AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, Essentials

This AutoCAD training course covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The training course strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the delegate to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are also introduced throughout the course.

"The AutoCAD training course was structured and delivered to a high standard - easy to follow and enough intensity over the 3 days to cover the programme as much as it could. Would recommend to colleagues and friends." - Carmelia P.


Those considering this AutoCAD training course should have a working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology, as well as an understanding of the essentials of basic MS-Windows use.


Day One
  • Getting Started with AutoCAD
    • User Interface
    • Working with Commands
    • Cartesian Workspace
    • Opening, Viewing and Saving Your Work
  • Basic Drawing & Editing Commands
    • Drawing Lines
    • Erasing Objects
    • Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
    • Drawing Rectangles and Circles
    • Undo and Redo Actions
  • Drawing with Precision in AutoCAD
    • Using Running Object Snaps
    • Using Object Snap Overrides
    • Polar Tracking at Angles
    • Object Snap Tracking
    • Drawing with Snap and Grid
  • Making Changes in Your Drawing
    • Selecting Objects for Editing
    • Moving, Copying and Rotating Objects
    • Scaling and Mirroring Objects
    • Editing with Grips
Day Two
  • Organising Your Drawing with Layers
    • Creating New Drawings with Templates
    • Layer States
    • Changing the Layer of an Object
  • Advanced Object Types
    • Drawing and Editing Arcs and Polylines
    • Drawing Polygons and Ellipses
  • Getting Information from Your Drawing
    • Working with Object Properties
    • Measuring Objects
  • Advanced Editing Commands
    • Trimming and Extending Objects
    • Stretching Objects
    • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
    • Offsetting Objects
    • Creating Arrays of Objects
  • Inserting Blocks
    • Working with Dynamic Blocks
    • Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter
    • Inserting Blocks with Content Explorer
Day Three
  • Setting Up a Layout
    • Printing Concepts
    • Copying Layouts
    • Creating Layout Viewports
    • Guidelines for Layouts
  • Printing Your Drawing
    • Printing Layouts
    • Printing from the Model Tab
  • Using Text
    • Working with Annotations
    • Adding Text in a Drawing
    • Modifying and Formatting Multiline Text
    • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
    • Creating Tables
    • Modifying Tables
  • Hatching
    • Editing Hatches
  • Adding Dimensions
    • Dimensioning Concepts
    • Adding Linear Dimensions
    • Adding Radial & Angular Dimensions
    • Editing Dimensions

Forthcoming dates

Select a course and complete the enquiry form or contact us on 01992 807 444 or via email to speak to one of our training specialists who can answer any questions you may have and/or make a reservation on your selected course.

Date Location Trainer Version Status Per Person
28 Sep 2020 Bishopsgate, London Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
2 Nov 2020 Enfield, London Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
23 Nov 2020 Toft, Cambridge Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
14 Dec 2020 Enfield, London Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
11 Jan 2021 Bishopsgate, London Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
25 Jan 2021 Enfield, London Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest
25 Jan 2021 Toft, Cambridge Trainer TBC Available £555.00 Register Interest

All prices are per-person on a scheduled course and exclude VAT.
Please note that the course details above, may be subject to change at short notice.

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AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, Essentials

3 Days (28 - 30 Sep 2020)
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