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CAD Operator Qualification  


CAD operators are drafters who use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to prepare drawings and blueprints. These documents guide the creation of many products, including manufactured goods, buildings and structures.
The CAD Operator Qualification is designed to provide you with the essential skills in how to use Computer Aided Design software. You will learn how an object is designed in either 2D or 3D and be able demonstrate your skills through completion of a number of practical assignments. Using Autodesk software, each course will be aligned with specific outcomes and skills. is program has also been aligned with the Autodesk Inventor Professional Certification


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

  • Attended a Introduction to Technical Drawing OR have experience with draughting, design, or engineering principles.
  • Comper Literacy Skills
  • Understanding and Reading of Technical Drawings

Available Exams and Certifications

In order to complete the Autodesk Inventor Certification you have to write and pass the Autodesk Inventor User Exam (View Details)

Course Accreditations

This course has been aligned with the Autodesk Inventor User Certification. 
About Autodesk Certifications
Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that can help you succeed in your design career. Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. Your examination preparation is critical for your success. Schedule time to prepare, review this exam preparation road map, take a course at an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC®), and support your studies with official preparation materials. Equally as important is actual hands-on experience.

Course Outcomes

The following outcomes will be achived on completion of this qualification

  • Be able to use a parametric modelling workstation safely
  • Be able to use key components used in parametric modelling software
  • Be able to use commands to create and constrain sketches
  • Be able to use commands to produce features
  • Be able to use placed features to modify parametric models
  • Be able to create an assembly
  • Be able to produce output using the drawing layout environment
  • Be able to create sketches
  • Be able to create work features and use features
  • Be able to create table driven parts and assemblies
  • Understand motion and driven assembly constraints
  • Be able to create a drawing layout to aid the interpretation of design intent
  • Be able to create presentation quality displays of parts and assemblies
  • Be able to use key components in 2D CAD software
  • Be able to create lines and shapes relative to a co-ordinate system
  • Be able to use text, hatch and simple dimensioning routines
  • Be able to modify existing drawings
  • Be able to output a 2D drawing layout
  • Be able to use advanced features when modelling
  • Be able to create advanced assemblies
  • Be able to create and modify table driven parts and assemblies
  • Be able to create presentation graphics
  • Be able to use layers, complex dimensions and text
  • Be able to use library items and external references
  • Be able to produce complex drawings
  • Be able to carry out advanced editing processes
  • Be able to use methods to cleanse a CAD drawing
  • Be able to output drawings using multiple scale views
  • Be able to set the 3D modelling environment
  • Be able to construct and edit 3D surface models
  • Be able to construct and edit a 3D solid model
  • Be able to apply commands to manipulate a 3D model
  • Be able to apply commands to view 3D models in a variety of display formats
  • Be able to output a 3D model drawing layout


In-Class: R28500 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: 24500 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBooks, Datasets and 1 x Autodesk Inventor User Certification Voucher

Skill Level

  • Advanced

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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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.


AutoCAD® LT/AutoCAD® Essentials
The objective of Autocad or 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 us.
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AutoCAD® LT/AutoCAD® Advanced 
Autocad Advanced introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of the Autocad Software. This is done by teaching you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.
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 AutoCAD® 3D Drawing & Modeling
Using hands-on exercises representing real-world, industry-specific design scenarios, students explore the fundamental concepts and workflows for creating 3D models using autocad. Students learn how to create and modify both solid and surface models. This courseware also teaches students.
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Autodesk Inventor® Essentials
The Inventor Advanced course will explain the Autodesk Inventor settings while teaching you how each tool functions. Just as importantly, though, the course content is filled with the tips and techniques learned by the experts who spent years using, researching, and discussing the tools in Autodesk Inventor.
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Autodesk Inventor® Advanced
The Inventor Advanced course will explain the Autodesk Inventor settings while teaching you how each tool functions. Just as importantly, though, the course content is filled with the tips and techniques learned by the experts who spent years using, researching, And discussing the tools in Autodesk Inventor.
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Autodesk Navisworks® Essentials
This courseware is designed for new users of Autodesk Navisworks users for the review, 4D simulation, and clash testing, and presenting of existing 3D geometry files.
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