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AutoCAD Essentials - Live Online Training

Armada
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3 days
395 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

AutoCAD Essentials - Live Online Training

This AutoCAD Essentials course provides beginners and new AutoCAD users 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. Armada's expert trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice these techniques taught.

The Armada approach to live online training  

You participate in the same AutoCAD course as in-class delegates, and we do everything possible to make your experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom…

  • Your course is Autodesk-accredited, hosted by an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) with vast experience of using AutoCAD professionally.
  • You can see and hear our trainer, the other delegates and our trainer’s screen.
  • Our trainer and the other delegates can see you (via your webcam) and hear you.
  • We’ll post you a printed AutoCAD training guide, and make the course files and resources available for you to download.
  • Your training is hands-on: you’ll practice and carry out exercises throughout.
  • If you don’t have access to AutoCAD, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • If you need assistance, you can share your screen with our trainer, and pass control to them.
  • Should you want to send a private message to your trainer, you can do so using chat.
  • You’ll receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an Autodesk-accredited AutoCAD course. Click here to see a sample of the certificate you receive.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

If you are unsure on the hardware set-up for online training, one of the Armada team will be more than happy to guide you through the best way to set this up.

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 AutoCAD drawings that are precise, detailed and visually appealing.

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
Online delegates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, and have access to a computer to use throughout the training.

No prior general CAD or AutoCAD knowledge is necessary.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Autodesk e-certificate

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our 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 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 going to be using AutoCAD for Mac - please see our AutoCAD for Mac Essentials course 

Training Course Content

Our 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

Course delivery details

Armada uses Zoom as our platform of choice for online AutoCAD training. 

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, provided to each delegate ahead of the training.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings.

Delegates are also entitled to 30 days' after-course support via email.

Continuing Studies

Following AutoCAD Essentials, we also offer AutoCAD Intermediate and AutoCAD 3D training. These courses are all available as live online training, or you can attend in-person at one of our 6 UK centres. 

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Armada

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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 61 reviews.

Zoe P
Rod was really patient and helpful. He made the course enjoyable and I feel like I've got the maximum possible from it. Thanks Rod!
Gabriel J
Excellent teacher with a great experience and know how to transfer the knowledge to the students. I'm very happy with this course an I'll recommend to my colleagues.
John Luke M
Overall a great course which I will use in my day-to-day working life. Philip Madeley was a great tutor and the course ran smoothly. I would recommend this as a course to do
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