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AUTOCAD CLASS IN NYC - AutoCAD Intermediate - Part II of AutoCAD Fundamentals.

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This is the second recommended course that must be taken with AutoCAD Essentials, to complete the AutoCAD Fundamentals course.

This course delivers the remaining 50% of the essential AutoCAD tools that are needed to use AutoCAD more efficiently and with greater speed. Students will increase their expertise and production speed, learning how to use the intermediate-level tools and methods that increase user speed, for printing, templating, styling, and advanced dimensioning among others. You will learn how to use new tools that increase your productivity during drawing, dimensioning and printing, and you will learn how to use advanced tools such as external references. We deliver expert coaching and support that will teach you how to create drawings faster, saving you 3 - 5 hours of work per drawing when using the skills learned after completing the training. This training is essential for drafters since it teaches how to use many of the advanced AutoCAD tools that save time and increase your speed and efficiency.

Course contents have been expertly streamlined and simplified, to deliver exactly what you need to quickly use AutoCAD. To save your valuable time, we removed from the main training, the tools that are never used by 99.9% of users, and we have moved them to video training resources you can access anytime in case that any of the optional tools are ever needed. This approach minimizes live training time, speeds up your learning of the tools you actually need, greatly reducing the effort and learning curve typically required to learn AutoCAD.
This "best-practice" and "best-of-breed" approach allows us to give you the lowest available price in the industry, for certification-level, live training.

Extensive hands-on practice allows the student to become quickly proficient with the software. The official certification books and printed materials used during the training provide ample expert support, ensuring retention of the skills acquired during class. Our Video training course accessible 24/7 online allows students to refresh their training anytime they need or gain supplemental expertise that is not covered during the live training.

This official certification course is only offered at Autodesk Authorized Training Centers and universities in the U.S., ensuring that the student is learning the latest, most updated version of the Autodesk-authorized training in the U.S., published by Rand/Gilmore/Ascent, Platinum Autodesk partner and the only official Autodesk courseware publisher in the U.S.

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AutoCAD intermediate - Level II - 16 hours Live Training + 8 hours online content.

AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Intermediate continues on from the topics covered in the AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Essentials training guide. It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the program. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template. Key topics such as X-references, Advanced Templates, CAD standards, VP Layer Freeze, and style creation are covered.

This course is included in AutoCAD Fundamentals.

Topics Covered:

  • Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
  • Adding parametric constraints to objects.
  • Creating local and global blocks.
  • Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
  • Using advanced plotting and publishing options.
The AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT intermediate training guide is designed for those using AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® software with a Windows operating system.

Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD basics as taught in AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials, or equivalent experience.
  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.

Course Outline:

AutoCAD Intermediate (Mixed Units)
Total Hours: 16 hours Live Training + 8 hours Online Content = 24 hours total

Chapter 1: Working Effectively with AutoCAD............................................... 1-1
1.1    Creating a Custom Workspace............................................................ 1-2
Docking and Hiding Palettes................................................................... 1-4
Setting Up the Ribbon.............................................................................. 1-5
Practice 1a Setting Up Workspaces.......................................................... 1-10
1.2    Using the Keyboard Effectively......................................................... 1-12
Command Aliases................................................................................... 1-13
Shortcut Keys........................................................................................... 1-14
Function Keys.......................................................................................... 1-15
Practice 1b Using the Keyboard Effectively............................................ 1-16
1.3    Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility....................................... 1-17
Object Creation....................................................................................... 1-17
Selecting Similar Objects....................................................................... 1-17
Object Selection Cycling....................................................................... 1-18
Object Visibility........................................................................................ 1-19
Setting Transparency............................................................................. 1-20
Practice 1c Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility........................... 1-23
1.4    Working in Multiple Drawings........................................................... 1-25
File Tabs................................................................................................... 1-25
Selecting Drawings in the Application Menu...................................... 1-28
1.5    Copying and Pasting Between Drawings....................................... 1-30
Match Properties Across Drawings...................................................... 1-31
Practice 1d Working in Multiple Drawings............................................... 1-32
1.6    Using Grips Effectively........................................................................ 1-35
Changing the Base Point....................................................................... 1-36
Copying with Grips.................................................................................. 1-36
Rotate and Scale with the Reference Option..................................... 1-37
Stretching Multiple Objects.................................................................... 1-38
Grip Settings............................................................................................ 1-38
Practice 1e Using Grips Effectively........................................................... 1-40
1.7    Additional Layer Tools........................................................................ 1-41
Changing Object Layer States.............................................................. 1-41
Isolating Layers........................................................................................ 1-43
Changing an Object’s Layer.................................................................. 1-44
Modifying Layers..................................................................................... 1-45
Layer Walk............................................................................................... 1-46
Practice 1f Layer Tools................................................................................. 1-48
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 1-50
Command Summary...................................................................................... 1-52

Chapter 2: Accurate Positioning........................................................................ 2-1
2.1    Coordinate Entry..................................................................................... 2-2
Absolute Cartesian Coordinates (X,Y)................................................... 2-2
Relative Cartesian Coordinates (@X,Y)................................................ 2-2
Relative Polar Coordinates (@Distance< Angle)................................. 2-4
Notes on Coordinate Entry...................................................................... 2-5
Practice 2a Drawing Using Coordinate Entry............................................ 2-7
2.2    Locating Points with Tracking............................................................. 2-8
Object Snap Tracking Review................................................................. 2-8
Temporary Track Point........................................................................... 2-8
Practice 2b Locating Points with Tracking (Mechanical)..................... 2-10
Practice 2c Locating Points with Tracking (Architectural).................. 2-12
2.3    Construction Lines............................................................................... 2-14
Construction Lines.................................................................................. 2-14
Rays.......................................................................................................... 2-15
Practice 2d Construction Lines.................................................................. 2-16
2.4    Placing Reference Points................................................................... 2-18
Creating Groups of Points..................................................................... 2-19
Practice 2e Placing Points........................................................................... 2-21
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 2-23
Command Summary...................................................................................... 2-25

Chapter 3: Projects: Productivity Tools.......................................................... 3-1
3.1    Schematic Project: Purifier Unit.......................................................... 3-2
3.2    Mechanical Project: 2 Views................................................................ 3-4
3.3    Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden...................................... 3-5
3.4    Mechanical Project: Cover Plate......................................................... 3-6
3.5    Architectural Project: Addition............................................................ 3-7
3.6    Mechanical Project: Block.................................................................... 3-8
3.7    Mechanical Project: Plate...................................................................... 3-9

Chapter 4: Parametric Drawing.......................................................................... 4-1
4.1    Working with Constraints..................................................................... 4-2
4.2    Geometric Constraints........................................................................... 4-3
Auto Constraining Objects....................................................................... 4-3
Specifying Geometric Constraints.......................................................... 4-4
Constraint Bars.......................................................................................... 4-9
Modifying Geometrical Constraints...................................................... 4-10
Deleting Constraints............................................................................... 4-10
Constraint Settings................................................................................. 4-11
4.3    Dimensional Constraints.................................................................... 4-12
Modifying Dimensional Constraints..................................................... 4-16
Formulas in Constraints......................................................................... 4-17
Practice 4a Working with Constraints....................................................... 4-19
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 4-28
Command Summary...................................................................................... 4-30

Chapter 5: Working with Blocks........................................................................ 5-1
5.1    Creating Blocks....................................................................................... 5-2
Creating Single Named Objects.............................................................. 5-2
Block Settings............................................................................................ 5-3
Creating Drawing Files from Objects (WBlock).................................... 5-5
5.2    Editing Blocks.......................................................................................... 5-7
Practice 5a Create and Edit Blocks........................................................... 5-10
5.3    Removing Unused Elements.............................................................. 5-14
Practice 5b Purging........................................................................................ 5-16
5.4    Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes......................................................... 5-17
5.5    Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes.................................... 5-20
Modifying Tool Properties...................................................................... 5-20
Redefining Blocks in Tool Palettes....................................................... 5-22
Practice 5c Modifying Tool Properties....................................................   5-23
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 5-26
Command Summary...................................................................................... 5-28

Chapter 6: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks................................. 6-1
6.1    Mechanical Project: Control Panel..................................................... 6-2
6.2    Architectural Project: Furniture Layout............................................ 6-4
6.3    Civil Project: Utility Layout................................................................... 6-6

Chapter 7: Creating Templates........................................................................... 7-1
7.1    Why Use Templates?............................................................................. 7-2
Drawing Standards................................................................................... 7-3
7.2    Controlling Units Display...................................................................... 7-5
Drawing Limits........................................................................................... 7-8
7.3    Creating New Layers.............................................................................. 7-9
Layer Properties Manager....................................................................... 7-9
Other Layer Options............................................................................... 7-14
7.4    Adding Standard Layouts to Templates......................................... 7-16
Working in the Page Setup Manager................................................... 7-16
Setting Up Layouts to Use in a Template............................................ 7-21
7.5    Saving Templates................................................................................. 7-22
Practice 7a Saving a Template.................................................................... 7-24
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 7-30
Command Summary...................................................................................... 7-32

Chapter 8: Advanced Layouts............................................................................ 8-1
8.1    Creating and Using Named Views...................................................... 8-2
8.2    Advanced Viewport Options................................................................. 8-5
Creating Viewports from Named Views................................................. 8-5
Clipping Viewports.................................................................................... 8-9
8.3    Layer Overrides in Viewports............................................................ 8-10
Overriding Layer Properties in Viewports........................................... 8-10
Freezing Layers in Viewports................................................................ 8-12
Practice 8a Viewports and Named Views................................................. 8-13
8.4    Additional Annotative Scale Features............................................. 8-19
Modifying Annotative Object Scales.................................................... 8-20
Practice 8b Additional Annotative Scale Features................................ 8-22
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 8-25
Command Summary...................................................................................... 8-27

Chapter 9: Annotation Styles.............................................................................. 9-1
9.1    Creating Text Styles............................................................................... 9-2
Practice 9a Creating and Using Text Styles.............................................. 9-5
9.2    Creating Dimension Styles................................................................... 9-6
Modifying Dimension Styles.................................................................... 9-8
Creating Dimension Sub-Styles........................................................... 9-13
Practice 9b Creating Dimension Styles (Architectural)........................ 9-15
Practice 9c Dimension Styles (Mechanical)............................................. 9-18
9.3    Creating Multileader Styles................................................................ 9-21
Practice 9d Creating Multileader Styles................................................... 9-25
Chapter Review Questions.......................................................................... 9-27
Command Summary...................................................................................... 9-29

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities...................................... 10-1
10.1 Interiors Project..................................................................................... 10-2
10.2 Mechanical/Schematic Project.......................................................... 10-3
10.3 Civil/Map Project................................................................................... 10-4
10.4 Mechanical Project: Dimension Styles............................................ 10-5

Chapter 11: External References..................................................................... 11-1
11.1 Attaching External References......................................................... 11-2
External References Palette.................................................................. 11-4
11.2 Modifying External References....................................................... 11-10
Opening Reference Files.................................................................... 11-10
Detaching and Unloading Reference Files...................................... 11-11
Clipping Reference Files..................................................................... 11-13
Modifying References.......................................................................... 11-15
Reference File Properties.................................................................... 11-16
DWF Specific Adjustments.................................................................. 11-18
11.3 Xref Specific Information.................................................................. 11-20
Attachments vs. Overlays.................................................................... 11-20
Xref Layers............................................................................................. 11-21
Binding Drawing Reference Files...................................................... 11-23
Binding Drawing Reference File Components................................. 11-24
Demand Loading.................................................................................. 11-25
Practice 11a Attaching External References.......................................   11-26
Chapter Review Questions........................................................................ 11-34
Command Summary................................................................................... 11-36

Chapter 12: Projects: Drawing...........................................................................           12-1
12.1 D-sized Title Block (36x24)................................................................. 12-2
12.2 Mechanical Project: Drill Press Base.............................................. 12-4
12.3 Architectural Project: Office Tower............................................... 12-10
12.4 P&ID Project: Oil Lubrication System........................................... 12-17
12.5 Civil Project: Warehouse Site.......................................................... 12-20




 

 

 

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