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Lesson 1 - Introduction to the AutoCAD User Interface

Lesson Summary:

This video lesson will give you a introduction to the AutoCAD User Interface and the tools that are used most often and their locations in the AutoCAD User Interface.  This orientation is designed to reduce an initial feeling of software tool overload that is common to first working with a complex program like AutoCAD.

Learning Objectives: 

When you have completed this lesson, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the screen areas in the AutoCAD user Interface and tell their names,  uses and/or drawing functions.
  2. Identify the tools available in the Application menu of the AutoCAD User Interface.Identify the Quick AccessToolbar and the command icons located there.
  3. Locate the Ribbon, the Ribbon tabs and the tool panels in the AutoCAD User Interface.
  4. Identify the location and use of the Model tab and the Layout tab in the AutoCAD User Interface.
  5. Identify the Command Line window and it's interactive function for entering command input and options.
  6. Use the Quick Access Tools on the Status Bar to switch views or drawings that are displayed in the drawing window.
  7. Identify the Drawing Tools or Drawing Aides found on the Status Bar.  Describe the function of each tool and how it assists in drawing accurately.
  8. Identify the use of the pre-configured Workspaces and be able to change and restore a Workspace in AutoCAD.
  9. Access the Options Control Panel and use it to make some basic changes to the AtuoCAD user interface.

Lesson Activities:

Watch each of the following videos to complete this lesson:

1.   Overview of the AutoCAD Interface
2.   The Application Menu
3.   The Quick Access Toolbar
4.   The Ribbon
5.   Model & Layout Tabs
6.   The Command Line Window
7.   Quick View Tools on the Status Bar
8.   Drawing Aides on the Status Bar
9.   Workspaces
10. The Options Control Panel

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Reader Comments (2)

I haven't been working on AutoCAD since 2009, when the crisis in the building industry began. I've decided to go back to AutoCAD, to refresh and develop my skills with a view to work in the building industry again. I am very happy with your lessons, guys, they are extremely helpful. THANK YOU!
January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVincent
I thank you ease my learning to work in Auto cad, I wait for the next lesson
February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuryanto

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