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AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT Intermediate Level 1-2 Days

Course Overview

This course is aimed at existing users of the full blown AutoCAD package although most but not all of these topics apply to the cut down equivalent - AutoCAD LT as well. Delegates must be familiar with using AutoCAD for the day to day production of 2D drawings and have a grasp of the basic functions of the software. 1 - 2 days would be required to cover these topics based upon a practical hands-on approach to using the software by means of drawing exercises I have developed over the years for a wide range of drafting applications.  Specific sample drawings can be incorporated into the training.




Drawing template files

 Understanding the difference between a dwg and a dwt file.

 Assessing the five main features of a dwt file.

 Creating a dwt file(s) and understanding the importance of doing so.

Little known drawing and editing features

 Quick select.

 Irregular shaped selection windows.

 Points and point styles.

 Dividing and measuring objects.

 Multilines and multiline styles.

Drawing Organisation

 Using the layer tools to manage your layers.

 Setting layer properties per viewport.


 Creating and inserting blocks.

 Understanding the importance of layer 0.

 Understanding the benefits of nested blocks.

 Editing blocks without exploding them.

Tool palettes

 Storing blocks and hatch patterns for future use.

 Storing default styles and properties for day to day geometry.

 Storing default styles and properties for annotation.

 Sharing tool palettes across your network.


 Creating gradient colour fills.

 Using regions and boundaries.

Plot style tables

 Understanding the difference between a ctb and an stb file.

 Creating plot style tables.

 Using and maintaining plot style tables.