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AutoCAD Intermediate and Advanced, 2 days

Delivered at your office or a training centre, in groups or 1-2-1

It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, here you go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learning how to create blocks, and beyond the basic skill of using a template to understand the process of setting up a template.

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Key features

  • Live instructor-led course with 12 hours of training
  • Session runs from 9.30–5pm with normal breaks included
  • Fully certified trainer
  • Get key skills and practical knowledge
  • This course is available for delivery at your office, 1-2-1 and groups – contact us
  • Course materials included
  • Recognised course certificate

What will I learn?

Chapter 1: Working Effectively with AutoCAD
Creating a Custom Workspace
Docking and Hiding Palettes
Setting Up the Ribbon
Practice 1a Setting Up Workspaces
Using the Keyboard Effectively
Command Aliases
Shortcut Keys
Function Keys
Practice 1b Using the Keyboard Effectively
Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
Object Creation
Selecting Similar Objects
Object Selection Cycling
Object Visibility
Setting Transparency
Practice 1c Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
Working in Multiple Drawings
File Tabs
Selecting Drawings in the Application Menu
Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
Match Properties Across Drawings
Practice 1d Working in Multiple Drawings
Using Grips Effectively
Changing the Base Point
Copying with Grips
Rotate and Scale with the Reference Option
Stretching Multiple Objects
Grip Settings
Practice 1e Using Grips Effectively
Additional Layer Tools
Changing Object Layer States
Isolating Layers
Changing an Object's Layer
Modifying Layers
Layer Walk
Practice 1f Layer Tools
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 2: Accurate Positioning
Coordinate Entry
Absolute Cartesian Coordinates (X,Y)
Relative Cartesian Coordinates (@X,Y)
Relative Polar Coordinates (@Distance< Angle)
Notes on Coordinate Entry
Practice 2a Drawing Using Coordinate Entry
Locating Points with Tracking
Object Snap Tracking Review
Temporary Track Point
Practice 2b Locating Points with Tracking (Mechanical)
Practice 2c Locating Points with Tracking (Architectural)
Construction Lines
Practice 2d Construction Lines
Placing Reference Points
Creating Groups of Points
Practice 2e Placing Points
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 3: Projects: Productivity Tools
Schematic Project: Purifier Unit
Mechanical Project: 2 Views
Architectural/Civil Project: Formal Garden
Mechanical Project: Cover Plate
Architectural Project: Addition
Mechanical Project: Block
Mechanical Project: Plate

Chapter 4: Parametric Drawing
Working with Constraints
Geometric Constraints

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Auto Constraining Objects
Specifying Geometric Constraints
Constraint Bars
Modifying Geometrical Constraints
Deleting Constraints
Constraint Settings
Dimensional Constraints
Modifying Dimensional Constraints
Formulas in Constraints
Practice 4a Working with Constraints
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 5: Working with Blocks
Creating Blocks
Creating Single Named Objects
Block Settings
Creating Drawing Files from Objects (WBlock)
Editing Blocks
Practice 5a Create and Edit Blocks
Removing Unused Elements
Practice 5b Purging
Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes
Modifying Tool Properties
Redefining Blocks in Tool Palettes
Practice 5c Modifying Tool Properties
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 6: Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks
Mechanical Project: Control Panel
Architectural Project: Furniture Layout
Civil Project: Utility Layout

Chapter 7: Creating Templates
Why Use Templates?
Drawing Standards
Controlling Units Display
Drawing Limits
Creating New Layers
Layer Properties Manager
Other Layer Options
Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
Working in the Page Setup Manager
Setting Up Layouts to Use in a Template
Saving Templates
Practice 7a Saving a Template
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 8: Advanced Layouts
Creating and Using Named Views
Advanced Viewport Options
Creating Viewports from Named Views
Clipping Viewports
Layer Overrides in Viewports
Freezing Layers in Viewports
Overriding Layer Properties in Viewports
Practice 8a Viewports and Named Views
Additional Annotative Scale Features
Modifying Annotative Object Scales
Practice 8b Additional Annotative Scale Features
Chapter Review Questions
Command Summary

Chapter 9: Annotation Styles
Creating Text Styles
Practice 9a Creating and Using Text Styles
Creating Dimension Styles
Modifying Dimension Styles
Creating Dimension Sub-Styles
Practice 9b Creating Dimension Styles (Architectural)


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