AutoDesk AutoCAD 2D/3D


AutoDesk AutoCAD 2D


This class is essential for all new AutoCAD users, and is an excellent class for users of other CAD systems who are migrating to AutoCAD. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create basic 2D drawings using the drawing and editing tools, organize drawing objects on layers, add text and basic dimensions and prepare to plot the drawing. Students will learn essential skills and more sophisticated techniques for drawing setup and productivity.


Architects, interior designers, engineers (Mechanical, electrical..), industrial designers..


Lesson 1: Creating a Simple Drawing

  • Starting AutoCAD.
  • Using Your Pointing Device.
  • Opening an Existing Drawing File.
  • AutoCAD’s Screen Layout.
  • Command Line &.
  • Using the Keyboard.
  • What Happens When You Right-Click?
  • Working with multiple drawings.
  • AutoCAD’s Cartesian Workspace.
  • Drawing lines.
  • Drawing lines with Direct Distance Entry.
  • Drawing Rectangles.
  • Drawing with GRID and SNAP.
  • Drawing Circles.
  • Erasing Objects.
  • Viewing Your Drawing.
  • Undo.
  • Saving Your Work.
  • Exiting AutoCAD.

Lesson 2: Making Your Drawings More Precise

  • Polar Tracking.
  • Snapping to Geometric Objects.
  • Object Snap Settings.
  • Object Snap Tracking.
  • Selecting Objects for Editing.
  • Moving Objects.
  • Copying Objects.
  • Rotating Objects.
  • Scaling Objects.

Lesson 3: Drawing Organization and Information

  • Organizing Your Drawing with Layers.
  • Creating New Drawings with Templates.
  • What are Layers?
  • Layer State.
  • Changing an Object Layer.
  • Measuring Distance.
  • Measuring Area.
  • Getting Information from Your Drawing.

Lesson 4: Creating More Complex Drawings

  • Drawing Arcs & Polylines.
  • Converting Polylines to Lines & Arcs.
  • Trim.
  • Extend.
  • Fillet.
  • Chamfer.
  • Duplication Commands.
  • Offsetting Objects.
  • Mirroring Objects.
  • Array of Objects.
  • What are Blocks?.
  • Inserting Blocks.

Lesson 5: Annotating Your Drawing

  • Adding DText.
  • Adding Multiline Text.
  • Formatting Multiline Text.
  • Editing Multiline Text.
  • Hatching.
  • Editing Hatching.
  • Adding Dimensions.
  • Dimensioning Concept.
  • Adding Single Dimensions.
  • Adding Multiple Dimensions.
  • Other Dimension.
  • Tools.
  • Basic Leaders.
  • Editing Dimensions.
  • Selecting a Dimension Style.

Lesson 6: Advanced Editing Features

  • Stretch.
  • Lengthen.
  • Using Grips.
  • Grips with Specific Objects.
  • Advanced Object Selection.

Lesson 7: Efficient Construction Techniques

  • Coordinate Entry.
  • Locating Points with Tracking.
  • Placing Reference Points.
  • Multiple Points.
  • Defining Blocks.
  • Saving Blocks.
  • Converting Blocks to Components.

Lesson 8: Drawing Setup and Utilities

  • Templates.
  • Creating New Layers.
  • Text Styles.
  • Creating Dimensioning Styles.
  • Controlling Unit Display.
  • Design Center.
  • Removing Unused.
  • Spell Check.

Lesson 9: Preparing To Plot

  • Plot Concepts.
  • Creating a Layout.
  • Manipulating Floating Viewports.
  • Creating Floating Viewports.
  • Working Inside Floating Viewports.
  • Guidelines for Layouts.
  • Plot Command.
  • Plot Settings.
  • Plot Preview.

AutoDesk AutoCAD 3D


This course is designed to introduce users, who are proficient with AutoCAD’s 2D commands, to the tools available for modeling in three dimensions. AutoCAD’s three-dimensional drawing capabilities makes it a practical modeling program for a variety of applications and disciplines, yet learning to work in 3D on a 2D display device is a major challenge. The class will start with 3D fundamentals; introduce surface creation and solids modeling. It concludes with object manipulation, plotting and rendering.


In support of your learning, New Computer Center provides reinforcement tools to increase retention of the course material and move you further along your learning life. From hands-on practice to study aides and resources, we supply you with the tools necessary to enhance your New Computer Center Integrated Learning experience.


Online ANYTIME libraries include a wide array of IT courses available online anytime you wish to study, day or night. When you enroll for an Online ANYTIME course, you also have access to the entire catalog of Online ANYTIME courses within the same library.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: 3D Foundations

  • Why use 3D?
  • Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • Basic 3D Viewing Tools
  • 3D Navigation Tools
  • Introduction to the User Coordinate System

Lesson 2: Simple Solids

  • Working with Solid Primitives
  • Solid Primitive Types
  • Working with Composite Solids
  • Working with Mesh Models

Lesson 3: Creating Solids and Surfaces from 2D Objects

  • Complex 3D Geometry
  • Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • Lofted Solids and Surfaces

Lesson 4: Modifying in 3D Space

  • 3D Gizmo Tools
  • Aligning Objects in 3D Space
  • 3D Modify Commands

Lesson 5: Advanced Solid Editing

  • Editing Components of Solids
  • Editing Faces of Solids
  • Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Lesson 6: Additional Editing Tools

  • Creating a Shell
  • Imprinting Edges of Solids
  • Slicing a Solid Along a Plane
  • Interference Checking
  • Converting Object to Surfaces
  • Converting Objects to Solids

Lesson 7: Refining the View

  • Working with Sections
  • Working with Cameras
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Animating with ShowMotion
  • Creating ShowMotion Shots
  • Creating Animations

Lesson 8: Visualization

  • Creating Visual Styles
  • Working with Materials
  • Specifying Light Sources
  • Rendering Concepts

Lesson 9: Working Drawings from 3D Models

  • Creating Multiple Viewports
  • 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot

Lesson 10: Working with the User Coordinate System (UCS)

  • UCS Basic
  • UCS X-, Y-, and Z-Commands
  • Saving a UCS by Name

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