AutoCAD MEP 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training


Course Code EDCVITAC14

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain qualification in AutoCAD MEP 2015. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning AutoCAD MEP  2015 Course is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning AutoCAD MEP 2015 Training Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

CADLearning® for AutoCAD® MEP 2015 teaches all aspects of the AutoCAD MEP engineering design and drafting application. You'll learn how to accurately create and modify 2D and 3D geometry that represents MEP engineering components. Video lessons cover how to control the display geometry, how to apply intelligent data to objects, such as HVAC, electrical, and plumbing and piping information, how to create a complete set of construction documents and more.

CADLearning® for AutoCAD 2015 Essentials teaches the basic skills to get you up and running with AutoCAD® 2015. You'll gain the essentials skills needed to use AutoCAD for creating two-dimensional drawings. Video lessons cover basic concepts for Getting Started in the application and provide demonstrations on Drafting Settings, Display Control, Managing Layers, Object Properties, Utility and Inquiry Tools, Complex Objects, and Modifying Objects using manipulation and alteration commands.

This course is a full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between. It is a video tutorial series of around 13 hours on DVD by Certified Autodesk Instructor. As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases. And for instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. 


Course Highlights

  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Datasets and drawing files included.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Learn anywhere anytime at your convenience


Advantages of this Course

This course will help users to

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


Course Features

Your AutoCAD MEP 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training Course:

    This course teaches design and documentation using AutoCAD which will help you to speed up your work with productivity tools and create stunning designs more efficiently.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the AutoCAD MEP 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training course is: Self Paced

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Key Topics

The AutoCAD MEP 2015 Tutorial is divided into following lessons:


  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Schematic Drawings
  • Module 3: Designing with Space and Zone Objects
  • Module 4: Modeling an MEP System
  • Module 5: Electrical Systems
  • Module 6: Analyzing Systems
  • Module 7: Detailing
  • Module 8: Annotation
  • Module 9: Construction Documents
  • Module 10: Project Management
  • Module 11: Style Manager
  • Module 12: Display System
  • Module 13: Content Development
  • Module 14: Autodesk 360 Online Tools

AutoCAD 2015 Essentials Course Outline

  • Module 15: Getting Started
  • Module 16: 2D Drawing Basics
  • Module 17: Drafting Settings
  • Module 18: Display Control
  • Module 19: Managing Layers
  • Module 20: Object Properties
  • Module 21: Utility and Inquiry Tools
  • Module 22: Complex Objects
  • Module 23: Modify Objects - Manipulation Commands
  • Module 24: Modify Objects - Alteration Commands


This AutoCAD MEP 2015 Course will prepare you for following exam :
Autodesk Certification

CADLearning Courses help users prepare for Autodesk Certification exams and include video tutorials, exercise files and assessments for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of Autodesk's CAD, BIM and visualization software so they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize productivity.

Through the videos, CADLearnings professional instructors present key concepts and lessons; users are able to follow along in their own software using the exercise files that are included with each course. CADLearning subscription customers can take assessments online to track progress and gauge their knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about AutoCAD MEP 2015 Course and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Home Study Support

Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • No Internet connection is needed because you install and authorize CADLearning directly on your PC.
  • No CAD software required.
  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files are included in the AutoCAD training course.

Home Study Resources

Our training DVDs put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured training course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

What will CadLearning DVDs do for me?

In today's highly competitive world, organizations and individuals need to stay on top of their game. Our CADLearning DVDs empower users to:

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


This AutoCAD MEP 2015 Course will prepare you for following certification:

AutoDesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

Possible Career Path

Computer aided design (CAD) technicians use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery. You could work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and manufacturing. If you are interested in industrial design and enjoy using software, this job could be just right for you.

To be a CAD technician, you will need to have good maths and IT skills. You will need to understand how things are made and built. You must also be a creative person. You could become a CAD technician by starting as an apprentice with an engineering or construction firm.

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the AutoCAD MEP 2015 home study course:

  • AutoCAD MEP 2015 Beginner to Advanced Training on DVD
  • Also includes AutoCAD Essentials 2015 Training (15 Hours)
  • Exercise files included
  • Over 13 Hours of training by a Certified Autodesk Instructor

You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.


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Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.

See the details of '12 Month Course Insurance'.


We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

  • See details on 'Learning for Life'

Further Information
Award Level: Training Course

Awarding Body: Autodesk

Format: DVD

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.


Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

Professional Membership

About Autodesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. The AutoCAD Certified User exam includes both academic and industry requirements designed to confirm that Autodesk® AutoCAD® software users have the skills necessary to continue their design careers.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Most courses are for 12 months from the date of purchase and we actively encourage you to complete within this time frame.

How does distance learning work?

To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

When can I start the course?

The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.

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This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.

I want to buy a course that is not on the course list. What do I do?

Our website has an excellent list of the most popular courses on the market. However, we do have access to a more in-depth portfolio should you not find the course you are looking for. You can call our course advisors and discuss the course you are interested in.

I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?

If you have decided that this is not the right type of course for you you may cancel your course, in writing, within the first seven days of having received it. You then need to return your materials to the address printed on the course pack. This is at your own expense and we would advise that you return the materials by a traceable service, as this is your responsibility until we receive the materials. Once we have received the materials, in good condition, we will organise a refund cheque to be sent to you. Please note that an admin fee will apply. If you required your materials to be delivered abroad, the additional postage charge will not be refunded.

Do I have to buy any other materials?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?

Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.

Why choose eDistance Learning?

The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.

Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.

Course Outline

How is the Course Structured?

The AutoCAD MEP 2015

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Starting AutoCAD MEP
  • Understanding AutoCAD MEP Workspaces
  • Understanding the Project Browser
  • Understanding the Project Navigator
  • Reviewing the Project Tab of Project Navigator
  • Reviewing the Constructs Tab of Project Navigator
  • Reviewing the Views Tab and Sheets Tab of Project Navigator
  • Understanding XRefs and Project Files in Project Navigator
  • Creating Categories in Project Navigator
  • Adding Client Drawings as Elements with Project Navigator
  • Creating Constructs in Project Navigator
  • Modifying Constructs in Project Navigator
  • Adding Backgrounds to Constructs in Project Navigator
  • Creating Views in Project Navigator
  • Creating Section Views and Elevation Views in Project Navigator
  • Creating Sheets and Adding Views to Sheets in Project Navigator
  • Using the Repath Project Command in Project Navigator
  • Using Solution Tips
  • Using MEP Snaps
  • Using the MEP Compass
  • Understanding Display Configurations
  • Controlling Tab and Panel Visibility on the Ribbon
  • Leveraging Option Settings for MEP Users

Module 2: Schematic Drawings

  • Understanding Schematic Drawings
  • Creating a Schematic View Drawing
  • Creating Schematic Systems
  • Adding Schematic Lines
  • Adding Schematic Symbols
  • Understanding Schematic Line Styles and Priorities
  • Annotating the Schematic Diagram

Module 3: Designing with Space and Zone Objects

  • Understanding Spaces and Zones as Objects
  • Generating Spaces
  • Understanding Space Properties and Engineering Data
  • Adding Zones
  • Exporting and Importing Space Engineering Data
  • Setting Space Hatching
  • Modifying Spaces
  • Adding Ceiling Grids to Spaces
  • Adding Holes to a Ceiling Grid
  • Leveraging Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis Tools with AutoCAD MEP

Module 4: Modeling an MEP System

  • Understanding Matching the Design Process
  • Understanding MvParts and Connectors
  • Displaying a Ceiling Grid in an MEP Model
  • Adding HVAC Equipment
  • Adding Electrical Equipment and Panels
  • Adding Light Fixtures and Devices
  • Adding Piping Equipment
  • Adding Plumbing Fixtures
  • Editing MvPart Styles and Instance Properties
  • Using Anchors
  • Setting Duct Layout Preferences
  • Setting Duct Engineering Units
  • Setting HVAC System Definitions and Options
  • Adding Duct
  • Creating Duct Layout
  • Sizing Duct
  • Setting Pipe Layout Preferences
  • Setting Pipe Routing Preferences
  • Setting Piping System Definitions and Options
  • Adding Piping
  • Creating Pipe Layouts
  • Replacing Pipe and Duct Fittings Globally
  • Setting Conduit Preferences
  • Setting Cable Tray Preferences
  • Setting Electrical System Definitions and Options
  • Adding Conduit
  • Adding Cable Tray
  • Modifying Runs
  • Setting Display Control Options
  • Adding Labels
  • Setting Plumbing Line Styles and System Definitions
  • Adding Plumbing Lines
  • Adding Accessories to 2D Plumbing Lines
  • Adding Universal Connectors

Module 5: Electrical Systems

  • Setting Electrical Preferences
  • Creating an Electrical Project Database
  • Using the Circuit Manager
  • Defining Circuits
  • Circuiting Devices
  • Adding Wiring and Home Runs

Module 6: Analyzing Systems

  • Checking Connections
  • Detecting Interferences
  • Processing Interferences
  • Reviewing Electrical Circuits and Power Totals
  • Creating and Exporting Circuit Reports

Module 7: Detailing

  • Creating an Enlarged 3D Floor Plan View
  • Creating an Enlarged 2D Floor Plan View
  • Creating an Elevation View
  • Creating a Section View
  • Creating a Detail View
  • Placing a Title Mark
  • Editing Section/Elevation Styles
  • Using the Refresh and Regenerate Section Tools

Module 8: Annotation

  • Adding Tags
  • Adding Schedule Tables
  • Defining Schedule Table Groups
  • Adding Panel Schedules
  • Adding AutoCAD Annotations

Module 9: Construction Documents

  • Creating Sheets
  • Adding Views to Sheets
  • Editing Sheets
  • Managing Subsets and Sheet Templates
  • Adding a Drawing List
  • Publishing Project Drawings
  • Transmitting and Archiving Projects

Module 10: Project Management

  • Creating a New Project
  • Understanding Basic Project Properties
  • Understanding Advanced Project Properties
  • Leveraging Project Drawing Templates
  • Creating Typical Project View Drawings
  • Customizing Project Sheets and Titleblocks
  • Setting Project Template MEP Options
  • Organizing Sheet Set Subsets
  • Checking Project Standards
  • Comparing Project Drawings

Module 11: Style Manager

  • Understanding Object Types and Styles
  • Reviewing Style Manager Tabs and Tools
  • Understanding System Definitions
  • Leveraging Layer Key Styles
  • Reviewing Rise Drop Styles
  • Reviewing Part Group Definitions
  • Reviewing Part Routing Preferences
  • Defining Electrical Device Styles
  • Defining Symbol Categories
  • Defining Electrical Load Categories
  • Defining Wire Styles
  • Understanding Fixture Unit Tables
  • Understanding Pipe Sizing Tables
  • Understanding Property Set Definitions
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Manual
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Automatic
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Formula
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Location
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Classifications
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Project
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Anchors
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - Graphics
  • Defining Property Set Definitions - List Definitions
  • Defining Property Data Format Styles
  • Sharing Styles with Other Drawings

Module 12: Display System

  • Understanding the Display Manager
  • Defining Display Configurations and Sets
  • Defining Object Representations
  • Setting Style and System-Based Display Controls
  • Setting Object-Based Display Controls
  • Setting Layers versus Layer Keys per Display Component
  • Defining 2D Section and Elevation Styles

Module 13: Content Development

  • Reviewing the Catalog Libraries
  • Reviewing the Content Builder
  • Reviewing the Catalog Editor
  • Creating 3D Model and Plan Symbols for Block-Based Parts
  • Defining Multiview Parts from Blocks
  • Adding MEP Connectors to Multiview Parts
  • Adding and Editing 2D Symbol Content by Workplane
  • Modifying Block-Based Parts
  • Creating a Custom Catalog
  • Modifying a Parametric Fitting - Creating the Part
  • Modifying a Parametric Fitting - Defining Parameters
  • Modifying a Parametric Fitting - Editing Parameters and Catalogs
  • Using the Parametric Part Wizard
  • Creating Custom Tags
  • Creating Custom Schedule Tables
  • Managing Schematic Content

Module 14: Autodesk 360 Online Tools

  • About Autodesk 360
  • Saving and Syncing Configuration Settings
  • Configuring Online Options
  • Saving and Opening Drawings Using Autodesk 360
  • Saving Non-Project Documents to Autodesk 360
  • Opening and Viewing AutoCAD MEP Drawings in Autodesk 360
  • Sharing AutoCAD MEP Drawings in Autodesk 360

AutoCAD 2015 Essentials Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Introducing the New Tab
  • Understanding How Tools are Organized
  • Understanding Color Schemes
  • Switching Workspaces
  • Adjusting Workspace Settings
  • Using the Application Menu
  • Using the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using the InfoCenter
  • Using and Controlling the Help System
  • Understanding Ribbon Fundamentals
  • Controlling the Display of the Ribbon
  • Changing the Location of the Ribbon
  • Working with Floating Panels
  • Introducing the Status Bar
  • Introducing the Drawing Grid
  • Changing Screen Colors
  • Working with User Profiles
  • Working Within the Drawing Window
  • Working with Multiple Drawings
  • Understanding Model and Layout Tabs
  • Understanding File Tabs
  • Understanding the Command Line
  • Typing Commands
  • Understanding Dialog Box Fundamentals
  • Understanding Palette Fundamentals
  • Starting a New Drawing from a Template File
  • Setting the Default Drawing Template File
  • Saving Drawings Using SAVE and QSAVE
  • Saving Drawings Using QSAVE and SAVEAS
  • Understanding the Autosave Options
  • Understanding Backup Files
  • Saving Drawings to Different Versions and Other Save Options
  • Opening Drawings in Partial Open and Read-Only Modes
  • Opening Drawings Using the Sheet Set Manager
  • Importing and Exporting DGN Files
  • Using a Mouse in AutoCAD
  • Understanding the In-Canvas Viewport Controls
  • Understanding the Navigation Bar
  • Understanding the UCS Icon
  • Understanding the ViewCube
  • Understanding the SteeringWheels
  • Understanding the Pull-Down Menus
  • Using CleanScreen
  • Using a 3D Mouse

Module 2: 2D Drawing Basics

  • Drawing Lines Using the Command Line
  • Drawing Lines Using Dynamic Input
  • Drawing Lines Using the Right-Click Menu
  • Repeating the Last Command
  • Understanding Command Options
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Rectangles Using the Area Option
  • Drawing Rectangles Using the Dimensions Option
  • Drawing Rectangles Using the Rotation Option
  • Drawing Rectangles with Fillets
  • Drawing Rectangles with Chamfers
  • Drawing Rectangles Using the Width Option
  • Resetting the Rectangle Default Options
  • Using the Undo and Redo Commands
  • Drawing Circles Using Radius and Diameter
  • Drawing 2 Point and 3 Point Circles
  • Drawing Circles Using the TTR and TTT Options
  • Drawing Circles Using the Default Method
  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Arcs by Specifying 3 Points
  • Understanding Coordinate System Concepts
  • Using Absolute Coordinates
  • Using Relative Coordinates
  • Understanding Drawing Units and Angle Measurements
  • Erasing Objects by Picking
  • Selecting Objects by Window and Crossing
  • Selecting Objects by Window Polygon and Crossing Polygon
  • Selecting Objects by Fence and Last
  • Selecting Objects Using Undo and Previous
  • Selecting Objects Using the Box Option
  • Selecting Objects Using Implied Selection
  • Selecting Objects Using a Lasso
  • Selecting Objects Using Select Similar
  • Adding New Objects Using Add Selected
  • Hiding and Isolating Objects
  • Restoring Erased Objects with OOPS
  • Selecting and Deselecting Objects
  • Selecting All Objects
  • Controlling Selection Settings
  • Using Selection

Module 3: Drafting Settings

  • Using and Adjusting the Grid
  • Using Snap Mode
  • Using Ortho Mode
  • Using Direct Distance Entry and Dynamic Input
  • Using Polar Tracking with Absolute Angles
  • Using Polar Tracking with Relative Angles
  • Using Polar Tracking and Polar Snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking with Incremental and Additional Angles
  • Understanding Object Snap Concepts
  • Understanding Running Object Snaps
  • Understanding Parallel Object Snap
  • Understanding Extension Object Snap
  • Using the Object Snap Overrides
  • Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point Orthogonally
  • Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points Orthogonally
  • Using Object Snap Tracking from One Point with Polar Angles
  • Using Object Snap Tracking from Two Points with Polar Angles
  • Using Object Snap Tracking with a Temporary Track Point
  • Using Object Snap Overrides with Mid Between 2 Points
  • Using Options to Control Object Snap System Variables

Module 4: Display Control

  • Zooming and Panning Using the Wheel Mouse
  • Using Real-Time Pan and Zoom
  • Zooming Using the Ribbon
  • Panning Using the Ribbon Panel
  • Zooming and Panning Using the Navigation Bar
  • Using the View Back and View Forward Tools
  • Using the SteeringWheels
  • Creating Tiled Viewports
  • Naming Tiled Viewports
  • Resizing Tiled Viewports

Module 5: Managing Layers

  • Introducing Layer Concepts
  • Establishing the Current Layer
  • Understanding the On and Off Layer States
  • Understanding the Freeze and Thaw Layer States
  • Understanding the Unlock and Lock Layer States
  • Understanding the Lock Layer Fade Control
  • Controlling the Layer Color
  • Introducing the Layer Properties Manager Palette
  • Adjusting Columns in the Layer Properties Manager
  • Controlling the Linetype of a Layer
  • Controlling the Transparency of a Layer
  • Controlling the Plot or No Plot Layer State
  • Controlling the Viewport Freeze Layer State
  • Controlling the New Viewport Freeze Layer State
  • Creating a New Layer Frozen in All Viewports
  • Freezing Layers in All But the Current Viewport
  • Freezing Layers in All Viewports
  • Thawing Layers in All Viewports
  • Isolating Selected Layers
  • Merging Layers Using the Layer Properties Manager
  • Adjusting Other Layer Settings Using the Shortcut Menu
  • Controlling Other Layer States on a Per-Viewport Basis
  • Creating a New Layer
  • Deleting a Layer
  • Adding a Layer Description

Module 6: Object Properties

  • Understanding ByLayer and Object Property Concepts
  • Setting the Color ByLayer
  • Setting the Linetype ByLayer
  • Setting the Lineweight ByLayer
  • Setting the Transparency ByLayer
  • Controlling the Object Color
  • Controlling the Object Linetype
  • Controlling the Object Lineweight
  • Controlling the Object Transparency
  • Understanding Object Property Creation and Control
  • Modifying Properties Using the Property Panel and Layer Panel
  • Modifying Properties Using the Quick Property Palette
  • Controlling the Quick Property Palette Display Properties
  • Modifying Properties Using the Properties Palette
  • Setting Object Properties to ByLayer
  • Understanding In-Canvas Property Preview

Module 7: Utility and Inquiry Tools

  • Introducing the Measure Tools
  • Measuring Distance
  • Measuring the Area of a Space
  • Measuring the Area of an Object
  • Listing Selected Objects
  • Displaying the Coordinates of a Point

Module 8: Complex Objects

  • Understanding Polyline Property Concepts
  • Drawing Polyline Line Segments
  • Drawing Polyline Arc Segments
  • Drawing Polylines with Variable Width
  • Drawing Polylines Using Option Combinations
  • Drawing Donuts
  • Drawing Inscribed Polygons
  • Drawing Circumscribed Polygons
  • Drawing Polygons Using the Edge Option
  • Editing Polylines Using the Close and Open Options
  • Editing Polylines to Join Selected Segments
  • Editing Polylines to Join Multiple Segments
  • Converting Lines into Polylines
  • Converting Polylines into Fit and Spline Curves
  • Editing Polyline Vertices
  • Exploding Polylines
  • Drawing Ellipses Using the Center Option
  • Drawing Ellipses Using the Axis End Option
  • Drawing Isocircles
  • Drawing Elliptical Arcs
  • Drawing Points
  • Understanding Point Styles
  • Drawing Splines
  • Editing Splines

Module 9: Modify Objects - Manipulation Commands

  • Introducing the Manipulation Commands
  • Using the Move Command
  • Using the Move Command with Object Snap
  • Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from One Point
  • Using the Move Command with Object Snap Tracking from Two Points
  • Using the Copy Command
  • Using the Copy Command with Object Snap
  • Using the Copy Command with Object Snap Tracking
  • Using the Copy Command with the Array Option
  • Using the Mirror Command
  • Controlling Text Display with the Mirror Command
  • Controlling Hatch Display with the Mirror Command
  • Creating a Rectangular Array
  • Adjusting Rectangular Array Rows and Columns
  • Changing the Properties of Rectangular Arrays
  • Editing Array Source Objects
  • Removing Items from the Array
  • Changing the Angle of Rectangular Arrays
  • Creating Associative and Non-Associative Arrays
  • Creating a Polar Array
  • Adjusting Polar Arrays
  • Creating a Path Array
  • Changing the Base Point of a Path Array
  • Changing the Path of a Path Array
  • Replacing Items within an Array
  • Using the Rotate Command
  • Using the Rotate Command with a Reference Angle
  • Using the Offset Command
  • Offsetting Polylines with Fillets and Chamfers
  • Using the Align Command
  • Using the Reverse Command
  • Creating and Working with Groups
  • Modifying Groups

Module 10: Modify Objects - Alteration Commands

  • Introducing Alteration Commands
  • Breaking an Object at One Point
  • Breaking an Object Between Two Points
  • Understanding Practical Uses for the Break Command
  • Using the Trim Command with Pick Selection
  • Using the Trim Command with Fence Selection
  • Using the Trim Command with Edge Extend Mode
  • Using the Extend Command
  • Using Extend and Trim Together
  • Understanding Practical Uses for the Trim and Extend Commands
  • Using the Fillet Command with Fillet Radius
  • Adding Fillets to Multiple Segments and Polylines
  • Using the Chamfer Command with Distance and Angle
  • Adding Chamfers to Multiple Segments and Polylines
  • Using the Blend Command
  • Using the Stretch Command
  • Using the Join Command
  • Using the Lengthen Command
  • Using the Explode Command
  • Deleting Duplicate Objects
  • Using the Scale Command
  • Using the Scale Command with Scale Reference

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