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Course Overview

AutoCAD 2017 with this essential guide, you'll learn how to plan, develop, document, and present a complete AutoCAD project by building a summer cabin from start to finish.


To ensure your success, you must have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.  Knowledge of Photoshop & Flash is an added advantage.


Course Outline


Chapter 1 Getting Started 1
Sign In to Autodesk 360 on the Start Tab 1 Configure Autodesk
Explore the AutoCAD 2017 for Windows User Interface
Explore the Graphical User Interface
Control the AutoCAD Ribbon
Set Drawing
Exercise 1.4: Set the AutoCAD Drawing

Chapter 2 Gaining Basic Drawing Skills 17
Navigate 2D Drawings
Navigate a Drawing
Draw Lines and Rectangles
Draw Lines
Draw Rectangles
Cancel, Erase, and Undo
Correct Mistakes
Use Coordinate Systems
Use Absolute Coordinates
Exercise 2.6: Use Relative Coordinates
Exercise 2.7: Use Polar Coordinates
Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons
Exercise 2.8: Create Circles
Exercise 2.9: Create Arcs
Exercise 2.10: Draw Polygons
Use Fillet and Chamfer
Exercise 2.11: Join Nonparallel Lines
Exercise 2.12: Join Crossed Lines with Fillet

Chapter 3 Using Drawing Aids
Use Grid and Snap
Exercise 3.1: Draw with Grid and Snap
Employ Ortho and Polar Tracking
Exercise 3.2: Draw with Ortho and Polar Tracking
Use PolarSnap
Exercise 3.3: Draw with PolarSnap
Select Running Object Snaps
Exercise 3.4: Draw with Running Object Snaps
Harness the From Snap
Exercise 3.5: Use the From Snap
Apply Object Snap Tracking
Exercise 3.6: Use Object Snap Tracking

Chapter 4 Editing Entities
Create Selection Sets
Exercise 4.1: Create a Selection Set at the Select Objects:
Exercise 4.2: Create a Selection Set Before Deciding on a Command
Use Move and Copy
Exercise 4.3: Move and Copy
Use Rotate and Scale
Exercise 4.4: Rotate and Scale
Work with Arrays
Exercise 4.5: Create a Rectangular Array
Exercise 4.6: Create a Polar Array Use Trim and Extend
Exercise 4.7: Trim and Measure
Use Lengthen and Stretch
Exercise 4.8: Lengthen and Stretch
Use Offset and Mirror
Exercise 4.9: Offset and Mirror
Edit with Grips
Exercise 4.10: Edit with Grips

Chapter 5 Shaping Curves 85
Draw and Edit Curved Polylines
Exercise 5.1: Draw and Edit Curved Polylines Draw Ellipses
Exercise 5.2: Draw Ellipses
Shape Splines
Exercise 5.3: Work with Control Vertices
Exercise 5.4: Work with Fit Points
Blend Between Objects with Splines
Exercise 5.5: Blend Splines

Chapter 6 Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance 105
Change Object Properties
Exercise 6.1: Edit Object Properties
Set the Current Layer
Exercise 6.2: Choose the Current Layer
Alter the Layer Assignments of Objects
Exercise 6.3: Assign Layers
Control Layer Visibility
Exercise 6.4: Toggle Layer Status
Exercise 6.5: Isolate Layers
Exercise 6.6: Save Layer States
Apply Linetype
Exercise 6.7: Use Linetype
Assign Properties by Object or by Layer
Exercise 6.8: Assign Properties
Manage Layer Properties
Exercise 6.9: Control Layer Properties
Isolate Objects
Exercise 6.10: Isolate and Hide Individual Objects

Chapter 7 Organizing Objects
Define Blocks
Exercise 7.1: Draw a Chair and Define It as a Block
Exercise 7.2: Draw a Door and Define It as a Block
Insert Blocks
Exercise 7.3: Use Blocks
Edit Blocks
Exercise 7.4: Edit Block Definitions
Exercise 7.5: Assign Floating Properties
Exercise 7.6: Nest Blocks
Exercise 7.7: Explode Blocks
Redefine Blocks
Exercise 7.8: Redefine Block Definitions
Work with Groups
Exercise 7.9: Create Groups

Chapter 8 Hatching and Gradients
Specify Hatch Areas
Exercise 8.1: Pick Points to Determine Boundaries
Exercise 8.2: Select Objects to Define Boundaries
Associate Hatches with Boundaries
Exercise 8.3: Associate Boundaries
Hatch with Patterns
Exercise 8.4: Specify Properties
Exercise 8.5: Separate Hatch Areas
Hatch with Gradients
Exercise 8.6: Create Gradients

Chapter 9 Working with Blocks and Xrefs
Work with Global Blocks
Exercise 9.1: Write a Local Block Definition to a File
Exercise 9.2: Insert a Drawing as a Local Block
Exercise 9.3: Redefine Local Blocks with Global Blocks
Access Content Globally
Exercise 9.4: Access Global Content
Store Content on Tool Palettes
Exercise 9.5: Add to the Tool Palettes
Reference External Drawings and Images
Exercise 9.6: Use Xrefs

Chapter 10 Creating and Editing Text
Style Text
Exercise 10.1: Create Text Styles
Write Lines of Text
Exercise 10.2: Create Text to Fit
Exercise 10.3: Justify Text
Exercise 10.4: Transform and Create Text
Write and Format Paragraphs Using MTEXT
Exercise 10.5: Write and Format with MTEXT
Edit Text
Exercise 10.6: Edit Content and Properties
Exercise 10.7: Work with Columns

Chapter 11 Dimensioning
Style Dimensions
Exercise 11.1: Create Dimension Styles
Add Dimensions Exercise 11.2: Use Inquiry Commands
Exercise 11.3: Add Dimension Objects
Exercise 11.4: Add and Style Multileaders
Edit Dimensions
Exercise 11.5: Alter Dimension Objects

Chapter 12 Keeping In Control with Constraints
Work with Geometric Constraints Exercise 12.1: Use Geometric Constraints
Apply Dimensional Constraints
Exercise 12.2: Create Dimensional Constraints
Constrain Objects Simultaneously with Geometry and Dimensions
Exercise 12.3: Use Simultaneous Constraints
Make Parametric Changes to Constrained Objects
Exercise 12.4: Alter Constraint Parameters

Chapter 13 Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects
Create Annotative Styles and Objects Exercise 13.1: Work with Annotative Text
Exercise 13.2: Work with Annotative Dimensions
Create Layouts
Exercise 13.3: Configure Layouts
Adjust Floating Viewports
Exercise 13.4: Work on Layout1
Exercise 13.5: Work on Layout2
Override Layer Properties in Layout Viewports
Exercise 13.6: Override Layer Properties
Draw on Layouts
Exercise 13.7: Lay Out Geometry

Chapter 14 Printing and Plotting
Configure Output Devices
Exercise 14.1: Set Up a System Printer
Exercise 14.2: Set Up an AutoCAD Plotter
Create Plot Style Tables
Exercise 14.3: Create a Named Plot Style Table
Use Plot Style Tables
Exercise 14.4: Configure New Drawings for Named Plot Style Tables
Exercise 14.5: Assign Plot Styles by Layer or by Object
Plot in Model Space Exercise 14.6: Plot from Model Space
Plot Layouts in Paper Space
Exercise 14.7: Plot from Paper Space
Export to an Electronic Format
Exercise 14.8: Export to DWF Exercise 14.9: Export to PDF Exercise 14.10: Share Design Views

Chapter 15 Working with Data
Geolocate Projects
Exercise 15.1: Geolocate a Drawing
Import SketchUp Models
Exercise 15.2: Import a SketchUp Model
Define Attributes and Blocks
Exercise 15.3: Define Attributes and a Block Insert Attributed Blocks
Exercise 15.4: Insert Block References with Attributes
Edit Table Styles and Create Tables Exercise 15.5: Alter a Table Style and Make a Table
Use Fields in Table Cells
Exercise 15.6: Create Fields
Edit Table Data
Exercise 15.7: Alter Table Data

Chapter 16 Navigating 3D Models
Use Visual Styles
Exercise 16.1: Explore Visual Styles
Work with Tiled Viewports
Exercise 16.2: Tile Viewports Navigate with the ViewCube
Exercise 16.3: Use the ViewCube to Navigate
Orbit in 3D
Exercise 16.4: Orbit
Use Cameras
Exercise 16.5: Utilize Virtual Cameras
Navigate with SteeringWheels Exercise 16.6: Use SteeringWheels to Navigate Save Views
Exercise 16.7: Save Views

Chapter 17 Modeling in 3D
Create Surface Models
Exercise 17.1: Make Planar Surfaces
Exercise 17.2: Revolve a 2D Profile to Create a 3D Model
Exercise 17.3: Sweep Out 3D Geometry
Exercise 17.4: Extrude 2D Geometry into 3D
Edit Surface Models Exercise 17.5: Trim Surfaces with Other Surfaces Exercise 17.6: Project Edges on Surfaces
Exercise 17.7: Trim Surfaces with Edges
Create Solid Models Exercise 17.8: Extrude Solid Objects
Exercise 17.9: Loft Solid Objects
Edit Solid Models
Exercise 17.10: Perform Boolean Operations Exercise 17.11: Edit Solids
Smooth Mesh Models
Exercise 17.12: Create, Edit, and Smooth Mesh
Live-Section Models
Exercise 17.13: Create and Edit a Section Plane

Chapter 18 Presenting and Documenting 3D Design
Assign Materials
Exercise 18.1: Apply Materials
Place and Adjust Lights
Exercise 18.2: Add Artificial Lights
Exercise 18.3: Simulate Natural Light
Create Renderings
Exercise 18.4: Make More Realistic Renderings in the Cloud
Document Models with Drawings Exercise 18.5: Document Models