Introduction

Become an AutoCAD expert with this advanced AutoCAD 2d course. It will show you the most advanced and powerful features in AutoCAD.

This is a hands-on course. It includes plenty of time to experiment with the techniques that you are being taught.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using all of AutoCAD’s features.

✔ An advanced course focused on AutoCAD’s most advanced features.
✔ Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
✔ Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
✔ All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
✔ Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

What Will I Learn?

This course will give you an advanced understanding of 2D drawing in AutoCAD and also a very basic understanding of, and introduction to, 3D drawing.

By the end you will be able to:

✔ Quickly create schematics, parts and assemblies.

✔ Work more efficiently by re-using content and customising your AutoCAD tool palettes.

✔ Save time using dynamic blocks that can be edited in situ.

✔ Completely control your viewports and layouts.

 

Am I Ready?

This advanced AutoCAD 2D training course assumes that you are a competent AutoCAD user.

We recommend that you have either attended our Introduction and/or Intermediate AutoCAD 2D training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in these courses.

If you are unsure if it is appropriate for you please call us and we will be delighted to help you.

The Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment, and comfortalbe, fully air-conditioned training facilities.

We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in the course so that you can recap.
✔ A free USB.
✔ A full Certificate of Attendance.

The first session in this course covers advanced object creation. So drawing isomeric (simulating a 3D view in 2D) objects, how you can create an object in parts and then assemble them into a final object and also creating schematics.
The key topics trained include:
  • 2D Isomeric drawing
  • Parts and assembly creation
  • Schematic creation
This session focuses on how you use the dimensioning and annotation tools within AutoCAD when working with isometric objects.
The key topic trained is:
  • Isometric dimensioning
This session is particularly useful for people who work full-time with AutoCAD. It shows you how you can customise the tool palettes to give you easier access to those that you use more frequently. It also shows you how to import files held in other formats into AutoCAD and then finally how to work with external drawing files.
The key topics trained include:
  • Creating Tool Palettes
  • Importing other file formats such as PDF
  • External Reference drawing files
Dynamic blocks take the concept of blocks a step further. They allow you to edit a block once it has been inserted into you drawing without having to modify the block itself or creating a new block. This is especially useful for items that come in different sizes, for example doors. If you change the type of door having inserted one into your drawing, if your door is a dynamic block it can be edited in situ.
The key topic trained is:
  • Introduction to creating and using Dynamic blocks
This session focuses on the most advanced features of layouts. It shows you how to achieve complete control of your viewports.
The key topics trained are:
  • Viewports – Using object viewports,
  • Controlling – colour, line weight control and object within a viewport

This session introduces you to using AutoCAD 3D. There a obviously a number of new key techniques and methods that a new user will need to be introduced to before moving on to looking at the more detailed features in AutoCAD 3D.

The key topics trained are:

  • Over view of 3D modelling techniques
  • Using the different modelling styles- Solid- Surface- Mesh

* Please Note –
3D tools are only available in the AutoCAD environment and not in AutoCAD LT

This session focuses on the differences in how you view your model. So how to control and customise the views of your 3D model.
The key topics trained include:
  • View creation
  • 3D manipulation
  • View control

This session shows you the basics of creating 3D models in AutoCAD. It walks you through the most straightforward ways to create new 3D shapes.

Using the following commands to create 3D Models

– Extrude
– Revolve
– Sweep
This final session shows you how to create a drawing in 3D. It explains using angle views of your model and also how to create sections and work with elevations. It finishes by explaining how to enlarge sections of your model to create detailed views of it.
The key topics trained include:
  • Creating 1st and 3rd angle views
  • Plans
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Enlarged, detail views