AutoCAD Essentials

The AutoCAD Essentials course will enable you to create, modify, annotate and print a 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.
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 covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software.  You will learn the basic tools for creating and editing 2D drawings as well as learn the tools to annotate drawings by adding text, dimensions and tables.

Note: The Midrand version of this course may vary slightly in course content, but learning outcomes remain largely the same. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Features & Benefits

  • This is a recognized Autodesk course and a preparation course for the AutoCAD ACU or ACP exam certification.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or virtually.
  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.
  • AutoCAD is used by architects, engineers, interior designers, real estate developers, artists, and many more.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for users who have no experience in any AutoCAD software.


  • A working knowledge of Windows operating system
  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology

What's Included

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


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

Module1: Exploring the User Interface
  • Starting the Software
  • The Start-Up Page
  • The Drawing Interface
  • Opening New & Existing, Saving and Closing Drawings
  • Working with Commands
  • Cartesian Workspace
  • Working with the Mouse
  • Navigating in AutoCAD
 Module 2: Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
  • Drawing Lines
  • Selection Methods and Erasing Objects
  • Using the Status Bar
  • Drawing Circles
Module 3: Drawing Precision
  • Object Snaps
  • Object Snap Tracking
Module 4: Making Changes to Your Drawing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copy Objects
  • Rotate Objects
  • Scale Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips
Module 5: Advanced Objects
  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Polygons
  • Drawing an Ellipse
Module 6: Getting Information from the Drawing
  • Properties Palette
  • Quick Properties
  • Match Properties
  • Quick Select
Module 7: Measure Tools
Module 8: Advanced Editing Commands
  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretch Objects
  • Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offset Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects
Module 9: Understanding Layers
  • Working with Layers
  • Properties Panel
  • Linetype Scale
Module 10: Block Elements
  • Inserting Blocks
Module 11: Text
  • What is Annotation
  • Multiline Text
Module 12: Hatching
  • Creating Hatches
  • Editing Hatches
Module 13: Dimensions
  • Adding Dimensions to the Drawing
  • Editing Dimensions
Module 14: Layouts and Printing
  • Model and Paper Space
  • Printing
  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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