Business Booking Details

Payment Of Invoices

For bookings from established businesses, we do not require payment at the point of booking.

We will send you an invoice which you can submit to your accounts payable system.

Purchase Orders

If your employer uses a purchase order (P.O.) system to manage supplier invoices that is no problem.

  • If you already have a P.O. number when booking add it to the PO number box on the booking form, and we will include it on your invoice.
  • If you need an invoice to generate a P.O. number in your accounts system, please book the course as normal and add a note in the PO number box – to be provided
  • We will send you an invoice (without a P.O.) which you can use to generate a P.O..
  • We will then re-issue your invoice with your P.O. included when you provide us with it

PAYMENT METHODS:

You are not able to pay directly online at the time of booking, we issue an invoice for all bookings.

We accept payment either via direct bank transfer or card

Our invoices contain our bank details if you would like to pay by bank transfer and there is also information on how to pay by card.

Please note, if you are using a business card there is a surcharge of 2% to cover the payment processing charges.

Master the basics of AutoCAD 2D the quick way with this beginners’ AutoCAD training course.

Learn all of the core skills and techniques you need to become a proficient, independent AutoCAD user.

Our expert AutoCAD trainers will quickly get you working independently in AutoCAD. They will also share some of the tricks of the trade to help you work faster.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practise what you are being taught and try things out for yourself.

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

✔ A complete beginners’ course that covers all of the basics.
✔ 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?

By the end of this course, you will be comfortable working independently with AutoCAD.

With plenty of time for practice you’ll be up and running in no time.

Learn to confidently:

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

The Trainer

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Simon is our usual trainer for this course. He is an Autodesk certified instructor.

He has been using AutoCAD for 35 years when he started work in an architectural practice.

He has been training people to use AutoCAD (and other Autodesk products) for 30 years.

Am I Ready For This Course?

You do not need any previous experience of using AutoCAD 2D.

This course assumes a basic understanding of computers such as the ability to work with multiple windows and navigate the desktop, as well as having an understanding of computer file storage (i.e. drives, files and folders). Provided you understand these subjects, you’ll be fine.

The Training Day

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

We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment and comfortable, 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.
✔ A free USB.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance: show that you have professional training!

The introductory session in this course explains the set up of AutoCAD and also introduces creating, saving and closing new drawings. It also gets you editing a simple existing drawing for the first time.
The key topics covered include:
  • Understanding the AutoCAD 2D Environment
  • Create, Save and Close a New Drawing
  • Editing an Existing Drawing

Now that you have been introduced to AutoCAD we get started on the basics of drawings. We explain how co-ordinate systems work, how to create simple shapes and also how to snap objects together. We look at the basics of creating a new AutoCAD drawing.

The key topics covered include:

  • Basic commands – LINE, ARC, CIRCLE
  • Co-ordinate systems – UCS & WCS
  • Precision Input
  • Using Absolute, Relative and Polar Coordinates
  • Object Snapping
  • Selecting Groups of Objects
  • Controlling the AutoCAD Environment
  • Using GRIPS

This session focuses on editing a drawing once it has been created. We walk you through lots of the simple commands that AutoCAD contains. Examples include erase, copy and rotate but there are lots more that we cover in this session as you can see.

The key topics covered include:

  • Erase
  • Copy
  • Move
  • Mirror
  • Array
  • Rotate
  • Scale
  • Stretch
  • Fillet Chamfer
  • Trim End
  • Break
  • Change
  • Offset
  • Chamfer
  • Fillet Erase
  • New
  • Zoom
  • Limits
  • Dim
  • Divide
  • Insert

Now that we’ve introduced creating and editing drawings we move onto higher level controls on drawings. We show you how to use layers, annotate your drawing and how to use templates to speed up your work.

The key topics covered include:

  • Using Layers
  • Adding Free Text
  • Using Drawing Templates
  • Adding Dimensions
  • Dimension Style Families

This final session focuses on the various ways that you can output your drawing from AutoCAD.

The key topics covered include:

  • Selecting a plotter / printer
  • Generating Output

Online Training Requirements

To attend this AutoCad course online, you will need:

AutoCad on your Windows PC with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.