Introduction

Expand your existing AutoCAD skills with our intermediate level course.

Learn to use the more advanced elements of AutoCAD in 2D architectural and engineering drawings.

This is a practical hands-on course that incorporates substantial amounts of time for you to practise what you are being taught and ask questions.

What Will I Learn?

The main objective of this course is to give you a greater understanding of using AutoCAD 2D for engineering and architectural drawing.

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

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.

Am I Ready For This Course?

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

It also assumes that you have either attended our Introduction AutoCAD 2D training course or have practical experience of the elements covered in that course.

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 comfortable, fully air-conditioned 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 Certificate of Attendance.

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 annotate your drawing by showing the exact measurements of some or all of its elements. Ensuring that your drawings are unambiguous is key when sharing them. 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