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Lesson 4 - Introduction to the AutoCAD Drawing Workflow

Lesson Summary:

This lesson will walk you through the basic workflow of creating a drawing using AutoCAD.  The steps include starting a drawing from a template, setting the units and limits for the specific object that will be drawn.  Drawing the object and adding dimensions.  Modifying the object using our model space editing tools and finally, setting up the layout for printing the drawing.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  1. Use a saved template to start a new drawing and save it.
  2. Set the Drawing Units for the object in Model Space.
  3. Set the Drawing Limits needed for the size of the object to be drawn.
  4. Draw the assigned object in Model Space using draw tools.
  5. Add dimensions to the object in Model Space using tools on the Annotate Panel.
  6. Use Modify Tools to edit the object in Model Space.
  7. Scale and center the object in the Layout ViewPort window. Edit the Title Block text to correct values.

 Lesson Activities:

Watch each of the following videos and then complete each of the activities on your own in AutoCAD to complete the Project:

  1. VIDEO - Start a Drawing from a Template
  2. VIDEO - Set the UNITS
  3. VIDEO - Set the LIMITS
  4. VIDEO - Draw the Object in Model Space
  5. VIDEO - Add Annotations and Dimensions
  6. VIDEO - Edit the Object
  7. VIDEO - Set up the Layout in Paper Space


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