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AutoCAD Beginners Course

Benchmarq Training
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Language: English
Location: Billinghurst, Newark-on-Trent
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course description


2 Day AutoCAD Beginners Course - Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre

During this interactive two-day course you will learn all of the fundamentals of the latest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

We are an Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre. Our trainers are Autodesk Certified Instructors and AutoCAD Certified Professionals.

By the end of the course you will be able to:autocad-beginner-course

  • Navigate through the AutoCAD user interface
  • Use the AutoCAD drafting tools to develop precise technical drawings
  • Edit and revise existing drawings
  • Create and deliver detailed design drawings in a visually impressive way
  • Set up drawings for printing/plotting or transmitting via email

Why Choose Benchmarq Training?

  • Affordable courses
  • Modern training centres with excellent transport links
  • Certified Instructors and Autodesk Professionals
  • Every course is designed and taught by industry experts
  • Industry recognised certification
  • Receive an AutoCAD text book and shortcuts guide at the end of the course at no extra cost
  • Superb customer service and support


Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for beginners to AutoCAD or for those who haven't used the software for a while. 

No previous AutoCAD experience is necessary. A general working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Autodesk Attendance Certificate, awarded by Autodesk and Prodigy Learning. 


Training Course Content

The agenda will cover the following topics:

Day 1
Understanding the AutoCAD environment
Navigating the User interface
Working with files
Creating new workspaces
Model space / Layout space
Setting drawing scales
AutoCAD setup (Options)
Working with Viewports
Using Object Snaps
Using Object Snap Tracking
Working with Units
Selecting Objects in the Drawing
Customising the CUI

How to use the Draw Tools
Drawing lines, polylines, polygons, rectangles, circles, ellipses etc.
Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
Using Linetypes Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry Creating Object Patterns

How to use the Modify Tools
Move, Copy, Erase etc.
Changing an Object’s Size
Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
Changing the Angle of an Object’s Position
Applying fillets to two Objects
Changing an objects properties
Changing Object Properties
Matching Object Properties
Using the Properties Palette

Layer Management
Layer Properties Manager
Layer groups and filters etc

Day 2
Creating & editing blocks
Adding attributes

Annotative Scaling
Creating Multiline Text
Creating Single Line Text
Using Text Styles
Editing Text

Creating Dimensions
Using Dimension Styles
Editing Dimensions
Using Multileaders

External References (Xrefs)
Understanding and using Xrefs

Plotting drawings
Export to PDF Batch Plot
Toolpalettes Data Linking – linking spreadsheet data to tables in the drawing
Working with DesignCenter™


Course fees include an AutoCAD text book, AutoCAD shortcuts guides, refreshments and lunch.

About provider


Established in 2005, Benchmarq Ltd are an Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre with training centres in Billingshurst, West Sussex and Newark, Nottinghamshire.  Benchmarq's trainers are Autodesk Certified Professionals and Certified Instructors, ensuring you receive the best possible training on Autodesk software...

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Benchmarq Training

9 Laura House
RH14 9NZ Billingshurst West Sussex

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Peter   |   04/07/2017
Do you know - it was one of the best courses I've been on. The class size was about right, trainer fully engaged and clearly expert, plenty of time, relaxed, decent equipment and space, spot on environment for learning.
Graham   |   18/05/2017
I think the course was extremely well balanced, Andy was a great instructor and explained things thoroughly and in a very understandable way.
Robin   |   18/05/2017
Great course, Andy was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.