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LinkedIn Learning

Learning AutoCAD

via LinkedIn Learning


This course provides the novice AutoCAD user with training to get started with AutoCAD.

Explore the basics of AutoCAD 2021 in this course designed for beginners. Learn about the interface, drawing and design techniques, generating simple geometry, creating annotations, and building documentation that is suitable for sharing and printing. Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) Shaun Bryant demonstrates step-by-step how to create precise drawings for architecture, construction, manufacturing, and more. The course offers foundational knowledge needed to create simple, annotated drawings and prepares the learner to further develop AutoCAD skills.


  • Learning AutoCAD 2021
  • Using the exercise files
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • The new AutoCAD 2021 interface
1. The AutoCAD Interface
  • The application menu
  • The ribbon and panels
  • Dialog boxes and palettes
  • The status bar
  • Logging in to A360, web, and mobile
2. Drawing Simple Geometry
  • OSNAP (object snap) and OTRACK (object snap tracking)
  • POLAR (polar tracking) and ORTHO (orthogonal mode)
  • Lines, arcs, and circles
  • Polylines, polygons, and splines
  • Using ZOOM and PAN
3. Annotating Simple Designs
  • Text styles
  • Single line text (TEXT) and multiline text (MTEXT)
  • Dimension styles
  • Placing dimensions
  • Adding a simple table
4. Communicating Your Design Intent
  • Creating a simple title block
  • Defining your page setup
  • Adding new layouts and scaled viewports
  • Using annotative scaling
  • Printing and plotting
  • Next steps

Taught by

Shaun Bryant

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