Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials

Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Price: $1,495.00

Learn to design and shape the world around you using the powerful, flexible features found in AutoCADĀ® design and documentation software, one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. In this course, you will learn to navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces and use the fundamental features of AutoCAD. You will learn to use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and you will also discover the ways to present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way.

Learning Modalities
- Instructor-led Classroom Training
- Online Training
- Corporate Training
- Onsite Training
- One-on-One Training

What's Included
- Facilitated Training
- Books
- Labs

Next Class Dates

Nov 1, 2017 – Nov 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Feb 26, 2018 – Feb 28, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Apr 16, 2018 – Apr 18, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

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Intended Audience for this Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials Course

  • » Professionals who want unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for producing superb 3D modeling

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Course Prerequisites for Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials

  • » Basic design/drafting procedures and terminology
  • » Working knowledge of operating system and computer navigation

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials Course Objectives

  • » Navigate the AutoCAD user interfaces
  • » Use the fundamental features of AutoCAD
  • » Use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings
  • » Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials Course Outline

      1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
        1. Starting the Software
        2. User Interface
        3. Working with Commands
        4. Cartesian Workspace
        5. Opening an Existing Drawing File
        6. Viewing Your Drawing
        7. Saving Your Work
      2. Basic Drawing & Editing Commands
        1. Drawing Lines
        2. Erasing Objects
        3. Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
        4. Drawing Rectangles
        5. Drawing Circles
        6. Undo and Redo Actions
      3. Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing
        1. Create a Simple Drawing
        2. Create Simple Shapes
      4. Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
        1. Using Running Object Snaps
        2. Using Object Snap Overrides
        3. Polar Tracking at Angles
        4. Object Snap Tracking
        5. Drawing with Snap and Grid (Optional)
      5. Making Changes in Your Drawing
        1. Selecting Objects for Editing
        2. Moving Objects
        3. Copying Objects
        4. Rotating Objects
        5. Scaling Objects
        6. Mirroring Objects
        7. Editing with Grips
      6. Projects - Making Your Drawings More Precise
        1. Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
        2. Architectural Project: Landscape
        3. Mechanical Project (with Polar & Tracking)
        4. Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
        5. Mechanical Project: Satellite
      7. Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
        1. Creating New Drawings With Templates
        2. What are Layers?
        3. Layer States
        4. Changing an Object's Layer
      8. Advanced Object Types
        1. Drawing Arcs
        2. Drawing Polylines
        3. Editing Polylines
        4. Drawing Polygons
        5. Drawing Ellipses
      9. Analyzing Model and Object Properties
        1. Working with Object Properties
        2. Measuring Objects
      10. Projects - Drawing Organization & Information
        1. Architectural Project
        2. Mechanical Project
        3. Civil Project
      11. Advanced Editing Commands
        1. Trimming and Extending Objects
        2. Stretching Objects
        3. Creating Fillets and Chamfers
      12. Offsetting Objects
        1. Creating Arrays of Objects
      13. Inserting Blocks
        1. What are Blocks?
        2. Working with Dynamic Blocks
        3. Inserting Blocks
        4. Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
        5. Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter
        6. Inserting Blocks using the Content Explorer
      14. Projects - Creating More Complex Objects
        1. Mechanical Project 1 - Plate
        2. Mechanical Project 2 - Gasket
        3. Mechanical Project 3 - Plate
        4. Mechanical Project 4 - Rocker Arm
        5. Architectural Project 1 - Floor Plan
        6. Architectural Project 2 - Floor Plan
        7. Civil Project - Parking Lot
      15. Setting Up a Layout
        1. Printing Concepts
        2. Working in Layouts
        3. Creating Layouts
        4. Creating Layout Viewports
        5. Guidelines for Layouts
      16. Printing Your Drawing
        1. Printing Layouts
        2. Print and Plot Settings
      17. Projects - Preparing to Print
        1. Mechanical Project
        2. Architectural Project
      18. Text
        1. Working with Annotations
        2. Adding Text in a Drawing
        3. Modifying Multiline Text
        4. Formatting Multiline Text
        5. Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
        6. Creating Tables
        7. Modifying Tables
      19. Hatching
        1. Hatching
        2. Editing Hatches
      20. Adding Dimensions
        1. Dimensioning Concepts
        2. Adding Linear Dimensions
        3. Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
        4. Editing Dimensions
      21. Projects - Annotating Your Drawing
        1. Mechanical Project
        2. Architectural Project 1
        3. Architectural Project 2
        4. Civil Project

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » AutoCAD User : AutoCAD Certified User Examination
  • » AutoCAD Professional exam : AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam

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Next Steps after taking this Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials Course:

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Do you have the right background for Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Level 1: Essentials?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.
Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.

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