AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals for Civil Engineers

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AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals for Civil Engineers

Course Title: AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals for Civil Engineers
 
1. The AutoCAD Interface (25 Mins)

  • Model space
  • Toolbars
  • Pull downs
  • AutoCAD’s command line
  • Dockable palettes
  • The Status bar
  • Saving your workspace
  • Essential settings

2. Opening, Viewing, and Saving Drawings (20 Mins)

  • Opening an AutoCAD drawing
  • Mouse functions
  • Zooming, panning, and regen
  • The multiple-document environment
  • Saving your work
  • Using templates

3. Drawing Fundamentals (17 Mins)

  • The Line command
  • ORTHO and POLAR modes
  • The Circle command
  • The Heads-Up display

4. Controlling Drawing Units (17 Mins)

  • Defining units of measure
  • Drafting with architectural units
  • Drafting with metric units www.CivilDigital.com

5. Controlling Accuracy (25 Mins)

  • Cartesian coordinates
  • Object snaps
  • Automating object snaps

6. Specialized Draw Commands (25 Mins)

  • Rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Hatch
  • Polygon

7. Primary Modifications (25 Mins)

  • Move and Copy
  • Rotate
  • Offset
  • Erase
  • Undo and Redo

8. Selecting Entities (15 Mins)

  • Windows and crossing windows
  • Removing from selections
  • Using key-ins

9. Making Major Changes (1Hr 10 Mins)

  • Trim and Extend
  • Fillet
  • Chamfer
  • Array
  • Mirror
  • Stretch
  • Scale
  • Grips
  • Explode
  • Polyline edit

10. Organizing Drawings (25 Mins)

  • Layers
  • The Layer Properties Manager
  • Layer control
  • The By Layer property
  • The Layer Previous command

11. General Annotation (50 Mins)

  • Single-line text
  • Text justification
  • Text styles
  • Multi-line text
  • Editing
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Symbols
  • Spell-checking

12. Dimensioning (30 Mins)

  • Creating dimensions
  • Dimension styles
  • Callouts
  • Tweaking dimensions

13. Helpful AutoCAD Tools (18 Mins)

  • The Distance command
  • The Property Changer
  • The Quick Calculator

14. Reusable Content (25 Mins)

  • Creating and inserting blocks
  • Using blocks
  • Modifying blocks
  • Building your library www.CivilDigital.com

15. Plotting (50 Mins)

  • Quick plots
  • Selecting a pen table
  • Layouts pt. 1: Choosing paper
  • Layouts pt. 2: Inserting a title block
  • Layouts pt. 3: Cutting a viewport
  • Layouts pt. 4: Reusing layouts
  • Scale factors
  • Sizing model space text
  • Sizing model space dimensions
  • Sizing line types

16. Sharing Data (10 Mins)

  • Drawing compatibility
  • E-transmitting

AutoCAD 2012 Essentials - Part 1A : The AutoCAD Interface

AutoCAD 2012 Essentials - Part 1B : The AutoCAD Interface
AutoCAD 2012 Essentials - Part 2A : Opening, Viewing, and Saving Drawings
AutoCAD 2012 Essentials - Part 1B : The AutoCAD Interface