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56 FREE AUTOCAD TUTORIALS - A COMPLETE COURSE
 


About the tutorials :

This site provides great tutorials (lessons) for the student of AutoCAD. They are designed to be as compatible with as many versions of AutoCAD as possible. They are based on AutoCAD 2010, but can be easily adapted to other versions like the new 2014. The lesson format was used in my CAD classes I have been teaching previously. Any feedback would be used to make these as useful as possible. Please note that these lessons are for private, individual use as well as public schools. Tutorials for 2008 are available here.

The advantage to these lessons is that they teach the commands in context. Many online lessons deal only with the command, and not how it fits in the "general plan". I have also added videos with most of the lessons so that you can see the commands in action, and visualize how the assignments can be done.

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If you do not have a copy of AutoCAD, you can download a 30 day evaluation copy from Autodesk. Follow this link, or go directly to their website. You will be downloading AutoCAD 2014 and it will work fine with these tutorials. You can also try other CAD programs like ZWCAD, which are less expensive alternatives.

Here are complete lessons divided into 4 levels of learning. Each Level is one section that builds on the previous. Clicking on the lesson number below will take you to that lesson. Each lesson also has its own quiz and each level has a combined quiz.

Many lessons have videos with narration to explain in detail some of the concepts. To view these videos, you will need the Adobe Flash player for your browser. Most of you should have it, but it is available here free of charge. Download the Flash Player

CAD LEVEL 1- Getting Started with AutoCAD

LESSON 1-1

X-Y CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM, INPUTTING POINTS, THE AUTOCAD SCREEN, BASIC AUTOCAD TERMINOLOGY

LESSON 1-2

ASSIGNMENT 1 INTRO TO DRAWING / MODIFYING COMMANDS

LESSON 1-3

ASSIGNMENT 2 MORE MODIFYING COMMANDS / OBJECT SNAPS (TRIM EXTENT OFFSET)

LESSON 1-4

ASSIGNMENT 3 ACCURATE INPUT

LESSON 1-5

SELECTION SETS

LESSON 1-6

ASSIGNMENT 4 MODIFYING COMMANDS (MOVE COPY STRETCH MIRROR)

LESSON 1-7

ASSIGNMENT 5 MODIFYING COMMANDS (ROTATE FILLET CHAMFER ARRAY)

LESSON 1-8

ASSIGNMENT 6 (LAYERS DIMENSIONS TEXT SCALE)

LESSON 1-9

DIRECT DISTANCE ENTRY AND OBJECT TRACKING

LESSON 1-10

CHANGING THE PROPERTIES OF OBJECTS

LESSON 1-11

ZOOMING AND PANNING AROUND A DRAWING

LESSON 1-12

ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION (NEW)

LESSON 1-13

SECTION VIEWS (NEW)

QUIZ FOR LEVEL 1

CAD LEVEL 2 - Intermediate AutoCAD

LESSON 2-1

PLANNING A PROJECT - OFFICE FLOOR PLAN

LESSON 2-2

INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKS - CREATING AND INSERTING

LESSON 2-3

ALIGN AND ROTATE

LESSON 2-4

ATTRIBUTES - NON-GRAPHICAL INFORMATION

LESSON 2-4a

CREATING A TITLE BLOCK WITH ATTRIBUTES

LESSON 2-5

HATCHING - FILLING AREAS

LESSON 2-6

WORKING WITH TEXT

LESSON 2-7

POLYLINES

LESSON 2-8

LAYOUT TABS

LESSON 2-9

PARAMETRIC CONSTRAINTS

LESSON 2-10

ELEVATION DRAWINGS (NEW)

QUIZ FOR LEVEL 2

CAD LEVEL 3 - Introduction to 3-D

LESSON 3-1

INTRODUCTION TO 3-D

LESSON 3-2

ISOMETRIC DRAWING

LESSON 3-3

WORKING IN 3 DIMENSIONS

LESSON 3-4

VIEWING 3-D OBJECTS

LESSON 3-5

BASIC WIREFRAME MODELS

LESSON 3-6

LINE THICKNESS

LESSON 3-7

REGIONS AND 3-D FACES

LESSON 3-7a

MORE ABOUT EXTRUDING & LOFTING

LESSON 3-8

REVOLVED OBJECTS

LESSON 3-9

ADDING MATERIALS

LESSON 3-10

PRIMITIVE SOLIDS

LESSON 3-11

BOOLEAN OPERATIONS

LESSON 3-12

CHANGING FROM THE WCS TO THE UCS

LESSON 3-13

MAPPING MATERIALS

LESSON 3-14

CREATING NEW MATERIALS

LESSON 3-15

EXTRA PROJECTS AND A TUTORIAL

LESSON 3-16

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - MODEL A BUILDING

LESSON 3-17

INTRODUCTION TO RENDERING AND LIGHTING

QUIZ FOR LEVEL 3

CAD LEVEL 4 - Advanced Topics

LESSON 4-1

AUTOCAD TEMPLATE FILES

LESSON 4-2

USING OSNAPS IN AUTOCAD

LESSON 4-3

LINETYPES AND LINETYPE SCALE

LESSON 4-4

AUTOCAD FILE FORMATS

LESSON 4-5

GRIP EDITING

LESSON 4-6

AUTOCAD'S INQUIRY TOOLS

LESSON 4-7

XREF'S (EXTERNAL REFERENCES)

LESSON 4-8

SYSTEM VARIABLES

LESSON 4-9

TABLES

LESSON 4-10

INTRODUCTION TO SET SHEETS

LESSON 4-11

MODIFYING AND CREATING DIMENSIONS

LESSON 4-11a

DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIMENSIONS

LESSON 4-12

INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMIZING AUTOCAD

QUIZ FOR LEVEL 4

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