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Table of Contents from SofTutor® for AutoCAD® 2D

This legacy product will teach you the fundamentals of 2D design in AutoCAD. Works with AutoCAD 2000 - 2008 and it can be used with newer products 2009-2013, although interface changes may require hunting for the icons and newer features are not covered. Our Sponsor has newer products are available for purchase on the right.

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1 Getting Started in AutoCAD
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Starting with AutoCAD Today
1.2.1 Activate AutoCAD Today
1.2.2 AutoCAD Today Features
1.3 Starting without AutoCAD Today
1.3.1 Starting A New Drawing
1.3.2 Opening An Existing Drawing
1.4 Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
1.4.1 Opening A Selection Of Multiple Files
1.4.2 Opening & Manipulating Multiple Drawings
1.4.3 Partial Open Option
1.4.4 Drawing Between Multiple Files
1.5 Setups
1.5.1 Setup Wizard
1.5.2 Unit Setup
1.6 Drawing Limits
1.7 Layers
1.7.1 Creating And Setting Up Layers
1.7.2 Layer Previous Command
1.7.3 Layer Properties
1.7.4 Maxsort Command
1.7.5 Layer Translator
1.8 Active Assistance
1.9 Tool Palettes
1.9.1 Tool Palette
1.9.2 Tool Palette Listing
1.9.3 Tool Properties
1.10 Communications Center
1.11 Revcloud

2 AutoCAD Interface
2.1 Interface Overview
2.1.1 Command Window
2.1.2 Toolbars
2.1.3 Pulldowns
2.1.4 Popup Menus
2.1.5 Options
2.1.6 Right Mouse Button - As An Enter Command
2.1.7 UCS And Screen
2.1.8 Cursor Modes And Aperatures
2.1.9 Selection Mode
2.1.10 Status Bar
2.1.11 Window Related Functions
2.2 Pulldown Menu
2.2.1 Draw And Modify Pulldowns
2.2.2 Format Pulldown
2.2.3 Tools Pulldown
2.2.4 Insert Pulldown
2.2.5 View Pulldown
2.2.6 Edit Pulldown
2.2.7 File Pulldown
2.2.8 Dimension Pulldown
2.2.9 Window Pulldown
2.2.10 Express Pulldown
2.2.11 Help Pulldown
2.3 Function Keys (F1-F11)
2.4 Status Bar Buttons
2.4.1 Snap Button
2.4.2 Grid Button
2.4.3 Ortho Button
2.4.4 Polar Button
2.4.5 Osnap Button
2.4.6 Otrack Button
2.4.7 LWT (Line Weight) Button
2.4.8 Model Button
2.5 Layout Mode
2.5.1 Creating And Using Layouts
2.5.2 Layout Template And Wizard Option
2.5.3 Creating Non-Rectangular Viewports
2.6 Option Settings
2.6.1 File Options
2.6.2 Display Options
2.6.3 Open/Save Options
2.6.4 Output Options
2.6.5 User Preferences
2.6.6 Drafting Options
2.6.7 Selection Options
2.6.8 Creating A Profile Of Selected Options
2.7 Plot Style Table Editor
2.8 AutoCAD DesignCenter
2.8.1 AutoCAD DesignCenter
2.8.2 AutoCAD DesignCenter Online

3 Mouse/Right Button
3.1 Command Window Right Mouse Button Options
3.2 Status Bar Right Mouse Button Options

4 Windowing
4.1 Dynamic Zoom And Pan
4.2 Intellimouse
4.3 Named Views

5 Coordinates
5.1 Absolute Coordinate Value
5.2 Relative Input Value/Polar
5.3 Coordinate Settings Area

6 Object Snaps
6.1 General Osnap Settings Explained
6.2 End Point Snap
6.3 Midpoint Snap
6.4 Center Snap
6.5 Intersection Snap
6.6 Apparent Intersection
6.7 Perpendicular Snap
6.8 Tangent Snap
6.9 Nearest Snap
6.10 Quadrant Snap
6.11 Parallel Snap
6.12 Osnap Tracking
6.12.1 Accessing And Using Osnap Tracking
6.12.2 Osnap Tracking Options
7 Draw Tools
7.1 Lines
7.1.1 Line Command
7.1.2 Construction Lines
7.2 Circles
7.2.1 Circle By Center
7.2.2 Circle By Diameter
7.2.3 Circle By Two Points
7.2.4 Circle By Three Points
7.2.5 Circle By Tangent, Tangent, Radius
7.2.6 Circle By Tangent, Tangent, Tangent
7.3 Arcs
7.3.1 Arc By Three Points
7.3.2 Arc By Start, Center, End
7.3.3 Arc By Start, Center, Angle
7.3.4 Arc By Start, Center, Length
7.3.5 Arc By Start, End, Angle
7.3.6 Arc By Start, End, Direction
7.3.7 Arc By Start, End, Radius
7.3.8 Arc By Center, Start, End
7.3.9 Arc By Center, Start, Angle
7.3.10 Arc By Center, Start, Length
7.3.11 Arc Continue
7.4 Polygon Command
7.5 Rectangle Command

8 Selection Modes
8.1 Selection Command
8.2 Grips
8.2.1 Grips - Accessing & Rt. Mouse Button
8.2.2 Grips - Multi Selecting With Crossing

9 Modify Commands
9.1 Move Command
9.1.1 Moving One To One And One To Many
9.1.2 Tip On Moving With Alignment
9.2 Copy Command
9.3 Rotate Command
9.4 Scale Command
9.5 Stretch Command
9.6 Lengthen Command
9.7 Trim and Extend Commands
9.7.1 Trim Command
9.7.2 Extend Command
9.7.3 Trim/Extend Command
9.8 Break Command
9.9 Chamfer Command
9.9.1 Chamfer - Distance, Polyline & Trim Option
9.9.2 Chamfer - Angle Option
9.9.3 Chamfer Command - No Trim Option
9.9.4 Chamfer Command - Method Option
9.10 Fillet Command
9.11 Explode Command
9.12 PEDIT Command
9.13 Array Command
9.13.1 Rectangular Array Command
9.13.2 Polar Array Command
9.14 Offset Command
9.15 Erase Command
9.15.1 Erase Command - One To One
9.15.2 Erase Command - Selecting And Crossing
9.16 Mirror Command
9.17 3D Orbit Command

10 Properties Dialog Box
10.1 Changing The Properties Of An Object
10.2 Matching The Properties Of An Object
10.3 Changing Lineweight Of An Object

11 Inquiry Tools
11.1 Distance Command
11.2 Area Command
11.3 List Command
11.4 ID Point Command
11.5 Time Command
11.6 Status Command
11.7 Set Variable Command

12 Blocks
12.1 Creating A Block
12.2 Inserting A Block
12.3 Creating A WBlock
12.4 Block Attribute Manager

13 XRefs
13.1 XRefs
13.2 XClip
13.3 Refedit Command For Editing Reference Files

14 Raster Images
14.1 Placing Raster Images
14.2 Raster Tools

15 Annotation
15.1 Text
15.1.1 Single Line Text
15.1.2 Multiline Text
15.1.3 Text Styles
15.1.4 Editing Text
15.1.4.1 Editing Text - Text Editor Option
15.1.4.2 Editing Text - Properties Option
15.1.5 Importing Text
15.1.6 Spell Check
15.2 Dimensioning
15.2.1 Setting Up Dimension Styles
15.2.2 Dimension Style Manager - Compare Option
15.2.3 Dimensioning Lab
15.2.4 Editing Dimensions
15.3 Associative Dimensioning
15.3.1 Associative Dimensioning Options
15.3.2 Associative Dimensioning
15.3.3 Reassociate or Disassociate Dimensions

16 Isometric Drawing Lab - "L" Bracket
16.1 Part 1 - Drawing Angles With Relative Input
16.2 Part 2 - Drawing Isometric Circles
16.3 Part 3 - Creating A Hole With An Isometric Profile

17 Hatching

18 I-drop
18.1 I-drop Objects
18.2 I-drop Logo and Text

19 Standards
19.1 Create Standard File
19.2 Batch Standards Checker
19.3 Audit Report
19.4 Check Standards
19.4.1 Check Standards - Configure
19.4.2 Check Standards - Check

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