AutoCAD Advanced Course

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AutoCAD Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1730/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: AutoCAD

The AutoCAD Advanced training introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of the AutoCAD® software. This is done by teaching you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

Topics Covered
  • Advanced Text Objects
  • Working with Tables
  • Defining dynamic blocks and attributes
  • Outputting and publishing files for review
  • Collaboration and automation tools
  • Creating, publishing, and customizing sheet sets
  • Managing Layers
  • CAD Management and System Setup
  • Enhancing productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface
  • Using macros and custom routines

Prerequisites: Completion of AutoCAD Essentials Training or equivalent knowledge.

AutoCAD Versions That Can Attend: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (Microsoft Windows PC)
Course Taught With: AutoCAD 2020 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
Not Appropriate For: Macintosh versions of AutoCAD

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.

 Register ➥   May 25, 2022     
 Register ➥   July 6, 2022     

Group Onsite Training
At Your Organization


Private Online Training
Live Online Instruction

Have a group of several students needing the same training? Then onsite or private online group training is a perfect option for you. We'll either come onsite to your office or deliver a private live online class so you don't have to travel. You'll be able to fully customize a course to your needs. Lastly, you can save per student versus our public classes.

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)

  Detailed Course Topics

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Related Certifications

AutoCAD Certified Professional Certification

Knowledge Pre-Requisites

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Course Topics

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Advanced Text Objects
2.1 Annotation Scale Overview
2.2 Using Fields
2.3 Controlling the Draw Order

Chapter 3 Working with Tables
3.1 Working with Linked Tables
3.2 Creating Table Styles

Chapter 4 Projects – Advanced Annotation

Chapter 5 Dynamic Blocks
5.1 Working with Dynamic Blocks
5.2 Creating Dynamic Block Definitions
5.3 Dynamic Block Authoring Tools
5.4 Additional Visibility Options

Chapter 6 Attributes
6.1 Inserting Blocks with Attributes
6.2 Editing Attribute Values
6.3 Defining Attributes
6.4 Redefining Blocks with Attributes
6.5 Extracting Attributes

Chapter 7 Projects – Advanced Blocks & Attributes
7.1 Dynamic Block Practice – Desk Unit
7.2 Mechanical Attribute Project – Amplifier
7.3 Architectural Attribute Project – Door Schedule

Chapter 8 Output and Publishing
8.1 Output for Electronic Review
8.2 Autodesk Design Review
8.3 Publishing Drawing Sets
8.4 Shared Views

Chapter 9 Other Tools for Collaboration
9.1 eTransmit
9.2 Hyperlinks
9.3 Compare Drawings

Chapter 10 Cloud Collaboration and 2D Automation
10.1 Connection to the Cloud
10.2 Save to Web and Mobile
10.3 Rendering in the Cloud
10.4 Attach Navisworks Files

Chapter 11 Introduction to Sheet Sets
11.1 Overview of Sheet Sets
11.2 Creating Sheet Sets
11.3 Creating Sheets in Sheet Sets
11.4 Adding Views to Sheets
11.5 Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets

Chapter 12 Publishing & Customizing Sheet Sets
12.1 Transmitting and Archiving Sheet Sets
12.2 Publishing Sheet Sets
12.3 Customizing Sheet Sets
12.4 Custom Blocks for Sheet Sets

Chapter 13 Projects – Sheet Sets

Chapter 14 Managing Layers
14.1 Working in the Layer Properties Manager
14.2 Creating Layer Filters
14.3 Setting Layer States

Chapter 15 CAD Standards
15.1 CAD Standards Concepts
15.2 Configuring Standards
15.3 Checking Standards
15.4 Layer Translator

Chapter 16 System Setup
16.1 Options Dialog Box
16.2 System Variables
16.3 Dynamic Input Settings
16.4 Drawing Utilities
16.5 Managing Plotters
16.6 Plot Styles

Chapter 17 Introduction to Customization
17.1 Why Customize?
17.2 Creating a Custom Workspace

Chapter 18 Customizing the User Interface
18.1 Using the Customize User Interface (CUI) Dialog Box
18.2 Customizing the Ribbon
18.3 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
18.4 Customizing Menus
18.5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter 19 Macros & Custom Routines
19.1 Custom Commands and Macros
19.2 Running Scripts
19.3 Action Recorder
19.4 Editing Action Macros
19.5 Loading Custom Routines
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AutoCAD Training Reviews by Certstaffix® Training

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Student Average:
4.77 out of 5 from 148 students

5.00 out of 5

Very good class. Content was useful and met my expectations. Instructor was very helpful and did an excellent job of keeping everyone engaged.

- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.65 out of 5

Two computer monitors would be helpful but I was able to follow by splitting screen.

- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim was spectacular.

- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim was engaging and fun, would definitely recommend him to others

- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.71 out of 5

Tim was a very good instructor and very knowledgeable in AutoCad. The class was a very good experience.

- attended our AutoCAD Advanced class

4.94 out of 5

Tim Seaton was a great instructor. Possibly match the page numbers in all of the manuals being used for easier use.

- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim Seaton is an amazing instructor! I loved this method of learning CAD!

- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

Tim S. sought answers, to Questions I had, that were not answered by the class curriculum. He was very thorough and informative. Thank you.

- attended our AutoCAD 2016/2017: Essentials class

4.92 out of 5

Tim is an amazing instructor. I was intimidated by AutoCAD, but he was able to make such daunting software highly approachable. Tim is wonderfully friendly, and I would love to take classes from him again.

- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

4.82 out of 5

Tim did a great job at being patient and teaching the class well. I would recommend him to my colleagues for sure.

- attended our AutoCAD Essentials class

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