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AutoCAD Levels 1 & 2 Combined

CAD Bureau Southern Limited
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5 days
999 GBP excl. VAT
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AutoCAD Levels 1 & 2 Combined

Course description

AutoCAD Levels 1 & 2 Combined

AutoCAD Level 1 Beginners is a 3 day hands-on practical course that will teach the student the commands and skills to be able to create 2D drawings in AutoCAD, to a reasonable standard. The course covers over 200 commands, concepts and settings, all of which are covered in the 530 page manual. The manual also includes exercises and projects which can be used as practice once the course is completed.

AutoCAD Level 2 Intermediate is a 2 day hands-on practical course that will teach the student more sophisticated commands and techniques to be able to build on their 2D AutoCAD skills. The course covers over 200 commands, concepts and settings, all of which are covered in the 370 page manual. The manual also includes exercises and projects which can be used as practice once the course is completed.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Everything we do is authorised by Autodesk—the authors of AutoCAD Software. Included in the price of your course will be:-

  • An Autodesk Official Training Manual with practical exercises and supporting AutoCAD files/examples.
  • An e-certificate in pdf format direct from Autodesk confirming successful completion of an Accredited AutoCAD Course.
  • The instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) with many years experience

Training Course Content

Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • User Interface, Working with Commands, Drawing Files

Basic Drawing & Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines, Erasing Objects, Drawing Rectangles & Circles, Undo & Redo

Drawing Precision

  • Object Snaps, Polar Tracking, Object Snap Tracking, Snap & Grid

Making Changes in Your Drawing

  • Selecting, Moving & Copying Objects, Rotating, Scaling & Mirroring Objects, Editing with Grips

Organising with Layers

  • New Drawings with Templates, Layers & Layer States, Changing an Objects Layer

Advanced Object Types

  • Drawing Arcs, Drawing & Editing Polylines, Drawing Polygons & Ellipses.

Getting Information from Your Drawing

  • Object Properties, Measuring Objects

Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending, Stretching Objects, Fillets & Chamfers, Offsetting Objects, Creating Arrays of Objects

Inserting Blocks

  • What Are Blocks?, Inserting Blocks, Working with Dynamic Blocks, Inserting Blocks from Design Centre & Content Explorer.

Setting Up a Layout

  • Printing Concepts, Working in Layouts, Copying Layouts, Creating Layout Viewports, Guidelines for Layouts

Printing Your Drawing

  • Printing Layouts, Printing from Model Tab


  • Working with Annotations, Adding Text, Modifying & Formatting Multiline Text, Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing, Creating & Modifying Tables.


  • Creating & Editing Hatching

Adding Dimensions

  • Dimensioning Concepts, Adding Linear Dimensions, Adding Radial & Angular Dimensions, Editing Dimensions

Working Effectively with AutoCAD

  • Customizing Work Spaces, Further Object Selection, Methods & Shortcuts, Specific Copy & Paste Options, Advanced Layer & Snap Tool

Accurate Positioning

  • Ray, Point, Point Styles, Divide & Measure.

Parametric Drawing

  • Geometrical & Dimensional Constraints

Working with Blocks

  • Create & Edit Blocks, Purge Command, Setting Up & Customizing Tool Palettes

Creating Templates

  • Setting Up Templates & their Constituent Items

Annotation Styles

  • Create Text Styles, Dimension Styles & Multileader Styles

Advanced Layout

  • Additional Layout Names & Saved Views, Customized Viewports & Overrides

External References

  • Attaching, Modifying & Working with External References (XREFS)

Optional Topics

Tools & Commands

  • Additional / Non-specific Tools & Commands

Advanced Text Objects

  • Fields, Annotation Scale Overview & Controlling the Draw Order

Working with Tables

  • Linked Tables & Creating Table Styles

Dynamic Blocks

  • Working with & Creating Dynamic Blocks


  • Editing, Defining, Redefining & Extracting Attributes

System Setup

  • Options Dialogue Box, System Variables, Dynamic Input Settings, Drawing Utilities, Managing Plotters & Plot Styles

System Setup

  • Why Customise & What Can be Customised, Creating a Custom Workspace

System Setup

  • Customising the User-Interface (UI), Ribbon, Quick-Access Toolbar, Menus, Custom Toolbars & Keyboard Shortcuts

Macros & Custom Routines (Not LT)

  • Custom Commands & Macros, Running Scripts, Action Recorder & Editing Action Macros, Loading Custom Routines

Additional (Time Permitting)

Sheet Sets

  • Sheet Sets are NOT included in the course due to time constraints but ARE included in the training manual

Introduction To Sheet Sets

  • Overview, Creating Sheet Sets, Creating Sheets, Adding Views and Importing Layouts

Publishing & Customising Sheet Sets

  • Transmitting & Archiving, Publishing, Customising & Custom Blocks

Course delivery details

Sessions run from 9:15am to 4:30pm

Why choose CAD Bureau Southern Limited

Autodesk Authorised Training Centre with over 35 years CAD experience

All courses taught by an Autodesk Gold Certified Instructor

We have trained thousands of people with a consistent approval rating of over 95%

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About provider

Established in 1998, CAD Bureau Southern are an official Autodesk Training Centre (ATC), Academic Partner (AAP) and Learning Partner (ALP) providing numerous Autodesk Software courses for the complete beginner to advanced user. CAD Bureau Southern can offer courses not only...

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CAD Bureau Southern Limited

Suite 7, Colchester Business Centre
1 George Williams Way
CO1 2JS Colchester Essex

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

Enrico D. V.
Excellent course and amazing experience love it
Martin H.
Really useful course and will help improve my AutoCAD use
Liam C.
Steven was a very good tutor. He explained everything that was required and answered all of our various questions which helped us all greatly. Highly recommend this course.
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