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Technical Drawing for Design and Drafting

Build your technical drawing skillset in AutoCAD. Learn how to create professional documents and drawings that help you deliver stronger projects in mechanical, architecture, engineering, or construction industries
Software used in this course:
  • AutoCAD

Overview

Template creation is the cornerstone of any design. In this course, you’ll learn how to create a successful template and set up a drawing file. Once you’re ready to populate your file with drawing objects, you’ll create and edit advanced objects and work with tools that allow for greater accuracy, such as polar tracking and constraints. You’ll practice using viewports, external references, and importing various file types and content into AutoCAD.

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

  • Create a robust template file for efficiency and practical application.
  • Create and edit objects.
  • Work with viewports.
  • Draw with greater accuracy using measurement tools and methods, such as polar tracking, dynamic input, selection cycling, and constraints.
  • Use external references and import data into AutoCAD.
  • Use the Design Center in an efficient and practical workflow.
1

Getting started

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Course overview
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Get the software
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Course resources
2

Creating a solid foundational template

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Lesson overview
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Introduction to template creation
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Create the AutoCAD template
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Best practices for creating a new drawing
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Creating advanced objects

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Lesson overview
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Create and modify polylines
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Create and edit 3D polylines
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Create and edit splines
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Create multilines and multiline styles
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Create and design with arcs and polygons
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Create revision clouds
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Practice exercise 1
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Practice exercise 2
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Challenge exercise
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Accuracy in AutoCAD

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Lesson overview
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Coordinate entry and tracking
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Dynamic input, selection cycling, and inquiry commands
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Geometric and dimensional constraints
5

Creating and modifying viewports

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Lesson overview
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Create and modify viewports
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Quick measure, distance, and area

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Lesson overview
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Calculate and measure values
7

External references

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Lesson overview
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External references options
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External reference commands
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External reference commands
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Challenge exercise
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Importing

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Lesson overview
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PDF Files
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Other file formats
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Practice exercise
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The Design Center

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Lesson overview
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Work with the Design Center
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Practice exercise
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Challenge exercise
10

Final test

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Start your final test