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AutoCAD for Design and Drafting Professional Certification Prep

Prove you’re on the right track to certification with self-paced lessons and a practice test. This certification prep course reviews the core skills covered by the Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification exam.
Software used in this course:
  • AutoCAD

Overview

Learn the typical workflow and features of AutoCAD, including drawing, organizing, and editing objects, using tools for accuracy and annotations, reusing content, working with layouts and outputs, and managing drawings. Follow along with lessons, datasets, and exercises to practice and review the exam topics on your own. You can also test your knowledge by taking a practice test to prepare for the certification exam. It’s all about practice and preparation.

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

  • Draw and edit objects, manage layers, apply object snaps, use advanced editing functions, and draw accurately using the User Coordinate System.
  • Create and manage your layouts, outputs, and printings.
  • Use annotation techniques such as markup tools, hatch and fill, multileaders, and dimensioning.
  • Perform drawing management techniques, use blocks for efficiency, and control external reference and underlay files.
  • Review the topics covered on the Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting certification exam.
    1

    Getting started

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    Course overview
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    Get the software
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    Tips for the exam
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    Exam objectives
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    Course resources
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    See where you stand

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    Pre-test
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    Advanced Drawing Objects

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    Lesson overview
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    Polylines: Part 1
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    Polylines: Part 2
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    Create and modify arcs
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    Create and work with polygons
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    Work with splines: Part 1
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    Work with splines: Part 2
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    Create and work with regions
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    Create and work with rays
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    Create and work with xlines
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    Create and work with multilines: Part 1
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    Create and work with multilines: Part 2
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    Create 2D isometric drawings
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    Organize Objects

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    Lesson overview
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    Select and organize objects
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    Manage layers with layer states
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    Use layer filters
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    Have You Tried: Creating and Applying a Layer Filter
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    Apply and remove layer overrides
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    Use the Layer Walk tool
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    Merging and removing layers
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    Practice exercise
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    Draw with Accuracy

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    Lesson overview
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    Control the User Coordinate System
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    Edit with multifunctional grips
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    Have You Tried: Hatch and Hatch Editing
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    Practice exercise
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    Challenge exercise
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    Layouts, Printing, and Outputs

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and manage layouts and viewports
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    Publish drawings
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    Create a zipped transmittal package
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    Have You Tried: Create and Import Page Setups
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    Annotation techniques

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and modify revision clouds
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    Work with wipeouts
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    Compare drawings
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    Format text: Part 1
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    Format text: Part 2
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    Use tables in drawings
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    Create and adjust multileaders and leaders
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    Have You Tried: Multileaders for Labels and Callouts
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    Create and edit annotation with advanced dimensioning techniques
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    Have You Tried: Creating Dimensions Quickly and Efficiently
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    Apply annotative properties and styles
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    Reusable Content and Drawing Management

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    Lesson overview
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    Create blocks and apply attributes
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    Have You Tried: Working with Attributes in Blocks
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    Control external references and properties of referenced layers
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    Create a hyperlink to another file
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    Work with groups
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    Practice exercise
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    Productivity tips

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    Lesson overview
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    Work smarter not harder
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    Have You Tried: Create Tools on Tool Palettes
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    Challenge exercise
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    Practice test

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    Start your practice test