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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.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months
  • Course Prerequisites

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

  • CPD Credits

    • 6 Credits (By the South African Institute of Architects - SAIA)

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.

Available Exams and Certifications

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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.

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 coordinates
  • Enter co-ordinates using dynamic Input
  • Display coordinates on the status bar
  • How to draw using relative coordinates
  • 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

    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

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 Advanced

  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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