AutoCAD

AutoCAD

AutoCAD, a product from Autodesk is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program used by just about every engineering and designing center in the world. Even there are different CAD packages, but AutoCAD is the most widely used software in the world. AutoCAD software is manufacture by Autodesk. Autodesk’s AutoCAD is the industry leader in CAD packages, Used by Civil Engineers, Mechanical, Architects etc.

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD

 Starting AutoCAD
 AutoCAD Screen Components
 Drawing Area
 Command Window
 Navigation bar
 Status bar
 Invoking Commands in AutoCAD
 Keyboard
 Ribbon
 Application Menu
 Tool Palettes
 Menu Bar
 Toolbar
 Shortcut Menu
 AutoCAD Dialog Boxes
 Starting a New Drawing
 Open a Drawing
 Use a Template
 Use a Wizard
 Saving Your Work
 Save Drawing as Dialog box
 Using the Drawing Recovery Manager to Recover Files
 Closing a Drawing
 Opening an Existing Drawing
 Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Select File Dialog Box
 Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Start up Dialog Box
 Opening an Existing Drawing Using the Drag and Drop Method
 Quitting AutoCAD
 Creating and Managing Workspaces
 Creating a New Workspace
 Modifying the Workspace Settings
 Autodesk Exchange
 Home

GETTING STARTED WITH AUTOCAD

 Dynamic Input Mode
 Enable Dimension Input where possible
 Show command prompting and command input near the crosshairs
 Drafting Tooltip Appearance
 Drawing Lines in AutoCAD
 The Close Option
 The Undo Option
 Invoking tools Using Dynamic INPUT/Command Prompt
 Coordinate Systems
 Absolute Coordinate System
 Relative Coordinate System
 Relative Polar Coordinates
 Direct Distance Entry
 Erasing Objects
 Cancelling and Undoing a Command
 Object Selection Methods
 Window Selection
 Window Crossing Method
 Drawing a Circle
 BASIC Display Commands
 Setting Units Type and Precision
 Specifying the Format
 Specifying the Angle Format
 SETTING the Limits OF A DRAWING

STARTING WITH ADVANCED SKETCHING

 Drawing Arcs
 Drawing Rectangles
 Drawing Ellipses
 Drawing Regular Polygon
 Drawing Polylines
 Placing Points
 Drawing Infinite Lines
 Writing a Single Line Text

WORKING WITH DRAWING AIDS

Introduction
 Understanding the Concept and use of LAYERS
 Advantages of Using Layers
 Working with Layers
 Creating New Layers
 Making a Layer Current
 Controlling the Display of Layers
 Deleting Layers
 Object Properties
 Changing the Colour
 Changing the Line type
 Changing the Line weight
 Changing the Plot Style
 Properties Palette
 Quick Properties Palette
 Drafting Settings dialog box
 Setting Grid
 Setting Snap
 Snap Type
 Drawing Straight Lines using the Ortho Mode
 Working with Object Snaps
 Auto Snap
 Endpoint
 Midpoint
 Nearest
 Centre
 Tangent
 Quadrant
 Intersection
 Apparent Intersection
 Perpendicular
 Node
 Insertion
 Snap to None
 Parallel
 Extension
 From
 Midpoint between 2 Points
 Temporary Tracking Point
 Combining Object Snap Modes
 Running Object Snap Mode
 Overriding the Running Snap
 Cycling through Snaps
 Using Auto Tracking
 Object Snap Tracking
 Polar Tracking
 Auto Track Settings
 Function and Control Keys

EDITING SKETCHED OBJECTS-I

Editing Sketches
 Moving the Sketched Objects
 Copying the Sketched Objects
 Creating Multiple Copies
 Creating a Single Copy
 Offsetting Sketched Objects
 Rotating Sketched Objects
 Scaling the Sketched Objects
 Filleting the Sketches
 Chamfering the Sketches
 Trimming the Sketched Objects
 Extending the Sketched Objects
 Stretching the Sketched Objects
 Lengthening the Sketched Objects
 Arraying the Sketched Objects
 Rectangular Array
 Polar Array
 Path Array
 Mirroring the Sketched objects
 Text Mirroring

EDITING SKETCHED OBJECTS-II

 Introduction to Grips
 Types of Grips
 Editing a Polyline by Using Grips
 Editing Gripped Objects
 Changing the Properties Using the PROPERTIES Pale
 Matching the Properties of Sketched Objects
 Cycling Through Selection
 Managing Contents Using the Design enter
 Autodesk Seek design content Link
 Displaying Drawing Properties
 Basic Display Options
 Redrawing the Screen
 Regenerating Drawings
 Zooming Drawings
 Real-time Zooming
 All Option
 Centre Option
 Extents Option
 Dynamic Option
 Previous Option
 Window Option
 Scale Option
 Object Option
 Zoom In and Out
 Panning Drawings
 Panning in Real time

CREATING TEXT AND TABLES

 Annotative Objects
 Annotation Scale
 Assigning Annotative Property and Annotation Scales
 Customizing Annotation Scale
 Multiple Annotation Scales
 Assigning Multiple Annotation Scales Manually
 Assigning Multiple Annotation Scales Automatically
 Controlling the Display of Annotative objects
 Creating Text
 Writing Single Line Text
 Entering Special Characters
 Creating Multiline Text
 Text Window
 Text Editor Tab
 Editing Text
 Editing Text Using the DDEDIT Command
 Editing Text Using the Properties Palette
 Modifying the Scale of the Text
 Inserting Table in the Drawing
 Table style Area
 Insert options Area
 Insertion behavior Area
 Column and row settings Area
 Set cell styles Area
 Creating a New Table Style
 Starting table Area
 General Area
 Cell styles Area
 Setting a Table Style as Current
 Modifying a Table Style
 Modifying Tables
 Substituting Fonts
 Specifying an Alternate Default Font
 Creating Text Styles
 Determining Text Height
 Creating Annotative text