AutoCAD 2D Training – Intermediate

This training course is designed for existing users of AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® who want to build on their skills. It focuses on introducing the more advanced elements of AutoCAD drawing in 2D architectural and engineering drawings. We use AutoCAD 2017 for our training.

It incorporates the features, commands, and techniques for creating, changing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD. Once completed you will be ready to move on to the Advanced training.

It is a very practical hands-on course that incorporates substantial amounts of time for delegates to practice the skills that they are being taught. This also gives plenty of time to ask questions.

The main objective of this course is to give users of AutoCAD a greater understanding 2D Engineering or Architectural drawing.

It is designed for people who are comfortable using the basic functionality of AutoCAD who would like to develop their skills further.

This intermediate AutoCAD 2D training course assumes that you are a competent AutoCAD user and have attended our Introduction AutoCAD 2D training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in that course.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.3opm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. When you book a course with use you get the following:
  • A full colour intermediate AutoCAD manual or book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away (where relevant).
  • Freshly prepared lunch in our onsite cafeteria.
  • Refreshments though out the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced AutoCAD instructor.
This introductory session shows you the more advanced skills of object drawing. It shows you how to create boundaries, and regions and also how to divide and measure objects, amongst other skills.
The key topics covered include:
  • Multilines
  • Revision Clouds
  • Wipeouts
  • Boundaries
  • Regions
  • Point Objects
  • Dividing and Measuring Objects
  • Geometric Construction
This session is focused on manipulating objects and data. The key areas that it focuses on explaining is how you purge objects in AutoCAD and also the various uses of the geometry calculator.
The key topics covered include:
  • Purging Objects
  • Geometry Calculator
This session focuses on the various styles and settings that AutoCAD contains to let you customise the presentation of your drawing. Editing your dimension styles lets you edit units, precision and line styles. Similarly there are multiple options available to ensure that your tables and multileaders are just as you would wish them.
The key topics covered include:
  • Dimension Styles and Overrides
  • Setting up Multileaders
  • Creating and Modifying Tables
Once you have created your drawing you need to get it out of AutoCAD in order to be able to use it in the real world. This shows you the more advanced ways that AutoCAD lets you do this.
The key topics covered include:
  • Plotter Configuration Files
  • Plot Style Tables
  • Publishing Drawings
Tables are used in drawings to show the dimensions and geometry of certain objects. Presenting this information clearly and concisely is important. AutoCAD includes a number of options to allow you to customise your table quickly and and simply. We also cover how you can either import or export your tables from your drawing.
The key topics covered include:
  • Table Styles
  • Creating and Modifying Tables
  • Creating Tables from External Data
  • Advanced Table Contents
  • Exporting and Importing Tables
Dimensioning lets you to annotate your drawing by showing the exact measurements of some or all elements in your drawing. Ensuring that your drawings are unambiguous is key when sharing drawings. There are multiple options available to ensure that your dimensions are clear and easily interpreted. This session will show you how this is done.
The key topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Annotation Scaling for Dimensions and Text
  • Centre Marks
  • Ordinate, Baseline and Continuous Dimensions
  • Geometric Tolerances
  • Breaking Dimensions
  • Quick Dimension
  • Using Alternative Dimension text i.e. mm or inches
This is a shorter session which focuses on how you use multileaders for drawings in an engineering and architectural setting.
The key topics covered include:
  • Using and creating multileader for engineering and architectural applications
Blocks and attributes are key when working with detailed drawings. They allow you to annotate AutoCAD drawings with the exact details of a particular part of the drawing. So rather than showing a particular parts dimension, an attribute allows you to attach a variety of data to an individual item in your drawing so for example, price, unique identifier, comments or any other useful specific information.
The key topics covered include:
  • Creating / Editing
  • Annotative Blocks
  • Data Extraction
Layers are overlapping views of your drawing. Different objects are attached to different layers. Selectively making your layers or visible or invisible you can add or remove these elements to your drawing. This makes working on and visualising complex drawings far simpler.
The key topics covered include:
  • Layer Filters
  • Layer States Manager
  • Layer Standards
This session is all about how you present your completed drawings. A layout is a 2D space that lets you specify the the size of your drawings and a number of other key variables for your drawing. Viewports allow you to visualise the same drawing in different ways, for example, wireframe.
The key topics covered include:
  • Creating Layouts and using Page Setups
  • Creating Viewports
  • Controlling Object Visibility in Viewports
  • Annotation Scales and Viewports
Sheet sets are collections of sheets which you want to manage as a unit. For example, a number of different layouts of the same drawing might be used to produce a sheet set. This session leads you through the key elements of how to produce and manage your sheet sets in AutoCAD.
The key topics covered include:
  • Creating and working with Sheet Sets

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