AutoCAD LT - The Complete Guide

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD LT features and capabilities, covering sketching, layers, dimension styles, blocks, and more.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 40 Hours

What you'll learn

  • New for AutoCAD
  • Introduction to AutoCAD LT
  • Starting with Sketching
  • Working with Drawing Aids
  • Editing Sketched Objects
  • Layers
  • Editing Sketched Objects II
  • Creating Text and Tables
  • Dimensioning and Detailing Your Drawings
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Dimension Styles
  • Adding Constraints to Sketches
  • Hatching Drawings
  • Paper Space
  • Plotting and Publishing Drawings
  • Template Drawings
  • Working with Blocks
  • AutoCAD Sheet Sets
  • Collaboration with AutoCAD

Course Description

AutoCAD LT The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD features and capabilities. This course covers the Sketching, Layers, Dimension Styles, and Blocks.

Autodesk AutoCAD LT is a powerful CAD software helping professionals create 2D drawings faster and with more precision. Its simplified 2D drafting allows teams to work more efficiently by sharing drawings across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

Autodesk Certification Objectives: The “!” Symbol indicates an Autodesk Certification Exam Objective.  Focus on these areas to prepare for your certification exam.

Course Outline

AutoCAD LT Course Outline

New for AutoCAD

  • General Updates
  • Drawing Compare
  • Layer Enhancements
  • Shared Views
  • Enhancements to View and Viewports

Introduction to AutoCAD LT

  • Introduction to AutoCAD LT
  • Getting Started with AutoCAD LT

Starting with Sketching

  • Drawing Lines
  • Creating Other 2D Objects
  • AutoCAD Polylines
  • Adding Points

Working with Drawing Aids

  • Drawing Aids
  • More Drawing Aids

Editing Sketched Objects

  • Editing Sketched Objects
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Separating and Joining Sketched Objects
  • More Editing Tools


  • Working with Layers
  • Layer Tools

Editing Sketched Objects II

  • Object Properties
  • Utilizing Grips

Creating Text and Tables

  • Annotative Objects
  • Creating Text
  • Using Tables
  • More Text Tools

Dimensioning and Detailing Your Drawings

  • Dimensioning
  • More Dimensioning
  • Working with True Associative Dimensions
  • Adding Leaders

Editing Dimensions

  • Editing Dimensions I
  • Editing Dimensions II

Dimension Styles

  • Dimension Styles

Hatching Drawings

  • Hatching Basics
  • Modifying Hatch Properties

Paper Space

  • Paper Space Layouts
  • Adding Viewports
  • Working with Viewports
  • Layout Tools

Plotting and Publishing Drawings

  • Plotting Drawings In AutoCAD
  • Plot Styles and Page Setups

Template Drawings

  • Templates

Working with Blocks

  • Working with Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Changing Blocks

AutoCAD Sheet Sets

  • An Introduction to Sheet Sets

Collaboration with AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD in the Cloud
  • Shared Views
  • Publishing to Other File Types

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

Certification Objectives

AutoCAD Certified Professional Roadmap


  • Draw lines and rectangles
  • Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons
  • DRAW WITH ACCURACY Use object-snap tracking
  • Use Coordinate Systems
  • Make isometric drawings


  • Move and copy objects
  • Rotate and scale objects
  • Create and use arrays
  • Trim and extend objects
  • Offset and mirror objects
  • Use grip editing
  • Fillet and chamfer objects


  • Draw and edit polylines
  • Blend between objects with splines
  • Apply hatches and gradients


  • Change object properties
  • Alter layer assignments for objects
  • Control layer visibility
  • Assign properties by object or layer
  • Manage layer properties


  • Work with blocks
  • Manage block attributes
  • Reference external drawings and images


  • Add and modify text
  • Use dimensions
  • Add and modify multileaders
  • Create and assign annotative styles
  • Use tables


  • Create layouts
  • Use viewports
  • Set printing and plotting options

About the Author

Mike Thomas spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he delivered countless hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. He was very fortunate to be able to help solve many issues with Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault.

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