Ascent AutoCAD 2021: Beyond the Basics (Metric Units) eBook

The AutoCAD® 2021: Beyond the Basics guide is designed for AutoCAD® 2021 software running on Windows. This guide is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac.

The objective of AutoCAD 2021: Beyond the Basics is to enable you to create, modify, and work with a 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.

The AutoCAD® 2021: Beyond the Basics guide continues on from the topics covered in the AutoCAD® 2021: Essentials guide. It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template, creating annotation styles, and how to work with external references. You learn such skills as:

  • Using more advanced editing and construction techniques
  • Adding parametric constraints to objects
  • Creating local and global blocks
  • Setting up layers, styles, and templates
  • Attaching External References

The AutoCAD® 2021: Beyond the Basics guide is not recommended for users that have completed the AutoCAD® 2021: Fundamentals guide, as content for Beyond the Basics is already covered in the Fundamentals course.

  • Access to the 2021.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide are not compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2020).
  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.