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AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT Introductory Level 2-3 Days

Course Overview

This course is aimed at new users of either the full blown package or the cut down equivalent - AutoCAD LT. Duration: 2 - 3 days would be required to cover these topics based upon a practical hands-on approach to using the software by means of drawing exercises. Specific sample drawings you may care to provide can be incorporated into the training. Prerequisites: Delegates must be familiar with using a Windows based PC, a keyboard and mouse to a reasonable standard. An understanding of technical drawing concepts and maths would also be beneficial.



Getting started and creating useful default settings

  • Setting up the screen layout with the correct toolbars and palettes.
  • Ensuring drawings are started correctly with metric settings and other file management tips.


Creating and editing drawings

  • Creating lines, arcs and circles and other everyday shapes.
  • Using polylines to good effect.
  • Using object snaps and tracking to draw and edit objects accurately.
  • Using ortho and other drawings aids.
  • Using the different methods to select objects in the drawing.
  • Performing basic editing tasks like moving, copying, mirroring and rotating objects.
  • Trimming, extending, filleting and chamfering objects.
  • Offsetting various types of geometry.
  • Using Grips.


Drawing Organisation

  • Using layers, colours and linetypes and understanding the bylayer concept.
  • Matching object properties.
  • Using the properties palette.
  • Setting linetype scales in both model space and paper space.


Inquiry Commands

  • Listing drawing information.
  • Measuring distances and angles.


Hatching Objects

  • Creating and editing areas of hatching.



  • Creating and editing multiline and single line text.
  • The importance of creating and editing text styles.



  • Creating and editing dimensions.
  • The importance of creating and editing dimension styles.



Layouts and Plotting

  • Setting up layouts using page setups.
  • Creating and editing viewports.
  • Scaling drawings.
  • Plotting drawings.