AutoCAD - Fundamentals

Course Duration     –     3 days

Skill Level     –     Beginner

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The objective of AutoCAD 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 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.

Features & Benefits

  • This is a recognized Autodesk course and a preparation course for the AutoCAD ACU or ACP exam certification.
  • Advanced Design Colleges / Systems is a registered Autodesk Training Provider.
  • Get 12 months access to your course via our  LearnIT Platform includes video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending classes or virtually. Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.
  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.
  • AutoCAD is used by architects, engineers, interior designers, real estate developers, artists, and many more.

Outcomes & Objectives

How to perform a basic setup of the modelling environment

  • Get to know the ribbon and user interface terminology
  • Identify the panels and the tools
  • Using the tools and properties palettes
  • Navigate around the drawing using commands such as Start a New Project
  • Project Information
  • Create the Building Grid
  • Levels
  • Place Construction Elements
  • Automatic Steel Connections
  • Create Model Views – and their use by Cameras for GA creation
  • Create a Straight Stairs Between Two Points
  • Create Handrailing Between Selected Points
  • Insert a Spiral Staircase in the 3D Model
  • Insert a Vertical Caged Ladder and Monowills
  • Create Rectangular Grating
  • Create the Portal Frame
  • Connect the Frame
  • Copy the Frame and Connections
  • Apply Bracing
  • Insert Cold Rolled Purlins and Sheeting Rails
  • Insert Cladding Panels
  • Create a Roof Truss and apply the Connections
  • Create Hip Rafters
  • Create Purlins to the hip roof, apply connections and insert Eaves beams
  • Create the Platform Support Steelwork
  • Create a Stair
  • Insert the Mezzanine Floor Cold Rolled Steelwork
  • Create Flooring Panels
  • Apply Handrailing to the Stairs and Platform
  • Different information management systems and Exchange formats
  • Configure Numbering and Marking prior to creating NC Files
  • Add Project Information to the NC Files
  • Produce DXF files for plates with Hard Stamping
  • Generate Manufacturer Specific Cold Rolled CAM Data
  • Create User Connections
  • Insert User Connections
  • Modify User Connections
  • The Drawing Style Manager
  • Drawing Prototypes
  • The Title Block
  • The Drawing Frame
  • BOM’s and Revision Tables
  • The Management Tools application
  • Element Transfer between Advance Steel and Revit
  • Structural Columns and Framings Transfer
  • Steel Fabrication Element Transfer
  • Structural Connection Transfer and Synchronisation
  • Analysis Results Transfer from Revit to Advance Steel
  • Level Import and Export
  • Grid Transfer and Synchronisation

Module1: 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

Module 2: Basic Drawing and Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Selection Methods and Erasing Objects
  • Using the Status Bar
  • Drawing Circles

Module 3: Drawing Precision

  • Object Snaps
  • Object Snap Tracking

Module 4: Making Changes to Your Drawing

  • Moving Objects
  • Copy Objects
  • Rotate Objects
  • Scale Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips

Module 5: Advanced Objects

  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Polygons
  • Drawing an Ellipse

Module 6: Getting Information from the Drawing

  • Properties Palette
  • Quick Properties
  • Match Properties
  • Quick Select

Module 7: Measure Tools

Module 8: Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretch Objects
  • Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offset Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects

Module 9: Understanding Layers

  • Working with Layers
  • Properties Panel
  • Linetype Scale

Module 10: Block Elements

  • Inserting Blocks

Module 11: Text

  • What is Annotation
  • Multiline Text

Module 12: Hatching

  • Creating Hatches
  • Editing Hatches

Module 13: Dimensions

  • Adding Dimensions to the Drawing
  • Editing Dimensions

Module 14: Layouts and Printing

  • Model and Paper Space
  • Printing