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Course Information


AutoCAD 2D Introduction/Intermediate training course is the perfect introduction to the world’s leading CAD software.

It provides concise explanations and practical hands on exercises that clearly show you how to plan and develop a customised AutoCAD project.

During this course you will master AutoCAD features, get a thorough grounding in the essentials, and see quick results.

Starting with your very first line, you will create and edit a full 2D drawing using many of the 2D drawing commands of AutoCAD. You will create and use blocks, layers and AutoCAD libraries. Finally you will create plot layouts of your finished drawing.


No previous experience of AutoCAD is required for this course. Some technical drawing experience would be helpful but is not essential.


  • Exploring the AutoCAD User Interface
  • Introducing the AutoCAD Graphics Window
  • Working in the Command Window
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Using the Menu Browser
  • Workspaces
  • Using the Line Command
  • Using Coordinates
  • Using the Direct Distance Method
  • Erasing Lines
  • Using Direct Input
  • Using the Offset Command
  • Using the Fillet Command
  • Extending Lines
  • Trimming Lines
  • Setting Up the Drawing Units
  • Setting Up the Drawing Size
  • The Grid
  • Setting Up Drawing Limits
  • Drawing with Grid and Snap
  • Saving Your Work
  • A Summary of AutoCAD's Units
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Circles
  • Create a Polyline
  • Edit a Polyline
  • Copying Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Setting Up Layers
  • Assigning Linetypes to Layers
  • Assigning Objects to Layers
  • Turning Off and Freezing Layers
  • Setting a Linetype Scale Factor
  • Setting Properties of Layers and Objects
  • Selecting Colours for Layers and Objects
  • Using the Action Recorder
  • Creating Layer States
  • Making a Block
  • Inserting the Block
  • Finding Blocks in a Drawing
  • Detecting a Block
  • Using the Properties Palette to Examine a Block
  • Revising a Block
  • Sharing Information Between Drawings
  • Determining Text and Drawing Scale
  • Defining a Text Style
  • Using Single-Line Text
  • Using Multiline Text
  • Using the Spell Check Feature
  • Setting Up Layouts
  • Setting the Layout Parameters
  • Creating a Paper Space Viewport
  • Setting the Viewport Scale
  • Adjusting a Viewport's Contents
  • Setting the Linetype Scale
  • Locking and Turning Viewports Off
  • Using the Plot Dialog Box
  • Printing a Drawing
  • Determining Lineweights for a Drawing
  • Previewing a Print
  • Printing a Drawing
  • Publishing Multiple Layouts
  • Plot Styles
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle