What is AutoCAD? 

AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) architectural arts and drafting software application developed and founded by Autodesk. It was first launched in December 1982 as a desktop application running on micro-computers with the initial internal graphics controllers.

Before AutoCAD came to being, most computer-aided design (CAD) programs used to run on the initial mainframe computers or minicomputers, with assigned CAD operators (user) working at a separate graphics terminal. Since 2010, AutoCAD was released as both mobile and web app, marketed as AutoCAD 360. 

Advantages of AutoCAD: 

There are many advantages of AutoCAD, some of which are: 

1. AutoCAD software saves time and increases productivity.

2. It offers simple and user friendly interface.

3. It is easy to understand.

4. It offers powerful and quick design dimensions and exposures. 

5. AutoCad comes with in-built industry standard STEP and IGES formats for the smooth exchange of data between different CAD systems.

6. It comes with drafting tools for generating standards Industry based geometric dimensions.

7. It can generate symbols such as; surface texture symbols, the mechanical symbols and the weld symbols.

8. AutoCad allows drawing in 2D or 3D and in rotated forms.

9. AutoCad offers flexibility in design changes including easy reuse or modification of the designs. 

10. It provides self-employment opportunity

11. It creates job opportunity globally.

Main Features of AutoCAD: 

AutoCAD is very powerful and used across many fields and industries, i.e architects, graphic designers, engineers, project managers, town planners and many other professionals. It was supported and endorsed by 750 training centers worldwide as at 1994. 

AutoCAD Software name was derived from a program that began in 1977, and then released in 1979 called Interact CAD, also referred to in early Autodesk documents as MicroCAD, which was later written prior to Autodesk's (then Marinchip Software Partners) formation by Autodesk cofounder Michael Riddle. 

The first ever version by Autodesk was introduced in 1982 and released in December of the same year. By March 1986 AutoCAD software had become the most popular CAD program used worldwide. The new release in 2019 marked the 33rd major release of AutoCAD for Windows Operating System. The new release in 2014 marked the 4th consecutive year of AutoCAD for Mac Operating System. 

AutoCAD native file format name is .dwg. And can be used interchangeably with format DXF. AutoCAD also support .dwf file format, developed and promoted by Autodesk for all CAD data publishing. 

In the Full Course, you will learn everything you need to know about AutoCAD with Certification to showcase your knowledge/skill gained. 

AutoCAD Course Outline: 

Cad Level 1 - Getting Started With Autocad

AutoCAD - Intro To Drawing / Modifying Commands

AutoCAD - Modifying Commands / Object Snaps (Trim Extend Offset)

AutoCAD - Accurate Input

AutoCAD - Selection Sets

AutoCAD - Modifying Commands (Move Copy Stretch Mirror)

AutoCAD - Modifying Commands (Rotate Fillet Chamfer Array)

AutoCAD - Layers Dimensions Text Scale

AutoCAD - Direct Distance Entry And Object Tracking

AutoCAD - Changing The Properties Of Objects

AutoCAD - Zooming And Panning Around A Drawing

AutoCAD - Orthographic Projection

AutoCAD - Section Views

Cad Level 2 - Intermediate Autocad

AutoCAD - Planning A Project - Office Floor Plan

AutoCAD - Introduction To Blocks - Creating And Inserting (Dynamic Blocks)

AutoCAD - Align And Rotate Commands

AutoCAD - Attributes - Non-Graphical Information

AutoCAD - Creating A Title Block With Attributes

AutoCAD - Hatching - Filling Areas

AutoCAD - Working With Text

AutoCAD - Polylines 

AutoCAD - Layout Tabs - Plotting And Paper Space 

AutoCAD - Parametric Constraints

AutoCAD - Elevation Drawings

Cad Level 3 - Introduction To 3D Drafting

AutoCAD - Introduction To 3-D (Terminology)

AutoCAD - Isometric Drawing

AutoCAD - Working In 3 Dimensions (X,Y,Z Axes, 3d Rotation)

AutoCAD - Viewing 3-D Objects (Perspective Views, 3d Orbit, Dview)

AutoCAD - Basic Wireframe Models

AutoCAD - Line Thickness

AutoCAD - Regions And 3-D Faces And Extruding

AutoCAD - Extruding & Lofting

AutoCAD - Revolved Objects - Revsurf And Revolve

AutoCAD - Adding Materials

AutoCAD - Primitive Solids

AutoCAD - Boolean Operations And 3D Editing

AutoCAD - Changing From The Wcs To The Ucs

AutoCAD - Mapping Materials

AutoCAD - Creating New Materials

AutoCAD - Extra Projects And A Tutorial

AutoCAD - Putting It All Together - Model A Building

AutoCAD - Introduction To Rendering And Lighting

AutoCAD - Creating Animations

Cad Level 4 - Advanced Cad 

AutoCAD - Template Files

AutoCAD - Using Osnaps

AutoCAD - Linetypes And Linetype Scale

AutoCAD - File Formats

AutoCAD - Grip Editing / Divide Command

AutoCAD - Inquiry Tools

AutoCAD - Xref's (External References)

AutoCAD - System Variables  

AutoCAD - Tables

AutoCAD - Creating And Publishing Set Sheets

AutoCAD - Modifying And Creating Dimensions

AutoCAD - Different Types Of Dimensions

AutoCAD - Customizing in Autocad

AutoCAD - Exams And Certification


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