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Introduction to Technical Drawing  


New to draughting? This course will helps students gain the foundational knowledge of understanding technical drawings within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. It will teach the student the fundamentals to identify basic drawing equipment, read and interpret a paper based drawing and drawing arrangement by using practical and theoretical methods to illustrate drawing techniques.

The material will also include the requirements of ISO and SABS and should therefore give the learner and idea of the fundamentals of draughtmanship.


Anyone who wants to learn how to create and read a basic technical drawing and would like to train themselves further up into the software.

No prior knowledge of drawing is required.

Course Outcomes

  • Drawing equipment and instruments
  • Linework and Lettering
  • Geometrical concepts and constructions
  • Freehand Sketching
  • Layout of Drawings / Reproduction of drawings
  • Isometric Drawings
  • Orthographic Drawings


R4400 p/p Incl. VAT

Includes Manual, Mathematical Set, Notepad


2 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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What is Technical Drawing?

Watch this video to see what a Basic Engineering Drawing looks like.


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.

Lesson1: Drawing Equipment and Instruments

  • Introduction
  • Drawing Equipment
    • Drawing paper
    • Drawing board
    • The T-square
    • The Drawing pencil
    • The scale ruler
    • Drawing set squares
    • The pencil compass
    • The divider
    • The protractor
    • The eraser



Lesson 2: Linework and Lettering

  • Introduction
  • Application of the alphabet of lines Adding linear dimensions
    • Lines
    • Printing of letters, figures and symbols
    • The title block


Lesson3: Geometrical concepts and constructions

  • Introduction
  • Dimensioning in drawing
    • Geometrical concepts
    • Geometrical constructions
    • Geometrical plane figures
    • Geometrical solid bodies


Lesson 4: Freehand Sketching 

  • Introduction
  • Freehand sketching
    • Basic movements for freehand sketching
    • The block method
    • Use of the block method


Lesson 5: The Layout of Drawings

  • Introduction
    • The use of different scales
    • Layout a working drawings
    • Planning and executing a drawing


Lesson 6:  Isometric Drawings

  • Introduction
  • Layout of drawings
    • Isometric Drawings
    • The Isometric circle
    • Block method



Lesson 7:  Orthographic projection

  • Introduction
    • Elements of projection
    • Projection planes
    • Project methods
    • Apply first-angel orthographic angels
    • Apply third-angle orthographic angles


Lesson 8:  Sectioning

  • Introduction
    • Outside and Sectional views of objects
    • Sectional cutting planes
    • Sectioning and Hatching
    • Conventional representations
    • Sectional Drawings
    • Sectional Detail Drawings


Lesson 9:  Conventional Representation

  • Introduction
    • Drilled and tapped holes
    • Studs and Hexagonal bolts
    • Springs
    • Breaks of large components
    • Welded Joints
    • Fastners


Lesson 10:  Assembly Drawings

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Sections and Hatching of Assembly Drawings
    • Typical Assembly Drawing
    • How to draw an assembly drawing


Lesson 11:  Pipe Drawings

  • Introduction
    • Kinds of Pipes
    • Pipe Joints and fittings
    • Pipe Drawings and symbols
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