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AutoCAD Essentials of Customizing AutoCAD

Course Description

Course Length = 1 day

CPC PDH Credits = 7

This course is designed for the intermediate-level user of AutoCAD® who requires comprehensive training on customizing AutoCAD tool palettes and the user interface, and working with Customize User Interface file types.

Customization of tool palettes can quickly increase productivity by placing the most commonly used commands and objects in a single place. Additionally, tailoring the user interface to contain the commands, menus, and palettes that are commonly used during daily drafting tasks is another important key to improving productivity.

Hands-on exercises throughout the course demonstrate the techniques that are taught. The exercises are printed in the book and are also provided in an onscreen format that can be viewed next to AutoCAD.

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students powerful tools and techniques for tailoring the AutoCAD user interface, including the creation and management of custom tool palettes.

Course Outline

Customizing AutoCAD

  • Using Workspaces
  • Customizing the Keyboard
  • Customizing Toolbars
  • Creating Double-Click Actions
  • Customizing Menus
  • Migrating Customization Files

Custom Scripts and  Objects

  • Using Script Files
  • Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
  • Creating Custom Shapes
  • Loading Custom Applications
  • Project Exercise: Customize AutoCAD

Creating Custom Tool  Palettes

  • Tool Palettes
  • Creating Custom Tool Palettes
  • Organizing Tool Palettes

Managing Custom Tool  Palettes

  • Managing Tool Palettes
  • Sharing Tool Palettes
  • Project Exercise: Customizing Tool Palettes


It  is recommended that students have a working knowledge of:

  • The current or a previous release of AutoCAD.
  • Creating and editing basic AutoCAD objects.
  • Microsoft® Windows

Course Cost

This 1-day course is $445 per person.

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this course at this time. Please Contact Us to request a new course date or view our full course schedule for similar courses.


Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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