Professional | ~55 min.

2D Mechanical Design and Drafting

Course | Outcomes and capabilities
While the biggest portion of design and innovation takes place in 3D space, there is still a place for 2D. In this section we discuss 2D and how to be more productive with main design and documentation workflows by leveraging some of the tools you already have access to, specifically AutoCAD and its toolsets.

While the biggest portion of design and innovation takes place in 3D space, there is still a place for 2D. In this section we discuss 2D and how to be more productive with main design and documentation workflows by leveraging some of the tools you already have access to, specifically AutoCAD and its toolsets.

Course modules

~15 min.
Maximizing productivity of 2D design with AutoCAD Mechanical
Module

This module focuses on geometry and object creation for your future 2D designs including the differences vs. AutoCAD, objects vs. lines, component generators and other powerful tools that can significantly speed up your design process.

~15 min.
Accelerate 2D drawing annotation with AutoCAD Mechanical
Module

This module focuses on the annotation of 2D drawings, including power dimensioning, layer and part list management.

~15 min.
Digitize and reuse your old drawings with Raster Design
Module

The focus of this module is on digitizing your paper drawings and blueprints. You will learn how to reuse your old paper drawings to produce vector files, DWGs, and even 3D models.

~10 min.
Annotation of 3D data in AutoCAD
Module

In this module, you will learn how to annotate any 3D model in AutoCAD. You may need it when your company uses 3D design software as the main research and development tool, but the creation of drawings is performed in AutoCAD or one of its toolsets such as AutoCAD Mechanical.