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AutoCAD®/AutoCAD LT® Essentials


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.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
    • Part-Time: 3 Weeks (2 x evenings, 18:00-20:00 + 1 x Saturday, 08:00-15:00)
  • Course Prerequisites

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

  • CPD Credits

    • 6 Credits (By the South African Institute of Architects - SAIA)
    • 3 Credits (By the Engineering Council of South Africa - ECSA)

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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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.


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
  • Object 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 



  • What is Annotation
  • Multiline Text



  • Creating Hatches
  • Editing Hatches



  • Adding Dimens to the Drawing
  • Editing Dimensions


Layouts and Printing

  • Model and Paper Space
  • Printing


  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 16 March 2020
    18 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 20 April 2020
    22 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 13 May 2020
    15 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 24 June 2020
    26 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 22 July 2020
    24 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 19 August 2020
    21 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 21 September 2020
    23 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 21 October 2020
    23 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 18 November 2020
    20 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 25 November 2020
    27 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 09 March 2020
    11 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 14 April 2020
    16 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 06 May 2020
    08 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 01 June 2020
    03 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 01 July 2020
    03 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 29 July 2020
    31 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 02 September 2020
    04 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 28 September 2020
    30 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 28 October 2020
    30 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 02 December 2020
    04 December 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 02 March 2020
    04 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 06 April 2020
    08 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 20 May 2020
    22 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 17 June 2020
    19 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 15 July 2020
    17 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 04 August 2020
    06 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 16 September 2020
    18 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 14 October 2020
    16 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 11 November 2020
    13 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 09 December 2020
    11 December 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

AutoCAD Essentials

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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