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AutoCAD: Effective Annotating

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Learn how to use AutoCAD, the flagship CAD platform from Autodesk, to effectively annotate your drawings.

Annotations allow you to communicate your design intent. This Windows-specific course outlines how to use AutoCAD, the flagship CAD platform from Autodesk, to effectively annotate your drawings. Starting with the basics, Shaun Bryant walks you through the different types of annotations, covering dimensions, tables, text, and centerlines. He shows you how to use text in your drawings, dimension accurately, set up an AutoCAD table, and mark up an AutoCAD drawing. Shaun's clear, step-by-step instructions help you master this popular platform at your own pace.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introduction to Annotation in AutoCAD
  • What is annotation in AutoCAD?
  • Why use annotation?
  • How do you annotate effectively (layers)?
2. Different Types of Annotation
  • Text
  • Dimensions
  • Centerlines
  • Leaders
  • Tables
  • Markup
3. Using Text Effectively in Your Drawings
  • Setting up a text layer
  • Text
  • Multiline text
  • Text styles
  • Spelling
  • Text align
  • Justify
4. Dimensioning Accurately in Your Drawings
  • Setting up a dimensioning layer
  • Setting up a dimension style
  • DIM command
  • DIM layer override
  • Dimension types
  • QDIM command
  • Continue and baseline
5. Using Centerlines
  • Setting up a centerline layer
  • Center Mark
  • Centerline
6. Leaders and Multileaders
  • Setting up a leader layer
  • QLEADER command
  • Setting up a multileader style
  • Placing a multileader
  • Adding and removing a multileader
  • Aligning multileaders
  • Collecting multileaders
7. Setting Up an AutoCAD Table
  • Setting up a table layer
  • Setting up the table style
  • Adding a table to the drawing
  • Inserting data in to the AutoCAD table
  • Using text fields in the AutoCAD table
  • Working with cells in the AutoCAD table
8. Marking Up an AutoCAD Drawing
  • Setting up a markup layer
  • Using a wipeout effectively
  • Using different types of revision cloud
  • Next steps

Taught by

Shaun Bryant

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