Course Description

This class is designed for intermediate AutoCAD®users. You will learn features, techniques, and commands to become more productive when creating, annotating, and printing drawings using AutoCAD®.

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 who have successfully completed level one or have equivalent knowledge.

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 basic knowledge of AutoCAD® and know the fundamentals of drawing, editing and printing with AutoCAD®.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Expected Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, you will be able to use the more advanced features available in AutoCAD.

Attend And You Will Learn

Working Effectively with AutoCAD®

  • Working with multiple drawings
  • Using advanced layering tools and techniques
  • Getting a grip on your drawing
  • coordinating entry and point selection using tracking
  • Working from a frame of reference
  • Using advanced object selection

Working with Blocks and External References

  • Creating blocks
  • Editing blocks
  • Removing parts of blocks
  • Using XREF manager
  • Attaching XREFs
  • Modifying XREFs
  • Binding XREFs

Understanding Tool Palettes

  • Using the standard tool palette
  • Adding blocks to the tool palette

Working with Templates

  • Finding out what are templates
  • Finding out what can be part of a template
  • Saving and re-using templates

Functioning with the Options Dialog

  • Using the options dialog box to change the drawing interface

Understanding Advanced Viewports

  • Using model space viewports
  • Using paper space viewports
  • Using MVSETUP
  • Using pre-set views
  • Using advanced zoom commands

Working with Tables

  • Creating and editing tables
  • Linking tables
  • Using table styles

Understanding Attributes

  • Creating block attributes
  • Redefining blocks with attributes
  • Extracting attributes

Working with Efficiency Tools

  • Using quickcalc
  • Using ddp modes
  • Using design center
  • Using spell check
  • Using group command
  • Using advanced object properties

Troubleshooting and Optimizing

  • Removing unused data
  • Recovering and auditing corrupted drawings
  • Retrieving a previous backup
  • Bringing back deleted objects


  • Understanding layouts
  • Formatting layouts
  • Understanding and scaling viewports
  • Creating new layouts
  • Naming layouts


  • Using print manager
  • Printing layouts


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Section Title
AutoCAD Level 2
Th, F
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Oct 01, 2020 to Oct 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Standard Registration Fee non-credit $545.00