Total number of pages: 509
Total Hours: 40
The objective of AutoCAD 2007 Level 1 is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. Even at this fundamental level, AutoCAD is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that students are likely to encounter. Learning to use it is therefore not a trivial undertaking. To make the process easier and provide flexibility for instructors and students, the class is divided into two parts that can be taken independently.
Level 1 Essentials (three days) covers the indispensable core topics for working with AutoCAD. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that let the student create and edit a simple drawing. You then continue to develop those tools, as well as introducing more advanced tools throughout the course. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts:
- Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
- Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
- Organizing drawing objects on layers
- Inserting reusable symbols (blocks)
- Preparing a layout to be plotted
- Adding text, hatching, and dimensions
Level 1 Beyond the Basics (two days) continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend the student's mastery of the program. For example, you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learn how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template.
- Using more advanced editing and construction techniques
- Creating local and global blocks
- Setting up layers, styles, and templates
- A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology
- A working knowledge of your operating system