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Learn the functionality and commands necessary for 2D drawing and design using the latest version of AutoCAD LT on this hands-on, two-day course. This AutoCAD course has been specifically designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills in AutoCAD.

AutoCAD is the most widely used drafting and computer-aided design (CAD) software in the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries. Therefore, if you’re looking to learn CAD and securing a new job, AutoCAD is the best place to start!

During this two-day course, our AutoCAD instructor will teach you the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2020 including how to confidently navigate the user interface, as well as how to modify, edit and plot drawings.

Why should you choose Benchmarq Training?
We are an Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre, as well as Autodesk Partner. Our trainers are AutoCAD Certified Professionals and Autodesk Certified Instructors. This means you will get the best possible training and technical support. In addition, once finishing the course you will receive an official Autodesk certificate of completion.

At Benchmarq Training we truly care about our customers – even after you’ve left the course! Therefore, all of our students will receive a complimentary AutoCAD beginner’s textbook, AutoCAD shortcuts guide and access to three months’ telephone support after the course.

Our AutoCAD training courses are booking up quickly. Book today using our online booking system or call us on 01403 784139 if you would like more information about this AutoCAD Essentials Course.

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During this two-day course you will learn about the functionality and commands necessary for 2D drawing and design using AutoCAD LT 2020.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Navigate through the AutoCAD user interface
  • Use the AutoCAD drafting tools to develop precise technical drawings
  • Edit and revise existing drawings
  • Create and deliver detailed design drawings in a visually impressive way
  • Set up drawings for printing/plotting or transmitting via email

Benchmarq is a fully Authorised Autodesk Training Centre and you will be awarded an official Autodesk Certificate on completion of the course.

This course will start at 10am and run until 4:30pm each day.

Day 1:
Understanding the AutoCAD environment
Navigating the User interface
Working with files
Creating new workspaces
Model space / Layout space
Setting drawing scales
AutoCAD setup (Options)
Working with Viewports
Using Object Snaps
Using Object Snap Tracking
Working with Units
Selecting Objects in the Drawing
Customising the CUI

How to use the Draw Tools
Drawing lines, polylines, polygons, rectangles, circles, ellipses etc.
Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
Using Linetypes Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry Creating Object Patterns

How to use the Modify Tools
Move, Copy, Erase etc.
Changing an Object’s Size
Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
Changing the Angle of an Object’s Position
Applying fillets to two Objects
Changing an objects properties
Changing Object Properties
Matching Object Properties
Using the Properties Palette

Layer Management
Layer Properties Manager
Layer groups and filters etc

Day 2
Creating & editing blocks
Adding attributes

Annotative Scaling
Creating Multiline Text
Creating Single Line Text
Using Text Styles
Editing Text

Creating Dimensions
Using Dimension Styles
Editing Dimensions
Using Multileaders

External References (Xrefs)
Understanding and using Xrefs

Plotting drawings
Export to PDF Batch Plot
Toolpalettes Data Linking – linking spreadsheet data to tables in the drawing
Working with DesignCenter™

The course will run with a maximum of 6-8 attendees, no previous AutoCAD experience is necessary but a basic knowledge of using Microsoft Windows computers will be required. All training equipment will be provided on the day including computers and software.