This is a list I got from a local Autocad Retailer and I have seen a list like this from I believe Autodesk. I think this list ranks somethings to high and does not include alot of stuff. Does any one else have a list like this or know where to get one ?
An Autodesk retailer has defined these CAD competency and performance standards to help employers assess prospective and current employee skill levels. Take a look and see how you rank and see which skills you may want to work on to achieve the next level.
Entry Level AutoCAD User:
1. Able to operate the CAD workstation native environment – hardware and operating system software.
2. File management, knows how to open, save, find, and copy files both on local workstation and over a network.
3. Create basic geometry using the 2D draw and modify commands.
4. Easily work with real-time pan and zoom.
5. Utilize drawing aids such as snap, ortho, and osnap.
6. Organize entities onto appropriate layers.
7. Able to determine the scales of various hardcopy output.
8. Create annotation (text and dimensions) in a professional style and size.
9. Understands page layouts, viewports, plot styles, and plotting.
10. Can use template drawings.
11. Uses inquiry commands to assure accuracy.
12. Effectively use blocks and the Design Center.
13. Able to edit with grips and selection sets.
14. Understands orthographic and multi-view projection.
15. Able to use the Help utility.
Experienced AutoCAD User:
1. Able to develop professional drawing templates.
2. Create multi-scale views on one page.
3. Know how to use trans-spatial text and dimensions.
4. Utilize object and layer filtering.
5. Globally edit entities.
6. Analyze and apply methods to accurately create complex geometry.
7. Streamline repetitive tasks.
8. Able to load and use LISP and VBA applications.
9. Use raster images and external references.
10. Create custom linetypes.
11. Use special fonts.
12. Create, use, and extract attribute data.
13. Collaborate effectively using internet tools.
14. Able to convert and use multiple unit modes and data entry modes.
15. Develop, view, and render complex 3D objects.
16. Knows command sequence and defaults by memory.
17. Import and export text and drawing entities.
18. Understands effective use of MDI (Multiple Drawing Interface) and the Design Center.
Advanced AutoCAD Mastery:
1. Able to apply the most efficient methodology to produce complex drafting projects.
2. Use of vertical AutoCAD products for specialized tasks.
3. Customize toolbars, buttons, and menus.
4. Use LISP at the command line and in basic routines.
5. Able to install and configure the AutoCAD software as well as plotting, printing, scanning, digitizing, and other related devices.
6. Able to use internet tools for support.
7. Able to troubleshoot drawings for flaws and be able to correct them.
8. Develop and apply CAD drafting standards.
1. Not necessarily the CAD drafter but one who uses CAD as an engineering tool.
2. Able to use CAD to solve design problems.
3. Uses CAD to eliminate the need for complex mathematical solutions.
4. Understands all aspects of 2D and 3D geometric construction.
5. Knows all aspects of CAD project documentation.
6. Able to collaborate in multiple media and software.