Our AutoCAD training courses are led by expert, ex-industry professionals with years of hands-on CAD experience. They use real-life examples and scenarios, to maximise the impact on your day-to-day workflow.

We offer AutoCAD training at our centres in Guildford, London and Manchester.

We also frequently offer training at our client’s sites. This allows the training to tailored to your exact requirements and delivered on a date that suits you.

AutoCAD 2D Training – Introduction

AutoCAD 2D Training - Introduction

2 days

Our beginners AutoCAD 2D training course.

Become a proficient, independent AutoCAD user.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Open and navigate AutoCAD.
  2. Create and edit plans and drawings.
  3. Use layers, templates and dimensions to speed up your work.

Autocad 2D Training – Intermediate

Autocad 2D Training – Intermediate

2 days

A course for existing, basic AutoCAD users.

Develop your skills to a far more advanced level.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Use styles and settings to customise the presentation of your drawing.
  2. Create tables and use dimensioning and annotations.
  3. Work with blocks and advanced layer management.

AutoCAD 2D Training – Advanced

AutoCAD 2D Training – Advanced

2 days

The course for experienced AutoCAD users.

Become an AutoCAD 2D expert.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Control objects, including isometric drawing and schematics.
  2. Create and manage dynamic blocks.
  3. Use and control Viewports.

NB: This course also includes an introduction to AutoCAD 3D.

AutoCAD 3D Training – Introduction / Intermediate

AutoCAD 3D Training – Introduction / Intermediate

2 days

Our beginners AutoCAD 3d training course.

This course will show you how to work independently in AutoCAD 3D.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Open, navigate and close the AutoCAD 3D interface.
  2. Create and edit 3D models.
  3. Create 2D drawings from 3D models, and use the 3D visualisation tool.

Autodesk Inventor – Essentials

Autodesk Inventor - Essentials

3 days

A beginner’s course for AutoDesk Inventor.

Become a proficient, independent Inventor user.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Open, navigate and close the Inventor interface.
  2. Create models, sketches and use sketched features.
  3. Work with work features and placed features.
  4. Create and edit drawings.

Course Approach

Our instructors are focused on making you a faster and more capable AutoCAD user.

Our classes are deliberately very practical and hands-on. We believe that practical skills are only developed through hands-on practice, and so our instructors will give you multiple exercises to complete during your class. We choose our exercises very carefully to ensure that they focus on the key learning points of each session.

AutoCAD is very flexible and highly configurable. For beginners, the large numbers of menus can be confusing. Working through multiple exercises will ensure that you get comfortable navigating the various menus and options that are available independently.

Please note that our courses currently use AutoCAD 2018. Recent versions of AutoCAD are very similar. Anyone using AutoCAD 2013 or later will find very few differences with the 2018 version. Obviously please call us if you have any questions and we would be delighted to answer them for you.


Our main training centres are in Guildford, London and Manchester.

Our Guildford centre is in the Surrey Technology Centre, which is next to the Royal Surrey Hospital.

Our London centre is in the heart of the City of London. It is very close to Bank and Monument tube stations, and a short walk from Liverpool Street, Cannon Street and Fenchurch Street overland stations.

Our Manchester centre is in the centre of Manchester, and only a short walk from both Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations.

We are also frequently provide customised on-site training at our clients' offices.

Uses of Autodesk AutoCAD

AutoCAD is the pre-eminent CAD software. It is the most widely used drafting and computer-aided design (CAD) tool in the world.

It is used incredibly widely by engineers, land developers, architects, mechanical engineers and other design professionals to design, visualize, document and communicate their ideas clearly and efficiently.

It’s ability to visualise and render 2D and 3D models and designs is unrivalled. When used in conjunction with a 3D printer its designs can be printed out directly, making it an incredibly powerful tool.

An example of AutoCAD in use would be civil engineers. They use AutoCAD to design bridges, roads, tunnels and other common buildings. The software allows the geography and topology of a site to be considered and included, as well as all of the utilities, infrastructure and other site specific data. The hydrology of a site can also be incorporated into plans as well. A civil engineer would typically use a specific version of AutoCAD called, Civil 3D.

Different Versions of AutoCAD

The most widely used versions of AutoCAD are LT, 2D, 3D and 360. 2D and 3D are the standard 2D and 3D versions of AutoCAD. AutoCAD 360 is the cloud version of AutoCAD. It allows subscribers to store, view, edit and share their AutoCAD designs over the web. It offers access to a version of AutoCAD that is further stripped down from the LT version, however, it is available on a very cost effective subscription basis of $99.99 per year.

LT (Light) is a much lower cost stripped back version of AutoCAD. It is designed for entry-level users rather than professional corporate users. It lacks some of the standard management and automation tools that are found in other versions of the software as well as some of the customisation options. However, for the hobbyist or occasional user, it is a very cost-effective way to access AutoCAD.

AutoCAD is also available in a large number of different “themed” versions. It has evolved over the years as different versions have been launched in order to better cater to the requirements of different specific users.

Examples of these types of versions include Revit for Building Information Modelling and AutoCAD architecture which is specifically aimed at architects. There is also civil 3D as mentioned above.

A 30-day trial version of AutoCAD is available for free from the AutoDesk website.

Similar Courses

Delegates interested in AutoCAD training are also often interested in:

Adobe InDesign Courses

Adobe Photoshop Courses

Further References

Further information on AutoCAD can be found at the following websites:

Cadalyst: AutoCAD Articles

Autodesk: AutoCAD Homepage

CAD User: CAD Articles


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