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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.


It is recommended that delegates have a basic 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)


In-Class: R5400 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes access to The CAD Corporation Online Portal which includes a Certified eBook, Datasets and Additional Resources


3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

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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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.

Efficient Use of AutoCAD

  • Create a custom workspace
  • Effective use of the keyboard
  • Working with objects
  • Working in multiple drawings
  • Advanced use of grips
  • Efficient use of layer tools


Accurate Positioning

  • Co-ordinate entry
  • Cartesian and polar co-ordinates
  • Enter co-ordinates using dynamic Input
  • Display co-ordinates on the status bar
  • How to draw using relative co-ordinates
  • Locating points with tracking
  • Temporary tracking point
  • Construction lines and rays


Practical Productivity Examples


Working with Parameters

  • Use constraints with blocks and Xrefs
  • Remove or relax constraints
  • Geometric constraints
  • Dimensional constraints
  • Dynamic blocks



  • Creating blocks
  • Blocks and layers
  • Wblocks
  • Edit block in place
  • Editing blocks using the block editor
  • Editing block names


Practical Blocks Examples


Template Creation

  • Drawing standards
  • Drawing units
  • Drawing limits
  • Creating new layers
  • The Layer Properties Manager
  • Linetypes
  • Saving templates


Advanced Layouts

  • Creating and using named view
  • Advanced viewport options
  • Viewport clipping
  • Viewport layer overrides
  • Modify layer properties in a viewport
  • Additional annotative scale options
  • Modifying annotative object scales


Creating New Styles

  • Creating new text styles
  • Creating new dimension styles
  • Creating dimension sub-styles
  • Creating new multileader styles


Practical Examples - Drawing Setup


Working with External References

  • Working with references
  • Change reference paths in multiple drawings
  • Manipulating references
  • Edit Xref in-place
  • Clip Xref


Practical Examples - Drawings

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