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AutoCAD: Beyond the Basics

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK’s leading providers of IT training & Consultancy to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our passion is to deliver flexible, inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity to unlock your hidden potential.

Who should attend?

Following on from our AutoCAD Essentials course, our AutoCAD Beyond The Basics course is perfect for those looking to further progress and harness their skills within AutoCAD.

Prerequisites

To attend this course it is recommended that you have completed our Essentials training or have been using AutoCAD to a comfortable standard for a long time.

Delivered by platinum Autodesk approved trainers, this course will also come with an Autodesk approved certificate of attendance, an Autodesk approved manual and the confidence to use advanced AutoCAD features such as layer management, advanced text and dynamic blocks.

To find out more about our training options, please speak to one of our team today.

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

Our lead training centre is located in Birkenhead, Merseyside, where we have state of the art training facilities. We also have a number of training venues throughout the North West, covering Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Alternatively, we can come to your business bringing with us our mobile IT classroom. We can deliver this kind of training anywhere in the UK and Europe.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 17:00

Tips and Tricks

  • Improve drawing revisions with rev clouds and wipeouts
  • Create polylines boundaries to simplify area extraction
  • Use regions for complex area calculations
  • Create selection sets based on object properties
  • Reduce file size and maintain good CAD management practices by purging unreferenced objects
  • Use points to identify coordinate locations in your drawing
  • Place objects at evenly spaced intervals
  • Use QuickCalc to perform calculations or convert units.

Advanced Text

  • Understand the single interface for all text commands
  • Create text with tabs, indents, paragraph/line spacing
  • Create static and dynamic text columns
  • Make the most of AutoCAD’s spell checker
  • Create attributes with multiple lines of text

Working with Tables

  • Use AutoCAD’s table function to make your data easy to understand and share
  • Control table appearance and make global changes
  • Use formulas, auto text and blocks in your tables to automate annotation and perform calculations
  • Extract block attribute data to your table Save time and reduce errors by dynamically linking data in an Excel spreadsheet to your AutoCAD table

Blocks and Attributes

  • Create a block so it can be used in multiple drawings
  • Create an annotative blocks that are scaled by the annotative scale in a viewport
  • Attach numeric and txt information to block definitions to make it easy to track drawing data

Reusable Content

  • Reuse data from another drawing using Design Centre
  • Increase productivity by making your most frequently used tools and commands available on tool palettes – one if the most dramatic enhancements to AutoCAD in recent years
  • Easily manage large, multi-disciplinary projects using external references
  • Effectively manage your xrefs for better viewing and smaller files

Layer Management and Best Practices

  • Use Layer filters to quickly find objects you need inside of complex drawings
  • Use layer states to return to a saved configuration of layers
  • Ensure uniformity across drawings using layer standards

Working with DWF Files

Dynamic Blocks

  • Create single block to represent multiples object configurations Assign actions to specific parameters of you dynamic block, such as scale, stretch, move, rotate, flip and array

Booking

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Upcoming Courses

Below are a list of upcoming dates and locations where this course is scheduled to take place.

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