AutoCAD 2021 Advanced Course Outline

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Overview:

This will be a 3-day course that will introduce advanced techniques and will teach you to be proficient in your use of the AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® software. AutoCAD: Advanced will teach you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently. See below for the many topics that will be covered in the AutoCAD: Advanced course.

Topics Covered:

  • Advanced text objects
  • Working with tables
  • Defining dynamic blocks and attributes
  • Outputting and publishing files for review
  • Collaboration and automation tools
  • Creating, publishing, and customizing sheet sets
  • Managing layers
  • CAD management and system setup
  • Enhancing productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface
  • Using macros and custom routines

Prerequisites:

Completion of AutoCAD®: Essentials and AutoCAD® and a working knowledge of the Windows operating system.

Completion of the Course:

At the completion of this course the student will have a strong working knowledge of the AutoCAD system from drafting to supporting the tool. Students who complete this course will be one step ahead in creating standard 2D drawings and more advance workspaces and automated processes.

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Course Content:

Chapter 1: Introduction 

Chapter 2: Advanced Text Objects

  • 2.1 Annotation Scale Overview
  • 2.2 Using Fields
  • 2.3 Controlling the Draw Order

Chapter 3: Working with Tables

  • 3.1 Working with Linked Tables
  • 3.2 Creating Table Styles

Chapter 4: Projects – Advanced Annotation 

Chapter 5: Dynamic Blocks

  • 5.1 Working with Dynamic Blocks
  • 5.2 Creating Dynamic Block Definitions
  • 5.3 Dynamic Block Authoring Tools
  • 5.4 Additional Visibility Options

Chapter 6: Attributes

  • 6.1 Inserting Blocks with Attributes
  • 6.2 Editing Attribute Values
  • 6.3 Defining Attributes
  • 6.4 Redefining Blocks with Attributes
  • 6.5 Extracting Attributes

Chapter 7: Projects – Advanced Blocks and Attributes 

  • 7.1 Dynamic Block Practice – Desk Unit
  • 7.2 Mechanical Attribute Project – Amplifier
  • 7.3 Architectural Attribute Project – Door Schedule

Chapter 8: Output and Publishing

  • 8.1 Output for Electronic Review
  • 8.2 Autodesk Design Review
  • 8.3 Publishing Drawing Sets
  • 8.4 Shared Views

Chapter 9: Other Tools for Collaboration

  • 9.1 eTransmit
  • 9.2 Hyperlinks
  • 9.3 Compare Drawings

Chapter 10: Cloud Collaboration and 2D Automation

  • 10.1 Connecting to the Cloud
  • 10.2 Sharing Drawings in the Cloud
  • 10.3 Rendering in the Cloud
  • 10.4 Attach Navisworks Files

Chapter 11: Introduction to Sheet Sets

  • 11.1 Overview of Sheet Sets
  • 11.2 Creating Sheet Sets
  • 11.3 Creating Sheets in Sheet Sets
  • 11.4 Adding Views to Sheets
  • 11.5 Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets

Chapter 12: Publishing and Customizing Sheet Sets

  • 12.1 Transmitting and Archiving Sheet Sets
  • 12.2 Publishing Sheet Sets
  • 12.3 Customizing Sheet Sets
  • 12.4 Custom Blocks for Sheet Sets

Chapter 13: Projects – Sheet Sets 

Chapter 14: Managing Layers

  • 14.1 Working in the Layer Properties Manager
  • 14.2 Creating Layer Filters
  • 14.3 Setting Layer States

Chapter 15: CAD Standards

  • 15.1 CAD Standards Concepts
  • 15.2 Configuring Standards
  • 15.3 Checking Standards
  • 15.4 Layer Translator

Chapter 16: System Setup 16-1

  • 16.1 Options Dialog Box
  • 16.2 System Variables
  • 16.3 Dynamic Input Settings
  • 16.4 Drawing Utilities
  • 16.5 Managing Plotters
  • 16.6 Plot Styles

Chapter 17: Introduction to Customization

  • 17.1 Why Customize?
  • 17.2 Creating a Custom Workspace

Chapter 18: Customizing the User Interface

  • 18.1 Using the Customize User Interface (CUI) Dialog Box
  • 18.2 Customizing the Ribbon
  • 18.3 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • 18.4 Customizing Menus
  • 18.5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter 19: Macros and Custom Routines

  • 19.1 Custom Commands and Macros
  • 19.2 Running Scripts
  • 19.3 Action Recorder
  • 19.4 Editing Action Macros
  • 19.5 Loading Custom Routines

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