Course Description

In AutoCAD Level 1, you will learn to navigate the AutoCAD® user interface and use the fundamental features of AutoCAD. You will learn to use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings and you'll discover ways to present drawings that are detailed and visually impressive.

See specific content information below in sections "Expected Outcomes" and "Attend and You Will Learn."

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for new AutoCAD® users.

Attend and You Will Receive

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from NC State University.


It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of drafting, design and/or engineering, as well as knowledge of the Windows XP or newer operating system.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will understand about basic drawings in AutoCAD® . You will know how to draw with precision, make changes needed to the drawings, you will know how to work with text and create dimensions. You will also learn about hatching and be able to implement layering and layouts of AutoCAD®.

Attend And You Will Learn

Getting Starting with AutoCAD®

  • AutoCAD® user interface
  • Working with commands
  • User coordinate system

Basic Drawing and Viewing

  • Drawing lines, circles, rectangles, polylines, and polygons
  • Undoing and Re-doing
  • Viewing your model
  • Erasing objects

Making Changes to your Drawing

  • Selecting objects
  • Copying objects
  • Moving objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Changing objects using grips

Drawing with Precision

  • Absolute and relative coordinates
  • Objects snaps
  • Direct distance entry
  • Polar tracking

Creating Text

  • Text styles
  • Single line text
  • Multiline text
  • Text formatting
  • Text scaling

Creating Dimensions

  • Dimension concepts
  • Dimension style manager
  • Scaling dimensions
  • Adding linear, aligned, and angular dimensions
  • Editing dimensions
  • Adding leaders


  • Patterns
  • Gradients

More Editing

  • Stretching
  • Trimming and extending
  • Mirroring


  • Creating layers
  • Managing layers
  • Modifying layers

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Section Title
AutoCAD Level 1
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Sep 10, 2020 to Sep 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Standard Registration Fee non-credit $545.00