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  • AutoCAD 2013

    Make the most of your creative ideas by studying AutoCAD to speed up the design process and produce more fluent documentation to support your designs. It’s never been easier to translate new innovations into usable products, a skill that is much desired in many creative industries.

    • Course Description

      AutoCAD 2013

      Course code: PROF22

      Course duration: 46 hours approx

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Absorb Completion Certificate

      Make the most of your creative ideas by studying AutoCAD to speed up the design process and produce more fluent documentation to support your designs. It’s never been easier to translate new innovations into usable products, a skill that is much desired in many creative industries.

      Boost your skill set and become an AutoCAD trained designer today.

    • AutoCAD 2013 course overview

      Skills gained

      • Create and modify 2D and 3D objects using AutoCAD software.
      • Gain knowledge of all aspects of the software, from beginner to advanced level, to produce complex designs.
      • Generate compelling documentation to support your designs.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 14 units:

      Unit 1: Getting Started

      Unit 2: 2D Drawing Basics

      Unit 3: Drafting Settings

      Unit 4: Display Control

      Unit 5: Managing Layers

      Unit 6: Object Properties

      Unit 7: Utility and Inquiry Tools

      Unit 8: Complex Objects

      Unit 9: Annotation Objects

      Unit 10: Modify Objects – Manipulation Commands

      Unit 11: Modify Objects – Alteration Commands

      Unit 12: 2D Parametric Drawings

      Unit 13: Dimensioning

      Unit 14: Managing a stage boundary

      Unit 15: Interface Customisation

      Course content

      Click to expand each Unit of course content below.

      Unit 1: Getting Started

      • Introduction to CADLearning for AutoCAD 2013
      • Starting AutoCAD
      • Understanding Activation
      • Introducing the Customer Involvement Program
      • Introducing the AutoCAD Welcome Screen
      • Understanding the Performance Tuner
      • Understanding How Tools are Organized
      • Switching Workspaces
      • Adjusting Workspace Settings
      • Using the Application Menu
      • Using the Quick Access Toolbar
      • Using the InfoCenter Toolbar
      • Using and Controlling the Help System
      • Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals
      • Controlling the Display of the Ribbon
      • Changing the Location of the Ribbon
      • Working with Sticky Panels
      • Introducing the Drawing Aid Tools
      • Introducing the Drawing Grid
      • Changing Screen Colors
      • Working with User Profiles
      • Controlling the Application Status Bar
      • Working Within the Drawing Window
      • Working with Multiple Drawings
      • Understanding Model and Layout Tabs
      • Understanding Quick View Drawings and Quick View Layouts
      • Understanding the Command Window
      • Understanding Dialog Box Fundamentals
      • Understanding Palette Fundamentals
      • Understanding Toolbar Fundamentals
      • Starting a New Drawing from a Template File
      • Setting the Default Template
      • Starting a New Drawing Using the Startup Wizard
      • Saving Drawings Using SAVE and QSAVE
      • Saving Drawings Using QSAVE and SAVEAS
      • Understanding the Autosave Options
      • Understanding Backup Files
      • Saving Drawings to Different Versions and Other Save Options
      • Opening Drawings in Partial Open and Read-Only Modes
      • Opening Drawings Using the Sheet Set Manager
      • Importing and Exporting DGN Files
      • Using a Mouse in AutoCAD
      • Understanding the In-Canvas Viewport Controls
      • Understanding the Navigation Bar
      • Understanding the UCS Icon
      • Understanding the ViewCube
      • Understanding the SteeringWheels
      • Understanding the Pull-Down Menus
      • Using a 3D Mouse

      Unit 2: 2D Drawing Basics

      • Drawing Lines Using the Command Line
      • Drawing Lines Using Dynamic Input
      • Drawing Lines Using the Right-Click Menu
      • Repeating the Last Command
      • Understanding Command Options
      • Drawing Rectangles
      • Drawing Rectangles Using the Area Option
      • Drawing Rectangles Using the Dimensions Option
      • Drawing Rectangles Using the Rotation Option
      • Drawing Rectangles with Fillets
      • Drawing Rectangles with Chamfers
      • Drawing Rectangles Using the Width Option
      • Resetting the Rectangle Default Options
      • Using the Undo and Redo Commands
      • Drawing Circles Using Radius and Diameter
      • Drawing 2 Point and 3 Point Circles
      • Drawing Circles Using the TTR and TTT Options
      • Drawing Circles Using the Default Method
      • Drawing Arcs
      • Drawing Arcs by Specifying 3 Points
      • Understanding Coordinate System Concepts
      • Using Absolute Coordinates
      • Using Relative Coordinates
      • Understanding Drawing Units and Angle Measurements
      • Erasing Objects by Picking
      • Selecting Objects by Window and Crossing
      • Selecting Objects by Window Polygon and Crossing Polygon
      • Selecting Objects by Fence and Last
      • Selecting Objects Using Undo and Previous
      • Selecting Objects Using the Box Option
      • Selecting Objects Using Implied Selection
      • Selecting Objects Using Select Similar
      • Adding New Objects Using Add Selected
      • Hiding and Isolating Objects
      • Restoring Erased Objects with OOPS
      • Selecting and Deselecting Objects
      • Selecting All Objects
      • Controlling Selection Settings
      • Using Selection Cycling

      Unit 3: Drafting Settings

      • Using and Adjusting the Grid
      • Using Snap Mode
      • Using Ortho Mode
      • Using Grid and Snap in Combination with Ortho Mode
      • Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
      • Understanding Absolute Angle Measurements
      • Using Polar Tracking with Absolute Angles
      • Understanding Relative Angle Measurements
      • Using Polar Tracking with Relative Angles
      • Using Polar Tracking with Incremental and Additional Angles
      • Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snaps
      • Understanding Object Snap Concepts
      • Understanding Running Object Snaps
      • Understanding Parallel Object Snap
      • Understanding Extension Object Snap
      • Using Object Snap Overrides
      • Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point Orthogonally
      • Using Object Snap Tracking From Two Points Orthogonally
      • Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point with Polar Angles
      • Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points with Polar Angles
      • Using Object Snap Tracking with a Temporary Track Point
      • Using Object Snap Overrides with Mid Between 2 Points
      • Using Options to Control Object Snap System Variables

      Unit 4: Display Control

      • Zooming Using the Wheel Mouse
      • Adjusting the ZOOMFACTOR Setting
      • Adjusting the View Transitions
      • Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom
      • Zooming Using the Ribbon
      • Panning Using the Ribbon Panel
      • Zooming and Panning Using the Navigation Bar
      • Using the View Back and View Forward Tools
      • Using the SteeringWheels
      • Creating Tiled Viewports
      • Naming Tiled Viewports
      • Using the View Manager to Restore Named Views
      • Using the View Manager to Edit and Update Named Views
      • Using the View Manager to Create Named Views

      Unit 5: Managing Layers

      • Introducing Layer Concepts
      • Establishing the Current Layer
      • Understanding the On and Off Layer States
      • Understanding the Freeze and Thaw Layer States
      • Understanding the Unlock and Lock Layer States
      • Understanding the Lock Layer Fade Control
      • Controlling the Layer Color
      • Introducing the Layer Properties Manager Palette
      • Adjusting Columns in the Layer Properties Manager
      • Controlling the Linetype of a Layer
      • Controlling the Transparency of a Layer
      • Controlling the Plot or No Plot Layer State
      • Controlling the VP Freeze Layer State
      • Controlling the New VP Freeze Layer State
      • Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport
      • Controlling Other Layer States on a Per-Viewport Basis
      • Creating a New Layer
      • Deleting a Layer
      • Adding a Layer Description
      • Using Layer Filters
      • Creating New Layer Filters
      • Working with Layer States
      • Making an Objects Layer Current
      • Matching Layers
      • Restoring the Previous Layer State
      • Isolating Layers
      • Unisolating Layers
      • Freezing Layers
      • Turning Layers Off
      • Turning All Layers On
      • Thawing All Layers
      • Locking a Layer
      • Unlocking a Layer
      • Changing an Object to the Current Layer
      • Copying Objects to a New Layer
      • Viewing Individual Layers
      • Freezing Layers in All Viewports Except the Current Viewport
      • Merging Layers
      • Deleting a Layer and Its Contents

      Unit 6: Object Properties

      • Understanding ByLayer and Object Property Concepts
      • Setting the Color ByLayer
      • Setting the Linetype ByLayer
      • Setting the Lineweight ByLayer
      • Setting the Transparency ByLayer
      • Controlling the Object Color
      • Controlling the Object Linetype
      • Controlling the Object Lineweight
      • Controlling the Object Transparency
      • Understanding Object Property Creation and Control
      • Modifying Properties Using the Property Panel and Layer Panel
      • Modifying Properties Using the Quick Property Palette
      • Controlling the Quick Property Palette Display Properties
      • Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette
      • Setting Object Properties to ByLayer
      • Understanding In-Canvas Property Preview

      Unit 7: Utility and Inquiry Tools

      • Introducing the Measure Tools
      • Measuring Distance
      • Measuring Radius
      • Measuring Angles
      • Measuring the Area of a Space
      • Measuring the Area of an Object
      • Performing Area Calculations
      • Measuring Volume
      • Using the Quick Calculator
      • Applying Object Selection Filters
      • Using Quick Select
      • Listing Selected Objects
      • Displaying the Coordinates of a Point

      Unit 8: Complex Objects

      • Understanding Polyline Property Concepts
      • Drawing Polyline Line Segments
      • Drawing Polyline Arc Segments
      • Drawing Polylines with Variable Width
      • Drawing Polylines Using Option Combinations
      • Drawing Donuts
      • Drawing Inscribed Polygons
      • Drawing Circumscribed Polygons
      • Drawing Polygons Using the Edge Option
      • Editing Polylines Using the Close and Open Options
      • Editing Polylines to Join Selected Segments
      • Editing Polylines to Join Multiple Segments
      • Converting Lines into Polylines
      • Converting Polylines into Fit and Spline Curves
      • Editing Polyline Vertices
      • Exploding Polylines
      • Drawing Ellipses Using the Center Option
      • Drawing Ellipses Using the Axis End Option
      • Drawing Isocircles
      • Drawing Elliptical Arcs
      • Drawing Points
      • Understanding Point Styles
      • Drawing Splines
      • Editing Splines
      • Drawing Construction Lines
      • Creating Rays
      • Creating Regions
      • Creating Boundaries
      • Creating Revision Clouds
      • Creating Wipeouts

      Unit 9: Annotation Objects

      • Understanding Annotation Object Concepts
      • Understanding Annotation Scaling
      • Creating Single-Line Text
      • Controlling Single-Line Text Justification
      • Creating Text Styles
      • Modifying Text Styles
      • Creating Multiline Text
      • Controlling Multiline Text Justification
      • Editing Text Objects
      • Editing Text Objects Using the Properties Palette
      • Performing a Spell Check
      • Finding and Replacing Text
      • Controlling Multiline Text Paragraphs
      • Combining Multiple Paragraphs
      • Converting Text to Uppercase or Lowercase
      • Adding a Background Mask to Multiline Text
      • Importing Text
      • Importing Text Using Drag-and-Drop and Cut-and-Paste
      • Inserting Special Text Characters
      • Removing Multiline Text Formatting
      • Undoing and Redoing Changes to Multiline Text
      • Creating Stacked Text for Fractions
      • Controlling Text Editor Settings
      • Scaling Text
      • Changing the Text Justification
      • Creating Tables
      • Controlling Table Appearance Using Table Styles
      • Editing Text Inside a Table
      • Modifying Tables
      • Linking Data in Tables
      • Working with Fields
      • Introducing Hatches and Gradient Fills
      • Adding Hatch Objects
      • Selecting the Hatch Pattern to Apply
      • Selecting the Hatch Pattern Layer
      • Setting the Hatch Colors and Transparency
      • Setting the Scale and Angle of the Hatch Pattern
      • Controlling Hatch Pattern Island Detection
      • Selecting and Retaining Boundary Objects
      • Controlling the Hatch Pattern Gap Tolerance
      • Understanding Associative Hatch
      • Understanding Annotative Hatch
      • Controlling the Hatch Origin
      • Creating Separate Hatches
      • Matching the Properties of an Existing Hatch
      • Controlling Hatch Pattern Draw Order
      • Controlling Hatch Settings
      • Modifying Existing Hatch Objects
      • Adding Gradient Fills
      • Adding Hatch Patterns and Gradient Fills Using the Tool Palette
      • Introducing Multileaders
      • Creating Multileaders
      • Changing the Order of Multileader Content Creation
      • Selecting Multileader Options
      • Adding a Multileader with Block Content
      • Controlling the Multileader Style
      • Adding and Removing Leaders
      • Aligning Multileaders
      • Collecting Multileaders
      • Editing Multileaders

      Unit 10: Modify Objects – Manipulation Commands

      • Introducing the Manipulation Commands
      • Using the Move Command
      • Using the Move Command with Object Snap
      • Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from One Point
      • Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from Two Points
      • Using the Copy Command
      • Using the Copy Command with Object Snap
      • Using the Copy Command with Object Snap Tracking
      • Using the Copy Command with the Array Option
      • Using the Mirror Command
      • Controlling Text Display with the Mirror Command
      • Controlling Hatch Display with the Mirror Command
      • Creating a Rectangular Array
      • Adjusting Rectangular Array Rows and Columns
      • Changing the Properties of Rectangular Arrays
      • Editing Array Source Objects
      • Removing Items from the Array
      • Changing the Angle of Rectangular Arrays
      • Creating Associative and Non-Associative Arrays
      • Creating a Polar Array
      • Adjusting Polar Arrays
      • Creating a Path Array
      • Changing the Base Point of a Path Array
      • Changing the Path of a Path Array
      • Replacing Items Within an Array
      • Using the Rotate Command
      • Using the Rotate Command with a Reference Angle
      • Using the Offset Command
      • Offsetting Polylines with Fillets and Chamfers
      • Using the Align Command
      • Using the Reverse Command
      • Creating and Working with Groups
      • Modifying Groups

      Unit 11: Modify Objects – Alteration Commands

      • Introducing Alteration Commands
      • Breaking an Object At One Point
      • Breaking an Object Between Two Points
      • Understanding Practical Uses for the Break Command
      • Using the Trim Command with Pick Selection
      • Using the Trim Command with Fence Selection
      • Using the Trim Command with Edge Extend Mode
      • Using the Extend Command
      • Using Extend and Trim Together
      • Understanding Practical Uses for the Trim and Extend Commands
      • Using the Fillet Command with Fillet Radius
      • Adding Fillets to Multiple Segments and Polylines
      • Using the Chamfer Command with Distance and Angle
      • Adding Chamfers to Multiple Segments and Polylines
      • Using the Blend Command
      • Using the Stretch Command
      • Using the Join Command
      • Using the Lengthen Command
      • Using the Explode Command
      • Deleting Duplicate Objects
      • Using the Scale Command
      • Using the Scale Command with Scale Reference
      • Modify Objects – Grips
      • Introducing Grip Concepts
      • Understanding Grip Status
      • Using Grips to Modify Lines
      • Using Grips to Modify Arcs
      • Using Grips to Modify Hatch Objects
      • Using Grips to Modify Polylines
      • Using Grips to Modify Splines
      • Using Grips to Move Objects
      • Using Grips to Mirror Objects
      • Using Grips to Rotate Objects
      • Using Grips to Scale Objects
      • Using Grips to Stretch Objects
      • Changing the Base Point While Grip Editing
      • Copying Objects While Grip Editing
      • Changing the Reference Angle While Grip Editing
      • Understanding Practical Applications of Grip Editing
      • Changing Grip Option Settings
      • Changing Grip Option Selection Modes
      • Dragging While Grip Editing
      • Moving Objects Using Nudge

      Unit 12: 2D Parametric Drawings

      • Introducing Parametric Drawings
      • Displaying Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Coincident Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Collinear Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Concentric Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Fixed Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Parallel Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Perpendicular Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Horizontal Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Vertical Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Tangent Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Smooth Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Symmetric Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Equal Geometric Constraints
      • Removing Individual Geometric Constraints
      • Applying Auto Constrain
      • Controlling Auto Constraint Settings
      • Applying Geometric Constraints Using Inferred Constraints
      • Applying Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Linear Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Aligned Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Horizontal Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Vertical Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Angular Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Radius Dimensional Constraints
      • Applying Diameter Dimensional Constraints
      • Creating Dynamic or Annotational Dimensional Constraints
      • Converting Dimensions into Dimensional Constraints
      • Controlling Dimensional Constraint Settings
      • Showing and Hiding Dimensional Constraints
      • Controlling Other Dimensional Constraint Settings
      • Avoiding Over-Constrained Geometry
      • Understanding the Parameters Manager
      • Changing an Expression Using the Parameters Manager
      • Adding User Variables Using the Parameters Manager
      • Deleting Parameters Using the Parameters Manager
      • Changing Dimensional Constraints Using Grip Editing

      Unit 13: Dimensioning

      • Introducing Dimensioning Concepts
      • Understanding Associative Dimensions
      • Creating Linear Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions
      • Creating Linear Aligned Dimensions
      • Creating Linear Baseline Dimensions
      • Creating Linear Continued Dimensions
      • Creating Angular Dimensions
      • Creating Angular Baseline Dimensions
      • Creating Angular Continued Dimensions
      • Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Radius and Diameter Dimensions
      • Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Arc Length Dimensions
      • Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Jogged Dimensions
      • Creating Ordinate Dimensions
      • Adding and Modifying Dimension Text
      • Changing the Location of Dimension Components
      • Adjusting Spacing Between Dimensions
      • Breaking Dimension and Extension Lines
      • Jogging Dimension Lines
      • Dimensioning Multiple Objects Using Quick Dimensions
      • Dimensioning Multiple Objects Using Ordinate Quick Dimensions
      • Controlling the Appearance of Dimensions Using Dimension Styles
      • Creating New Dimension Styles
      • Applying a New Dimension Style
      • Updating Dimension Styles
      • Overriding Dimension Styles Using Properties

      Unit 14: Interface Customisation

      • Introducing Tool Palettes
      • Controlling Tool Palette Display
      • Using Palette Tools
      • Creating Palettes
      • Controlling Palette Tool Properties
      • Creating Palette Tools for Hatch
      • Creating Palette Tools for Blocks
      • Creating Palette Tools Using Objects and Fly Outs
      • Creating Palette Tools Using DesignCenter
      • Customizing the User Interface
      • Customizing the Ribbon Tabs

      Assessment

      Self assessed.

      Method of study

      Format: DVDRom

      Duration: 46 hours approx

      Instructor: David Cohn

      Platform: Windows PC or Mac

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