AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals for Civil Engineers

AutoCAD 2012 Fundamentals for Civil Engineers

Course Title: AutoCAD 2012 Essentials for Civil Engineers
1. The AutoCAD Interface (25 Mins)
Model space
Toolbars
Pull downs
AutoCAD’s command line
Dockable palettes
The Status bar
Saving your workspace
Essential settings
2. Opening, Viewing, and Saving Drawings (20 Mins)
Opening an AutoCAD drawing
Mouse functions
Zooming, panning, and regen
The multiple-document environment
Saving your work
Using templates
3. Drawing Fundamentals (17 Mins)
The Line command
ORTHO and POLAR modes
The Circle command
The Heads-Up display
4. Controlling Drawing Units (17 Mins)
Defining units of measure
Drafting with architectural units
Drafting with metric units www.CivilDigital.com
5. Controlling Accuracy (25 Mins)
Cartesian coordinates
Object snaps
Automating object snaps
6. Specialized Draw Commands (25 Mins)
Rectangle
Ellipse
Hatch
Polygon
7. Primary Modifications (25 Mins)
Move and Copy
Rotate
Offset
Erase
Undo and Redo
8. Selecting Entities (15 Mins)
Windows and crossing windows
Removing from selections
Using key-ins
9. Making Major Changes (1Hr 10 Mins)
Trim and Extend
Fillet
Chamfer
Array
Mirror
Stretch
Scale
Grips
Explode
Polyline edit
10. Organizing Drawings (25 Mins)
Layers
The Layer Properties Manager
Layer control
The By Layer property
The Layer Previous command
11. General Annotation (50 Mins)
Single-line text
Text justification
Text styles
Multi-line text
Editing
Bulleted and numbered lists
Symbols
Spell-checking
12. Dimensioning (30 Mins)
Creating dimensions
Dimension styles
Callouts
Tweaking dimensions
13. Helpful AutoCAD Tools (18 Mins)
The Distance command
The Property Changer
The Quick Calculator
14. Reusable Content (25 Mins)
Creating and inserting blocks
Using blocks
Modifying blocks
Building your library www.CivilDigital.com
15. Plotting (50 Mins)
Quick plots
Selecting a pen table
Layouts pt. 1: Choosing paper
Layouts pt. 2: Inserting a title block
Layouts pt. 3: Cutting a viewport
Layouts pt. 4: Reusing layouts
Scale factors
Sizing model space text
Sizing model space dimensions
Sizing line types
16. Sharing Data (10 Mins)
Drawing compatibility
E-transmitting
Saving to the Design Web format www.CivilDigital.com

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