AutoCAD for Mac Essentials

Course summary
3 days
495 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: 25/10/2021 09:30 - Sheffield
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495 GBP

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Course description

AutoCAD for Mac Essentials

AutoCAD for Mac software lets you utilise the power of AutoCAD using your Mac. It is integrated with the Mac OS, so you can access familiar Mac functions. It offers Mac-specific features including a specialised interface, coverflow  navigation and multi-touch gestures.

AutoCAD for Mac Essentials training with Armada provides a thorough grounding for beginners. On completion, you will be able to use AutoCAD for Mac to create high quality, accurate 2D layouts and designs.

The AutoCAD for Mac drawing techniques taught are generic, relevant to all industries. You will be able to apply them to whatever you’re going to be doing in the application. Our trainers draw on exercises from a variety of disciplines.

Armada is a long-standing Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC). Our AutoCAD for Mac courses are accredited by Autodesk, a

nd are hosted by expert trainers with a wealth of professional experience and knowledge of using AutoCAD in their career.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to AutoCAD for Mac, and CAD in general.
  • Self-taught AutoCAD for Mac users who want to learn correct techniques.
  • Users switching to AutoCAD for Mac from a different CAD tool.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate from Autodesk, confirming successful completion of an Autodesk-accredited training course. 

Course information

All scheduled AutoCAD courses at Armada runs from 9:30am-4:30pm each day.

Refreshments are provided. 

AutoCAD information

Training is based on the most recent version of AutoCAD for Mac, but is relevant to all recent versions. 

Training Course Content

A typical 3day course covers the following course content:

Creating basic objects

  • Working with lines
  • Working with arcs
  • Working with polylines
  • Using grips
  • Using object snaps
  • Using object snap tracking
  • Using polar tracking

Saving your work

  • Auto-backups
  • Other file formats, DXF, etc.
  • Disaster recovery

Accurate object creation

  • Working with units
  • Dynamic input
  • Using Inquiry commands
  • Using measurement tools to find length, area, etc.

Object viewing

  • Zooming techniques
  • Panning techniques

Manipulating objects

  • Selecting objects in the drawing
  • Noun/verb selection
  • Using Quick Select
  • Moving objects
  • Copying objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Mirroring objects
  • Arraying objects
  • Scaling objects

Altering objects

  • Trimming and extending objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel and offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Filleting corners between two objects
  • Chamfering corners between two objects
  • Stretching objects

Drawing organisation

  • Using layers
  • Changing object properties
  • Matching object properties
  • Using the properties palette
  • Using linetypes

Working with layouts

  • Using page setups
  • Using layouts
  • Scaling drawing views

Annotating the drawing

  • Creating multiline text
  • Creating single line text
  • Using text styles
  • Editing text


  • Creating dimensions
  • Using dimension styles
  • Editing dimensions
  • Using multileaders

Hatching objects

  • Hatching objects
  • Editing hatch objects

Working with reusable content

  • Creating and inserting blocks and symbols
  • Editing blocks and symbols
  • Using tool palettes
  • Working with groups

Layouts and paper space

  • Understanding model space and paper space
  • Creating layouts
  • Creating and using viewports
  • Setting viewport scales

Plotting your drawings

  • Plotting drawings
  • PDF output
  • Multiple sheet drawings
  • Using Plotstyles

Drawing templates

  • Creating drawing templates
  • Using drawing templates

One AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD toolsets
  • AutoCAD web app
  • AutoCAD mobile app

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

Continuing Studies

Following this course, we offer AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate and AutoCAD for Mac 3D training courses. We offer a training bundle where you can attend all three courses for discounted bundle amount. 

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