Next Topic Topic 1 | Introduction to AutoCAD


  • Cyberian's Gold

    Topic Brief

    In this topic, the instructor will discuss the quick introduction to AutoCAD’s history, its applications & advantages.

    AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, town planners and many other professionals.

    Topics to be Covered

    1. Introduction of AutoCAD
    2. Acronyms of AutoCAD
    3. History of AutoCAD
    4. Icons of AutoCAD
    5. Applications of AutoCAD
    6. Advantages and Limitations of AutoCAD
    7. Other Autodesk Products
    8. Sample Professional Projects

    1. Introduction of AutoCAD
    AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, town planners and many other professionals.

    2. Acronyms of AutoCAD

    • CAD stands for: 
      • Computer Aided Drafting
      • Computer Aided Design
    • CADD stands for: 
      • Computer Aided Drafting & Design
      • AutoCAD is 2D and 3D modeling software.

    3. Before AutoCAD
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    4. History of AutoCAD

    • AutoCAD was derived from a program begun in 1977 and released in 1979 called Interact CAD, also referred to in early Autodesk document documents as Micro CAD, which was written prior to Autodesk’s.
    • The first version by the Autodesk Company was demonstrated at the 1982 Comdex and released that December.

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    Icons of AutoCAD versions
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    5. Applications of AutoCAD

    • CAD is a tool that can be used for design and drafting activities. It can be used to:

    • Make “rough” drawings, although it is more suited to create accurate finished drawings.

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    • Create 2D or 3D computer models, for analysis supply manufacturing equipment with production instructions.

    • Create 2D drawings for communicating and archiving

    6. Applications of AutoCAD in other fields

    • Architects and Town Planners use AutoCAD for designing of house (Plan, section and Elevation).

    • Civil Engineers use AutoCAD for Foundation drawings.

    • Mechanical Engineers use this software for the designing of mechanical equipments.

    • Environmental Engineer use the software for the designing of water supply and sewerage system for house.

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    • Electrical Engineers use the software for the designing of Electrical wiring system for house.

    • Interior designer use AutoCAD for the interior designing of buildings.

    • Automotive Industry relies on this software for the designing of the components of vehicles.

    • Aerospace use the software for the designing of aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles, aircraft engines.

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    7. Advantages of AutoCAD

    • AutoCAD enhances the productivity and quality of designs.
    • Drawings get prepared in relatively short duration.
    • Reduced the manpower requirement.

    8. Advantages of AutoCAD

    • AutoCAD software is cost effective and highly affordable.
    • Designs can be drawn with greater accuracy.
    • Facilitates easy modification and revision of drawings.
    • Ability to share the CAD file with other software programs.

    8. Limitations

    • AutoCAD software programs require learning commands and using them together efficiently.
    • Producing architectural size drawings require a plotter or plotting services.
    • AutoCAD file may get corrupted due to virus or software bugs.

    8. Other Autodesk Products

    • AutoCAD
    • 3ds Max
    • AutoCAD Map 3D
    • Civil 3D
    • Maya
    • Revit
    • DWG True View

    9. Professional Projects
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  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    Yes, at the end of this course you will be able to draw all your equipment in both 2D and 3D using AutoCAD software. We wish you a very happy learning. You can ask for our assistance whenever you need it.

    You can contact us by using the following methods:

    • You can post your topic-related queries on the Discussion Board of a particular topic using the Learning Management System (LMS).
    • You can also send general course relevant queries using the Online Support facility on LMS.
    • For verbal communication, you can also contact us at 0311-111-3444 between 9 to 5 during working days.

  • Cyberian's Gold

    Hello, i am Biomedical Engineering and having 8 years of field experience. I’m currently designing and manufacturing medical equipment and will soon launch 2 products in Health Asia. Well with the help AutoCAD i can design my project accurately, currently due to insufficient sources i have make all drawings manually and want to implement in this software and make 100 of bodies and panels without error, in this regards your help will be required


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    Autodesk has the policy to keep the latest versions for the student account. This course was recorded in the earlier Batch and AutoCAD 2016 version was installed for beginners because of its interface that is easy to understand and work with.

    Now, if you download any latest version that is available on Autodesk, then it is not necessary to switch towards the 2016 version. As the latest version has advanced features than the earlier one. The interface is almost the same.

    Before installing any latest version, kindly check your system’s requirement (either this latest version is compatible with your system or not) by visiting this link:

    Kindly check the specifications first and make sure to turn off the system’s Firewall before starting the installation.

    The link to download AutoCAD is here. Kindly make sure to sign up first and download it (as discussed by the instructor in Video topic 2 & 3):


  • Cyberian's Gold

    AudiCAD 2020 version is best to practice or any OLD version required.


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen

    AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. 
    It is used in industry, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, city planners and other professionals.
    We can make 2D as well as 3D drawings of houses, wiring, interior design and many more like this by using this software. 
    The native file format of AutoCAD is .dwg.

  • Cyberian's Gold

    What is AutoCAD?


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen

    You can download and install AutoCAD the same as the instructor performed in video lectures. There are a few steps to be followed for the installation of AutoCAD or any other software from Autodesk.

    Firstly, you have to create a student account on Autodesk to get yourself registered as mentioned by the instructor in Video No. 2, then you will be allowed to download the version of AutoCAD and after that installation will start as mentioned by the instructor in Video No. 3

    It is recommended to carefully watch the relevant videos and follow the steps accordingly.

    The links for creating an account and downloading AutoCAD are available in the “internet links” tab on LMS. Please follow the steps mentioned below:

    Login to lms.digiskills.pk
    Click on “Course Website”
    Click on “Internet Links” (available in the right corner)
    Click on the relevant link (For creating an account & for downloading AutoCAD)
    

    For using LMS, visit this link:


  • Cyberian's Gold

    SIR HOW TO DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE ANY LINK?


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    AutoCAD is a comprehensive software used in multiple fields including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Architectural etc. It is cumbersome to deal with all fields at the same time that is why in this course only the Architectural dimension of AutoCAD will be covered. Because our course is oriented towards the free-lance market projects so, the architectural dimension of AutoCAD is more suitable and understandable for beginners.

    This course is designed to help you learn the basics of AutoCAD. However, if you learn this skill of using AutoCAD then by the minimal effort you can explore yourself and learn the usage of AutoCAD in Electrical engineering.


  • Cyberian's Gold

    Hello Sir, I want to learn electrical drawings because I am related to this field. when we will be discussing this topic


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    AutoCAD is a 2D (Two-Dimensional) and 3D (Three-Dimensional) modeling and designing software. AutoCAD software is developed by Autodesk. The word CAD in AutoCAD stands for Computer-Aided Design and Drafting. The meaning of the term CAD is to draw with the help of a computer.

    AutoCAD is a comprehensive software used in multidisciplinary fields. Architects and Urban planners use AutoCAD for designing housing schemes and building plans. Civil Engineers use AutoCAD for Foundation drawings. Mechanical Engineers use this software for designing mechanical equipment. Electrical Engineers use the software for designing Electrical wiring systems of the house(s), buildings, factories, etc. AutoCAD is also used by Interior Designers to design the interior of different buildings, offices, rooms, etc.


  • Cyberian's Gold

    Auto CAD ki proper definition kia hai
    What is the definition of AutoCAD.


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    We will be discussing AutoCAD and 3DS Max in this course. AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software used to create 2D and 3D drawings, 3DS Max is designing software.

    Both AutoCAD and Revit are products of Autodesk, both of these software are available for free of cost for students and educators. You can download these software from the Autodesk website after creating a student account. The process to create a student account and downloading software is discussed by the instructor in video lectures 2 and 3.

    Firstly, we recommend you to take this course, then switch towards Revit. You can learn from an online platform that you find understandable. Secondly, we will put forward your request to cover Revit also.


  • Cyberian's Gold

    Here mention the Software Revit! Is this software included in this course. if not, is there any best free source to learn Revit ?


  • Cyberian's Gold

    @zareen
    It seems like you are asking about the benefits of AutoCAD. Architects and Urban planners use AutoCAD for designing housing schemes and of building plans. Civil Engineers use AutoCAD for Foundation drawings. Mechanical Engineers use this software for designing mechanical equipment. Electrical Engineers use the software for designing Electrical wiring systems of the house(s), buildings, factories, etc. AutoCAD is also used by Interior Designers to design the interior of different buildings, offices, rooms, etc.



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