AutoCAD LT 2013 Beginner to Advanced Training


Course Code: LNCV11

AutoCAD LT 2013 Tutorial Series Package Includes:-

> AutoCAD LT 2013 Beginner to Advanced Training on DVD or Online

> Over 30 Hours of training by a David Cohn

> Exercise Files

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Course Description

CADLearning® for AutoCAD LT® 2013 helps any user learn to create and edit 2D drawings and designs. Lessons include concepts and demonstrations that guide you through getting started, drawing basics, utility and inquiry tools, complex objects, managing layers, 2D parametric drawings, annotation objects, and customizing the user interface.

For more than 25 years, David Cohn has been merging architecture and design with computer technology. He is well known in the AutoCAD world as the former senior editor of CADalyst magazine, and the author of more than a dozen books on AutoCAD and web design. A former partner in a commercial architectural firm, he is now an independent consultant specializing in AutoCAD and Revit.

Please note that once the seal is broken on the DVD it is non-returnable as the key cannot be used again.


  • Microsoft Windows XP (32bit), Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • 8 GB of Disk Space for installation
  • DVD-ROM Drive to load media
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+
  • Adobe Flash Plugin
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 1 GHz Processor or faster
  • 1024x768 color display
  • Mouse (or other pointing device) needed for navigation
  • Sound Card and Speakers

Course Features

Our training DVDs put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need.

A full-featured training course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • No Internet connection is needed because you install and authorize CADLearning directly on your PC.
  • No CAD software required.
  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files are included

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Course Outline
> Getting Started
Introduction to CADLearning for AutoCAD LT 2013
Starting AutoCAD LT
Understanding Activation
Introducing the Customer Involvement Program
Introducing the Welcome Screen
Understanding the Performance Tuner
Understanding How Tools are Organized
Switching Workspaces
Adjusting Workspace Settings
Using the Application Menu
Using the Quick Access Toolbar
Using the InfoCenter
Using and Controlling the Help System
Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals
Controlling the Display of the Ribbon
Changing the Location of the Ribbon
Working with Sticky Panels
Introducing the Drawing Aid Tools
Introducing the Drawing Grid
Changing Screen Colors
Controlling the Application Status Bar
Working Within the Drawing Window
Working with Multiple Drawings
Understanding Model and Layout Tabs
Understanding Quick View Drawings and Quick View Layouts
Understanding the Command Line
Understanding Dialog Box Fundamentals
Understanding Palette Fundamentals
Understanding Toolbar Fundamentals
Starting a New Drawing from a Template File
Setting the Default Template
Starting a New Drawing Using the Startup Wizard
Saving Drawings Using SAVE and QSAVE
Saving Drawings Using QSAVE and SAVEAS
Understanding the Autosave Options
Understanding Backup Files
Saving Drawings to Different Versions and Other Save Options
Opening Drawings in Edit and Read-Only Modes
Opening Drawings Using the Sheet Set Manager
Importing and Exporting DGN Files
Using a Mouse in AutoCAD LT
Understanding the Navigation Bar
Understanding the UCS Icon
Understanding the SteeringWheels
Understanding the Pull-Down Menus
> 2D Drawing Basics
Drawing Lines Using the Command Line
Drawing Lines Using Dynamic Input
Drawing Lines Using the Right-Click Menu
Repeating the Last Command
Understanding Command Options
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Rectangles Using the Area Option
Drawing Rectangles Using the Dimensions Option
Drawing Rectangles Using the Rotation Option
Drawing Rectangles with Fillets
Drawing Rectangles with Chamfers
Drawing Rectangles Using the Width Option
Resetting the Rectangle Default Options
Using the Undo and Redo Commands
Drawing Circles Using Radius and Diameter
Drawing 2 Point and 3 Point Circles
Drawing Circles Using the TTR and TTT Options
Drawing Circles Using the Default Method
Drawing Arcs
Drawing Arcs by Specifying 3 Points
Understanding Coordinate System Concepts
Using Absolute Coordinates
Using Relative Coordinates
Understanding Drawing Units and Angle Measurements
Erasing Objects by Picking
Selecting Objects by Window and Crossing
Selecting Objects by Window Polygon and Crossing Polygon
Selecting Objects by Fence and Last
Selecting Objects Using Undo and Previous
Selecting Objects Using the Box Option
Selecting Objects Using Implied Selection
Selecting Objects Using Select Similar
Adding New Objects Using Add Selected
Hiding and Isolating Objects
Restoring Erased Objects with OOPS
Selecting and Deselecting Objects
Selecting All Objects
Controlling Selection Settings
Using Selection Cycling
> Drafting Settings
Using and Adjusting the Grid
Using Snap Mode
Using Ortho Mode
Using Grid and Snap in Combination with Ortho Mode
Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
Understanding Absolute Angle Measurements
Using Polar Tracking with Absolute Angles
Understanding Relative Angle Measurements
Using Polar Tracking with Relative Angles
Using Polar Tracking with Incremental and Additional Angles
Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snaps
Understanding Object Snap Concepts
Understanding Running Object Snaps
Understanding Parallel Object Snap
Understanding Extension Object Snap
Using Object Snap Overrides
Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking From Two Points Orthogonally
Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point with Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points with Polar Angles
Using Object Snap Tracking with a Temporary Track Point
Using Object Snap Overrides with Mid Between 2 Points
Using Options to Control Object Snap System Variables
> Display Control
Zooming Using the Wheel Mouse
Adjusting the ZOOMFACTOR Setting
Adjusting the View Transitions
Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom
Zooming Using the Ribbon
Panning Using the Ribbon Panel
Zooming and Panning Using the Navigation Bar
Using the View Back and View Forward Tools
Using the SteeringWheels
Creating Tiled Viewports
Naming Tiled Viewports
Using the View Manager to Restore Named Views
Using the View Manager to Edit and Update Named Views
Using the View Manager to Create Named Views
> Managing Layers
Introducing Layer Concepts
Establishing the Current Layer
Understanding the On and Off Layer States
Understanding the Freeze and Thaw Layer States
Understanding the Unlock and Lock Layer States
Understanding the Lock Layer Fade Control
Controlling the Layer Color
Introducing the Layer Properties Manager
Adjusting Columns in the Layer Properties Manager
Controlling the Linetype of a Layer
Controlling the Transparency of a Layer
Controlling the Plot or No Plot Layer State
Controlling the VP Freeze Layer State
Controlling the New VP Freeze Layer State
Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport
Controlling Other Layer States on a Per-Viewport Basis
Creating a New Layer
Deleting a Layer
Adding a Layer Description
Using Layer Filters
Creating New Layer Filters
Working with Layer States
Changing the Current Layer by Selecting an Object
Matching Layers
Restoring the Previous Layer State
Isolating Layers
Unisolating Layers
Freezing Layers
Turning Layers Off
Turning All Layers On
Thawing All Layers
Locking a Layer
Unlocking a Layer
Changing an Object to the Current Layer
Copying Objects to a New Layer
Viewing Individual Layers
Freezing Layers in All Viewports Except the Current Viewport
Merging Layers
Deleting a Layer and Its Contents
> Object Properties
Understanding ByLayer and Object Property Concepts
Setting the Color ByLayer
Setting the Linetype ByLayer
Setting the Lineweight ByLayer
Setting the Transparency ByLayer
Controlling the Object Color
Controlling the Object Linetype
Controlling the Object Lineweight
Controlling the Object Transparency
Understanding Object Property Creation and Control
Modifying Properties Using the Property Panel and Layer Panel
Modifying Properties Using the Quick Properties Palette
Controlling the Quick Properties Palette Settings
Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette
Setting Object Properties to ByLayer
Understanding In-Canvas Property Preview
> Utility and Inquiry Tools
Introducing the Measure Tools
Measuring Distance
Measuring Radius
Measuring Angles
Measuring the Area of a Space
Measuring the Area of an Object
Performing Area Calculations
Measuring Volume
Using the Quick Calculator
Applying Object Selection Filters
Using Quick Select
Listing Selected Objects
Displaying the Coordinates of a Point
> Complex Objects
Understanding Polyline Property Concepts
Drawing Polyline Line Segments
Drawing Polyline Arc Segments
Drawing Polylines with Variable Width
Drawing Polylines Using Option Combinations
Drawing Donuts
Drawing Inscribed Polygons
Drawing Circumscribed Polygons
Drawing Polygons Using the Edge Option
Editing Polylines Using the Close and Open Options
Editing Polylines to Join Selected Segments
Editing Polylines to Join Multiple Segments
Converting Lines into Polylines
Converting Polylines into Fit and Spline Curves
Editing Polyline Vertices
Exploding Polylines
Drawing Ellipses Using the Center Option
Drawing Ellipses Using the Axis End Option
Drawing Isocircles
Drawing Elliptical Arcs
Drawing Points
Understanding Point Styles
Drawing Splines
Editing Splines
Drawing Construction Lines
Creating Rays
Creating Regions
Creating Boundaries
Creating Revision Clouds
Creating Wipeouts
> Annotation Objects
Understanding Annotation Object Concepts
Understanding Annotation Scaling
Creating Single-Line Text
Controlling Single-Line Text Justification
Creating Text Styles
Modifying Text Styles
Creating Multiline Text
Controlling Multiline Text Justification
Editing Text Objects
Editing Text Objects Using the Properties Palette
Performing a Spell Check
Finding and Replacing Text
Controlling Multiline Text Paragraphs
Combining Multiple Paragraphs
Converting Text to Uppercase or Lowercase
Adding a Background Mask to Multiline Text
Importing Text
Importing Text Using Drag-and-Drop and Cut-and-Paste
Inserting Special Text Characters
Removing Multiline Text Formatting
Undoing and Redoing Changes to Multiline Text
Creating Stacked Text for Fractions
Controlling Text Editor Settings
Scaling Text
Changing the Text Justification
Creating Tables
Controlling Table Appearance Using Table Styles
Editing Text Inside a Table
Modifying Tables
Linking Data in Tables
Working with Fields
Introducing Hatches and Gradient Fills
Adding Hatch Objects
Selecting the Hatch Pattern to Apply
Selecting the Hatch Pattern Layer
Setting the Hatch Colors and Transparency
Setting the Scale and Angle of the Hatch Pattern
Controlling Hatch Pattern Island Detection
Selecting and Retaining Boundary Objects
Controlling the Hatch Pattern Gap Tolerance
Understanding Associative Hatch
Understanding Annotative Hatch
Controlling the Hatch Origin
Creating Separate Hatches
Matching the Properties of an Existing Hatch
Controlling Hatch Pattern Draw Order
Controlling Hatch Settings
Modifying Existing Hatch Objects
Adding Gradient Fills
Adding Hatch Patterns and Gradient Fills Using the Tool Palette
Introducing Multileaders
Creating Multileaders
Changing the Order of Multileader Content Creation
Selecting Multileader Options
Adding a Multileader with Block Content
Controlling the Multileader Style
Adding and Removing Leaders
Aligning Multileaders
Collecting Multileaders
Editing Multileaders
> Modify Objects - Manipulation Commands
Introducing the Manipulation Commands
Using the Move Command
Using the Move Command with Object Snap
Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from One Point
Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from Two Points
Using the Copy Command
Using the Copy Command with Object Snap
Using the Copy Command with Object Snap Tracking
Using the Copy Command with the Array Option
Using the Mirror Command
Controlling Text Display with the Mirror Command
Controlling Hatch Display with the Mirror Command
Creating a Rectangular Array
Adjusting Rectangular Array Rows and Columns
Changing the Properties of Rectangular Arrays
Editing Array Source Objects
Removing Items from the Array
Changing the Angle of Rectangular Arrays
Creating Associative and Non-Associative Arrays
Creating a Polar Array
Adjusting Polar Arrays
Creating a Path Array
Changing the Base Point of a Path Array
Changing the Path of a Path Array
Replacing Items Within an Array
Using the Rotate Command
Using the Rotate Command with a Reference Angle
Using the Offset Command
Offsetting Polylines with Fillets and Chamfers
Using the Align Command
Using the Reverse Command
Creating and Working with Groups
Modifying Groups
> Modify Objects - Alteration Commands
Introducing Alteration Commands
Breaking an Object At One Point
Breaking an Object Between Two Points
Understanding Practical Uses for the Break Command
Using the Trim Command with Pick Selection
Using the Trim Command with Fence Selection
Using the Trim Command with Edge Extend Mode
Using the Extend Command
Using Extend and Trim Together
Understanding Practical Uses for the Trim and Extend Commands
Using the Fillet Command with Fillet Radius
Adding Fillets to Multiple Segments and Polylines
Using the Chamfer Command with Distance and Angle
Adding Chamfers to Multiple Segments and Polylines
Using the Blend Command
Using the Stretch Command
Using the Join Command
Using the Lengthen Command
Using the Explode Command
Deleting Duplicate Objects
Using the Scale Command
Using the Scale Command with Scale Reference
> Modify Objects - Grips
Introducing Grip Concepts
Understanding Grip Status
Using Grips to Modify Lines
Using Grips to Modify Arcs
Using Grips to Modify Hatch Objects
Using Grips to Modify Polylines
Using Grips to Modify Splines
Using Grips to Move Objects
Using Grips to Mirror Objects
Using Grips to Rotate Objects
Using Grips to Scale Objects
Using Grips to Stretch Objects
Changing the Base Point While Grip Editing
Copying Objects While Grip Editing
Changing the Reference Angle While Grip Editing
Understanding Practical Applications of Grip Editing
Changing Grip Option Settings
Changing Grip Option Selection Modes
Dragging While Grip Editing
Moving Objects Using Nudge
> 2D Parametric Drawings
Introducing Parametric Drawings
Displaying Geometric Constraints
Removing Individual Geometric Constraints
Controlling Dimensional Constraint Settings
Showing and Hiding Dimensional Constraints
Controlling Other Dimensional Constraint Settings
Understanding the Parameters Manager
Changing an Expression Using the Parameters Manager
Deleting Parameters Using the Parameters Manager
Changing Dimensional Constraints Using Grip Editing
> Dimensioning
Introducing Dimensioning Object Concepts
Understanding Associative Dimensions
Creating Linear Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions
Creating Linear Aligned Dimensions
Creating Linear Baseline Dimensions
Creating Linear Continued Dimensions
Creating Angular Dimensions
Creating Angular Baseline Dimensions
Creating Angular Continued Dimensions
Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Radius and Diameter Dimensions
Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Arc Length Dimensions
Dimensioning Circles and Arcs Using Jogged Dimensions
Creating Ordinate Dimensions
Adding and Modifying Dimension Text
Changing the Location of Dimension Components
Adjusting Spacing Between Dimensions
Breaking Dimension and Extension Lines
Jogging Dimension Lines
Dimensioning Multiple Objects Using Quick Dimensions
Dimensioning Multiple Objects Using Ordinate Quick Dimensions
Controlling the Appearance of Dimensions Using Dimension Styles
Creating New Dimension Styles
Applying a New Dimension Style
Updating Dimension Styles
Overriding Dimension Styles Using Properties
> Interface Customization
Introducing Tool Palettes
Controlling Tool Palette Display
Using Palette Tools
Creating Palettes
Controlling Palette Tool Properties
Creating Palette Tools for Hatch
Creating Palette Tools for Blocks
Creating Palette Tools Using Objects and Flyouts
Creating Palette Tools Using DesignCenter
Customizing the User Interface
Customizing the Ribbon Tabs
Customizing the Ribbon Panel
Adding a Tab and Panel to Workspaces
Customizing the Quick Properties Palette
Customizing Rollover Tooltips
Customizing Menu Search Tags
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Creating Command Aliases
> Print and Plot Preparation
Introducing Print and Plot Concepts
Understanding Model Space and Paper Space
Choosing a Printer
Placing a Title Block on a Layout
Creating Layout Viewports
Setting a Layout Viewport Scale
Controlling Viewport Display
Placing Annotations on a Layout
Changing the Space of an Object
Printing the Drawing
Previewing Plotted Output
Controlling Plot Options and Orientation
Viewing Print and Publish Details
Understanding Plot Style Tables
Accessing the Plotter Manager
Plotting or Publishing Multiple Drawings
> Blocks and Attributes
Understanding Block Concepts
Creating Blocks from Existing Objects
Understanding Block Properties
Changing Block Properties
Using Blocks within a Drawing
Using Multiple Blocks at Once
Exploding Blocks into Objects
Changing the Insertion or Reference Point
Understanding Dynamic Blocks Concepts
Understanding Dynamic Block Examples
Creating Dynamic Blocks from Existing Blocks
Adding Parameters to Dynamic Blocks
Adding Actions and Parameters to Dynamic Blocks
Editing Dynamic Blocks by Adding Additional Actions
Changing the Properties of Dynamic Block Parameters
Changing Dynamic Block Parameters by Using List
Changing the Appearance of Dynamic Blocks
Editing Dynamic Blocks by Adding Objects to an Action
Adding Special Properties to Blocks
Introducing Attributes
Adding an Attribute to a Block
Adding Additional Attributes to a Block
Controlling the Visibility of Attributes
Synchronizing Attribute Data
Managing Attributes
Dividing and Measuring Using Blocks
> External References and Reusable Content
Understanding Reusable Content Concepts
Understanding External References Concepts
Understanding Practical Applications of External References
Attaching and Detaching External References
Loading and Unloading External References
Adjusting the External Reference Path
Understanding the Difference Between Attachment and Overlay
Clipping an External Reference
Binding and Inserting External References
Editing Blocks and External References
Copying Nested Objects
Working with Images
Using DesignCenter
Attaching a DWF File as an Underlay
Attaching a PDF File as an Underlay
Attaching a DGN File as an Underlay
Using Autodesk Seek
Using Autodesk Content Explorer
Inserting OLE Objects
Attaching Hyperlinks
> AutoCAD LT Utilities
Removing Unused Items
Checking the Drawing for Errors
Changing the Display Order
Importing Files from Other Programs
Using the Drawing Recovery Manager
Recovering Damaged Drawings
Converting AutoCAD LT Drawing Files
> Collaborating with Others
Exporting to PDF
Sending Electronic Transmittal Sets
Exporting to DWF
Working with Autodesk 360
Syncing Your Settings Online
Choosing Which Settings are Synchronized
Configuring Online Options
Saving and Opening Drawings Using Autodesk 360
Uploading Multiple Drawings to Your Autodesk 360 Account
Opening Drawings on Your Mobile Device
Sharing Documents with Others
Collaborating Using AutoCAD WS
Working with Marked-up DWF Files


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