AutoCAD 2D Introduction to Advanced 6 Day Course

London Software Training
Course summary
Professional Training
6 days
895 - 995 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
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Course description

AutoCAD 2D Introduction to Advanced 6 Day Course

Over 6 days training you'll learn how to create complex plans, elevations and sections and cover all the advanced tools in the AutoCAD 2D software.

Days 3 and 6 allow you to work on your personal projects or work from your current role or business, whilst also developing your portfolio.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is for those looking to produce advanced 2D plans, elevations and sections, as well as understanding all key tools in AutoCAD 2D.

The course is perfect for complete beginners or those with a little experience in the software who would like to apply for CAD roles or take their business and career to the next level.

Training Course Content


  • Navigating the working environment
  • Working with files
  • Displaying objects

Creating basic drawings

  • Inputting data
  • Creating basic objects
  • Using object snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
  • Using object snap tracking
  • Working with units

Manipulating objects

  • Selecting objects in the drawing
  • Changing an object’s position
  • Creating new objects from existing objects
  • Changing the angle of an object’s position
  • Creating a mirror image of existing objects
  • Creating object patterns
  • Changing an object’s size

Drawing organisation and&;inquiry commands

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

Altering objects

  • Trimming and&;extending objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel and&;offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Breaking an object into two objects
  • Applying a radius corner to two objects
  • Creating an angled corner between two objects
  • Changing part of an object’s shape

Layouts and viewports

  • Using layouts
  • Creating layouts
  • Modifying layouts and using page setups
  • Using viewports
  • Creating layout viewports
  • Working with layout viewports
  • Controlling object visibility in layout viewports

Annotating a drawing

  • Creating multi-line 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

  • Using blocks
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Using tool palettes

Creating additional drawing objects

  • Working with polylines
  • Creating splines
  • Creating ellipses
  • Using tables

Plotting your drawings

  • Using page setups
  • Working with plotter configuration files
  • Creating and applying
  • Plotting drawings
  • Plot style tables
  • Publishing drawings

Creating drawing templates

  • Using drawing templates

Drawing objects

  • Creating and editing multi-lines
  • Creating revision clouds
  • Wipeout objects
  • Boundaries
  • Regions

Manipulating objects and data

  • Selecting objects with quick select
  • Purging objects
  • Working with point objects
  • Dividing and measuring objects
  • Using QuickCalc for performing calculations

Template drawing creation

  • Creating drawing templates

Dimensioning and Annotation

  • Introduction to annotation scaling
  • Controlling annotation scale
  • Working with text
  • Using multi-leaders
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating center marks
  • Creating ordinate dimensions
  • Creating geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Working with dimension sub-styles and overrides

Reusable content

  • Using design center
  • Creating custom tool palettes
  • Organising tool palettes
  • Sharing tool palettes
  • Using external references
  • Managing external references
  • Referencing non-native file types

Blocks and attributes

  • Working with blocks
  • Creating attributes
  • Editing attributes

Dynamic blocks

  • Using dynamic blocks
  • Adding parameters to dynamic blocks
  • Adding actions to dynamic blocks
  • Using parameter sets
  • Creating dynamic blocks

Layer management and best practices

  • Working with layer filters
  • Using the layer states manager
  • Using layer standards

Introduction to sheet sets

  • Creating sheet sets
  • Working with sheet sets
  • Setting sheet set properties
  • Using fields in sheet sets
  • Using attributes in sheet sets
  • Publishing
  • Transmitting and archiving sheet sets

Working with tables

  • Working with table styles
  • Creating and editing tables
  • Creating advanced tables
  • Extracting attributes to tables
  • Exporting and&;importing tables
  • Creating tables linked to external data

Course delivery details

London Software Training courses are delivered live online and in-classroom, offering you the option to attend from the comfort of your home or at our training studio in Hackney, East London.

Live online training enables you to:

  • See the lecturer's live screen - guiding you step by step
  • Share your live screen with the lecturer who can offer immediate help and feedback
  • Speak with other students, as you would in a classroom setting

We provide a link to download the free software trial 2 days before your training (trials are free for 30 days). Closer to your training, we will send a link to join the online training.

On this 6 day course (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday + Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) you'll learn AutoCAD 2D introduction to intermediate skills on the first three days, followed by learning AutoCAD 2D intermediate to advanced skills on the last 3 days.


Your course price includes:

  • Free group course re-take within 18 months
  • Expert teaching from practising architects, designers and software pros
  • Hands-on, practical lessons  
  • Tailoring of syllabus and work on your projects
  • Video tutorials and digital reference book for revision and development
  • London Software Training certificate of completion for your CV and LinkedIn
  • Free career guidance  

Your tutors are designers, makers and architects, as well as software pros. They will guide you on the best way to apply for design roles or set up a creative business, whilst teaching you all the key technical skills to make your CV and portfolio stand out from the crowd.

Continuing Studies

  • Experience with AutoCAD opens up many career opportunities and London Software Training offer guidance on CV and portfolio building as part of the course. You may also want to look at London Software Training’s Career Development Packages to develop your creative opportunities.

    Career paths:

    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Construction
    • Engineering
    • Landscape Design
    • Furniture Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Product Design

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Average rating 5

Based on 8 reviews.

Bethanie G
I could not recommend the AutoCAD 2d&3d course more highly! I hoped to get a basic understanding of CAD software to start building on. At first I was apprehensive that starting from ground zero with no CAD experience but the tutor Jenny made everything clear and built on each skill we learnt to make the progression seem effortless. When I finish...
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Lauren B
The staff are great and really friendly. Great teaching styles and very informative too! Highly recommend if looking to learn or update your skill-set in CAD programmes :)
Tom Corbett-W
As a complete newcomer to AutoCad, Tom was a fantastic tutor who was patient, kind and thorough. I would highly recommend Tom and Ben at London Software Training.
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