Autodesk AutoCAD / CAD - Beginner to an advanced level

Includes quizzes, practicals, practice exercises, solutions, main project, final exam. All years covered!

4.54 (378 reviews)
Design Tools
12.5 hours
Aug 2022
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What you will learn

On completion, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to take a project from start to finish, utilizing all tools and drawing methods.

You will be taught how to create your own types of text, dimensions, layers, and blocks to use in your own working environment.

All tools will be explained in detail by their true definitions, illustrated with easy-to-follow images, and put into practice with guided exercises.

Setting you up to work on your own as well as understand typical office standards.

At the end of the course is an extra section where you can request a video explainer on any issues you are having.

Includes 10 quizzes, 13 practicals with solutions, 7 practice exercises with solutions, 1 main project, 1 practice exam and 1 final ACU exam!

Available for download to view offline.

This course is based on the Windows version of AutoCAD, not MAC compliment.


Whether you are self-taught and want to fill in the gaps to become more efficient and productive, or you have never used the software before, this Autodesk AutoCAD course will give you a solid foundation to become a confident AutoCAD user and develop advanced skills.

This comprehensive course is the perfect start to your career in CAD design. This course will give you a competitive edge in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees.

As one of the leading course providers and most renowned e-learning specialists, I am committed to providing you with the best educational experience possible. This course is designed by an industry expert to help you learn quickly and efficiently, at your own pace and convenience.

Course Aspects

I have been teaching this course in person and online since 2017 and have perfected the course material, teaching method, and explanations to ensure all the bases are covered and the student has a full understanding of the software.

Your level of experience will develop as we progress through the course, rather than overloading you from the start with unnecessary information that you will not use.

We start with the basic features of each tool and then move on to the more advanced features as the course progresses, continually putting these newly acquired skills to practice with multiple exercises.

Course Topics

  1. Interface: Start Tab, Templates, Application Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, InfoCentre, Layout Tabs, Status Bar, Options, Mouse controls, Navigation, Object Selection,

  2. Drawing Tools: Line, Polyline, Circle, Rectangle, Polygon, Ellipse, Hatch, Gradient, Spline, Object Snap

  3. Drawing Methods: Absolute & Relative Coordinates, Orthomode, Grid & Snap, Polar Tracking

  4. Modification Tools: Move, Copy, Stretch, Rotate, Mirror, Scale, Trim, Extend, Fillet, Chamfer, Array, Erase, Explode, Offset, Align, Join,

  5. Annotation: Text, Dimension, Leader, create own styles

  6. Layers: Colour Manager, Linetype Manager, Lineweight Manager, Creation, properties, application, functions

  7. Blocks: Create, Edit, Insert, Design Centre

  8. Palettes: Properties, Blocks, Layers, Command-Line, Design Centre

  9. Layout: Viewports, Page Setups, Printing

I continually update this course to keep it up to date with the new releases as well as the addition of new videos and practice exercises.

I look forward to seeing you in class!



Course information
How to solve the practical questions in the course
Fundamentals of a Building

[SKIP IF NOT NECESSARY] Download and Install

System requirements
Setting up your Autodesk account
How to download and install the software

Touring the Interface

Course notes
Templates and file types
Recent documents, notifications, connect and learn
Application menu
Quick access toolbar
Info centre
Tabs, Ribbons and Panels
View controls
Navigation wheel
Cross-hair, Drawing Area, Layout Tabs
Command-line, Status Bar
Shortcuts and hotkey commands
Saving the Drawing file
Using the Mouse
Understanding the Drawing space capacity

Quiz 1

Quiz 1

Basic Operations

How to select and Object
Activating and deactivating tools
Object Snap-Endpoint, Midpoint
Object Snap-Centre, Geometric Centre, Node, Quadrant
Object Snap-Intersection, Extension, Insertion, Perpendicular
Object Snap-Tangent, Nearest, Apparent Intersection, Parallel
Erase, Deleting objects

Quiz 2

Quiz 2

Drawing Methods

Orthomode, Dynamic input
Practical 1 and solution
Absolute Coordinates
Practical 2.1
Practical 2.1 solution
Relative Coordinates
Selecting the primary coordinate
Practical 2.2
Practical 2.2 solution
Draw by Grid and Grid Snap
Practical 3
Practical 3 solution
Polar tracking basics
Polar tracking - Additional increments
Draw by Polar tracking
Object snap tracking
Practical 4
Practical 4 solution

Quiz 3

Quiz 3

Drawing and Modification commands Part 1

Explode command
Join command
Offset command
Trim command
Extend command
Practical 5
Practical 5 solution
Move command
Move by Displacement
Rotate command
Rotate copy command
Rotate by Reference command
Copy command
Mirror command
Practical 6
Practical 6 solution

Quiz 4

Quiz Resources
Quiz 4

Drawing and Modification commands Part 2

Circle command-Radius, Diameter
Circle command-2P, 3P
Circle command-TTR,TTT
Polygon command
Fillet command
Fillet command-Polyline
Fillet command-Trim
Fillet command-Multiple, Undo
Fillet command-Circle
Practical 7
Practical 7 solution
Polar array
Polar array-Items
Polar array-Rows, Properties
Polar array-Grips
Practical 8
Practical 8 solution

Quiz 5

Quiz 5

Practice Exercises Part 1

Practice exercise 1
Practice exercise 1 solution
Practice exercise 2
Practice exercise 2 solution
Practice exercise 3
Practice exercise 3 solution

Drawing and Modification commands Part 3

Rectangle command
Rectangular array command
Path array command
Spline command
Practical 9
Practical 9 solution
Chamfer command-By distance
Chamfer command-By angle
Practical 10
Practical 10 solution
Ellipse command
Practical 11
Practical 11 solution

Quiz 6

Quiz 6

Practice exercises Part 2

Practice exercise 4
Practice exercise 4 solution
Practice exercise 5
Practice exercise 5 solution
Practice exercise 6
Practice exercise 6 solution
Practice exercise 7
Practice exercise 7 solution
Resource for the next exam
Practical Exam

Drawing Organisation Part 1

Palettes and Properties Palette
Layer Properties-On, Freeze, Lock
Layer Properties-Plot, Colour
Layer Properties-Linetype, Lineweight
Layer Properties-Transparency, New VP Freeze, Description
Layer Properties-Layer0, New Layer, New Layer Frozen, Delete, Set Current
Practical 12
Practical 12 solution

Quiz 7

Quiz 7

Creating the House project

Creating our first project
Drawing the Grid System
Linetype Scale
Placing columns
Drawing external walls
Creating openings in the walls
Drawing internal walls
Drawing the fence
Quick Access Panel-Layer On Off, Isolate Unisolate, Freeze Thaw
Quick access Layer Panel-Layer lock, Unlock, Make Current, Match Layer
Drawing a window
Placing a window
Drawing a door
Polyline Context Menu
Hide, Isolate objects

Understanding Blocks

About Blocks
Creating a Block
Inserting a Block
Editing a Block
Stretch command
Editing a Block Continued
Align command
Creating a door Block
Design Centre practical
Design Centre practical solution

Quiz 8

Quiz 8

Hatching and Gradients

Hatching Boundaries-Pick points, Select
Hatching patterns
Hatch properties and Origin panel
Hatch options
Hatch island
Adding Hatch to the House project
Gradient practical
Gradient practical solution

Quiz 9

Quiz 9


Text Style manager
Creating a Text Style
Placing single-line text
Placing multi-line text
Practical-Placing text in the project
Practical-Placing text in the project solution
Dimension Style Manager and creating a Dimension style
Dimension types
Practical-Applying Dimensions to the project
Practical-Applying Dimensions to the project solution
Leader style manager
Placing a Leader

Quiz 10

Quiz 10

Preparing our project print

Layout-Paper Space
Page Setup Part 1
Page Setup Part 2
Creating a Viewport
Applying a scale to the viewport
Viewport lock and unlock
Viewport freeze
Printing the project

Final Exam

What is the Autodesk User / Associate exam?
Autodesk User / Associate Exam - Mock Exam


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September 27, 2022
It's a great and definite course, every details needed to be a professional and handle real life design was clearly done and emphasize properly, Thank you.
September 27, 2022
Along the lessons’ve been gone so far. Good and clear explanation lessons. Well done! If anyone finds Auto-cad courses on Udemy, I recommend this course that worth the money and time from level zero to mastery.
September 27, 2022
So far, this has been an incredible learning experience. The instructor gives clear, concise, and helpful insights into the program.
September 26, 2022
This is the best course for AutoCad available right now. He has excellent command of English, and goes through every tool available treating the user as a beginner up to advanced. For the money and time, this is the best possible value. Even if you are experienced in using AutoCad, and need a refresher, this is an excellent option. The videos are succinct, cover all/most aspects of all relevant tools/commands, to the point and excellent progression never rushing too far ahead.
September 25, 2022
It was an amazing experience. At the beginning of the course I had no idea about AutoCAD. But at the end of this course I must say I have learnt a lot. I believe this will definitely help me in future.
September 25, 2022
The course is very informative and easy to follow. Exercises and the course structure help in building a good foundation for a beginner. For those who is new to the program, I would definitely recommend this course. :)
September 25, 2022
This was my first experience in this platform and this course made me learn a lot. The explanations were very satisfactory and easy to understand. Basically I enjoyed this course a lot.
September 25, 2022
The course was excellent. The language used by teacher was very simple and easy to understand. The course is very good for beginners.
September 25, 2022
Clear and consist, Explains all options to complete the task for users to decide which option to use them selves and bit size sections
September 25, 2022
I appreciated the pacing and structure. This was my first time learning AutoCAD, and this course was a great help to get started. After this, with practice, it should be easy to pick it up and run with it. Thank you very much for the hard work it arranging it.
September 25, 2022
Best course for step by step learning of AutoCAD. Easy understanding for beginners who have absolute zero knowledge about AutoCAD.
September 13, 2022
After completing the course, I realized the mistakes I made in the quizzes. Thank you for this amazing course. Steven is very thorough, and the lessons are easy to understand.
August 12, 2022
very informative and detailed course. recommended for beginners and advanced as well. Amazing effort from the tutor
August 9, 2022
I have basic knowledge about Auto CAD. I choose to know more about it since it seems to be the mother of all civil engineering software. Auto CAD is always needed for final detailing in using structural softwares and many other construction softwares
July 29, 2022
The instructor stated that he always uses the most up to date version that's available. I am using the 2023 autocad version and he is teaching using the 2022 version, which is making it hard to follow along with the program.


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