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Our AutoCAD courses provide plenty of 'hands-on real-world' exercises where you can explore the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating, editing, and printing drawings.  You’ll use features, commands, and techniques for becoming more productive when creating, annotating, and printing drawings in both 2d and 3d models.  All AutoCAD training courses can be modified or tailored for delivery, at your own offices, anywhere within the UK.  Alternatively, you can come to one of our training centres.

The Introduction level course is also suitable for AutoCAD LT users.  We train on all versions of Autodesk AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2018 Introduction course

3 days

AutoCAD is a general purpose Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) program which can be used to create all kinds of line drawings.  This AutoCAD 2018 Introduction course is designed to provide delegates with the basic AutoCAD commands and computer-aided-drafting concepts to draw, design, and draft.  Emphasis is placed on efficient and accurate drawing techniques incorporating the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing 2D production drawings.

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What will you learn?

At the end of this AutoCAD 2018 Introduction course, delegates will be able to:
  • Create, edit and print 2 dimensional drawings
  • Navigate the AutoCAD user interface
  • Use the fundamental features of AutoCAD
  • Use the precision drafting tools in to develop accurate technical drawings
  • Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive manner

Audience?

New users of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT such as engineers, architects, draftsmen, designers, advertisers, or anyone whose job depends on drawings or sketches to convey information or ideas.

Course Contents


Taking the AutoCAD Tour

  • Navigating the Working Environment
  • Working with Files
  • Displaying Objects

Creating Basic Drawings

  • Inputting Data
  • Creating Basic Objects
  • Using Object Snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
  • Using Object Snap Tracking
  • Working with Units

Manipulating Objects

  • Selecting Objects in the Drawing
  • Changing an Object’s Position
  • Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
  • Changing the Angle of an Object’s Position
  • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
  • Creating Object Patterns
  • Changing an Object’s Size

Drawing Organisation & Inquiry Commands

  • Using Layers
  • Changing Object Properties
  • Matching Object Properties
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Using Linetypes
  • Using Inquiry Commands

Altering Objects

  • Trimming & extending Objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel & offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Breaking an object into two objects
  • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
  • Creating an angled corner between two objects
  • Changing part of an object’s shape

Layouts & Viewports

  • Using and creating Layouts
  • Modifying layouts and using page setups
  • Using Viewports
  • Creating layout Viewports
  • Working with layout Viewports
  • Controlling object visibility in layout Viewports

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

  • Using Blocks
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Using Tool Palettes

Creating Additional Drawing Objects

  • Working with Polylines
  • Creating Splines
  • Creating Ellipses
  • Using Tables

Plotting Drawings

  • Using page setups
  • Working with plotter configuration files
  • Creating & applying
  • Plotting drawings
  • Plot style tables
  • Publishing drawings

Drawing Templates

  • Creating and Using Drawing Templates

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable. These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof.

“This was an excellent course and I can’t wait to get back to my desk and start using the information I have learnt.”This was an excellent course.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge of AutoCAD is assumed however drafting, design, or engineering experience is a plus.


Additional Information

Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification.

The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration on the AutoCAD 2018 Introduction course may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.