AutoCAD Advanced

The course introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of the AutoCAD software building on knowledge gained in the Essentials Course.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 5400
Including VAT

Course Overview


This course introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of AutoCAD software. This is done by teaching you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.

Features & Benefits

  • This is a recognized Autodesk course and a preparation course for the AutoCAD ACU or ACP exam certification.
  • The CAD Corporation (Pty) Ltd is a registered Autodesk Training Provider.
  • Get 12 months access to your course via our myWay Learning Platform that includes video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or
  • Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.
  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.
  • AutoCAD is used by architects, engineers and designers.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach beginner users who want to learn more about AutoCAD software.


  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Completion of the AutoCAD Essentials course or equivalent experience using the AutoCAD software
  • Experience with drafting and design principles

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


Upon completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Module 1: Efficient Use of AutoCAD
  • Create a custom workspace
  • Effective use of the keyboard
  • Working with objects
  • Working in multiple drawings
  • Advanced use of grips
  • Efficient use of layer tools
Module 2: Accurate Positioning
  • Co-ordinate entry
  • Cartesian and polar coordinates
  • Enter co-ordinates using dynamic Input
  • Display coordinates on the status bar
  • How to draw using relative coordinates
  • Locating points with tracking
  • Temporary tracking point
  • Construction lines and rays
Module 3: Working with Parameters
  • Use constraints with blocks and Xrefs
  • Remove or relax constraints
  • Geometric constraints
  • Dimensional constraints
  • Dynamic blocks
Module 4: Blocks
  • Creating blocks
  • Blocks and layers
  • Wblocks
  • Edit block in place
  • Editing blocks using the block editor
  • Editing block names
Module 5: Module 5: Practical Blocks Examples
Module 6: Module 6: Template Creation
  • Drawing standards
  • Drawing units
  • Drawing limits
  • Creating new layers
  • The Layer Properties Manager
  • Linetypes
  • Saving templates
Module 7: Advanced Layouts
  • Creating and using named view
  • Advanced viewport options
  • Viewport clipping
  • Viewport layer overrides
  • Modify layer properties in a viewport
  • Additional annotative scale options
  • Modifying annotative object scales
Module 8: Creating New Styles
  • Creating new text styles
  • Creating new dimensionstyles
  • Creating dimensionsub-styles
  • Creating new multileader styles
Module 9: Practical Examples – Drawings
Module 10: Working with External References
  • Working with references
  • Change reference paths in multiple drawings
  • Manipulating references
  • Edit Xref in-place
  • Clip Xref
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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