Lynda.com AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training | 532MB Genre: eLearning
Join Jeff Bartels as he covers the most important features of this industry-standard drafting and design application in AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training. This course begins with a tour of AutoCAD's interface and the tools used to create basic shapes. It then focuses on the methods used to modify and refine geometry while emphasizing accuracy and good habits to build a solid design foundation. The course covers using layers, line types, and colors to organize a drawing file and explains how to efficiently annotate a design and prepare it for final output. Throughout the title, Jeff shares industry techniques used in production and reinforces concepts using practical examples. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include: * Understanding model space * Working in a multiple-document environment * Organizing drawings using layers * Creating basic geometry * Configuring units for architectural, civil, or metric work * Incorporating blocks (symbols) into a working file * Maintaining accuracy with coordinates and snaps * Creating annotations that automatically size themselves * Moving and copying elements * Transferring data between drawings * Preparing standardized layouts with title blocks * Sharing drawings