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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.


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.

Drawing Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Drawing Equipment
    • Drawing paper and its application
    • Drawing board and its application
    • T-Square
    • Set squares or triangles and their application
    • Masking tape
    • Pencils and their application
    • Eraser (rubber)
    • Erasing shield
    • Adjustable compass or large bowl and its application
    • Sandpaper pad or file
    • Dust cloth or brushOther instruments
    • Scale rulers (metric)
  • Essentials do’s and don’ts of neatness in drawing




Application of the alphabet of lines

  • Introduction
  • Application of the alphabet of lines Adding linear dimensions
    • Outlines or object lines (line type A)
    • Centre lines (line type G1)
    • Dimension lines (line type B2)
    • Extension lines for dimensions (line type B3)
    • Leader lines (line type B4)
    • Construction lines (line type BB1)
    • Projection lines (line type B)
    • Guide lines (line type BB2)
    • Dashed lines to show hidden details (hidden detail lines – line type E and F)
    • Hatched lines or section lines (line type B5)
    • Other lines


Lettering, figuring and dimensioning

  • Introduction
  • Lettering figuring and dimensioning in drawing
    • Preparation of the drawing sheet
    • Lettering and figuring
    • Positions of the title and scale relative to each other
    • Positioning of the title and scale on the drawing sheet
    • Dimensioning on a working drawing
    • Different types of dimensions on a working drawing
    • Tolerance dimensions
    • Dimensioning keyways
    • Leaders
    • Machining symbols


Freehand sketching

  • Introduction
  • Real-life (field) sketching and design sketching
  • Freehand sketching
    • Sketching horizontal lines
    • Sketching vertical lines
    • Sketching slanted lines
    • Sketching curved figures and geometric shapes
    • Sketching irregular shapes
    • Isometric sketching
    • Oblique sketching



  • Introduction
  • Geometrical constructions
    • Bisecting lines and angles
    • Perpendiculars
    • Parallel lines
    • Setting out angles with the aid of set squares
    • Hexagons (Six-sided figures)
    • Octagons (Eight-sided figures)
    • Joining straight lines with arcs using a compass
    • An ellipse


Layout of drawings

  • Introduction
  • Layout of drawings
    • First-angle orthographic projection
    • Third-angle orthographic projection
    • Projecting a third view
    • Drawing step-method for laying out drawings
    • Isometric drawings
    • Oblique drawings
    • Projections of prisms and pyramids
    • Developments
    • Interpenetrations




  • Introduction
  • Sectioning
    • Terminology
    • Sectional cutting planes
    • Various aspects of sectioning
    • How to draw a sectional view
    • Sectional detail drawings


Conventional representations

  • Introduction
  • Holes and fasteners
    • Representation of a drilled hole
    • Representation of a tapped hole (threaded hole)
    • Construction of a hexagonal nut
    • Representation of a hexagonal head bolt
    • Representation of a stud
    • Representation of a stud assembly
  • Springs
    • Representation of springs
  • Breaks
  • Welded joints
    • Types of welded joints
    • Supplementary symbols



  • Introduction
  • Types of threaded fasteners
    • Bolt heads
    • Screw heads
  • Locking devices
  • Riveted joints
  • Single or double rivet joints


Assembly drawings

  • Introduction
  • Hatching sectional drawings
  • Sections of sectional drawings
  • A typical assembly drawing
  • Item numbers
  • Parts list
  • How to start an assembly drawing


Pipe drawings (chemical)

  • Introduction
  • Kinds of piping
  • Pipe joints and fittings
  • Pipe drawings
  • Pipe drawing symbols
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