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AutoCAD 2018 / AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials


Learn the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD® 2017 and AutoCAD LT® 2017. Using hands-on exercises, users explore how to create 2D production drawings.


Course Outline


Creating Additional Drawing Objects

  • Working with Polylines

  • Drawing Splines

  • Drawing Arcs

  • Drawing Polygons


Annotating the Drawing

  • Creating Multiline Text

  • Creating Single Line Text

  • Using Text Styles

  • Editing Text



  • Creating Dimensions

  • Using Dimension Styles

  • Editing Dimensions

  • Using Multileaders


Hatching Objects

  • Hatching Objects

  • Editing Hatch Objects


Working with Reusable Content

  • Using Blocks

  • Working with DesignCenter™

  • Using Tool Palettes


Working with Layouts (Drawing Sheets)

  • Model /Paper Space Principles

  • Setting up Layouts

  • Using Viewports

Plotting Your Drawings

  • Printing Layouts

  • Plotting from Model Space

  • Plotting Lineweights

Creating Drawing Templates

  • Using Drawing Templates

Taking the AutoCAD Tour

  • Navigating the Working Environment

  • Working with Files

  • Displaying Objects

Basic Drawing & Editing

  • Drawing Lines

  • Drawing Rectangles

  • Drawing Circles

  • Drawing with Snap and Grid

  • Erasing Objects


Drawing with Precision Coordinate Entry

  • Using Object Snaps

  • Using Polar Tracking

  • Using Object Snap Tracking


Manipulating Objects

  • Selecting Objects in the Drawing

  • Moving Objects

  • Copying Objects

  • Arraying Objects

  • Rotating Objects

  • Mirroring Objects

  • Scaling Objects

Drawing Organisation

  • Using Layers

  • Using Linetypes

  • Layer States

Object Properties & Measurement

  • Working with Object Properties

  • Quick Select

  • Matching Properties

  • Measuring Objects

Altering Objects

  • Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries

  • Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry

  • Joining Objects

  • Applying Fillets

  • Creating a Chamfer

  • Stretching Objects


This guide is designed for the new user who needs to know the essential commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. No previous computer‐ aided design (CAD) experience is required.


Materials Provided

AutoCAD Training Manual

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