Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting Exam Prep (Coursera)

Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting Exam Prep is online course offered Autodesk via Coursera.

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Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of skills that match what is covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The video lessons are structured to match the exam’s objective domains and follow the typical workflow and features of the AutoCAD software, including sections on drawing and organizing objects, drawing with accuracy, advanced editing functions, layouts, printing, and outputs, annotation techniques, and reusable content and drawing management.

In the course, you will create drawing objects, manage layers, apply object snaps, and work with the User Coordinate System. You’ll edit objects and apply rotation and scale, array techniques, grip editing, offsets, fillet and chamfer, and trim and extend. You will also gain an understanding of exam topics such as layouts and viewports, output formats, and drawing management. Brush up on markup tools, hatch and fill, text, tables, multileaders, dimensioning, and much more.

About the Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting Exam: The Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam is the recognized standard for measuring your skills and knowledge in AutoCAD. Certification at this level demonstrates a comprehensive skill set that provides an opportunity for individuals to stand out in a competitive professional environment.

This type of experience typically comes from having worked with the software on a regular basis for at least 2 years, equivalent to approximately 400 hours (minimum) – 1200 hours (recommended), of real-world Autodesk software experience. Ready to take the exam? Schedule to take the exam online or find a testing center near you on


Advanced Drawing, Organize Objects, and Drawing with Accuracy

week 1,we’ll cover the advanced drawing techniques covered on the exam, including polylines, arcs, splines, and polygons and working with rays, xlines, and multilines. You’ll also learn how to select, isolate, hide, and remove objects, manage layers, control the User Coordinate System (UCS), and work with multi-functional grips for editing.

Layouts, Printing, Outputs, Annotation Techniques, Reusable Content, and Drawing Management

In week 2, we’ll begin with an overview of layouts and outputting drawings, including using the Page Setup Manager, working with viewports, and creating eTransmit packages. You’ll learn about several annotation techniques and discover the benefits of working with revision clouds, multileaders, and dimensions. Finally, you’ll discover some best practices for reusing content such as blocks and working with external reference and underlay files.



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