The numbered list below corresponds to the 12 basic areas that make AutoCAD so powerful. Once you've reviewed all sections, AutoCAD will be much easier to use.
Figure 1 - Sections to Learn in AutoCAD (www.autocad.com)
Review the basic AutoCAD controls.
Pan and zoom in a drawing, and control the order of overlapping objects.
Create basic geometric objects such as lines, circles, and hatched areas.
Ensure the precision required for your models.
Organize your drawing by assigning objects to layers.
You can assign properties such as color and linetype to individual objects, or as default properties assigned to layers.
Perform editing operations such as erase, move, and trim on the objects in a drawing.
Insert symbols and details into your drawings from commercial online sources or from your own designs.
Display one or more scaled views of your design on a standard-size drawing sheet called a layout.
- Notes and Labels
Create notes, labels, bubbles, and callouts. Save and restore style settings by name.
Create several types of dimensions and save dimension settings by name.
Output a drawing layout to a printer, a plotter, or a file. Save and restore the printer settings for each layout.