AutoCAD Introduction

2 Day Course
Hands On

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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.

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Creating a simple drawing (3 topics)

  • Getting started with AutoCAD
  • Basic drawing and editing commands
  • Open and partial opening of existing drawings

Precision drawing (3 topics)

  • Drawing precision in AutoCAD
  • Using the Dashboard
  • Editing your drawing

Organisation and setup (3 topics)

  • Organising your drawings with layers
  • Two or more object types
  • Relative co-ordinates

Creating more complex objects (4 topics)

  • Advanced editing commands
  • Duplication commands
  • Inserting blocks
  • Using layers and the Layer Properties Manager

Preparing to print (2 topics)

  • Setting up a layout
  • Printing your drawing

Annotating your drawing (4 topics)

  • Text
  • Hatching
  • Adding dimensions
  • Using Annotation objects

Productivity tools (2 topics)

  • Selection sets
  • Accurate positioning

Plotting (4 topics)

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

Selection sets (4 topics)

  • Creating and organising blocks
  • Drawing setup and utilities
  • Creating templates
  • Advanced viewing tools

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