Duration: 21 hours (3 days x 7 hours)
Instructional materials: yes
Introducing designers and drafters to using a versatile program to enhance the designer’s work, in particular: getting about in AutoCAD, placing points in different coordinate systems, creating and editing of flat drawings, preparation to printing.
DETAILED COURSE’S PROGRAMME
- Getting to know the environment: menu; graphic editor; command line
- Status bar: grid; snap; polar – description and use, editing settings; Ortho; object snap – description and use; dynamic input
- Basic concepts: global coordinate system; entering coordinates; absolute and relative coordinates; Cartesian and polar coordinates; placing points in those coordinate systems
- Basic objects: line, circle, arc, polyline; construction line, ray.
- Basic modify tools: erase, copy, move, cut, mirror, offset, trim, extend, rotate, stretch; brake, join.
- Layers: creating; layer properties; use
- Blocks: definition, placing; external blocks – basics of creating user’s library
- Other tools: array; hatch; scale
- Dimensions: linear, angular, radius, aligned; baseline, continue, dimension space, break, multileader; editing; user dimension styles
- Tracking – guidelines, use
- Texts: single line text, multiline text; editing; user text styles
- Preparation to pringint: Layout tabs – settings; vieports – placing vieports, scaling; printing using model and using layouts
- Additional AutoCAD tools: Design Center; tool palettes; tables