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AutoCAD 2011


This program will give you the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to master the fundamentals of the 2D tools in AutoCAD 2011— an essential design tool used in mechanical and civil engineering, architecture, and facilities planning and management. In addition, it will prepare you for the Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 Certified Associate exam. You’ll begin with basic tools and then explore efficiency tools, complex objects, use of external reference and image files, advanced plotting, and customizations. The program comes with a perpetual student AutoCAD 2011 license and AutoCAD 2011 Course Notes. Offered in partnership with ed2go.

Before enrolling in this program, you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software and loading files. You should have an Internet connection and e-mailing capabilities and be familiar with using the Internet


Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • explain the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
  • use basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • draw with precision in AutoCAD
  • make changes in a drawing (selecting, moving, copying, rotating, scaling, mirroring, grips)
  • organize drawing objects on layers
  • get information in a drawing
  • use more advanced editing and construction techniques
  • insert reusable symbols (blocks)
  • set up a layout (printing, manipulating, copying, creating viewports)
  • prepare a layout to be plotted
  • add text, hatching, and dimensions
  • work effectively with AutoCAD
  • perform accurate positioning in a drawing
  • add parametric constraints to objects
  • create local and global blocks
  • set up layers, styles, and templates
  • work with templates
  • create annotation styles
  • learn advanced layout options
  • attach and modify external references
  • use Advanced Text Objects
  • work with Tables
  • define dynamic blocks and attributes
  • output and publish files for review
  • use eTransmit and hyperlinks as collaboration tools
  • create, publish, and customize sheet sets
  • manage layers
  • describe CAD management and system setup
  • enhance productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface
  • use macros and custom routines


  1. Getting Started With AutoCAD
  2. Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
  3. Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
  4. Making Changes in Your Drawing
  5. Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
  6. Advanced Object Types
  7. Getting Information From Your Drawing
  8. Advanced Editing Commands
  9. Inserting Blocks
  10. Setting Up a Layout
  11. Printing Your Drawing
  12. Text
  13. Hatching
  14. Adding Dimensions
  15. Working Effectively With AutoCAD
  16. Accurate Positioning
  17. Parametric Drawing
  18. Working with Blocks
  19. Creating Templates
  20. Annotation Styles
  21. Advanced Layouts
  22. External References
  23. Miscellaneous Optional Topics
  24. Advanced Text Objects
  25. Working With Tables
  26. Dynamic Blocks
  27. Attributes
  28. Output and Publishing
  29. Other Tools for Collaboration
  30. Introduction to Sheet Sets
  31. Publishing and Customizing Sheet Sets
  32. Managing Layers
  33. CAD Standards
  34. System Setup
  35. Introduction to Customization
  36. Customizing the User Interface
  37. Macros and Custom Routines

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