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
24/06/2024
+-08.30 am
Course Location
Online
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Course Price
R 4500
Including VAT

Course Overview

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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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
  • Using basic drawing, editing and viewing tools
  • Organizing drawing objects on layers
  • Using reusable symbols (blocks)
  • Preparing a layout to be plotted
  • Adding text, hatching and dimensions

Who Should Attend?

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

Pre-requisites

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

What's Included

e-Manual
Software Trial
Certificate
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details

Qualifications

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

Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Starting the Software
  • User Interface
  • Working with Commands
  • Cartesian Workspace
  • Opening an Existing Drawing File
  • Viewing Your Drawing
  • Saving Your Work
Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
  • Drawing Lines
  • Erasing Objects
  • Drawing Vertical & Horizontal Lines
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circles
  • Undo and Redo Actions
Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing
  • Create a Simple Drawing
  • Create Simple Shapes
Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
  • Using Running Object Snaps
  • Using Object Snap Overrides
  • Polar Tracking at Angles
  • Object Snap Tracking
  • Drawing with Snap and Grid
Making Changes in Your Drawing
  • Selecting Objects for Editing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips
Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
  • Creating New Drawings with Templates
  • What are Layers?
  • Layer States
  • Changing an Object’s Layer
Advanced Object Types
  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Drawing Polygons
  • Drawing Ellipses
Analyzing Model and Object Properties
  • Working with Object Properties
  • Measuring Objects
Advanced Editing Commands
  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretching Objects
  • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offsetting Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects
Introduction to Blocks
  • What are Blocks?
  • Inserting Blocks using the Blocks Palette
  • Inserting Blocks using the Tool Palettes
  • Inserting Dynamic Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks using the DesignCenter
Setting Up a Layout
  • Working in Layouts
  • Creating Layouts
  • Creating Layout Viewports
  • Named Views
  • Guidelines for Layouts
Printing Your Drawing
  • Printing Concepts
  • Printing Layouts
  • Print and Plot Settings
Text
  • Working with Annotations
  • Adding Text in a Drawing
  • Modifying Multiline Text
  • Formatting Multiline Text
  • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
  • Creating Tables
  • Modifying Tables
Hatching
  • Hatching
  • Editing Hatches
Adding Dimensions
  • Dimensioning Concepts
  • Adding Linear Dimensions
  • Adding Radial and Angular Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions
  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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