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AutoCAD Essentials

Cadassist Ltd
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3 days
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Glasgow
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London
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Manchester
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Course description

AutoCAD Essentials Training - 3-Day Open Course with Cadassist Ltd

This course is aimed towards design professionals who are new users to AutoCAD for 2D design work. Delegates will be equipped with the skills to create, edit, organise, annotate, and output 2D designs. This training is highly interactive and focuses on developing new skills through hands-on practice.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Become comfortable with the AutoCAD environment and CAD drawing scale.
  • Efficiently move around a drawing, controlling AutoCAD’s display.
  • Use AutoCAD’s drafting tools for creating 2D geometry.
  • Organise information in drawings utilising layers and blocks.
  • Annotate drawings with text and dimensions.
  • Output drawings using multiple printing and plotting options.

Suitability - Who should attend?

First time users of AutoCAD 2D and AutoCAD LT. You must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Training Course Content

The syllabus for this AutoCAD Essentials course is as follows:

Getting Started

  • Communicating with AutoCAD
  • Understanding the AutoCAD user interface
  • Getting out of trouble
  • Options for starting a drawing
  • Managing drawing files

Viewing a Drawing

  • Understanding drawing scale in AutoCAD
  • Moving around a drawing in “real time”
  • Time-saving display tools

Basic Drafting Tools

  • Using different coordinate systems in CAD
  • Using object snaps to control accuracy
  • Saving time with running osnaps
  • Your electronic T-square

Creating and Editing 2D Geometry

  • Creating lines, circles, and arcs in AutoCAD
  • Erasing, moving, copying, scaling, and rotating objects
  • Using grips for better editing

Managing Object Properties

  • Adding windows
  • Organising drawing geometry using layers
  • Working with different linetypes
  • Options for changing object properties

Basic Drawing Techniques

  • Using AutoCAD to make objects parallel, longer, repeat, or symmetrical
  • Trim unwanted segments, round object corners
  • Creating orthographic views

Saving Time with Blocks

  • Draw something once and use it many times over
  • Using a library of drawing components
  • Using components from other drawings

Drawing Annotation

  • Use single and multiline text
  • Learning dimension techniques
  • Dimensioning angles, arcs and circles
  • Quick dimensions

Working with Layouts

  • Creating sheets for plotting
  • Using viewports
  • Setting layouts to plot to scale

Improving Drawing Appearance

  • How to use hatch patterns to represent different parts or materials

Getting Your Drawings Out

  • Plotting options, controlling plotting scale

Expenses

The course is tailored to meet your requirements in terms of content, location and delivery.

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About provider

Cadassist Ltd

Cadassist is an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for Autodesk and runs accredited courses for Autodesk and other CAD software packages. Cadassist is a design and data management specialist working with some of the UK’s leading design organisations. They use their...


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Cadassist Ltd

52 Bramhall Lane, South Bramhall, Cheshire
SK7 1AH Manchester

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