AutoCAD 1 - Introductory 2D

Hours: 64 / Access Length: 3 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $835.00

Course Overview:

In this 64 hour, introductory, online CAD training course, students will learn how to set up, create, and edit 2D drawings. Concepts covered in this course include: drawing setup, all 2D drawing and editing tools, navigation techniques, layers and properties, text and dimensions, layouts and viewports, as well as basic plotting procedures. Students will master these concepts through the creation of a variety of 2D technical drawings.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to basic AutoCAD concepts and the AutoCAD interface. Using the online Help system. Entering, canceling, and repeating commands. Line, Circle, Arc, Polygon, Rectangle, Erase, and Undo commands introduced. Starting a new drawing, saving a drawing and opening a drawing. File utilities and windows file management techniques.
  • Introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate system, methods of point entry and Dynamic input. New concepts also include navigating a drawing with the Zoom and Pan commands, Drawing Aids, and Object Snaps. 
  • Introduction to basic selection methods. (Pick, Window, Crossing, Previous, and Last).  Construction and Editing I – Erase, Move, Copy, Rotate, Offset, and Mirror.
  • Creating and working with Polylines.Construction and Editing II – Trim, Extend, Fillet, and Chamfer.
  • Discussion on drawing set up procedures.  Using basic template drawings. Introduction to Paper Space. Creating single viewports and setting viewport scales. 
  • Construction and Editing III – Stretch, Scale, and Lengthen. Breaking and Joining entities.  Introduction to basic inquiry procedures with the List, Dist, ID, Area, and Measuregeom commands.
  • Introduction to Layers and Object Propertes AutoCAD. Controlling linetypes with Ltscale and Celtscale. Students will learn how to set and modify properties through the Properties Palette. New commands include Layer, Properties, and MatchProp.
  • Discussion on procedures for adding text to a drawing. Setting a style and following standards. Students will learn techniques for creating and formatting text. Various options of the Mtext editor will be discussed in depth.
  • Introduction to grips and grip edit commands.  Working with Polar Tracking and Polar Snap settings. Using Object snap tracking and the Align command.
  • Construction & Editing IV – Donuts and Spirals. Rectangular and Polar Arrays. Point, Divide and Measure. Creating Construction lines and Rays. Introduction to Splines.
  • Introduction to fundamental dimensioning terms and dimension commands. Students will learn how to add linear, radial, angular, aligned, baseline and continued dimensions.
  • Introduction to dimension styles and style settings and how they control the appearance of dimensions. Students will learn how to create and manage both mechanical and architectural style dimensions.
  • Editing and fine-tuning the appearance of dimensions with Child styles, dimension edit commands (Update, Edit and Tedit), grip editing, and the Properties palette.
  • Students will explore techniques for utilizing the Quick Dims feature and will also examine Multileaders and Multileader styles.
  • Construction and Editing V- Students will learn how to create and work with Parametric Drawings and Geometric Constraints as well as techniques for working with Multilines.
  • Students will learn basic plotting procedures and how to set parameters such as plot area, plot style and plot orientations. Techniques for recovering files and drawings with the Recovery manager and by renaming files will also be explored in depth.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **