AutoCAD Essentials Fundamentals

Learn the essential fundamentals for working with AutoCAD. Intended to give users experience with core features of AutoCAD. Hands-on exercises explore the core topics presented as a fundamental introduction to AutoCAD. Concepts learned here can be used as a platform for new users of AutoCAD vertical application software and suites. Taught in release 2018-2023. This class is for anyone interested in understanding core features of AutoCAD.


Madison, WI
24 Hour Class

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Students are responsible for providing software licenses when attending any of EnvisionCAD’s open enrollment classes. Students who provide their own hardware are offered a $250 discount on registration fees.

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  4. Cancellations made 6 to 14 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 50% of the course fee.
  5. Cancellations made 3 to 5 business days prior to the course date will result in forfeiture of 75% of the course fee.
  6. Cancellations made 2 or less business days prior to the course date, or failure to appear for the course, will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.
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  • Getting Started with AutoCAD: AutoCAD user interface, Saving AutoCAD drawings
  • Basic Drawing: Editing, and Viewing Commands, Working with commands, Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • Drawing Precision in AutoCAD: Units and precision
  • Using Drawing Templates: Create new drawings using templates
  • Creating a Simple Drawing
  • Civil Project – Parking Lot
  • Modifying Your Drawing
  • Organizing Your Drawing with Layers: Organizing drawing objects on layers, Layer States
  • Getting Information from Your Drawing: Object properties, Inquiry tools
  • Modelspace vs. Paperspace: Drawing spaces, Views and viewports
  • Advanced Object Types
  • Advanced Editing Commands
  • Inserting Blocks: Inserting reusable symbols (blocks)
  • Hatching
  • Annotating Your Drawing: Text, Dimensions, Multileaders
  • Setting Up a Layout: Working with layouts, Creating viewports, Page setups
  • Printing Your Drawing: Printing layouts, Check plots