AutoCAD 2017 Course Duration: 30 Hours

Who should do the Course
Engineers, designers, drafters and professionals with little or no experience with AutoCAD program.

  1. Microsoft Windows operating system
  2. Basic Engineering drawing

Introduction to AutoCAD
The advantages and use of AutoCAD, Graphical User Interface of AutoCAD, Workspace management.

File management
Creating a new file in AutoCAD, Opening an existing file, save a file to a location, Import and export functions

Setting up a drawing
Concept of modeling space, setting up the drawing limits, zooms, setting up the units of the drawing.

Command line Interface
Introduction to command line method, working on command line interface, command aliases

Status bar tools
Object snap and Object snap tracking, Ortho mode, Grid display, Grid snap etc.

Draw commands
Line, 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 commands
Move, 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 commands
Linear dimensioning, aligned dimensioning, angular dimensioning, dimensioning a circle and arc radius and diameter, modify the dimension style.

Properties of Objects
Accessing 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 commands
Distance, Radius, Angle, Area of enclosed objects, List and ID functions

Organizing your drawings
Concept of layer, Creating and deleting the layers, assigning the object to different layers, layer properties and functions

Working with Reusable content
  1. Concept of block, creating block
  2. Editing the block in block editor
  3. Use of design center
  4. Importing layers, blocks, line type, dimension style etc. from another drawing

Working on images in AutoCAD
Inserting images, scaling, and editing of images

Introduction to advanced AutoCAD functions
  1. Concepts of productivity enhancement in drafting
  2. Need for smart drafting techniques

Geometric Constraints
Use 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 constraints
Aligned, horizontal, vertical, angular, radius and diameter constraints.
Dynamic dimensions

Managing constrains
Parameters manager, constraint settings, deleting constraints

Dynamic blocks
Concept 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 referencing
Concept of external referencing. Attach and overlay, insert xref, unload, reload, detach and bind xref. Xref saved path.

Attributes and attribute management
Creating attributes, inserting a drawing with attributes, editing the attribute values and attribute management.

Advanced draw commands
Polylines, different methods of making polylines, editing polylines, converting lines to polylines, boundaries, regions, advanced hatch and gradients, advanced object scaling methods.

Text and table styles
Creating a new style of text, creating new table styles and modifying table and text styles.

Advanced file management
Sheet set and sheet set management, creating a new sheet set and working on sheet sets.

Plotting your drawings
  1. Using Page Setups
  2. Plotting of drawings
  3. Page setup manager
  4. Creating and working on a new page setup
  5. Creating plot styles and assigning it to the plotter
  6. Concept of Layout, viewport, model space and paper space
  7. Creating viewport, scale of the drawing in viewport
  8. Working on the drawing from layout
  9. Plotting from layout

Introduction to 3d interface of AutoCAD
3d interface tools, view tools, 3d modeling tools, solid editing and visual styles tools, orbit tools

User Coordinate System (UCS) in 3D
Concept of UCS, working with UCS, UCS properties and UCS commands, dynamic UCS

Solid modeling techniques
Standard 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 techniques
Imprint 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 techniques
Trim, untrim, Extend surface, sculpt, convert to NURBS, convert to mesh,

NURBS surface editing
Concept of control vertices, adding, removing, showing and hiding control vertices, Rebuild command.

Meshes and Mesh editing
Mesh 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 editor
Creating and assigning materials, default materials in AutoCAD library, editing the materials, texture application, mapping techniques [Planar, box, cylindrical and spherical mapping]

Different types of lights[Point, spot and distant lights], inserting lights in scene and adjusting the properties of lights.

Cameras and animation
Creating and inserting cameras in scene, animating the camera, getting the output as video

Rendering the scene, saving an output file, render preference dialog, settings of rendering.

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