Exercises using realistic mechanical and architectural projects are employed to reinforce drawing concepts in practical applications.
Upon completion, you will be able to use basic 2D and 3D CAD tools to create and modify basic working drawings in CADopia for any discipline. The suggested study duration is approximately 72 hours. The materials are an excellent resource for group or self-paced learning.
CADopia user interface and the drawing environment
Learn how to start CADopia program, access different CADopia for different experience levels. Introduction to CADopia window, different toolbars, menus, function keys, curser and crosshairs.
Drawing aids, setup & file management
Introduction and detailed tutorial on drawing settings, creating new drawing setting dialog box, and file handling in CADopia.
Display manipulation and control
Using the display dialog box, controlling different display, crosshairs, and snap settings.
After becoming familiar with the CADopia display, menus, and toolbars, the next step is to create the entities. In this topic, you will learn to draw (insert) various entities such as lines, arcs, circles, and ellipses. You will get acquainted with the various types of entities that can be drawn using CADopia.
Drawing Editing tools
As the name suggests, you will learn to edit the entities you have drawn. This topic covers editing tools like copy, mirror, extend, trim, and Modify menu.
Annotation and dimensioning tools
In this topic, you will learn how to give dimensions to the entities you have drawn. Also covered are the basic dimension styles, different dimension styles, creating, and editing dimension styles.
Printing and plotting issues
In this section, you will learn how to adjust the plot settings, set different plot styles, and adjust pen width to create a production drawing. You will also learn to use different layouts.