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AutoCAD 2023 Essential Training

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Learn how to become a competent AutoCAD user for design projects in architecture, engineering, construction management, manufacturing, and product design.


  • The essentials of AutoCAD
  • The advantages of using AutoCAD
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
  • The AutoCAD 2023 user interface
1. The AutoCAD Interface
  • The application menu
  • The infobar
  • The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
  • The ribbon and panels
  • Using workspaces in AutoCAD
  • Working with palettes and dialog boxes
  • The command line
  • Using Dynamic Input (DYNMODE)
  • The status bar
  • Using your Autodesk account
2. Using Units and Options
  • Setting drawing units
  • Setting the Options dialog box
  • Drawings using metric units
  • Drawings using imperial units
  • Working with templates: DWT
3. Navigating Your Drawings
  • Working with the ViewCube and the Navigation Bar
  • Modelspace and Paperspace
  • Saving and restoring views
  • The mouse and mouse settings
4. Drawing Accurately
  • Using Grid and Snap
  • Working with coordinates
  • Using Dynamic Input (DYNMODE)
  • Direct Distance Entry (DDE)
5. Creating Simple Geometry: The Basics
  • Lines, arcs, and circles
  • Polylines and splines
  • Using Realtime Zoom and Realtime Pan
6. Other Drafting Tools
  • Rectangles and polygons
  • Points and donuts
  • Ellipses
  • Isometric drafting (ISODRAFT)
7. Exploring the Interface Further
  • Working with the file tabs
  • The shortcut menu
8. Modifying Objects
  • Selecting objects
  • Using Move and Copy
  • Using Rotate and Scale
  • Using Mirror and Offset
  • Using Break and Join
  • Using grips and grip editing
  • Using Boundaries
  • Using Fillet and Chamfer
  • Using Divide and Measure
  • Editing polylines and splines
  • Using Trim and Extend
  • Creating and using arrays
  • Using Stretch and Lengthen
9. Hatching and Gradients
  • Using the Hatch command
  • Using the Gradient command
  • Using Draw Order to display hatches and gradients
  • Editing hatches and gradients
10. Annotating Your Designs
  • Creating and using text styles
  • Single line text (TEXT) and multiline text (MTEXT)
  • Creating and using dimension styles
  • Adding dimensions to your drawings
  • Using Quick Leader (QLEADER) in your drawings
  • Creating and using table styles
  • Adding a table to your drawing
  • Creating and using multileader styles
  • Working with multileaders
  • Aligning text
11. More Dimensioning Techniques
  • Editing dimensions and dimension overrides
  • Breaking and spacing dimensions
  • Using Continue and Baseline
  • Automatic dimensioning
12. Object and Layer Properties
  • Working with object properties
  • Changing the linetype scale
  • Using Hide and Isolate
  • New layers and the layer drop-down menu
  • Using the layer tools
  • Working with layer states
13. Reusing Content
  • Using groups
  • Creating and inserting a block
  • Redefining block definitions in a drawing
  • Using the EXPLODE command
  • Creating a simple dynamic block
  • Using the WBLOCK command
14. Attributes and Tables
  • Creating a simple block with attributes
  • Enhanced Attribute Editor
  • Working with table styles
  • Designing a table
  • Adding fields to a table
15. External References (XREFS)
  • Attaching and overlaying XREFS
  • Altering and clipping XREFS
  • Editing XREFS
  • Editing XREFS in place
16. Working with Viewports and Annotation
  • Locking viewports
  • Freezing viewport layers
  • Using annotative text styles
  • Using annotative dimensions
  • Using revision clouds
17. Communicating Your Design Intent
  • Creating a simple titleblock
  • Defining your page setup
  • Adding new scaled viewports
  • Using annotative scaling
  • Printing and plotting
18. Creating Output
  • Plotting from the Model and Layout tabs
  • Packaging with eTransmit
  • Batch Plotting (PUBLISH)
  • Outputting to different file formats
  • Using Autodesk Design Review with a DWF file
  • Checking a reviewed DWF file in AutoCAD
19. Drawing Management Tools
  • Comparing drawings with DWG Compare
  • Using the Count functionality to check the number of objects in a drawing
20. Collaboration Tools
  • Working with cloud-based storage
  • Saving and opening to and from AutoCAD web and mobile folders
  • Working with the AutoCAD web app
  • Using the Traces palette to collaborate in AutoCAD web
  • Using the Traces palette to collaborate in AutoCAD desktop
  • Sharing drawings with others from AutoCAD
  • Next steps

Taught by

Shaun Bryant


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    Yousef Khamoutian
    Hi . I'm yousef. Thank you for this training course. I was able to learn a lot about AutoCAD drawing. I am working in the field of architecture and I can use AutoCAD to draw various maps. This teaching was very useful and it was a fix for me. Now I have the ability to draw better plans for phase 1, 2 and 3 architecture.

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