AutoCAD 2013 Level 2


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AutoCAD Advanced introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of AutoCAD. 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.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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


Students are recommended to take the following courses or possess equivalent knowledge:

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The Course Curriculum for AutoCAD 2013 Level 2:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Advanced Text Objects

2.1 Annotation Scale Overview

  • Working with Annotative Styles
  • Viewing Annotative Objects at Different Scales
  • Annotation Scale and Model Space
  • Modifying Annotative Object Scales

2.2 Using Fields

  • Updating and Modifying Fields
  • Field Settings
  • Object Fields
  • Fields in Blocks
  • Fields in Attributes

2.3 Controlling the Draw Order

  • Draw Order
  • Draw Order of Hatching
  • Masking Annotation Objects
  • Adding a Wipeout

Chapter 3 Working with Tables

3.1 Working with Linked Tables

  • Using the Data Link Manager
  • Updating Table Links

3.2 Creating Table Styles

  • Cell Style Options

Chapter 4 Projects - Advanced Annotation

4.1 Fields and Tables

Chapter 5 Dynamic Blocks

5.1 Working with Dynamic Blocks

  • Inserting Dynamic Blocks
  • Modifying Dynamic Blocks

5.2 Creating Dynamic Block Definitions

5.3 Dynamic Block Authoring Tools

  • Block Editor Contextual Tab
  • Parameters
  • Actions
  • Parameter Sets
  • Constraints
  • Labeling Parameters
  • Testing the Block
  • Construction Geometry
  • Constraints in Dynamic Blocks
  • Creating a Block Table

5.4 Additional Visibility Options

Chapter 6 Attributes

6.1 Inserting Blocks with Attributes

  • What are Attributes?
  • How Attribute Values Are Entered
  • Attribute Visibility
  • Editing Attributes One at a Time
  • Editing Multiple Attribute Values

6.2 Editing Attribute Values

  • Editing Attributes One at a Time
  • Editing Multiple Attribute Values

6.3 Defining Attributes

  • Attribute Definition
  • Associating Attributes with Blocks

6.4 Redefining Blocks with Attributes

  • Updating Blocks with New 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

  • Plotting Electronic Files
  • Exporting DWF or PDF Files

8.2 Autodesk Design Review

  • Viewing Markups in AutoCAD

8.3 Publishing Drawing Sets

Chapter 9 Other Tools for Collaboration

9.1 eTransmit

  • Transmittal Setups
  • Practice 9a eTransmit

9.2 Hyperlinks

  • Using a Hyperlink

Chapter 10 Online Collaboration and 2D Automation

10.1 Connecting to the Cloud

  • Stay Connected Menu
  • Autodesk 360 Log in and Settings
  • CAD Manager Control Utility

10.2 Sharing Drawings in the Cloud

  • Upload Drawings
  • Sharing Files

10.3 AutoCAD WS

  • Sidebar Options
  • Editor Interface

10.4 Automatic Model Documentation

  • Base View
  • Projected View
  • Section View
  • Detail View
  • Editing Drawing Views

Chapter 11 Introduction to Sheet Sets

11.1 Overview of Sheet Sets

  • Understanding the Sheet Set Manager

11.2 Creating Sheet Sets

  • Sheet Set Properties

11.3 Creating Sheets in Sheet Sets

  • Organizing Sheets in Subsets

11.4 Adding Views to Sheets

  • Sheet Views Tab

11.5 Importing Layouts to Sheet Sets

  • Create a Sheet Set from Existing Layouts
  • Importing a Layout to a Sheet Set

Chapter 12 Publishing & Customizing Sheet Sets

12.1 Transmitting and Archiving Sheet Sets

  • Archiving Sheet Sets

12.2 Publishing Sheet Sets

  • Publish to DWFx
  • Control Plotting Output

12.3 Customizing Sheet Sets

  • Sheet Set Properties
  • Creating Custom Properties

12.4 Custom Blocks for Sheet Sets

  • Creating a Title Label Block
  • Creating a Callout Block
  • Chapter 13 Projects - Sheet Sets

Chapter 13 Projects - Sheet Sets

13.1 Sheet Sets

  • Chapter 14 Managing Layers

Chapter 14 Managing Layers

14.1 Working in the Layer Properties Manager

  • Displaying Columns in the Layer Properties Manager
  • Layer Settings

14.2 Creating Layer Filters

  • Using the Filter Tree
  • Property Filters
  • Group Filters

14.3 Setting Layer States

Chapter 15 CAD Standards

15.1 CAD Standards Concepts

  • Creating a Standards File

15.2 Configuring Standards

  • Plug-ins
  • CAD Standards Status Bar Icon
  • Notes

15.3 Checking Standards

  • CAD Standards Settings

15.4 Layer Translator

  • Settings

Chapter 16 System Setup

16.1 Options Dialog Box

  • Options

16.2 System Variables

  • Some Common System Variables

16.3 Dynamic Input Settings

16.4 Drawing Utilities

  • Renaming Named Objects
  • Drawing Recovery and Repair
  • Checking a Drawing's Status

16.5 Managing Plotters

  • Add Plotter Wizard
  • Plotter Manager
  • Plotter Configuration Editor

16.6 Plot Styles

  • Concepts
  • Types of Plot Style Tables
  • Creating Plot Style Tables
  • Attaching Plot Style Tables to Layouts

Chapter 17 Introduction to Customization

17.1 Why Customize?

  • Customization Guidelines

17.2 What Can Be Customized?

17.3 Creating a Custom Workspace

Chapter 18 Customizing the User Interface

18.1 Using the Customize User Interface (CUI) Dialog Box

  • Overview of the CUI Interface

18.2 Customizing the Ribbon

  • Customize User Interface Dialog Box
  • Ribbon Contextual Tabs
  • Ribbon Fold Panels

18.3 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Multiple Quick Access Toolbars

18.4 Customizing Menus

  • Controlling Menus in Workspaces
  • Modifying Shortcut Menus

18.5 Creating Custom Toolbars

18.6 Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Mouse Buttons
  • Customizing Double-Click Actions

Chapter 19 Macros & Custom Routines

19.1 Custom Commands and Macros

  • Creating a New Command
  • Command Macro
  • Special Characters used in Macros
  • Button Image

19.2 Running Scripts

19.3 Action Recorder

19.4 Editing Action Macros

  • Working with the Action Macro Manager
  • Establishing a Base Point
  • Specifying Playback Values

19.5 Loading Custom Routines

  • Loading Routines
  • APPLOAD Options

Appendix A Skills Assessment

  • A.1 Skills Assessment

Appendix B Certification Objectives

  • B.1 Certification Objectives


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