AutoCAD Training Online

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Combine your love of technology with your passion for design in our online AutoCAD training course. Learn how to use drawing aids, draw linear dimensions and create 3D images in our AutoCAD training online. Graduates may take the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User Certification exam, delivered by Certiport. We’ll help you draw a straight line to success!

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: eBook (Online Textbook, Lessons & Exams)
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

The online AutoCAD training course consists of 13 easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces a fundamental topic, followed by in-depth instruction in its application in the real world. You’ll learn important hands-on drafting concepts such as…

  • Circles and Drawing Aids
  • Object Snap
  • Isometric Drawing
  • Modeling
  • Templates, Copies and Arrays

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Lesson 1: Basic Two-Dimensional Entities  

You will learn how to: Create a new drawing; explore the drawing window; interact with the drawing window; explore command entry methods; draw, undo, and erase lines; save and open drawings; get started.

Lesson 2: Circles and Drawing Aids  

You will learn how to: change the grid setting and snap setting; change units; draw circles by specifying a center point and a radius; draw circles by specifying a center point and a diameter; access AutoCAD online Help features; use the ERASE command; use single-point Object Snap; use the RECTANG command; customize your workspace; plot or print a drawing.

Lesson 3: Layers, Colors and Linetypes  

You will learn how to: create new layers; assign colors to layers; assign linetypes and lineweights; change the current layer; change linetype scale; edit corners using FILLET; edit corners using CHAMFER; zoom and pan with the scroll wheel; use the ZOOM command; enter single-line text.

Lesson 4: Templates, Copies, and Arrays  

You will learn how to: set limits; create a template; save a template drawing; use the MOVE command, COPY command, and ARRAY command for rectangular arrays; create center marks; create macros with the Action Recorder; change plot settings.

Lesson 5: Arcs and Polar Arrays  

You will learn how to: create polar arrays; draw arcs; use the ROTATE command; use polar tracking at any angle; create mirror images of objects on the screen; create page setups.

Lesson 6: Object Snap  

You will learn how to: select points with object snap (single-point override); select points with running object snap; use object snap tracking; use the OFFSET command (create parallel objects with OFFSET); shorten objects with the TRIM command; extend objects with the EXTEND command; use the STRETCH command to alter objects connected to other objects; create plot layouts.

Lesson 7: Text, Dimensions, and Other Complex Entities  

You will learn how to: enter single-line text with justification options; enter text on an angle and using character codes; enter multiline text using MTEXT; edit text in place with DDEDIT and MTEDIT; modify text with the Quick Properties panel; use the SPELL command; change fonts and styles; change properties with MATCHPROP; scale previously drawn entities; create tables and fields; use AutoCAD templates, borders and title blocks.

Lesson 8: Dimensions  

You will learn how to: create and save a dimension style; draw linear dimensions; draw multiple linear dimensions using QDIM; draw ordinate dimensions; draw angular dimensions, dimension arcs and circles and dimensions with multileaders; change dimension text; use associative dimensions; use the HATCH command; scale dimensions between paper space and model space.

Lesson 9: Polylines  

You will learn how to: draw polygons; draw donuts; use the FILL command; draw straight; polyline segments; draw polyline arc segments; edit polylines with PEDIT; draw splines; draw revision clouds; draw points; use constraint parameters; use AutoConstrain and inferred constraints.

Lesson 10: Blocks, Attributes, and External References  

You will learn how to: create blocks; insert blocks into the current drawing; create dynamic blocks; add constraints to dynamic blocks; access data in a block table; use the Windows Clipboard; insert blocks and external references into other drawings; use the AutoCAD DesignCenter; define attributes; work with external references; extract data from attributes; create tool palettes; explode blocks.

Lesson 11: Isometric Drawing  

You will learn how to: use isometric snap; switch isometric planes; use COPY and other edit commands; draw isometric circles with ELLIPSE; draw text aligned with isometric planes; draw ellipses in orthographic views; save and restore displays with VIEW.

Lesson 12: Modeling  

You will learn how to: create and view a 3D wireframe box; define and save user coordinate systems; explore the 3D Basics workspace; create solid boxes and wedges; access different visual styles; create the union of two solids; work with DUCS; create composite solids with SUBTRACT; create chamfers and fillets on solid objects; practice 3D gizmo editing; render solid models; change viewpoints with the ViewCube.

Lesson 13: More Modeling Techniques and Commands  

You will learn how to: draw polysolids, cones pyramids and tori; slice and section solids; perform mesh modeling; adjust viewpoints with 3DORBIT; create 3D solids from 2D outlines; walk through a 3D landscape; create an animated walk-through.

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  What You Get

Our online AutoCAD training lets you earn your diploma on your terms. Start when you're ready, study where and when it’s convenient for you, and get assistance when you need it. At course completion, you’ll be introduced to Autodesk, Inc., the leader in 3D design and engineering software and the creator of AutoCAD and Autodesk’s certification partners, Certiport and Gmetrix.

Carefully selected AutoCAD course content ensures a balance of integral theoretical concepts and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Pearson AutoCAD tutor software with convenient online support
  • Online lessons, assignments and open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Access to online AutoCAD Certified User Practice
    to help you become an Autodesk AutoCad Certified User –
    a $60 value (available after graduation) Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Proctored Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User Certification exam with re-test, written at one of over 12,000 Certiport Testing Centers worldwide – a $68.27 value (available after graduation)
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates of our online AutoCADtraining course receive a personalized diploma and may attend our live graduation ceremony. The award of a Career Diploma in AutoCAD, and passage of the Autodesk Certified User Certification exam, will be valuable assets on your resume demonstrating your commitment to professional success.

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