Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of skills that match what is covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The video lessons are structured to match the exam’s objective domains and follow the typical workflow and features of the AutoCAD software, including sections on drawing and organizing objects, drawing with accuracy, advanced editing functions, layouts, printing, and outputs, annotation techniques, and reusable content and drawing management. In the course, you will create drawing objects, manage layers, apply object snaps, and work with the User Coordinate System. You’ll edit objects and apply rotation and scale, array techniques, grip editing, offsets, fillet and chamfer, and trim and extend. You will also gain an understanding of exam topics such as layouts and viewports, output formats, and drawing management. Brush up on markup tools, hatch and fill, text, tables, multileaders, dimensioning, and much more.

 

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

 

  • Draw and organize objects, use advanced editing functions, and draw accurately using the User Coordinate System.
  • Create and manage your layouts, outputs, printings, and use annotation techniques like markup tools, hatch and fill, multileaders, and dimensioning.
  • Perform drawing management techniques, use blocks for efficiency, and control external reference and underlay files.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for taking the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam.

 

Practice exercises

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Exam objective domains

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Tips for the exam

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Session 1 lesson objectives

Session 2 lesson objectives

Advanced Drawing Objects

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  • Create and work with polylines: Part 1

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 1.2b Select similar objects

    • 1.2e Match the properties of one object to other objects

    • 2.1a Use object snaps

     
  • Create and work with polylines: Part 2

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 1.2b Select similar objects

    • 1.2e Match the properties of one object to other objects

    • 2.1a Use object snaps

     
  • Create and modify arcs

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 3.3a Use the advanced options of the Trim, Extend and Lengthen commands

    • 3.4a Use the advanced options of the Offset command

     
  • Create and work with polygons

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 3.6d Understand the effects of Trim mode

     
  • Work with splines: Part 1

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 3.4a Use the advanced options of the Offset command

    • 3.5.e Use the multi-functional grips of selected objects

     
  • Work with splines: Part 2

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 3.4a Use the advanced options of the Offset command

    • 3.5.e Use the multi-functional grips of selected objects

     
  • Create and work with regions

    • 1.1b Work with regions

    • 1.2a Use Quick Select to select objects based on shared properties

    • 3.2a Work with arrays

    • 6.3b Create and manage saved sets of objects using groups

     
  • Create and work with rays

    • 1.1c Create xlines, rays, and multilines

    • 1.2b Select similar objects

    • 2.1b User polar tracking to restrict the cursor movement to specific angles

    • 3.3a Use the advanced options of the Trim, Extend and Lengthen

    • 3.4.a Use the advanced options of the Offset command

     
  • Create and work with xlines

    • 1.1c Create xlines, rays, and multilines

    • 3.5a Copy objects using grips

    • 6.1b Create and modify block definitions

     
  • Create and work with multilines: Part 1

    • 1.1c Create xlines, rays, and multilines

    • 2.2c Rotate the UCS

    • 3.3a Use the advanced options of the Trim, Extend and Lengthen commands

    • 6.2a Attach external reference and underlay files

    • 6.2b Clip and control the visibility of referenced and underlay files

    • 6.2d Adjust the settings of an underlay file or image

     
  • Create and work with multilines: Part 2

    • 1.1c Create xlines, rays, and multilines

    • 2.2c Rotate the UCS

    • 3.3a Use the advanced options of the Trim, Extend and Lengthen commands

    • 6.2b Clip and control the visibility of referenced and underlay files

    • 6.2a Attach external reference and underlay files

    • 6.2d Adjust the settings of an underlay file or image

     
  • Create 2D isometric drawings

    • 1.1.d Create 2D isometric drawings

     

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Organize Objects

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  • Select and organize objects

    • 1.2b Select similar objects

    • 1.2c Isolate or hide objects in a drawing

    • 1.2d Control the draw order of overlapping objects

    • 1.3d Use the Layer Walk tool to display objects on selected layers

    • 3.1a Rotate objects around a specified base point

     
  • Manage layers with layer states

    • 1.3a Save, restore, and manage layer settings using layer states

     
  • Apply and remove layer overrides

    • 1.3c Apply and remove layer overrides per viewport

     
  • Use layer filters

    • 1.3a Save, restore, and manage layer settings using layer states

    • 1.3b Use layer filters to control which lakers are listed in the layer properties manager

     
  • Use the Layer Walk tool

    • 1.3d Use the Layer Walk tool to display objects on selected layers

     
  • Merging and removing layers

    • 1.2a Use Quick Select to select objects based on shared properties

    • 1.3e Remove layers from a drawing

     

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Draw with Accuracy

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  • Control the User Coordinate System

    • 2.2a Understand and define the User Coordinate System

    • 2.2b Move the UCS origin

    • 2.2c Rotate the UCS 2.2d Restore the UCS to the World Coordinate System (WCS)

    • 2.2e Restore the previous UCS 2.2f Use named UCS definitions and preset orientations

     
  • Edit with multifunctional grips

    • 3.5a Copy objects using grips

    • 3.5b Add, stretch, or remove vertices from an object

    • 3.5c Convert an object segment to an arc or line

    • 3.5d Lengthen an arc

    • 3.5e Use the multi-functional grips of selected objects

     

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Layouts, Printing, and Outputs

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  • Create and manage layouts and viewports

    • 1.3c Apply and remove layer overrides per viewport

    • 4.1a Use the Page Setup Manager

    • 4.1c Customize the size and shape of viewport boundaries

    • 4.1d Assign a named view to a viewport

    • 4.2b Control how objects appear during output using plot styles

     
    • Define and apply custom scales

      • 4.1b Define and apply custom scales

      • 4.2c Customize the size and shape of viewport boundaries

       
    • Publish drawings

      • 4.1a Use the Page Setup Manager

      • 4.2a Publish one or more drawings to a plotter, printer, DWF, or PDF file

       
    • Create a zipped transmittal package

      • 4.2c Create a zipped transmittal package (eTransmit)

       

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Annotation Techniques

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  • Create and modify revision clouds

    • 5.1.a Create and modify revision clouds

    • 5.4.a Create and modify multileaders

     
  • Work with wipeouts

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 1.2e Match the properties of one object to other objects

    • 3.5b Add, stretch, or remove vertices from an object

    • 5.1b Use wipeouts to mask underlying objects in specific areas of a drawing

    • 6.3a Use the Blocks palette, Tool palettes, and the Design Center

     
  • Compare drawings

    • 5.1c Compare two drawings for differences

     
  • Format text: Part 1

    • 5.3a Apply text and multiline text properties

    • 5.3b Create, modify, and apply text styles

    • 5.3e Use fields in text and tables

    • 5.3g Check the spelling of text and dimension annotation

     
  • Format text: Part 2

    • 5.3c Create and adjust text columns

     
  • Use tables in drawings

    • 5.3.d Insert tables and manipulate cell data

    • 5.3.e Use fields in text and tables

    • 5.3.f Insert symbols from the character map

    • 6.2.e Create a hyperlink to another file

     
  • Create and adjust multileaders and leaders

    • 5.4.a Create and modify multileaders

    • 5.4.b Add and remove leaders

    • 5.4.c Align and collect leaders

     
  • Create and edit annotation with advanced dimensioning techniques

    • 5.5a Create and modify dimension styles

    • 5.5b Create multiple dimensions with a single command

    • 5.5c Set the dimension layer

    • 5.5d Associate or re-associate dimensions to objects

    • 5.5e Break and restore dimension and extension lines

    • 5.5f Adjust the spacing between dimensions

     
  • Apply annotative properties and styles

    • 1.2b Select similar objects

    • 5.6a Understand annotative properties and styles as they pertain to objects

    • 5.6b Define and apply annotative object styles

    • 5.6c Control the annotative scale of an object or viewport

    • 5.6d Add annotative scales to an object

     

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Reusable Content and Drawing Management

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  • Create blocks and apply attributes

    • 6.1a Insert and modify blocks

    • 6.1b Create and modify block definitions

    • 6.1c Modify attribute definitions with the Block Attribute Manager

    • 6.3a Use the Blocks palette, Tool palettes, and the Design Center

     
  • Control external references and properties of referenced layers

    • 1.3b Use layer filters to control which layers are listed in the Layer Properties Manager

    • 1.3e Remove layers from a drawing

    • 1.3f Control the properties of referenced layers

    • 6.2a Attach external reference and underlay files

    • 6.2b Clip and control the visibility of referenced and underlay files

    • 6.2c Understand layer naming conventions when you bind a referenced drawing

     
  • Work with underlays and use hatch options

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 5.2a Specify hatch and fill options

    • 5.2b Recreate the boundary around a selected hatch or fill pattern

    • 6.2a Attach external reference and underlay files

    • 6.2b Clip and control the visibility of referenced and underlay files

     
  • Create a hyperlink to another file

    • 1.1a Create and edit polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines

    • 4.2d Save or export the objects in a drawing to a different file format

    • 6.2e Create a hyperlink to another file

    • 6.3a Use the Blocks palette, Tool palettes, and the Design Center

     
  • Work with groups

    • 1.2f Remove objects from a selection set

    • 3.1b Enlarge or reduce the size of objects

    • 3.2a Work with arrays

    • 6.1a Insert and modify blocks

    • 6.3b Create and manage saved sets of objects using groups

     

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Productivity Tips

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Section 7
  • Work smarter, not harder

    • 3.6a Create a fillet between two parallel objects

    • 3.6b Create a corner between two non-parallel objects using the SHIFT key

    • 3.6c Use the multople and polyline options

    • 6.2f Snap to objects in external reference and underlay files

    • 6.3c Transfer information between drawing files

    • 6.4 Perform file maintance with drawing utilities

     

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Challenge assignment

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