Introduction

Master the basics of AutoCAD 2D the right way with this beginners AutoCAD 2D 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 tricks of the trade to help you work faster.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practice 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 beginner’s 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.

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 that 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 a tasty, freshly prepared 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 so that you can recap.
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practice more in your own time.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance to show that you have received 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 object together. 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