AutoCAD Fundamentals

Online and Classroom-based
Accredited Software Training

AutoCAD Fundamentals

R5,000.00 ex VAT

Create, modify, and work with a 2D drawing in AutoCAD. This course covers essential core topics for working with AutoCAD and even more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software.In this course, you will gain a deeper understanding and enhanced proficiency in AutoCAD compared to the shorter ‘AutoCAD Essentials’ course available through alternative third-party training centers.

Who Should Attend?

This course is a great starting point for someone who does not have any experience working with AutoCAD, or someone who is self-taught and needs a better understanding of the program in order to work more efficiently.

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Duration

4 Days

Times

09:00 - 16:00

Skill Level

Beginner

CPD SACAP / SAIAT

4 Credits

CPD ECSA / SAICE

4 Credits

Topics Covered

The AutoCAD Fundamentals course is designed for those using AutoCAD with a Windows operating system. This course is not designed for AutoCAD for Mac.

Part 1 (Day 1 – 2) covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The guide begins with learning the basic tools for creating and editing 2D drawings. It then continues to explore the tools used to annotate drawings by adding text, hatching, dimensions, and tables. More advanced tools, such as working with blocks and setting up layouts, are introduced to improve your efficiency with the software. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the essential tools and concepts, such as:

  • Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
  • Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • Organizing drawing objects on layers
  • Using reusable symbols (blocks)
  • Preparing a layout to be plotted
  • Adding text, hatching, and dimensions

Part 2 (Day 2 – 4) continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template, creating annotation styles, and how to work with external references. You learn such skills as:

  • Using more advanced editing and construction techniques
  • Adding parametric constraints to objects
  • Creating local and global blocks
  • Setting up layers, styles, and templates
  • Attaching external references

Prerequisites

  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology (recommended but not required).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

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