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Drafting with AutoCAD ®
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Drafting with AutoCAD ®

Stratford's Drafting with AutoCAD® course can help you learn the fundamentals of drafting, including providing training with one of the most popular CAD programs, AutoCAD®.

Computer Aided Drafting, or CAD, has become the standard in the professional field of drafting. Drafters create technical drawings and plans that are used to build a number of things, ranging from toys and household appliances, to skyscrapers, pipelines and much more. Many drafters have an area in which they specialize, which can include electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural drafting, to name a few.

Scroll down to view all the topics covered in this detailed home study program!

*BONUS – Students enrolled in this program will receive a drafting kit and free AutoCAD® software.
Drafting with AutoCAD Module 1
Understanding the Personal Computer

• Terminology
• Installing a New Computer
• Hardware Components
• The Function of the CPU
• Memory
• Input, Output, and Storage Devices
• Operating Systems
• The Internet and Online Services
• Troubleshooting PC Problems and Errors

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 2
Fundamentals of Modern Drafting

• Introduction to Contemporary Drafting
• Drafting Equipment and Supplies
• Sketching and Lettering
• Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting Systems
• Drafting Room Design Teams
• Drafting Conventions and Formats
• Geometric Construction
• Multiview Drawings

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 3
Further Techniques of Modern Drafting

• Dimensioning Conventions and Surface Finishes
• Tolerancing and Geometric Tolerancing
• Sectional Views
• Auxiliary Views and Revolutions
• Descriptive Geometry
• Development Drawings
• Pictorial Drawings

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 4
More Drafting Techniques

• Fasteners
• Green Design in Industry
• Working and Welding Drawings
• Gears and Cams
• Piping Drawings
• Electronics Drafting
• Tool Design Drafting
• Architectural Drafting

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 5
Introduction to Windows 10

• Windows Basics
• Using the Mouse
• Working with Windows
• The Action Center and Taskbar
• System, Device and Network Settings
• Rearranging Your Windows
• Folders, Icons and Shortcuts
• The Start Area
• Copying and Pasting
• Windows 10 Text Programs
• Paint, Snipping Tool and Calculator
• Photos Program
• Using Microsoft Edge
• Installing and Uninstalling Software
• Using Cortana
• Calendar, People and Mail
• User Accounts and File Sharing
• Finding Lost or Deleted Files
• Keeping the System Healthy

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 6
Introduction to AutoCAD 2016

• Getting to Know AutoCAD
• Learning Basic Commands to Get Started
• Setting Up a Drawing
• Developing Drawing Strategies

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 7
Intermediate Techniques of AutoCAD 2016

• Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing
• Combining Objects into Blocks
• Controlling Text in a Drawing
• Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables
• Generating Elevations

Drafting with AutoCAD Module 8
More Techniques of AutoCAD 2016

• Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes
• Dimensioning a Drawing
• Managing External References
• Using Layouts to Set Up a Print
• Printing an AutoCAD Drawing
• Creating 3D Geometry
• Rendering and Materials

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
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Drafting with AutoCAD ® Course

"I was very pleased with the training program. It was quite thorough, and I would recommend the program to anyone interested."

A.M. – Alberta

My experience with Stratford was extremely positive, both in terms of ease of access and knowledge gained.

J.Z. - Ontario