AutoCAD is an industry standard software package that provides civil engineers, designers, surveyors, and drafters a comprehensive package for the design, drafting, and management of a wide range of engineering projects. Learn basic AutoCAD skills, techniques, and strategies that will prepare you to develop drawings for the various opportunities in the AutoCAD field including site development, road design, or dynamic engineering modeling.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to develop 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional drawings using the AutoCAD software.
o Course overview and introduction, basic file and computer management
o AutoCAD Wizard and interface. Command input methods.
o Constructing geometric figures. Coordinate systems.
o Object selection. Modify commands.
o Accuracy enhancement. Display control. Setting multiple viewports.
o Creating and modifying layer system. Setting line type scale factors.
o Drawing construction lines. Drawing text.
o Editing text. Find and replace text. Spell checking. Creating and modifying text.
o Controlling and display of text. Creating objects from existing objects. Modifying objects.
o Constructing geometric figures. Object selection.
o Modifying commands, object selection modes, dimensioning.
o Paper Space/Model Space. Plotting.
o The Customized AutoCAD environment, Profiles.
o Setting up basic parameters
o 3D Solids
o Importance of using Blocks (drawings) in the AutoCAD design center
The textbook is to be announced on the first day of the course.
You are not required to purchase the material prior to start of class.
Please visit the Interactive Continuing Education Scheduler to see if this course is currently offered.
No courses are required, but each student is expected to understand File management on a computer and the ability to use a keyboard.All prerequisites are considered to be the basic skills and knowledge needed prior to taking this class. Instructors will assume your readiness for the class materials and will NOT use class time to discuss prerequisite materials.