AutoCAD Essentials for beginnersArmada
AutoCAD Essentials for beginners
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Zooming techniques
- Panning techniques
- Selecting objects in the drawing
- Noun/verb selection
- Using Quick Select
- Moving objects
- Copying objects
- Rotating objects
- Mirroring objects
- Arraying objects
- Scaling 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
- 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
- Creating dimensions
- Using dimension styles
- Editing dimensions
- Using multileaders
- 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
- Creating drawing templates
- Using drawing templates
- 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
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.
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.
Following AutoCAD Essentials, we also offer AutoCAD Intermediate and AutoCAD 3D training.
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