How to Get Started with AutoCAD for Beginners

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How to Get Started with AutoCAD for Beginners

Are you wondering how to get started with AutoCAD as a beginner? Are you just a little curious or maybe even desperate to learn AutoCAD but feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes the biggest challenge for a beginner with AutoCAD is just getting started.

In this video, I walk through my top tips for anyone wanting to get started with AutoCAD as a beginner. I’m going to show you the simple steps to get started with AutoCAD and make the most of its features in no time. Learn how to navigate the interface, draw your first project, and become a pro at AutoCAD faster than ever before!

Video Outline:

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 0:23 – AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT
  • 1:23 – What AutoCAD Template to Use
  • 2:13 – Interface and Navigating the Drawing Area
  • 3:24 – Ribbon Menus in AutoCAD
  • 3:57 – AutoCAD Commands
  • 5:28 – Draw & Modify Commands
  • 7:20 – Layers & Properties
  • 11:15 – Orthomode and Polar Tracking
  • 12:35 – Setting Units in AutoCAD Drawing
  • 13:24 – Getting Started Drawing
  • 17:15 – A brief note on scale and annotation scale
  • 18:42 – Preparing to print or plot in AutoCAD
  • 25:04 – What to do next and where to learn more

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