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AutoCAD Essentials   

Overview

The objective of AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Essentials is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be challenging.
 
AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are also introduced throughout the training course.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

6 Credits (By the South African Institute of Architects - SAIA)

3 Credits (By the Engineering Council of South Africa - ECSA)

Price

In-Class: R4900 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset USB

Duration

3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Testimonials

What is AutoCAD?


Watch this video to see why AutoCAD is used in the Draughting industry.

 

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Exploring the User Interface

  • Starting the Software 
  • The Start-Up Page
  • The Drawing Interface
  • Opening New & Existing, Saving and Closing Drawings
  • Working with Commands
  • Cartesian Workspace
  • Working with the Mouse
  • Navigating in AutoCAD

 

Basic Drawing and Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Selection Methods and Erasing Objects
  • Using the Status Bar
  • Drawing Circles

 

Drawing Precision

  • Object Snaps
  • Objet Snap Tracking

 

Making Changes to your Drawing

  • Moving Objects
  • Copy Objects
  • Rotate Objects
  • Scale Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips

 

Advanced Objects

  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Polygons
  • Drawing an Ellipse

 

Getting Information from the Drawing

  • Properties Palette
  • Quick Properties
  • Match Properties
  • Quick Select

 

Measure Tools

 

Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretch Objects
  • Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offset Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects

 

Understanding Layers

  • Working with Layers
  • Properties Panel
  • Linetype Scale

 

Block Elements

  • Inserting Blocks 

 

Text

  • What is Annotation
  • Multiline Text

 

Hatching

  • Creating Hatches
  • Editing Hatches

 

Dimensions

  • Adding Dimens to the Drawing
  • Editing Dimensions

 

Layouts and Printing

  • Model and Paper Space
  • Printing

 

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Centurion, Pretoria Office
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02 Nov 2018
31 Oct 2018

Centurion, Pretoria Office
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21 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018

Centurion, Pretoria Office
In-Class
14 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018

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Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
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07 Nov 2018
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05 Dec 2018
03 Dec 2018

Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
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21 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018

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Cape Town, Pinelands
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21 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018

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Midrand, Johannesburg
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09 Nov 2018
07 Nov 2018

Midrand, Johannesburg
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05 Dec 2018
03 Dec 2018

Midrand, Johannesburg
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21 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018


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