AutoCAD Essentials: Foundation (Level 1)

Category: Computer Aided Design (CAD), AutoCAD

The following items are covered during the AutoCAD Essentials: Foundation (Level 1) course:

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

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Course Objectives

This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD or AutoCAD Light. No previous CAD experience is necessary, although drafting, design or engineering experience would be an advantage. During this course you will learn the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing, dimensioning, annotating and printing accurate AutoCAD drawings via face to face teaching and hands-on exercises.

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Course Contents

The subjects listed on the left are an outline. If there are any additional subjects you wish to cover, please feel free to call us prior to the course.

Training Locations

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