AutoCAD 2017 Course Duration: 30 Hours
Who should do the CourseEngineers, designers, drafters and professionals with little or no experience with AutoCAD program.
- Microsoft Windows operating system
- Basic Engineering drawing
Introduction to AutoCADThe advantages and use of AutoCAD, Graphical User Interface of AutoCAD, Workspace management.
File managementCreating a new file in AutoCAD, Opening an existing file, save a file to a location, Import and export functions
Setting up a drawingConcept of modeling space, setting up the drawing limits, zooms, setting up the units of the drawing.
Command line InterfaceIntroduction to command line method, working on command line interface, command aliases
Status bar toolsObject snap and Object snap tracking, Ortho mode, Grid display, Grid snap etc.
Draw commandsLine, construction line, Polygon, Rectangle, Arcs, Circle, Revision cloud, splines, ellipse and elliptical arc, Points and point style, hatch and hatch edit, gradient and gradient edit, Table and Table styles, Text and Text editing.
Modify commandsMove, Copy, Mirror, Offset, Array [ Rectangular, Polar, and Path array], Rotate, Scale, Stretch, Trim, Extend, Break [ one point and 2 point], Join, Chamfer, Fillet, Explode, Divide, Measure.
Dimensioning commandsLinear dimensioning, aligned dimensioning, angular dimensioning, dimensioning a circle and arc radius and diameter, modify the dimension style.
Properties of ObjectsAccessing the properties dialog, change the properties, Linetype and loading of linetypes, assigning the objects with different linetypes, lineweights of objects, assigning lineweights and displaying it in the drawing.
Inquiry commandsDistance, Radius, Angle, Area of enclosed objects, List and ID functions
Organizing your drawingsConcept of layer, Creating and deleting the layers, assigning the object to different layers, layer properties and functions
Working with Reusable content
- Concept of block, creating block
- Editing the block in block editor
- Use of design center
- Importing layers, blocks, line type, dimension style etc. from another drawing
Working on images in AutoCADInserting images, scaling, and editing of images
Introduction to advanced AutoCAD functions
- Concepts of productivity enhancement in drafting
- Need for smart drafting techniques
Geometric ConstraintsUse of constraints in the drawing, parametric objects. Coincident, perpendicular, parallel, tangent, horizontal, vertical, collinear, concentric, smooth, symmetric, equal and fix constraints Auto constrain and constrain bars.
Dimensional constraintsAligned, horizontal, vertical, angular, radius and diameter constraints.
Managing constrainsParameters manager, constraint settings, deleting constraints
Dynamic blocksConcept of parameters and actions in dynamic blocks
Point parameter, linear parameter, polar parameter, xy parameter, rotation parameter, alignment parameter, flip parameter, visibility parameter, lookup parameter, base point parameter
Move action, Scale action, Stretch action, Polar stretch action, Rotate action, Flip action, array action, lookup action and block properties.
External referencingConcept of external referencing. Attach and overlay, insert xref, unload, reload, detach and bind xref. Xref saved path.
Attributes and attribute managementCreating attributes, inserting a drawing with attributes, editing the attribute values and attribute management.
Advanced draw commandsPolylines, different methods of making polylines, editing polylines, converting lines to polylines, boundaries, regions, advanced hatch and gradients, advanced object scaling methods.
Text and table stylesCreating a new style of text, creating new table styles and modifying table and text styles.
Advanced file managementSheet set and sheet set management, creating a new sheet set and working on sheet sets.
Plotting your drawings
- Using Page Setups
- Plotting of drawings
- Page setup manager
- Creating and working on a new page setup
- Creating plot styles and assigning it to the plotter
- Concept of Layout, viewport, model space and paper space
- Creating viewport, scale of the drawing in viewport
- Working on the drawing from layout
- Plotting from layout
Introduction to 3d interface of AutoCAD3d interface tools, view tools, 3d modeling tools, solid editing and visual styles tools, orbit tools
User Coordinate System (UCS) in 3DConcept of UCS, working with UCS, UCS properties and UCS commands, dynamic UCS
Solid modeling techniquesStandard primitive solids, extrude, presspull, sweep, revolve, loft, Boolean operations [union, subtract, intersect commands], 3d move, 3d rotate, 3d align,3d array commands, slice.
Solid editing techniquesImprint edges, Fillet edges, chamfer edges, color and copy edges. Extrude faces, move faces, offset faces, delete faces, rotate faces, taper face, color faces, copy faces, clean, separate, shell, check.
Surface editing techniquesTrim, untrim, Extend surface, sculpt, convert to NURBS, convert to mesh,
NURBS surface editingConcept of control vertices, adding, removing, showing and hiding control vertices, Rebuild command.
Meshes and Mesh editingMesh modeling tools, smoothing of meshes, refining mesh, crease and uncrease, split face, extrude face, merge face, close hole, collapse face and edge, convert to faceted and smooth solid, convert to faceted and smooth surface.
Material and Material editorCreating and assigning materials, default materials in AutoCAD library, editing the materials, texture application, mapping techniques [Planar, box, cylindrical and spherical mapping]
LightingDifferent types of lights[Point, spot and distant lights], inserting lights in scene and adjusting the properties of lights.
Cameras and animationCreating and inserting cameras in scene, animating the camera, getting the output as video