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Introduction to Technical/Engineering Drawing


New to draughting? This course will help 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 an idea of the fundamentals of draughtsmanship.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

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

    • 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.
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain: 

    • Drawing equipment including, Blue Folder, Notepad, Sketchpad, A3 Drawing Board, Eraser, Pencils, Compass and Scale Ruler.
    • Electronic study guides and Textbook.
    • Access to our myWay student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 

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.

Career Video

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
    • Fasteners


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
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 14 April 2020
    15 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 11 May 2020
    12 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 12 May 2020
    11 May 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 20 July 2020
    21 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 25 August 2020
    24 August 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 17 September 2020
    18 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 16 November 2020
    17 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 17 November 2020
    16 November 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 16 March 2020
    17 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 29 April 2020
    30 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 25 May 2020
    26 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 26 May 2020
    25 May 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 29 June 2020
    30 June 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 28 July 2020
    27 July 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 31 August 2020
    01 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 26 October 2020
    27 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 27 October 2020
    26 October 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 24 February 2020
    25 February 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 25 February 2020
    24 February 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 09 March 2020
    10 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 23 March 2020
    24 March 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 20 April 2020
    21 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 21 April 2020
    20 April 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 18 May 2020
    19 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 13 July 2020
    14 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 14 July 2020
    13 July 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 14 September 2020
    15 September 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 09 November 2020
    10 November 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 10 November 2020
    09 November 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning

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.

Introduction to Technical/Engineering Drawings

  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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