AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials
Duration: 03 day(s)
The objective of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the training course. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:
  • 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.
The AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials training course is designed for those using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT with a Windows operating system. This training course is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software. This training course is not recommended for users that have completed the AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Fundamentals training course because Essentials contains the same content.

This training course refers to both the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software as the AutoCAD software. All topics, including features and commands, relate to both the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software unless specifically noted otherwise.

Prerequisites for this AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT training course:

  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.
Note: Course may satisfy your local continuing education engineering and surveying requirements. Check with your state board or provincial organization to verify your requirements.

Course description shown for AutoCAD 2018.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.

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