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Online UniversityTitle: Autodesk AutoCAD 2009: Mastering Basic 2D Concepts
Author: Shaun Bryant
Movies: 93 lessons
Duration: 6.5 Hours
Price: $99.95

Autodesk AutoCAD is the world’s most widely used Computer Aided Design (CAD) package. It lets you design, visualize and communicate ideas with ease and efficiency. AutoCAD 2009 has new features that make tasks easier and quicker too. This VTC course provides users with the basic essentials needed to master AutoCAD 2009 with emphasis on how to create, edit and plot AutoCAD drawings. Use AutoCAD to communicate your ideas, concepts or designs to customers, colleagues and peers! Work files are included. To begin learning, simply click the movie links.

* The AutoCAD Work Files used in this course are in the AutoCAD 2007 DWG file format, and cannot be read by versions of AutoCAD before AutoCAD 2007.

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2009: Mastering Basic 2D Concepts


Getting Started with AutoCAD 2009
New in this Version pt. 1
New in this Version pt. 2

The User Interface - AutoCAD 2009 Style!

Menu Browser
Icon Toolbars
Command Line
Dynamic Input
Dialog Boxes
Shortcut Menu
Status Bar

Drafting Settings


Modelspace & Paperspace

Model Tab
Layout Tabs
Hiding the Model & Layout Tabs

Zooming & Panning Easily!

The Utilities Panel
Zoom Window
Zoom Object
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom All
Zoom Extents
Realtime Zoom
Realtime Pan
Using Your Mouse Wheel to Realtime Zoom & Pan

Creating a Basic Drawing Title Block

Starting in Modelspace with Limits
Setting Your Layers pt. 1
Setting Your Layers pt. 2
Using the RECTANGLE Command
Using the OFFSET Command
Using the EXPLODE & ERASE Commands
Using the TRIM & EXTEND Commands
Changing Point Styles & Adding Points to the Drawing

Adding Text & Attributes to the Title Block

Single Line Text (DTEXT)
Multi-Line Text (MTEXT)
Defining Attributes

Converting the Title Block into an AutoCAD Block

Utilizing Layer Zero & Making an AutoCAD Block
Using Copy with Base Point into the Layout Tab
Tidying Up in Modelspace
Editing the Block (Title Block) Attributes
Saving as a DWG File

Using Viewports in the Layout Tabs

New Layer Management Tools in AutoCAD 2009
Creating Rectangular Viewports
Setting the Viewport Scales
Locking the Viewport Scales
Get Used to Saving Your DWG!

Converting the Drawing (DWG) to a Drawing Template (DWT)

The Options Dialog Box
The Default Template Folder
Saving as a DWT File
She STARTUP Variable
Using the Startup Dialog Box / Opening a New DWG from the DWT File

Setting Up the Drawing in Modelspace (Model)

Using the Model Tab
Setting Your Units
Setting Your Limits
The Layer Properties Manager
The Layer Pulldown Menu

Drawing in Modelspace

The LINE Command
The ARC Command
The CIRCLE Command
The POLYGON Command
Using COPY to Save Time!
Using OTRACK to Build a Side View with the EXTENSION Snap


Using the Dimension Panel pt. 1
Using the Dimension Panel pt. 2
Using OSNAP to Your Advantage
New Dimensioning Features in AutoCAD 2009

Setting Up in the Layout Tab

Naming Your Layout Tab
Using Zoom & Pan with Viewports
Setting the Visible Viewport Layers pt. 1
Setting the Visible Viewport Layers pt. 2
Locking Your Viewport Scales

Annotative Dimensioning

Using Annotative Scaling
Viewport Scaling & Annotation Scaling

Layouts & Page Setups

Setting Layout Properties
Using the Page Setup Manager

Plotting Your Drawing

Plotting from the Model Tab
Plotting from the Layout Tab
Changing Plotting Settings

Publishing Your Drawing

Using the PUBLISH Command
Using ETransmit
DWF Design Review

Wrap Up

What Was Covered / Final Thoughts
About this Author
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