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Quick Look Course Summary:AutoCAD Essentials Saturday Classes Training Course Course
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  • Length: 3 day(s)

  • Price (at your venue): 1 Person R 15,365.00 EX VAT 3 Person R 9,344.72 EX VAT 10 Person R 6,014.09 EX VAT

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AutoCAD Essentials Saturday Classes Training Course Course: Introduction

AutoCAD is a program for engineers, architects, and anyone who needs to know how to do technical drawing on computer. This course is intended for the novice in technical drawing. This is a practical course and all materials needed by participants will be provided. We offer several different courses on AutoCAD from the basic course through to the expert level and separated courses for only engineers or only architects. We offer this course on a Saturday for students who cannot attend during the week.

AutoCAD Essentials Saturday Classes Training Course Course :Course Outline

1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
Starting the software
User interface
Working with commands
Cartesian workspace
Opening an existing Drawing file
Viewing your drawing
Saving your work

2. Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
Drawing lines
Erasing objects
Drawing lines with Polar tracking
Drawing rectangles
Drawing circles
Undo and redo actions

3. Projects – Creating a Simple Drawing
Create a simple drawing
Create simple shapes

4. Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
Using running objects snaps
Using object snap overrides
Polar tracking at angles
Object snap tracking
Drawing with snap and grid

5. Making Changes in Your Drawing
Selecting objects for editing
Moving objects
Copying objects
Scaling objects
Mirroring objects
Editing with grips

6. Projects – Making Your Drawings More Precise
Schematic Project: Electronics diagram
Architectural Project: Landscape
Mechanical Project: (with Polar and tracking)
Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
Mechanical Project: Satellite

7. Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
Creating new drawings with templates
Layer states
Changing an object’s layer

8. Advanced Object Types
Drawing Arcs
Drawing Polylines
Editing Polylines
Drawing Polygons
Drawing Ellipses

9. Getting Information from Your Drawing
Working with object properties
Measuring objects

10. Projects – Drawing Organisation and Information
Architectural project
Mechanical project
Civil project

11. Advanced Editing Objects
Trimming and extending objects
Stretching objects
Creating Fillets and Chamfers
Offsetting objects
Creating arrays of objects

12. Inserting Blocks
Working with Dynamic blocks
Inserting blocks with Design Centre
Insert blocks with Content Explorer

13. Projects – Creating More Complex Objects
Mechanical Project 1 – Plate
Mechanical Project 2 – Gasket
Mechanical Project 3 – Plate
Mechanical Project 4 – Rocker Arm
Architectural Project 1 – Floor Plan
Architectural Project 2 – Floor Plan
Civil Project – Parking lot

14. Setting up a Layout
Printing concepts
Working in layouts
Copying layouts
Creating layout viewports
Guidelines for layouts

15. Printing Your Drawing
Printing layouts
Printing from the Model tab

16. Projects – Preparing to Print
Mechanical project
Architectural project

17. Text
Working with annotations
Adding multiline text
Formatting multiline text
Adding notes with leaders to your drawing
Creating tables
Modifying tables

18. Hatching
Editing hatches

19. Adding Dimensions
Dimension concepts
Adding linear dimensions
Adding radial and angular dimensions
Editing dimensions

20. Projects – Annotating Your Drawing
Mechanical project
Architectural project 1
Architectural project 2
Civil project

AutoCAD Essentials Saturday Classes Training Course Course: Course Duration

3 day/s

Who should attend: AutoCAD Essentials Saturday Classes Training Course Course

This course is intended for architects using AutoCAD.

**Quote does not include Any Exam Fees (if applicable)

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