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Annotating and Dimensioning for Design and Drafting

Give customers and colleagues the details they need to understand your work. Learn how to use AutoCAD annotation and dimensioning tools to create effective, meaningful drawings.
Software used in this course:
  • AutoCAD

Overview

Annotation objects provide critical details on features, such as the length of a room, the diameter of a fastener, or a detail callout. Dimension styles allow you to specify your conventions quickly. Learn how to add annotations and dimension styles to control your project details and maintain industry and project standards.

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

  • Use text styles and create single and multiline text.
  • Create and work with dimensions.
  • Create and modify multileaders.
  • Use annotative scaling.
  • Create and edit fields.
  • Create table styles, link tables, and extract data.
  • Use the Linetype Manager to create, add, and work with linetypes.
    1

    Getting started

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    Course overview
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    Get the software
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    Course resources
    2

    Working with text

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and modify text styles
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    Control the appearance of multiline text
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    Align text
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    Control the appearance of single-line text
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    Practice exercise
    3

    Working with dimensions

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and modify dimension styles
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    Create a dimension substyle
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    Create and modify linear dimensions
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    Work with radial dimensions
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    Create angular dimensions
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    Modify center marks and centerlines
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    Align dimensions
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    Adjust the space between dimensions
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    Break dimension lines and extension lines
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    Control overlapping dimensions
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    Challenge exercise
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    Working with multileaders

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    Lesson overview
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    Change the order of multileader content creation
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    Add a multileader with block content
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    Control the multileader style
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    Add and remove leaders
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    Align multileaders
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    Collect multileaders
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    Edit multileaders
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    Practice exercise
    5

    Use annotative scaling

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    Lesson overview
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    Understand the annotation scaling tools
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    Control annotation scales
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    Create annotative text
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    Create annotative dimensions
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    Control the visibility of annotative objects
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    Control available scales
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    Practice exercise
    6

    Working with fields

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    Lesson overview
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    Create fields
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    Update fields
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    Working with tables

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    Lesson overview
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    Control table appearance using table styles
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    Update a table
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    Link data in a table
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    Combining extracted and linked data
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    Working with linetypes

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    Lesson overview
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    Use the linetype manager
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    Control linetypes by layer and by object
    9

    Final test

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    Start your final test