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AutoCAD : Introduction

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Two Day Course


AutoCAD is the 2D drafting and 3D design application used by architects, engineers, facilities planners, designers and professional 3D visualisers.

This intensive, accelerated hands-on course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to get up and running quickly and easily.

Success with AutoCAD begins with a solid foundation in the basics and this course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of AutoCAD.

We teach on Mac computers here at our training centre, however, if you would like to be trained on PCs we can arrange for the training to be delivered at your premises.

You need no previous AutoCAD experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction

    AutoCAD fundamentals

    Creating a simple drawing
    • Navigating the workspace
    • Basic drawing and editing commands
    • Open and partial opening of existing drawings

    Setting up your project
    • Organising your drawings with layers
    • Relative co-ordinates

    Creating simple drawings
    • Inputting data
    • Using Object Snaps
    • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    • Inputting units

    Editing and altering objects
    • Working with the editing tools
    • Creating new objects from existing objects
    • Changing an object’s position
    • Editing the size of an object
  • Organising your drawing
    • Using the Properties palette
    • Using Linetypes
    • Using Inquiry Commands

    Annotating your drawing
    • Working with Single Line and Multiline text
    • Hatching
    • Adding dimensions
    • Using Annotation objects

    Productivity tools
    • Selection sets
    • Accurate positioning

    • Configuring a plot source
    • Plot scales
    • Plotting from model space

    Selection sets
    • Creating and organising blocks
    • Working with DesignCenter
    • Drawing setup and utilities
    • Creating templates
    • Advanced viewing tools

    Questions and answers
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The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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