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Cert Prep: AutoCAD for Drafting and Design Professional

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction
Being an Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional
What you should know before watching this course
Using the exercise files
Using the AutoCAD 2020 interface

1. Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP)
What is Autodesk Certification?
Certiport: The Autodesk exam provider

2. Creating Advanced Drawing Objects
Working with polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines
Editing polylines, arcs, polygons, and splines
Working with regions
Creating xlines and rays
Working with multilines
Creating 2D isometric drawings

3. Select and Organize Objects
Using Quick Select
Selecting similar objects
Isolating and hiding objects in a drawing
Controlling draw order of overlapping objects
Copying properties from one object to another
Removing objects from a selection set

4. Manage Layers
Working with layer states
Working with layer filters
Applying and removing layer overrides per viewport
Using Layer Walk to display layers
Removing layers from a drawing
Controlling the properties of referenced layers (XREFs)

5. Applying Advanced Object Snaps
Utilizing object snap tracking with quadrant, apparent intersect, extension, and parallel
Utilizing object snap tracking with geometric center and mid between two points (M2P)
Working with Polar Tracking (POLAR) settings

6. Control the User Coordinate System (UCS)
Understanding the UCS icon
Moving and rotating the UCS origin
Restoring the UCS to WCS (World) settings and previous UCS settings
Using named UCS definitions and preset orientations

7. Advanced Editing Functions
Rotating and scaling objects
Working with rectangular and polar arrays
Working with path arrays
Using the Trim, Extend, and Lengthen commands
Advanced use of the Offset command
Working with grips
Lengthening arcs
Creating fillets between parallel objects and creating corners between non-parallel objects

8. Advanced Layouts, Printing, and Alternative Outputs
Using the Page Setup Manager
Defining and applying custom scales (Scale List)
Customize the size and shape of viewport boundaries
Assign a named view to a viewport
Publish one or more drawings to a plotter, printer, DWF, or PDF file
Creating a zipped transmittal package (eTransmit)
Saving objects in a drawing to a different file format
Controlling how objects appear during output using plot styles (CTB/STB)
Working with color-dependent (CTB) and named (STB) plot style tables

9. Annotation Techniques
Create and modify revision clouds and wipeouts
Using Drawing Compare
Working with hatch and fill options and recreating hatch boundaries
Creating and applying text styles with specific text properties
Adding columns and table data to your drawings, including field data
Working with multileaders; creating, modifying, add, remove, align, collect
Adding symbols from the character map to drawings
Working with spelling and dictionaries
Creating multiple dimensions with a single command; continue, baseline
Associating and re-associating dimensions to object geometry
Adding dimension spacing and dimension breaks in a drawing
Applying annotative properties to objects; text, dimensions, multileaders, hatching
Working with annotative settings; annotation scale and applying annotative scaling

10. Reusable Content and Drawing Management
Inserting and modifying blocks; ByBlock, insertion units, blocks with attributes, Enhanced Attribute Editor
Creating and modifying block definitions; redefining a block, Block Editor, defining attributes
Modifying attribute definitions with the Block Attribute Manager (BATTMAN)
Working with External references (XREFs); attaching XREFs and underlays, clipping, visibility
Layer naming conventions when binding XREFs
Adjusting the settings of an underlay file or image
Snapping to objects in XREF and underlay files
Creating a hyperlink to another file or webpage
Using the Blocks palette, DesignCenter, and tool palettes
Create and manage object sets with groups
Transfer information between drawing files

Conclusion
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