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AutoCAD Essentials for beginners

Armada
Course summary
Professional Training
3 days
495 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Cardiff
495 GBP
24/08/2022

Bromsgrove
495 GBP
31/08/2022

Milton Keynes
495 GBP
05/09/2022

Reading
495 GBP
07/09/2022

Course description

AutoCAD Essentials - 3-day introductory AutoCAD course for beginners in all industries.

Looking to gain skills in AutoCAD without any prior CAD knowledge?

This AutoCAD Essentials course provides beginners with a comprehensive introduction to the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software, teaching delegates the key commands and techniques for producing high quality, accurate 2D AutoCAD drawings.

AutoCAD training is hands-on and practical. Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Navigate the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT user interfaces.
  • Use the fundamental features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
  • Present 2D drawings that are precise, detailed and visually appealing.

This is an Autodesk-authorised course, run by an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) with vast experience using AutoCAD professionally. 

Self-funders can spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This AutoCAD Essentials training is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to AutoCAD and CAD drawing.
  • Users with a small amount of AutoCAD experience.
  • Users who have previously used a different CAD tool and are looking to migrate to AutoCAD.

Pre-requisites
Delegates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. No prior CAD or AutoCAD knowledge is necessary.

To find out if this course is right for you, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Autodesk e-certificate

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and the AutoCAD Essentials course is accredited by Autodesk. Delegates receive an industry recognised e-certificate from Autodesk to confirm they have attended and successfully completed an accredited AutoCAD training course.

Training venue

This AutoCAD Essentials training course is hosted at our venues in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Reading.

For our Bromsgrove courses, we offer a free daily taxi service from Bromsgrove train station to our training centre.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our centres, with lunch and refreshments included.

AutoCAD information

Training is based primarily on AutoCAD 2023. It is relevant to:

  • All recent versions of AutoCAD – 2018 and later.
  • AutoCAD LT and full AutoCAD.

If you are using AutoCAD for Mac, please see our AutoCAD for Mac Essentials course

Training Course Content

This AutoCAD Essentials course typically covers the following topics:

The AutoCAD interface

  • Features of the ribbon
  • The Application menu
  • The Quick Access toolbar
  • The command line
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Creating basic drawings

Creating basic objects

  • Working with lines
  • Working with arcs
  • Working with polylines
  • Using grips
  • Using object snaps
  • Using object snap tracking
  • Using polar tracking

Saving your work

  • Auto-backups
  • Other file formats, DXF, etc.
  • Disaster recovery

Accurate object creation

  • Working with units
  • Dynamic input
  • Using Inquiry commands
  • Using measurement tools to find length, area, etc.

Object viewing

  • Zooming techniques
  • Panning techniques

Manipulating objects

  • Selecting objects in the drawing
  • Noun/verb selection
  • Using Quick Select
  • Moving objects
  • Copying objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Mirroring objects
  • Arraying objects
  • Scaling objects

Altering objects

  • Trimming and extending objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel and offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Filleting corners between two objects
  • Chamfering corners between two objects
  • Stretching objects

Drawing organisation

  • Using layers
  • Changing object properties
  • Matching object properties
  • Using the properties palette
  • Using linetypes

Working with layouts

  • Using page setups
  • Using layouts
  • Scaling drawing views

Annotating the drawing

  • Creating multiline text
  • Creating single line text
  • Using text styles
  • Editing text

Dimensioning

  • Creating dimensions
  • Using dimension styles
  • Editing dimensions
  • Using multileaders

Hatching objects

  • Hatching objects
  • Editing hatch objects

Working with reusable content

  • Creating and inserting blocks and symbols
  • Editing blocks and symbols
  • Using tool palettes
  • Working with groups

Layouts and paper space

  • Understanding model space and paper space
  • Creating layouts
  • Creating and using viewports
  • Setting viewport scales

Plotting your drawings

  • Plotting drawings
  • PDF output
  • Multiple sheet drawings
  • Using Plotstyles

Drawing templates

  • Creating drawing templates
  • Using drawing templates

One AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD toolsets
  • AutoCAD web app
  • AutoCAD mobile app

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses

Expenses

Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, refreshments and lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings. Delegates are also entitled to 30 days' after-course support via email.

On-request training

We can also provide one-to-one training or a 'closed course' for your group at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. These can be tailored to your specific needs, taking into account delegates’ existing knowledge, and the skills gap identified.

Continuing Studies

Following AutoCAD Essentials, we also offer AutoCAD Intermediate and AutoCAD 3D training.

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Contact info

Armada

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6 West Court, Saxon Business Park
B60 4AD Bromsgrove, Birmingham

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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 53 reviews.

Ben G
Very Good course took me through every step from the beginning. Opened my eyes to what AutoCAD can provide, gave me more than a basic knowledge of the program.
Gary F
Fantastic course, content was of real use. Would highly recommend to colleagues.
Dan G
Very informative course with excellent trainer
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