Our beginners AutoCAD 2D training course.

Become a proficient, independent AutoCAD user.

Learn to confidently:

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


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By the end of this course, students will be comfortable working independently with AutoCAD. They will be able to create AutoCAD 2D drawings, navigate the environment, manipulate AutoCAD 2D objects and plot drawings.

You do not need any previous experience of using AutoCAD 2d. However this course assumes a basic understanding of Windows, including an 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).

If you are unsure if this is the correct course for you please give us a call and we can advise 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. When you book a course with us you get the following:
  • A full colour introduction to AutoCAD manual or book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments though out the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced AutoCAD instructor.

Reviews of Acuity Training’s AutoCAD 2D 2 Day Introduction course from delegates:

5 out of 5. “Thank you I always look forward to my training. I come away with bags of self confidence.” Lisa Smyth

5 out of 5. “Really well led course, picked up the software a lot quicker than I was expecting to – credit to the trainer!” Peter Bulfin

5 out of 5. “I thought it was a very well run training course. Would love to do more courses with Acuity.” Nicole Potter

4 out of 5. “Brilliant course, learnt loads, training will be very useful for projects in my working environment.” Ben Radford

5 out of 5. “A very informative and enjoyable course!” Sarah Lang

4 out of 5. “Well covered. All basics taught well & plenty of practice.” Andy Jones

4 out of 5. “Very good environment to help focus and study.” Dan Allen

5 out of 5. “Absolutely brilliant. Worth the money. Great people, really proffessional and friendly.” Julie Fisher

5 out of 5. “Good range of content. Good pace.” Nigel Pond

5 out of 5. “Very good, quite fast, will probably be back for more.” Rex Gimblett

5 out of 5. “Very useful and informative course.” Stephanie Ladlow

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
Dates & Prices

Course duration: 2 days

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£595 (+VAT)

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