I frequently hear people asking the following: How to learn AutoCAD? In this post, we are going to visit the ways you can take while self-teaching yourself AutoCAD.
How to learn AutoCAD basics from AutoDesk
Autodesk has created a map to guide beginners on their learning journey and they have highlighted the major points you should consider while learning to use this software. The website is based on a clickable map (picture below) that actually helps you understand and access the content related to every point by simply clicking on parts of the image represented by in the picture below.
If you are an absolute beginner, the smartest way to start will be to learn about AutoCAD-environment and the vocabulary used while drafting in AutoCAD before fully diving into tutorials.
How to learn AutoCAD basics from Tutorial45
Here at RelaxSoftwareSolutions, the way we are going about this is complementary to the method above. We are providing a set of 21 exercises that will help you learn AutoCAD commands and how to make use of them. Learning by solving a problem is the way to go according to a specialist, and we are taking it to a whole new level.
In each session, we are giving you the opportunity to visit the command before applying it.
But all depend on how you learn best. Here is the series: AutoCAD tutorial in 21 days
what other people say
Download CAD free trial, hit F1 with questions. Read all you want, but unless you actually put all those commands, options, lisps, shortcuts, dimensions, lines, extrusions, arrays etc to use, you aren’t going to remember any of it.
AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press Donnie Gladfelter.
Good luck. You’re doomed… Seriously, though, why not take a class? If this is not an option, try CADLearning.com
I find that even after years of using it. I still learn commands that change everything about how I work. (my recent favorites are REGION and UNION)
Maybe once you get your bearings. Make a point of learning a new command every week or so. Most of them will not be very useful, but the odd one will make you angry that you didn’t know about it sooner.
I learned completely on my own back on release 8 by redrawing some custom blue prints of a house my sister was building. Then I learned drafting in a technical highschool.
Get the Autocad Bible. It’s always been a good book.
Ellen Finkelstein AutoCAD Bible. I learned it in a month and got a job because of it. It has very straightforward lessons and concepts