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AutoCAD Essentials for beginners

Armada
Course summary
3 days
495 GBP excl. VAT
English
Professional Training
Next available date: 29/06/2020 09:30 - Milton Keynes
Course Dates
Milton Keynes
29/06/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP
27/07/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP
Reading
06/07/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP
03/08/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP
Birmingham
13/07/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP
03/08/2020 09:30  (English)
495 GBP

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 software, teaching delegates the key commands and techniques for producing high quality, accurate 2D 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)

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

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Training venue

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

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

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

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 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.

AutoCAD certification

Autodesk offers a program of professional certification for which Armada is an authorised Autodesk Certification Centre (ACC). All delegates attending AutoCAD Essentials training at Armada are eligible to take an exam, either at the end of their course or on a later date, in order to gain 'Autodesk-certified' status for AutoCAD.

Training Course Content

This 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

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses

Over 700 delegates attended our AutoCAD courses in 2019

4.9 Star Google Review rating

Expenses

Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, refreshments and a buffet 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.

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Continuing Studies

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

About provider

Armada has been hosting training courses for professionals for over 15 years. We specialise in: CAD design, covering applications including AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion 360, 3ds Max and SketchUp. Creative, video and animation training, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects...


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Contact info

Armada

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

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Reviews

Average rating 4.9

Based on 17 reviews

Stephen J
(5)
Very good course, excellently presented.
Mykle A
(5)
Very good Instructor. Highly skilled and very knowledgeable.
Osayamhen
(4)
I enjoyed learning from someone with a depth of experience
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Course rating
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