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Free AutoCAD Resources & Tutorials

Learn about AutoCAD, a computer drafting program, with our free resources, guides, and tutorials.

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a computer drafting program. Drafting, also referred to as Technical drawing, the act of drawing diagrams that show how something functions or how it is to be built. AutoCAD is not an art or graphic design program. Drawings in AutoCAD are generally not made for aesthetic purposes, but so builders can reference the drawings to construct the objects drawn. AutoCAD is focused on accuracy and precision and is used for blueprints and mechanical drawings, floor plans, electrical diagrams, site plans, elevations and a wide range of drawings of that nature.

AutoCAD is a vector-based program. This means that all graphics are completely based on computer-generated points (vector) placed on an XY grid, as opposed to raster graphics, which are pixel-based and resolution-dependent. In a vector-based program like AutoCAD, graphics are always sharp no matter the size and resolution is not an issue.

When drawing in AutoCAD, the focus is on accuracy, clarity, and speed. Our AutoCAD courses are geared towards allowing you to achieve all three.

 

Preview Our AutoCAD Course With Free Tutorials

Check back regularly for free AutoCAD tutorials. Make sure you download our work files to get started.

Downloading & Installing Class Files

  1. Go to nobledesktop.com/download
  2. Enter the code autocad-1910-17
  3. If you haven’t already, click Start Download
  4. After the .zip file has finished downloading, be sure to unzip the file if it hasn’t been done for you. You should end up with an AutoCAD Level 1 Class folder. Enjoy!

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