Autodesk AutoCAD is the leading design and drawing software, and an essential skill for designers, architects, and engineers.
In the world of architecture, manufacturing, and construction, one of the most essential skills to be successful is drafting.
Drafting is the fine art of taking various information from notes, sketches, and dimensions provided by engineers and architects in order to digitally visualize detailed illustrations that will be used as the main blueprint for the design and construction phase of a project.
While this used to be done via freehand, most of the process is done nowadays with the use of computer-aided drafting software.
Autodesk AutoCAD revolutionized the designing and drafting industry. It is a modern tool which empowers you to project your imaginative thoughts onto a screen. It uses the creative imagination of your mind and helps you to convert your thoughts into a surreal reality with the help of 2D and 3D sketches and drawings.
Today, the most commonly used software for this process is the AutoCAD 3D.
Autocad software is used to draw sectional views, elevations, and plans.
Whether you’re new to the software, upgrading, or preparing for certification, this training is your ideal resource for complete AutoCAD instruction. It is designed for both students and the professional AutoCAD user.
Concise, straightforward explanations. Handouts and exercises to provide real-world experience.
Strategic Axis training center is a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and studying CAD, Multimedia, Building Information Modelling and Project Management besides creating and conducting customized courses to suit corporate needs.
Improve your drafting proficiency with our AutoCAD courses.
This is official Autodesk course.
You might be interested in other Designing courses as a next step.
AutoCAD 2D will teach you about drafting site plans, drawing up floor plans, creating long sections of building plans, producing drawings for manufacturing and so much more. In AutoCAD 3D, you will learn to develop standard engineering layout, edit 2D regions and 3D models and much more.
Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.
What is CAD?
Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing
Taking a Guided Tour
Working with AutoCAD
Starting Your First Drawing
❖ Setting up a Work Area
❖ Specifying Distances with Coordinates
❖ Getting to know the Draw Toolbar
(Lines, Ray, Construction Lines)
Detailed Usage of Draw Tools (Polylines, Polygons, Circles, Arcs, Multiline, Splines, Donuts, Ellipse, etc.)
Using the AutoCAD Modes as Drafting Tools
❖ Getting to know the Basic Modify Tools (Use of Various Modify Tools like Erase, Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale, Align, Offset, Mirror, Stretch, Lengthen, Break, Trim, Extend, etc. to Construct a Geometry)
Planning and Laying Out a Drawing
❖ Viewing your Drawing
Editing More Efficiently (Usage of Advanced Editing Commands like Fillet, Chamfer, Array, Splinedit, Pedit, etc.)
❖ Using Grips to Simplify Editing
❖ Using Advanced Selection Tools
❖ Using Hatch Patterns in Your Drawings
❖ Understanding the Boundary Hatch Options
❖ Hatch Editing
❖ Using External References
❖ Editing Xrefs in Place
❖ Managing Xrefs
❖ Getting General Information
❖ Using the DXF File Format to Exchange
❖ Using AutoCAD Drawings in Desktop Publishing
❖ Combining Data from Different Sources
Creating and Inserting Blocks
❖ Modifying a Block
❖ Creating Attributes
❖ Editing Attributes
❖ Working on Linetypes, Lineweights and Color Controls
❖ Organizing Information with Layers
❖ Managing Layers
Adding Text to a Drawing
❖ Understanding Text Formatting in AutoCAD
❖ Organizing Text by Styles
❖ Adding Simple Text Objects
❖ Using Fields to Associate Text with Drawing Properties
❖ Adding tables to your Drawing
Understanding the Components of a Dimension
❖ Drawing Linear Dimensions
❖ Dimensioning Non-Orthogonal Objects
❖ Adding a Note with an Arrow
❖ Creating a Dimension Style
❖ Editing Dimensions
Skewing Dimension Lines
❖ Applying Ordinate Dimensions
❖ Adding Tolerance Notation
Developing your Drawing
❖ Marking Divisions on Curves
❖ Eliminating Unused Blocks, Layers, Line Types, Shapes, and Styles
❖ Working in Viewports
❖ Using the Layout Tabs and Paper Space
❖ Working with Paper Space Viewports
❖ Understanding Line Weights, Line
Types and Dimensions in Paper space
Adding an Output Device
❖ Understanding the Plotter Settings
❖ Plotting the Plan
❖ Working with Plot Styles
❖ Plotting Using Layout Tabs
❖ Assigning Plot Styles Directly to Layers and Objects
Understanding Sheet Sets
❖ Creating a Sheet Set from an Existing Project
❖ Managing Title Blocks and Cross References
❖ Customizing Sheet Sets
Sharing Drawing over the Internet
❖ ePublishing your Drawings
❖ Managing your Drawings with Design center and the Tool Palettes
❖ Establishing Office Standards
Creating a 3D Drawing
❖ Viewing a 3D Drawing
❖ Drawing Predefined 3D Surfaces
Creating Complex 3D Surface
❖ Using Other Surface Drawing ToolsMastering the User Coordinate System
❖ Viewing your Model in Perspective (Using 3D Orbit)
❖ Understanding Solid Modelling
❖ Creating Solid Forms
❖ Creating Complex Solids
❖ Editing Solids
❖ Advanced Editing Tools for Solids
❖ Enhancing the 2D Drawing Process
❖ Finding the Properties of a Solid
❖ Things to Do Before You Start
❖ Creating a Quick Study Rendering