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Modules

01 - Introduction to the working environment

Interactive session introducing the menus and screen layout

Basic file operations – open, close, new, save, etc

Using available help files

Menus, ribbons, panels and dialogue boxes

02 - Creating basic shapes

Using lines, arcs and circles to define drawings

Methods of placement and definition

Introducing polylines

Work planes and coordinate systems

Drawing accurately

The exercise guides users through the basic tools to create a simple floor plan

03 - Organising the drawing

Defining and controlling the published appearance of lines

Layers and layer management

Object property overrides

Enquiry tools – measuring distance, size and area

Two-part exercise on layer management and the enquiry tools

04 - Object manipulation

Element selection methods

Introduction to basic manipulation tools

Erase

Move

Copy

Rotate

Array

Using object grips to manipulate elements

Exercise split into three stages to look at copying, moving and manipulating objects

05 - Object modification

Explanation of basic modify tools

Offset

Explode               

Trim

Extend

Polyline editing

The exercise adds lines to the floor plan representing a new partition with an opening

06 - Annotating drawings

Single and multi-line text tools

Settings and style format

Font

Size and scale

Colour

Spell checking, thesaurus and find/replace

Modifying text

Exercise on adding, editing and manipulating labels
07 - Dimensioning drawings

Dimension styles

Linear

Radial

Arc

Continuous and baseline dimensions

Dimension settings

Exercise on placing and modifying various dimensions

08 - Hatching regions

The concept of hatching

Boundaries

Controlling the pattern and appearance

Draw order

The exercise guides users through placing, manipulating and customising hatch regions

09 - Using element block libraries

Creating blocks from existing elements

Layers within blocks

Inserting blocks

Editing blocks

Exercise on inserting a block and then manipulating it
10 - Cross-referencing information

Working with references

Attaching references

Editing and manipulating references

The above principles are explored in a exercise on references

11 - Preparing layouts for plotting and publication

Understanding paperspace and modelspace

Managing layouts and viewports

Page setup and print settings

Plotting / publishing a drawing

Exercise on taking a drawing and preparing it for plotting