work So far and Zooming

In this lecture we begin the first steps to understanding the creation of Windows.

The Hickman - Windows

In this lecture we go over the detials of creating a window of your choosing from scratch.

Windows - From Idea to Object

In this lecture we go through the creation of a Double Hung Window. Referencing manufacturing images, real world dimensions, and scale will give us a deeper understanding one of our most common apertures found in most dwellings.

Windows - Double Hung

In this lecture we create shutters for our Double Hung Window. using the rectangle and array commands will make cut your work time down tremendously.

Windows - Shutters and The Array Command

In this lecture we go over the importance of Grouping objects as well as review some of the topics we've learned thus far.

Windows - Groups and Review

In this lecture we go over centering objects, offsets, more trimming, and even create our own chamber for the representation of a typical garage.

The Hickman - The Garage Doors
About the Instructor
Na'Shawn Jordan
4.8 Average rating
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2,808 Students
4 Courses
Interactive Design, VDC, & Educator

Hello. My name is Na'Shawn W Jordan and I am a senior enrolled in my last semester of the 5 year Bachelor of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology. My current degrees and certifications include an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology, Certification in Computer Aided Design (C.A.D.), Certified Shamanic Reiki Master. Most recently I've been accepted into Columbia University in New York City within its Earth Institute to earn a Certification in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability. I believe growing up in the theatrical, martial, & musical arts instilled within a unique discipline, understanding, and drive for success through artistic expression. During my grade school years I gained more than 12 years of Violin experience with achievements varying from state performance, teaching, to performing on both the Disney World Epcott stage as well as the Disneyland main stage. Most recently my digital art skills have been greatly refined through the many projects and program worked through in architectural studio at NJIT which makes up the majority of the highlighted works presented on this portfolio. Overall this unique combination of the arts result in many unique and artistic projects that can be enjoyed on multiple levels. After a long educational & spiritual transformation process I'm glad to teach you how be a better you.