AutoCad 2013 Level 1


Duration: 2 days

In this course, you will cover: working with files, drawing command concepts, selecting sets, basic drawing setup, object snap and object snap tracking, drawing commands I, modifying and viewing commands, layering and object properties, advanced drawing setup, layouts and viewports, printing and plotting, draw commands II and modify commands II, inquiry commands, creating and editing text, grip editing, blocks, design center, and tool palettes, multi-view drawing, pictorial drawings, section, and auxiliary views, dimensioning, dimension styles and dimension variables.


Windows Level 1, understanding of graphics is a plus. Engineering background beneficial.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Getting Started with AutoCAD 2012
• Concepts
• Coordinate Systems
• The CAD Database
• Angles in AutoCAD
• Draw True Size
• Plot to Scale

Starting AutoCAD
• The AutoCAD Drawing Editor
• Workspaces • Beginning a Drawing
• Graphics Area
• Command Line
• Palettes
• Toolbars
• Application Menu and Quick Access Toolbar
• Pull-Down Menus
• Dialog Boxes and Palettes
• Shortcut Menus
• Screen (Side) Menu
• Digitizing Tablet Menu
• Command Entry Using the Keyboard
• Accelerator Keys (Control Key Sequences)
• Special Key Functions
• Mouse buttons
• Command Entry
• Methods for Entering Commands
• Using the ‘Command Tables’
• Command Entry Methods Practice
• AutoCAD Drawing Aids
• Coordinate Display (Coords)
• Status Bar
• Drawing Aids
• Function Keys
• AutoCAD Text Window
• Model Space and Layouts
• Customizing the AutoCAD Screen
• Toolbars
• Ribbon
• Clean Screen
• Communication Center
• Tray Settings
• Command Line
• Options

Working with Files
• AutoCAD Drawing Files
• Naming Drawing Files
• Beginning and Saving an AutoCAD Drawing
• Accessing File Commands
• File navigation dialog box Functions
• Windows Right-Click Shortcut Menus
• AutoCAD File Commands
• AutoCAD Backup Files
• Drawing Recovery
• AutoCAD Drawing File Management
• Using other File Formats

Draw Command Concepts AutoCAD Objects Locating the Draw Commands Coordinate Entry
• Coordinate Formats and Types
• Coordinate Formats
• Coordinate Types
• Typical Combinations
• Three Methods of Coordinate Input
• Mouse Input
• Dynamic Input
• Command Line Input
• Using the Three Coordinate Input Methods
• Line
• Circle
• Using Mouse Input
• Using Dynamic Input
• Using Command Line Input
• Direct Distance entry and Angle Override
• Dynamic Input Settings
• Polar Tracking and Polar Snap
• Polar Tracking
• Polar Tracking with Direct Distance Entry
• Polar Tracking Override
• Polar Snap
• Drawing Lines Using Polar Tracking
• Using Polar Tracking and Grid Snap
• Using Polar Tracking and Dynamic Input
• Using Polar Tracking, Polar Snap, and Dynamic Input

Selection Sets
• Modify Command Concepts
• Selection Sets
• Selection Set Options
• Select
• Noun/Verb Syntax
• Selection Sets Practice
• Using Erase
• Using Move
• Using Copy
• Helpful Commands
• Help and Search
• Oops and U
• Undo and redo
• Mredo and Regen

Basic Drawing Setup
• Steps for Basic Drawing Setup
• Startup Options
• Drawing Setup Options
• Start from Scratch
• Template
• Table of Start from Scratch Imperial Settings
• Table of Start from Scratch Metric Settings
• Wizard
• Setup Commands
• Units
• Keyboard Input of Units Values
• Limits
• Snap
• Grid
• Dsettings
• Using Snap and Grid
• Introduction to Layouts and Printing
• Model Tab and Layout Tabs
• Why Set Up Layouts Before Drawing
• Printing and Plotting
• Setting Layout Options and Plot Option

Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking
• CAD Accuracy
• Object Snap
• Object Snap Modes
• Acquisition Object Snap Modes
• Object Snap Modifiers
• OSNAP Single Point Selection
• OSNAP Running Mode
• Running Object Snap Modes
• Running Object Snap Toggles
• Object Snap Options
• Object Snap Tracking
• To Use Object Snap Tracking
• Object Snap Tracking with Polar Tracking
• Object Snap Tracking settings
• OSNAP Applications
• OSNAP Practice

Draw Commands I
• Draw commands – Simple and Complex
• Draw Command Access
• Coordinate Entry Input Methods
• Commands
• Line
• Circle
• Arc
• Use Arcs or Circles?
• Point
• Ddptype
• Pline
• Pline Arc Segments

Modify Commands I
• Concepts
• Commands
• Erase and Move
• Rotate and Scale
• Stretch and Lengthen
• Trim and Extend
• Break and Join
• Copy and Mirror
• Offset and Array
• Fillet and Chamfer

Viewing Commands
• Concepts
• Zoom and Pan with the Mouse Wheel
• Commands
• Zoom and Realtime (RTzoom)
• Pan
• Zoom and Pan with Undo and Redo
• Scroll Bars
• View and Dsviewer
• Viewres and Ucsicon
• Viewgo and Navswheel
• Qvdrawing and Vports

Layers and Object Properties
• Concepts
• Assigning colors, Linetypes, and Lineweights
• Object properties
• Plot Styles
• Layers and Layer Properties Controls
• Layer Control Drop-Down List
• Layer Properties Manager Layer List
• Color, Linetype, Lineweight, and other Properties
• Layer Filters
• Displaying an Object’s Properties and Visibility Settings
• Laymcur
• Layerp
• Layerstate
• Object-Specific Properties Controls
• Linetype • Lweight
• Color
• True Color and Color Books
• Setbylayer
• Controlling Linetype Scale
• Ltscale
• Celtscale
• Changing Object Properties
• Object Properties Toolbar
• Properties
• Matchprop
• Layer Tools

Advanced Drawing Setup
• Steps for Drawing Setup
• Using and Creating Template Drawings
• Using Template Drawings
• Table of Standard AutoCAD Templates
• Creating Template Drawings
• Additional Advanced Drawing Setup Concepts
• Drawing Setup Using Annotative Objects

Layouts and Viewports
• Concepts
• Paper Space and Model Space
• Layouts
• Viewports
• Layouts and Viewports Example
• Guidelines for Using Layouts and Viewports
• Creating and Setting up Layouts
• Layoutwizard
• Layout
• Inserting Layouts withAutoCAD DesignCenter
• Setting up the Layout
• Using Viewports in paper Space
• Vports
• Qvlayout
• Scaling the Display of Viewport Geometry
• Locking Viewport Geometry
• Linetype Scale in Viewports-PSLTSCALE
• Vpmax, Vpminand Scalelistedit
• Advanced Applications of Paper space viewports

Printing and Plotting
• Concepts
• Typical Steps to Plotting, Printing, Plotting, and Saving Page Setups
• Plot and –Plot
• Viewplotdetails and Pagessetup
• Using the Plot Dialog box & Page Setup Manager
• Preview
• Plotting to Scale
• Standard Paper Sizes
• Calculating the Drawing Scale Factor
• Guidelines for Plotting Model Space to Scale
• Guidelines for Plotting Layouts to Scale
• Tables of Limits Settings
• Mechanical Table of Limits Settings for ANSI Sheet Sizes
• Architectural Table of Limits Settings for Architectural Sheet Sizes
• Metric Table of Limits Settings for Metric (ISO) Sheet Sizes
• Metric Table of Limtis Settings for ANSI Sheet Sizes
• Civil Table of Limits Settings for ANSI Sheet Sizes

Draw Commands II
• Concepts
• Commands
• Xline, Ray, Polygon and Rectang
• Donut, Spline, Ellipse, Divide and Measure
• Mline and Mlstyle
• Multiline Style Dialog box
• New Multiline Style Dialog box
• Editing Multilines
• Sketch
• The SKPOLY Variable
• Solid, Boundary, Region, Wipeout and Revcloud

Modify Commands II
• Concepts
• Commands
• Considerations for changing Basic Porperties of Objects
• Properties, DBLCLKEDIT, Matchprop
• Object Properties Toolbar
• Chprop, Change, 1quick Properties
• Explode, Align
• Find/Replace in the Text Formatting Editor
• Scaletext, Justifytext, Qtext, Textfill
• Substituting Fonts • Text Fields and Tables
• Text fields, Field, Updatefield
• Creating and Editing Tables
• Table, Tablestyle, Tabledit
• The Table Editor
• Editing tables with Grips
• Editing Tables with the Porperties Palette
• Importing and Exporting Tables
• Table Breaks
• Text Fields and Calculations in Tables
• Text Attributes

Grip Editing
• Concepts
• Grips Features
• Activating Grips on Objects
• Cold and Hot Grips
• Grip Editing Options
• Shift to Turn on ORTHO
• Auxiliary Grid
• Editing Dimensions
• Guidelines for Using Grips
• Grips Settings
• Point Specificaiton Precedence
• More Grips

Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes
• Concepts
• Commands
• Block
• Block Color, Linetype, and Lineweight Settings
• Insert, Minsert, Explode, -Insert with *
• Xplode, Wblock, Base
• Redefining blocks and the Block Editor
• Bedit, Blocks Search Path
• Purge, Rename and Setbylayer
• DesignCenter
• Adcenter
• DesignCenter Options
• To Open a Drawing from DesignCenter
• To Insert a Block Using DesignCenter
• Resulting Scale Factors with Autoscale (Drag-andDrop) •
Tool Palettes
• Toolpalettes
• Creating and Managing Tool Palettes

Multiview Drawing
• Concepts
• Projection and Alignment of Views
• Using ORTHO and OSNAP to Draw Projection Lines
• Using Polar Tracking to Draw Projection Lines Aligned with OSNAP Points
• Using Xline and Ray for construction Lines
• Using Offset for Construction of Views
• Realignment of Views Using Polar Snap and Polar Tracking
• Using Construction Layers
• Using Linetypes • Drawing Hidden and Center Lines
• Managing Linetypes, Lineweights, and Colors
• Creating Fillets, Rounds, and Runouts
• Guidelines for Creating a Typical Three-View Drawing

Pictorial Drawings
• Concepts
• Types of Pictorial Drawings
• Pictorial Drawings Are 2D Drawings
• Isometric Drawing in AutoCAD
• Sanp
• Isometirc Ellipses
• Ellipse
• Creating an Isometric Drawing
• Dimensioning Isometric Drawings in AutoCAD
• Oblique Drawing In AutoCAD

Section Views
• Concepts
• Defining hatch patterns and hatch Boundaries
• Step for Creating a Section View Using the hatch Command
• Hatch
• Hatch and Gradient Dialog box – hatch Tab
• Selecting the Hatch Area
• Expanded Dialog box Options
• Gradient Tab
• –hatch command Line Options
• Annotative hatch Patterns
• Toolpalettes
• Creating Tool Palettes
• Editing hatch Patterns and Boundaries
• Hatchedit
• Using Grips with Hatch Patterns
• Using Trim with Hatch Patterns
• Object Selection Features of Hatch Patterns
• FILLMODE for Solid Hatch Fills
• Draworder and Texttofront
• Drawing Cutting Plane Lines

Auxiliary Views
• Concepts
• Constructing an Auxiliary View
• Setting up the Principal Views
• Using Snap Rotate and ORTHO
• Rotating SNAP Back to the Original Position
• Using Polar Tracking
• Using the Offset Command
• Using the Xline and Ray Commands
• Constructing Full Auxiliary Views

• Concepts
• Dimension Drawing Commands
• Dimlinear, Dimaligned, and Dimbaseline
• Dimcontinue, Dimspace, and Dimjogline
• Dimdiameter, Dimradius, Dimjog and Dimarc
• Dimcenter, Dimangular, and Dimbreak
• Leader, Qleader and Annotation Tab
• Leader Line and Arrow Tab
• Mleader, Mleaderstyle and Mleaderedit
• Mleaderalign, Mleadercollect and Dimordinate
• Qdim and Tolerance
• Editing Feature Control Frames
• Basic Dimensions
• GDT-Related Dimension Variables
• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
• Diminspect
• Editing Dimensions
• Grip Editing Dimensions
• Dimension Right-Click Menu
• Exploding Associative Dimensions
• Dimension Editing Commands
• Dimtedit, Dimedit and Properties
• Customizing Dimensioning Text
• Associative Dimenstions
• Dimreassociate, Dimdisassociate and Dimregen
• Dimensioning Variables Introduction

Dimension Styles and Variables
• Concepts
• Dimension Variables
• Dimension Styles
• Dimension Style Families
• Dimension Style Overrides
• Dimension Styles
• Dimstyle and Ddim
• –Dimstyle
• Dimension Variables
• Changing Dimension Variables Using the Dialog Box Method
• Lines Tab (Dimension Lines & Extension Line)
• Symbols and Arrows Tab (Arrowheads & Other)
• Text Tab (Appearance, Placement & Alignment)
• Fit Tab (Scale for Dimension, Fit Options, Text Placement and Fine Tuning)
• Primary Units Tab (Linear Dimensions, Measurement Scale, Zero Suppression, and Angular Dimensions)
• Alternate Units Tab (Alternate Units Section, Zero Suppression, and Placement Section)
• Tolerances Tab (Tolerance Format, and Alternate Unit)
• Changing Dimension Variables Using Command Line Format
• DIM (Variable name)
• Associative Dimensions
• Using Setup Wizards and Template Drawings
• Modifying Existing Dimensions
• Modifying a Dimension Style (Properties)
• Creating Dimension Style Overrides and using Update (Update, Dimoverride and Matchprop)
• Dimension right-Click Menu
• Guidelines for Non-Annotative Dimensioning in AutoCAD
• Dimensioning in a Single Drawing
• Creating Dimension Styles as Part of Template Drawings
• Optional Method for Fixed Dimension Text height in Template Drawings
• Dimensioning in Paper Space Layouts
• When to Dimension in Paper Space
• Procedure for Dimensioning in Paper Space
• Annotative Dimensions
• Dimensioning Isometric Drawings

Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects & Plotting
• Concepts
• Advanced Layouts
• Layer Visibility for Viewports
• Layer and V player
• Layer Property Overrides
• Linetype Scale in Viewports (PSLTSCALE)
• Dimensioning in Paper Space
• The “Reverse Method” for Calculating Drawing Scale Factor
• Steps for Calculating the Drawing Scale Factor by the “Reverse Method
• Annotative Objects
• Setting Annotation Scale and Viewport Scale
• Creating and Displaying Annotative Objects in Multiple viewports
• Adding and Deleting Scale Representations for Annotative Objects
• Objectscale
• Adjusting Positions for Individual Annotative Object Scale Representations
• Annoreset
• Annoupdate
• Linetype Scales for Annotative Drawings
• Applications for Multiple viewports
• Using Two Layouts to Plot the Same Geometry at Different Scales
• Using Two Viewports to Display the Same Geometry at Different Scales
• Using One Layout to Plot Xref Drawings in Multiple Viewports at Different Scales
• Plot Style Tables and Plot Styles
• What is the Difference between a Plot Style and a Plot Style Table?
• Color-Dependent and Named Plot Style Tables
• Attaching a Plot Style Table to a layout
• Stylesmanager
• Creating a Plot Style Table
• Editing Plot Styles
• Assigning Named Plot Styles to Objects
• Plotstyle
• Convertpstyles and convertctb
• Plot Stamping (Plotstamp)