In the Construction world, we don’t always need advanced drafting and design tools, but it can be a huge time -and money- saver to just open a DWG file and make some simple edits or calculations. This course is designed to help the casual user become proficient with everyday tasks and tools in the AutoCAD system. Whether you’ve used AutoCAD for a while and just want a solid refresher on basic skills, or you’re a new user trying to get just the tools you need to do your job efficiently, this class will help.
This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.
Note: Instructor will present using AutoCAD 2019. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.
Course Work Includes:
Weeks 1 & 2 Basics
Session 1: Understanding the Basics
- Drafting Primitives (Lines, Arcs, Shapes, etc.)
- Understanding Concepts of Scale
- Working with Model and Paper Space
- Understanding Viewports
- Understanding SNAP and OSNAP Tools
- Grip Editing and Control of Objects
Session 2: Simlified Drafting
- Working with Basic Editing Tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, etc.)
- Understanding and Controlling Layers and Linetypes
- Working with Hatch Patterns
- Creating and Editing Blocks
- Using the Block Editor
Weeks 3 & 4 Intermediate
Session 3: Annotations and References
- Understanding Text and Dimension Styles
- Adding Text and Dimensions to a Drawing
- Understanding Xref Concepts
- Overlay vs. Attachment Xrefs
Session 4: Working with Polylines
2D Polyline Advanced Controls
Polyline Editing Tools
Polyline System Settings
Working with 3D Polylines
Principal, ZenTek Consultants
With over 25 years of experience developing and managing Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Document Management systems for large, multi-discipline, design firms Mr. Coppinger brings a real world, cost and ROI based viewpoint to any technical discussion. He has extensive experience as a civil/architectural designer, and construction estimator, and has been a department manager for all these disciplines. Mr. Coppinger is an industry noted expert, writer, and speaker on all things technology related. In addition, Mr. Coppinger has a broad background in both training and technical support for software technologies across multiple industry sectors. Additional information: This class is capped at 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. All four sessions are held ONLINE. You must have internet access to register for this. If you wish to follow along with the instructor it is recommended you have AutoCAD 2019.
***This class is capped at 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. All four sessions are held ONLINE. You must have internet access to register for this. If you wish to follow along with the instructor it is recommended you have AutoCAD 2019.***