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AutoCAD for Novice Users

Learn to create and edit 2D drawings using AutoCAD software in this comprehensive course designed for beginners. Gain essential skills and knowledge to confidently navigate the AutoCAD interface, utilize drawing and editing commands, and organize your drawings effectively. Don't miss out on this popular course - secure your spot in advance!

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  • 2 Park Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online
  • 33 hours & 45 minutes over 5 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this autocad class:

AutoCAD is one of our most popular series classes. A green flag beside a date on the right means that a session has met the minimum enrollment levels and is running. However, it is common for dates for this course to fill several weeks in advance. Even if a date has a green flag, you might not be able to get into that session if it is full. Plan ahead! To avoid disappointment, it is best to register for this class at least three or four weeks in advance.


This 5-day AutoCAD for Novice Users class is designed for individuals who need to come up on the AutoCAD software but who have little or no CAD, drafting or architectural design background. It provides extra time for practice labs and review sessions so that individuals can gain a better mastery of the skills and concepts needed to go from novice to skilled AutoCAD user in a single week.

The objective of AutoCAD for Novice Users is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. This course covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the class. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts to work competently with the software.


No prior working knowledge of CAD software is required for this class. In addition, students need no prior drafting or architectural design background to successfully complete this class. A working knowledge of the Windows operating system is required. For those with prior CAD, drafting, or architectural background, you can take the 3-day version of this class instead

Note about Software/Hardware

The AutoCAD® for Novice Users class is designed for those using AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® with a Windows operating system. This class is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software or hardware.

Course Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AutoCAD

1.1 Starting the Software

1.2 User Interface

1.3 Working with Commands

1.4 Cartesian Workspace

1.5 Opening an Existing Drawing File

1.6 Viewing Your Drawing

1.7 Saving Your Work

Chapter 2: Basic Drawing and Editing Commands

2.1 Drawing Lines

2.2 Erasing Objects

2.3 Drawing Vertical and Horizontal Lines

2.4 Drawing Rectangles

2.5 Drawing Circles

2.6 Undo and Redo Actions

Chapter 3: Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing

3.1 Create a Simple Drawing

3.2 Create Simple Shapes

Chapter 4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

4.1 Using Running Object Snaps

4.2 Using Object Snap Overrides

4.3 Polar Tracking at Angles

4.4 Object Snap Tracking

4.5 (Optional) Drawing with Snap and Grid

Chapter 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing

5.1 Selecting Objects for Editing

5.2 Moving Objects

5.3 Copying

5.4 Rotating Objects

5.5 Scaling Objects

5.6 Mirroring Objects

5.7 Editing with Grips

Chapter 6: Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise

6.1 Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram

6.2 Architectural Project: Landscape

6.3 Mechanical Project: Using Polar and Tracking

6.4 Mechanical Project: Surge Protector

6.5 Mechanical Project: Satellite

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

7.1 Creating New Drawings With Templates

7.2 What are Layers?

7.3 Layer States

7.4 Changing an Object’s Layer

Chapter 8: Advanced Object Types

8.1 Drawing Arcs

8.2 Drawing Polylines

8.3 Editing Polylines

8.4 Drawing Polygons

8.5 Drawing Ellipses

Chapter 9: Analyzing Model and Object Properties

9.1 Working with Object Properties

9.2 Measuring Objects

Chapter 10: Projects: Drawing Organization and Information

10.1 Architectural Project

10.2 Mechanical Project

10.3 Civil Project

Chapter 11: Advanced Editing Commands

11.1 Trimming and Extending Objects

11.2 Stretching Objects

11.3 Creating Fillets and Chamfers

11.4 Offsetting Objects

11.5 Creating Arrays of Objects

Chapter 12: Inserting Blocks

12.1 What are Blocks?

12.2 Working with Dynamic Blocks

12.3 Inserting Blocks

12.4 Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes

12.5 Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter

Chapter 13: Projects: Creating More Complex Objects

13.1 Mechanical Project 1: Plate

13.2 Mechanical Project 2: Gasket

13.3 Mechanical Project 3: Plate

13.4 Mechanical Project 4: Rocker Arm

13.5 Architectural Project 1: Floor Plan

13.6 Architectural Project 2: Floor Plan

13.7 Civil Project: Parking Lot

Chapter 14: Setting Up a Layout

14.1 Working in Layouts

14.2 Creating Layouts

14.3 Creating Layout Viewports

14.4 Guidelines for Layouts

Chapter 15: Printing Your Drawing

15.1 Printing Concepts

15.2 Printing Layouts

15.3 Print and Plot Settings

Chapter 16: Projects: Preparing to Print

16.1 Mechanical Project

16.2 Architectural Project

Chapter 17:

17.1 Working with Annotations

17.2 Adding Text in a Drawing

17.3 Modifying Multiline Text

17.4 Formatting Multiline Text

17.5 Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing

17.6 Creating Tables

17.7 Modifying Tables

Chapter 18: Hatching

18.1 Hatching

18.2 Editing Hatches

Chapter 19: Adding Dimensions

19.1 Dimensioning Concepts

19.2 Adding Linear Dimensions

19.3 Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions

19.4 Editing Dimensions

Chapter 20: Projects: Annotating Your Drawing

20.1 Mechanical Project

20.2 Architectural Project 1

20.3 Architectural Project 2

20.4 Civil Project

Refund Policy

Cancellation / Reschedule by Student

Because we must schedule rooms, ship course materials, assign instructors and provision computer resources well in advance, it is important students alert us ASAP with any cancel/reschedule requests.

Please note the following policies:

  • If requested 16 or more calendar days before the class
    • Cancellation requests made in this timeframe are eligible for refund less 5% cancellation fee.
    • Reschedule requests made in this timeframe will be accommodated if availability exists and will be processed at no additional charge.
  • If requested 15 calendar days or less before the class
    • Cancellation or Reschedule requests made by the student 15 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% the course fee and are not entitled to a refund.


  • If you are unable to attend your class, a substitute who meets the course prerequisites may attend in your place at no additional charge for the original class title, date and location. If you cannot find a substitute, you will be subject to the class cancellation policy.

Make-up Policy

Students are permitted one (1) Make-Up opportunity to attend an instructor-led class that was paid for but not previously attended for no additional charge.

  • Make-Up class registrations are subject to availability and are not entitled to refund.
  • Students may not reschedule a Make-up class registration.
  • Any no shows or cancellations forfeit their one Make-up opportunity.

Additionally, ONLC reserves the right to retire courses due to lack of demand. Retired classes are not available for Make-Up.

In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non-refundable registration fee.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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