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AutoCAD Essentials Course

Benchmarq Training
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2 days
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AutoCAD Essentials Course - Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre

During this 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:

  • Navigate through the AutoCAD user interfaceautocad-courses
  • 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

Public training course not for you? 
Many of our clients have particular training requirements that go beyond what we cover on our public training courses. But the good news is we can run tailored deep dive sessions focused around your workflow and specific areas that you want to learn more about. Bespoke courses can be run at either our training suite or at your premises, attendees can either use their own computers or we have a mobile training suite and can tutor up to 6 delegates per session.

If you're interested in booking a public or bespoke training course then please do get in touch for more information.

Why Choose Benchmarq Training?

  • Affordable courses with option for individuals to pay by instalments
  • 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
  • Lunch and refreshments provided throughout course


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 listed below. For a bespoke course, the agenda can be adjusted to suit your requirements.

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™

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Benchmarq Training

Benchmarq Ltd

With over 10 years experience, Benchmarq Training has gained a reputation for offering the highest quality, certified training courses for both organisations and individuals. Working with a broad range of large and small organisations, Benchmarq assists hundreds of students every...

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Jury's Inn Croydon
Wellesley Road
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The trainer was great, very approachable, very knowledgeable and a brilliant teacher. Really enjoyed the course.
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