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AutoCAD : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Overview

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

This intensive, hands-on course is designed to provide you with the essential skills needed to produce, edit and print your projects. The knowledge and skills acquired will get you 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 Essentials

    Understanding the interface and working with commands
    • User interface
    • Command line and dynamic input
    • Creating new drawings
    • Using templates
    • Automatic saving
    • Navigation tools

    Drawing basic and complex drawings
    • Input methods
    • Drawing with basic objects such as line, circle, ellipse, arc and more
    • Using more advanced objects like polyline, spline and more
    • Working with symmetry in your design

    Refining your drawing
    • Using a set of tools to refine and detail to your drawing: fillet, chamfer, trim, extend and more
    • Copying objects within your drawing and to other drawings
    • Create new objects from existing ones
    • Copy objects in a pattern "array" rectangular, polar or path

    Working with precision
    • Using objects snaps for accuracy
    • Tracing over a grid
    • Snap to specific angles
    • Snap filters
    • Drawing straight lines with no effort

    Reusable content
    • Working with reusable content (blocks)
    • Create a block from scratch
    • Insert and edit blocks
    • Create block libraries
    • Download and use block libraries
    • Create templates
  • Manipulate objects
    • Using a set of tools to help you lay out parts of your drawing the way you want
    • Moving objects
    • Aligning objects
    • Rotating and scaling
    • Adjust your drawing with the stretch command

    Organising your project
    • Working efficiently with layers
    • Using the layer properties manager
    • Create new layers and edit existing ones
    • Hiding layers per viewport

    Annotations
    • Add dimensions to your drawings
    • Add text to your drawings
    • Add multi-leaders to your drawings
    • Working and adjusting dimension, text and multileader styles
    • Understanding annotation scales


    Printing your project
    • Setting up the paper space
    • Using templates
    • Create a title block
    • Create a view of your drawing at standard scales
    • Saving your pages as PDFs

    Questions and answers
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