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Autodesk AutoCAD 2010: Basic 2D Concepts Tutorial


Autodesk AutoCAD is the world’s most widely used Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. It lets you design, visualize and communicate ideas with ease and efficiency. AutoCAD 2010 has new features that make tasks easier and quicker too. This VTC course provides users with the essentials needed to master AutoCAD 2010 with emphasis on how to create, edit and plot AutoCAD drawings. Use AutoCAD to communicate your ideas, concepts or designs to customers, colleagues and peers! Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

* The AutoCAD Work Files used in this course are in the AutoCAD 2007 DWG file format, and cannot be read by versions of AutoCAD before AutoCAD 2007.

Introduction

New in AutoCAD 2010 pt. 1
New in AutoCAD 2010 pt. 2

User Interface

Application Menu
Ribbon
Workspaces
AutoCAD Classic
Command Line
Dialog Boxes
Shortcut Menu
Status Bar

Drafting Settings

Using Icons
SNAP
GRID
ORTHO
POLAR
OSNAP
OTRACK
DYN
LWT
Quick Properties (QP)

Modelspace & Paperspace

Model Tab
Layout Tabs
Quick Views

Zooming & Panning

Using Your Mouse Wheel
NAVIGATE Panel
Zoom Window
Zoom Object
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom All
Zoom Extents
Realtime Zoom
Realtime Pan

Creating a Title Block

Modelspace with Limits
Setting Your LAYERS
RECTANGLE Command
EXPLODE & ERASE
TRIM & EXTEND
POINT Styles

Title Block - Text & Attributes

Single Line Text (DTEXT)
Multiline Text (MTEXT)
Defining Attributes

Converting Title Block

Making an AutoCAD Block
Tidying Up in Modelspace
Inserting Title Block
Save as a 2010 DWG File

Using Viewports in Layouts

Layer Management Tools
Creating Viewports
Setting Viewport Scales
Locking Viewport Scales
Rotating Viewports

Converting to a Drawing Template (DWT)

Options Dialog Box
Default Template Folder
Opening a New DWG From DWT File
DWG File Management

Setting Up Model Tab (Modelspace)

Setting Your Units
Setting Your Limits
Layer Properties Manager
Layer Pulldown Menu
Freezing / Thawing Layers
Layers ON/OFF
Locking Layers

Drawing in Modelspace

LINE Command
ARC Command
CIRCLE Command
POLYGON Command
POLYLINE Command
RECTANGLE Command
HATCH Command
Using COPY & OTRACK
Using COPY & PASTE
Adding Text in Modelspace

Content Re-use

Utilizing Layer 0
Creating a Block
Dynamic Blocks
Inserting a Block
GRIP Editing
Tool Palettes
DesignCenter
Managing Tool Palettes
Exporting Tool Palettes
Making a DWG from a Block
Redefining a Block

Dimensioning & Annotation

New Measuring Tools
Using DIMENSION Panel
Using Annotative Scaling
Viewport Scales
More Annotation Scaling
Using Multileaders

Setting Up Viewports

Visible Viewport Layers
Locking Viewport Scales

Layouts & Page Setups

Setting Layout Properties
Page Setups

Plotting your Drawing

Plotting From Model Tab
Plotting - Layouts & Colors
Changing Plotting Settings

Publishing Your Drawing

Using PUBLISH Command
Using eTransmit
Plotting to PDF
Plotting to DWF
DWF Design Review 2010
DWG TrueView 2010
Changing Filetypes

AutoCAD Community

AutoCAD Exchange
AUGI

In Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

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