AutoCAD 2D Training – Advanced

This course is designed for users of AutoCAD® who want to take their understanding of this powerful CAD tool to an expert level. This course will show you the most advanced techniques in AutoCAD which will allow you to make the most of this software. We use AutoCAD 2018 for our training.

This advanced course includes plenty of time working on practical AutoCAD exercises. This gives delegates plenty of time to practice the techniques that are taught and to ask any questions that they may have. Taught by expert AutoCAD trainers this course will make you a faster, more competent AutoCAD user.

The main objective of this course is to give users of AutoCAD an advanced understanding 2D drawing and basic understanding and introduction in to 3D. When you have completed this you will be ready for the full 3D introduction course

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

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.30pm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. There is no dress code and you do not need to bring anything with you. Please wear whatever you are comfortable in.
When you book a course with use you get the following:
  • Full colour advanced AutoCAD manual or book.
  • Take away exercises used in the course to practice at home.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments though out the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities by an expert AutoCAD trainer.
  • Free parking at our Guildford training facility.
  • 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 insitu.
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

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