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AutoCAD Level I

Master the fundamental tools and techniques of AutoCAD, including drawing, editing, and printing. Develop skills in inserting blocks, using text for annotations, and working with advanced object types. Join us to build a strong foundation in AutoCAD at Noble Desktop.

  • Beginner
  • 18 and older
  • $599
  • Earn 5,990 reward points
  • 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this autocad class:

Master basic tools for drawing, editing, and printing with AutoCAD. Learn the fundamentals of inserting blocks, using text for annotations, and using advanced object types.

This introductory course provides you with a strong foundation of basic AutoCAD skills. Beginner AutoCAD covers printing and plotting layouts and sheets, working between model space and paper space, and scaling drawings through viewports. You will learn how to insert blocks, make text, create dimensional drawings, and work with layers and templates. There is no prerequisite requirement for this class.

Note: This course is designed for PC users and our in-person classes are PC-only. Mac users may attend online, but should be aware that the Mac AutoCAD graphic interface is different from the PC version, which is what the instructor uses and what the class focuses on.

What You’ll Learn at a Glance

  • Basic tools for drawing and editing with precision 
  • Using layers for organizing your drawing 
  • Inserting blocks and using advanced object types 
  • Using text to annotate your drawing 
  • Setting up layouts and printing your drawing

Learn more about AutoCAD Level I at Noble Desktop.


1: Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Opening and Creating Drawings
  • Exploring the AutoCAD interface
  • Zooming and Panning

2: Basic Drawing & Editing Commands

  • Using the Mouse, Keyboard, and Enter Key to work quickly and efficiently in AutoCAD
  • Lines
  • Circles
  • Rectangles

3: Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing

  • Creating Simple Drawings
  • Using Object Snap Tracking to extrapolate a projected top view
  • Using Modify tools to arrange an office layout

4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

  • Polar and Ortho Tracking
  • Entering Coordinates and Angles
  • Object Snaps and Tracking

5: Making Changes in Your Drawing

  • Move
  • Copy
  • Rotate
  • Mirror
  • Scale
  • Using the reference option with the Scale Tool

6: Drawing Templates

  • Using Template Files (.dwt) to Make New Drawing
  • Exploring what Settings and Elements are saved with Templates

7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

  • Layer States
  • Properties by Layer
  • Layer Tools

8: Advanced Object Types

  • Polylines
  • Arcs
  • Polygons
  • Ellipses

9: Analyzing Model and Object Properties

  • The Properties Palette
  • Quick Select
  • Select Similar
  • Measure Geometry Tools

10: Projects - Drawing Organization & Information

  • Drill Plate
  • Furniture Showroom

11: Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trim and Extend
  • Fillet and Chamfer
  • Polyline Edit and Spline
  • Offset and Explode
  • Join

12: Inserting Blocks

  • The Insert Block Command
  • Inserting Blocks with Tool Palettes
  • Dynamic Blocs
  • Migrating Blocks and other Elements between Drawings with Design Center

13: Projects - Creating More Complex Objects

  • Starting a Floor Plan

14: Setting Up a Layout

  • Using Layouts and Viewports
  • Scaling Viewports
  • Model Space vs. Paper Space in Layouts

15: Printing Your Drawing

  • Printing from Layout Tabs
  • Printing from the Model Tab

16: Projects - Preparing to Print

  • Making Layouts for a Banquette Hall

17: Text

  • The Multiline Text Tool
  • The Single Line Text Tool
  • Editing Text
  • Text in Model Space vs. Paper Space
  • The Multileader Tool

18: Hatching

  • The Hatch Command
  • The Hatch Editor Ribbon Tab
  • Saving and Applying Hatches with Tool Palettes

19: Adding Dimensions

  • Using Dimensioning Tools
  • Dimensioning in a Layout Tab vs. the Model Tab
  • Using Dimension Styles
  • Editing Dimensions

20: Projects - Annotating Your Drawing

  • Dimensioning a Mechanical Drawing

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

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