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AutoCAD | Fundamentals (Online)

Instructor Led. The AutoCAD Fundamentals course teaches you everything you need to know to become quickly productive with the software.

Description

Instructor Led. Explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD with our specialised training course. Our expert-led program goes beyond the basics, providing comprehensive insights tailored to the unique needs of civil engineering professionals. Through a hands-on curriculum, our seasoned qualified instructors guide participants in mastering essential AutoCAD skills crucial for efficient and precise drafting in engineering projects. Whether you're a fresh graduate eager to enhance your employability or a seasoned engineer seeking to stay abreast of the latest industry standards, our AutoCAD Fundamentals course is your gateway to success. Join us to gain a solid foundation in CAD techniques, streamline your design processes, and elevate your engineering capabilities.

Course Outline

User Interface. Master the AutoCAD user interface, gaining proficiency in navigating menus, toolbars, and palettes. Learn to customise the workspace to suit your preferences, enhancing efficiency and workflow.

Drawing Setup. Understand the importance of proper drawing setup, including units, limits, and scale. Explore techniques for establishing a solid foundation for your projects, ensuring accuracy and consistency from the outset.

Basic Drawing Tools. Acquire hands-on experience with fundamental drawing tools such as lines, circles, arcs, and polygons. Develop precision and speed in creating basic shapes as the building blocks of your designs.

Object Selection. Learn effective methods for selecting and manipulating objects within your drawings. Master the use of selection tools to streamline your editing processes and enhance overall project efficiency.

Basic Editing Tools. Refine your designs with essential editing tools, covering commands like move, copy, rotate, and scale. Gain proficiency in modifying and fine-tuning your drawings with precision and ease.

Drawing Aids. Explore drawing aids like grid and snap to enhance accuracy in your designs. Learn how to leverage these tools to align and position elements with precision, ensuring a professional and polished output.

Layer Management. Dive into the intricacies of layer management, understanding how to organize and control the visibility of different elements in your drawings. Explore best practices for maintaining a structured and efficient layer hierarchy.  Master layer management tools, including layer filters and layer states. Explore techniques for efficient organization and manipulation of layers in complex drawings.

Annotation. Master the art of annotation, including text, dimensions, and leaders. Understand how to add crucial information to your drawings, ensuring clarity and effective communication of design intent.

Blocks & Groups. Harness the power of blocks and groups to streamline repetitive elements in your designs. Learn to create, modify, and efficiently manage these essential components for increased productivity.

Creating Blocks with Attributes. Learn the intricacies of creating blocks with attributes, enabling the incorporation of intelligent data within your designs. Explore the creation and management of attribute definitions to enhance the information embedded in your blocks.

Xrefs. Explore the use of external references (Xrefs) to link and collaborate seamlessly across multiple drawings. Understand how to manage and update references to maintain consistency in complex projects.

AutoCAD Tables and Linking with Excel. Introduction to tables and linking with Excel.

Parametric Constraints introduction. Introduction to how parametrics can be applied to objects: perpendicular, concentric, etc.

Coordinate Systems. Gain a deep understanding of coordinate systems in AutoCAD, including Cartesian, polar, and relative coordinates. Learn how to navigate and manipulate coordinates to accurately place and align objects.

Paper Space. Delve into the concept of paper space, understanding how to create layout tabs, viewports, and set up sheets for plotting. Learn to organize your drawings effectively for presentation and documentation.

Plotting. Master the plotting process, including setting up plot styles, paper sizes, and creating high-quality prints of your drawings. Understand the intricacies of plotting to ensure your designs are accurately represented in both digital and physical formats.

PDF Import and Vectorization Including TextExplore the process of importing PDFs into AutoCAD and vectorizing them, including the conversion of text elements. Learn to work with imported PDF files seamlessly within the AutoCAD environment.

Drawing Compare. Learn how to use the drawing compare feature to identify and visualize changes between different versions of drawings. Understand how this tool enhances version control and collaboration in complex projects.

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