The AutoCad tutorials have been created in an effort to provide new ACAD users with a comprehensive set of online free tutorials that will allow them a quick start in using the program.
As classes in CAD programs are pretty expensive and online tutorials cater only for specific areas and problems, new users may find it difficult to get a good start. These tutorials will take you from the very basics, through to more complex concepts that will allow you to use a variety of ACAD’s commands and features.
In order to make the most of these tutorials, you should have access to ACAD. Most of the tutorials’ content is the same or very similar for any version of ACAD, so you should be fine whichever you use. Frequently, special notes on ACAD 2009 are also provided. You should ideally have some basic knowledge of computing and Microsoft Windows. Although a description of the ACAD interface is included, it is not the intention of these tutorials to explain Windows basics such as menus, toolbars etc. If you are not familiar with basic pc use, you may find some of those tutorials difficult to follow.
How to use these tutorials:
There is a proverb that says: “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand”. The tutorials have been designed in such a way to get the reader active with exercises that will aid learning. It is recommended that you try out the exercises in order to make sure that you fully understand the content of the tutorial. Reading through the tutorials without trying the exercises will simply give you some knowledge which you will probably not remember for any longer than a week.
Proceed to the first lesson about the screen layout to start this tutorial.