Professional Training
4.9 (34 Reviews)

AutoCAD: Essentials

SquareOne Training, In Liverpool
3 days
750 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
19 August, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
In Company
3 days
750 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
19 August, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
In Company
Leave your details so the provider can get in touch

Course description


AutoCAD Essentials

Delivered by platinum Autodesk approved trainers, our AutoCAD Essentials course guarantees you the highest quality of training available, teaching you the latest techniques and insights into AutoCAD from industry leading experts.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

19 August, 2024

  • In Company
  • Liverpool
  • English

8 October, 2024

  • In Company
  • Liverpool
  • English

4 December, 2024

  • In Company
  • Liverpool
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?


No previous experience is required and upon completion, delegates will receive an Autodesk approved certificate of attendance and Autodesk approved manual.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this training, you will be able to create, modify and work with 2D drawings within AutoCAD, helping you to comfortably use these skills on a day to day basis.

To find out more about our training options for this, please speak to one of our team today.

Training Course Content

Getting Started

  • Communicating with AutoCAD
  • Understanding the AutoCAD user interface
  • Getting out of trouble
  • Options for starting a drawing
  • Managing drawing files

Viewing a Drawing

  • Understanding drawing scale in AutoCAD
  • Moving around a drawing in “real time”
  • Time-saving display tools

Basic Drafting Tools

  • Using different coordinate systems in CAD
  • Using object snaps to control accuracy
  • Saving time with running osnaps
  • Your electronic T-square

Creating and Editing 2D Geometry

  • Creating lines, circles, and arcs in AutoCAD
  • Erasing, moving, copying, scaling, and rotating objects
  • Using grips for better editing

Managing Object Properties

  • Adding windows
  • Organising drawing geometry using layers
  • Working with different linetypes
  • Options for changing object properties

Basic Drawing Techniques

  • Using AutoCAD to make objects parallel, longer, repeat, or symmetrical
  • Trim unwanted segments, round object corners Creating orthographic views

Saving Time with Blocks

  • Draw something once and use it many times over
  • Using a library of drawing components
  • Using components from other drawings

Drawing Annotation

  • Use single and multiline text
  • Learning dimension techniques
  • Dimensioning angles, arcs and circles
  • Quick dimensions

Working with Layouts

  • Creating sheets for plotting
  • Using viewports
  • Setting layouts to plot to scale

Improving Drawing Appearance

  • How to use hatch patterns to represent different parts or materials

Getting Your Drawings Out

  • Plotting options, controlling plotting scale

Why choose SquareOne Training

25 years' experience of delivering quality IT Training Services

All trainers Certified Microsoft Office Trainer (MOS) or higher

Public and in-house training throughout the UK


Average rating 4.9

Based on 34 reviews.
Reviews are published according to our review policy.
Write a review!
03 Jun 2024
The pace and content

Favourite Topic: The pace and content. Comments: No

03 Jun 2024
View and Plots

Favourite Topic: Having used the software on and off previously, the most beneficial part was how to set up the viewports and plot settings and the various settings relating to ...

Show more
25 Apr 2024
Learning about Tables

Favourite Topic: Learning about Tables. Comments: Great trainer, good quality of knowledge


In-House Option

For teams, groups and companies, this course is also available on an in-house basis and can be customised to the specific needs of each organisation. 

Request info

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about AutoCAD: Essentials.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
SquareOne Training
2 Tower Road
CH41 1FN Birkenhead

SquareOne Training

Welcome to SquareOne Training – Where IT and Personal Skills - Meets a Friendly, Inclusive, and Sustainable Learning Experience! For over 30 fantastic years, we've proudly earned awards for our commitment to bringing out the best in every learner, regardless...

Read more and show all courses with this provider


Case Studies

SquareOne Deliver IT Rollout Projects to a World Leading Gas and Oil Company

Read about SquareOne's global projects in New Hardware and Software Refresh and Microsoft Lync/Skype Rollout.

Excel Templates For Mexichem

SquareOne Training

At SquareOne Training we take pride in designing Spreadsheets for our customers, so we were delighted to be asked to design a solution to track staff courses and KPI alerts. This spreadsheet was implemented in 2018, but completely changed the way the company worked and made the data not only accurate but trackable.