Introduction to AutoCAD Solar Panel Layout
Designed for those new to AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT who require comprehensive solar panel layout training. This class incorporates the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing and printing drawings with AutoCAD.
The main objective is to teach you the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design and drafting using AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT. After completing this course, you will be able to: navigate the user interface, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT, use the precision drafting tools to develop accurate technical drawings and present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive manner.
This course is designed for the new AutoCAD user. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of drafting, design or engineering principles and experience with Microsoft Windows. This training is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Getting Started with Google Earth
- Capturing and Scaling Google Earth Images for use in AutoCAD
- Placement of Google Earth Images into AutoCAD
- Scaling of Google Earth Images for use in AutoCAD
Getting Started with AutoCAD
- Starting AutoCAD
- AutoCAD's User Interface
- Working with Commands
- Opening an Existing Drawing File
- Viewing Your Drawing
- Saving Your Work
Basic Drawing & Editing Commands
- Drawing Solar Panels
- Erasing Solar Panels
- Drawing Solar Panels with Polar Tracking
- Drawing Rectangles
- Undo and Redo Actions
- Placing Solar Panels into your design
Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
- Using Running Object Snaps
- Using Object Snap Overrides
- Polar Tracking at Angles
- Object Snap Tracking
- Drawing with Snap and Grid (Optional)
Making Changes in Your Drawing
- Selecting Objects for Editing
- Moving Solar Panels
- Copying Solar Panels
- Rotating Solar Panels
- Scaling Solar Panels
- Mirroring Solar Panels
- Editing with Grips
Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
- Creating New Drawings With Templates
- What are Layers?
- Layer States
- Changing an Object's Layer
Advanced Object Types
- Drawing Arcs
- Drawing Polylines
- Drawing Polygons
Getting Information from Your Drawing
- Working with Object Properties
- Measuring Solar Panels
Advanced Editing Commands
- Trimming and Extending Solar Panels
- Creating Arrays of Solar Panels
- What are Blocks?
- Inserting Solar Panels
- Inserting Dynamic Blocks
- Inserting Solar Panels with DesignCenter
Setting Up a Layout
- Printing Concepts
- Working in Layouts
- Copying Layouts
- Creating Viewports
- Guidelines for Layouts
Printing Your Drawing
- Printing Layouts
- Printing from the Model Tab
- Working with Annotations
- Adding Text in a Drawing
- Modifying Multiline Text
- Formatting Multiline Text
- Hatching Solar Panels
- Editing Hatches
- Dimensioning Solar Panels
- Adding Linear Dimensions
- Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
- Editing Dimensions
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