Getting Started With AutoCAD LT

1 – What You Will Learn (2:25)

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This course is designed for beginners maybe you’ve dabbled an AutoCAD before or perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve used it either way the course assumes that you know nothing about AutoCAD so don’t worry each course builds on the previous one and several chapters have projects at the end of them many of those projects pick up where the last one ended off in a final project where you will use all of the skills that you’ve learned to create a 2d dimensional drawing of a small movie theater over the course of the next few hours I’m going to show you how to create CAD drawings from scratch how to edit them print them and make digital versions that you can email to clients anywhere across the globe throughout this course I will show you tips and tricks that will help you to be more efficient in AutoCAD I will demonstrate and explain good CAD practices and methods not only will you learn how to draw in CAD but you’ll learn how to manage the internal workings of your files cat is more than just lines and text it’s data some of it is geometric and some of it is numeric in this course you will learn how to draw and how to draw accurately this course will give you a good foundation of skills that you’ll be able to take along with you and into many different design fields there are many projects throughout this course that build upon each other in the end you’re going to take these projects and use them for a final project this video will show you how to start a file from scratch what tools to use and how to use them we’ll also look at something called blocks that allow you to recreate similar objects over and over again without ever having to redraw them you will get to learn how to use different editing tools that will allow you to change the line work in your drawings
text and dimensions are also key points in AutoCAD that we will cover I will
show you how to manage their mini settings so that you can annotate your
drawings according to your needs each lesson will give you step-by-step instructions on using AutoCAD they’re going to show you different approaches that can be taken to get your work done there are many ways to work in AutoCAD there are many ways to draw an autocad there are many ways to use AutoCAD and we’re going to explore as many of them as we can these are a button a few of the topics that we’re going to cover in this series we’re going to go into great detail for each one with the training that you will get from this video you will be able to make highly organized two-dimensional drawings and AutoCAD good luck and let’s get started

2 – Introduction To AutoCAD LT (4:12)
3 – Installing AutoCAD LT And Design Review (3:23)
4 – Turning On AutoCAD LT For The First Time (9:21)
5 – A Quick Run Through (11:04)

New Features In AutoCAD LT 2014

6 – User Interface – File Tabs And The Command Line (6:38)
7 – XRef Management Enhancements (2:33)
8 – The Cloud – Autodesk 360 Tab And Settings Sync (3:06)
9 – Design Feed – Collaborate With Everyone (3:52)
10 -Geographic Location – Your Location And A Map From The Cloud (2:41)
11 – The Little Things (6:13)

Interfacing With AutoCAD LT:

12 – Drawing Area – The Crosshairs And Your Mouse (11:46)
13 – Using The Application Menu And The QAT (10:56)
14 – Interfacing With The Ribbon (8:34)
15 – Taking Advantage Of The Command Line (11:02)
16 – Toolbars And The Menu Bar (7:06)
17 – File Tabs (4:51)
18 – Pallets And Short Cut Menus – Part 1 (8:37)
19 – Pallets And Short Cut Menus – Part 2 (7:36)
20 – Using Function Keys And Command Aliases – Part 1 (9:11)
21 – Using Function Keys And Command Aliases – Part 2 (10:08)
22 – Workspaces – Your Screen, Your Space (10:56)
23 – The Status Bar – A Busy Place (14:47)
24 – An Introduction To Model And Paper Space (4:51)
25 – Quickview Layouts And Drawings (4:28)

Basic Operations:

26 – Starting A New File (10:14)
27 – Quitting AutoCAD – Save Early, Save Often
28 – Object Selection – Part 1
29 – Object Selection – Part 2
30 – Quick Selections And Advanced Operation Techniques
31 – How AutoCAD Interprets Units
32 – Working With Specific Units
33 – The User Coordinate System
34 – Working With The Coordinate System
35 – Using The Grid System And Snap Feature
36 – Pan
37 – Zoom
38 – Chapter Project

Drawing & Drafting Tools:

39 – Drawing & Drafting Tools
40 – Polylines And Their Uses
41 – Circles
42 – Arcs
43 – Polygons
44 – Rectangles And Ellipses
45 – Points And Their Styles
46 – Methods To Create Precise Objects
47 – Chapter Project – Part 1
48 – Chapter Project – Part 2

Editing Tools

49 – Erase
50 – Delete Duplicates (6:22)
51 – The Move And Copy Commands (5:35)
52 – Rotating Objects (7:18)
53 – Scaling Objects (5:16)
54 – Stretching Objects (4:26)
55 – Offset (5:15)
56 – Mirror (3:13)
57 – Trimming Or Extending Lines (6:24)
58 – Fillet Or Chamfer (7:19)
59 – Rectangular Arrays (5:02)
60 – Polar Arrays (2:43)
61 – Pathway Arrays
62 – Copy Arrays
63 – Object Properties
64 – Chapter Project

Utilities Tools To Know What Is Going On

65 – Listing Objects
66 – Measuring Tools
67 – Purging Unused Items
68 – Undo – The Most Important Command
69 – Chapter Project

AutoCAD Using Layers

70 – Layer Properties
71 – The Layer Manager
72 – Freeze/Thaw, On/Off And Lock
73 – Creating And Editing Layers
74 – Using Layers To Control
75 – Chapter Project

Annotations

76 – Dimensions
77 – Dimension Styles: Drill Down In Dim Town
78 – Advanced Dimension Operations – Part 1
79 – Advanced Dimension Operations – Part 2 (3:38)
80 – Advanced Dimensioning Tools And Settings (6:05)
81 – Leaders (2:43)
82 – Multileaders (11:52)
83 – Single Line Text (4:07)
84 – Multi Line Text (10:09)
85 – Multi Line Text Techniques (6:21)
86 – Wipeouts – Hiding What You Don’t Want To See (5:27)
87 – Text Styles (7:15)
88 – Tables (7:07)
89 – Hatching (9:17)
90 – Chapter Project

Blocks

91 – What Is A Block?
92 – Creating Blocks
93 – Inserting And Using Blocks
94 – Editing Blocks
95 – Attributed Blocks – Part 1
96 – Attributed Blocks – Part 2
97 – The Effect Of Exploding Blocks
98 – Introduction To Dynamic Blocks
99 – Chapter Project

Model And Paper Space:

100 – What Is The Difference?
101 – What Belongs Where? (5:44)
102 – Viewports – Part 1 (8:30)
103 – Viewports – Part 2 (3:38)

Plot & Publish:

104 – Plotting – Part 1 (8:08)
105 – Plotting – Part 2 (9:23)
106 – Page Setup (7:30)
107 – Publishing (11:54)
108 – Exporting Your File (2:13)
109 – Chapter Project (8:18)

Final Project:

110 – Drawing The Building
111 – Decoration (9:14)
112 – Annotation (8:35)

Course by : Brian Benton