Introduction to AutoCAD is designed for, but not limited to, people working in the Building industry. It is for anyone that wishes to learn more about and gain knowledge and skills in CAD. People with a diverse range of jobs, and from all walks of life, could benefit from this course.
Please enquire if you would like to speak to staff about your suitability or find more information in the FAQ document located under Additional Files below.
This short course is an introduction to the most frequently used tools and functions of the AutoCAD software. It does not cover highly specialised design drawings (e.g. roof truss or integrated circuit).
- Identify the basic layout and features of the AutoCAD interface
- Starting new drawings
- Opening and saving drawings
- Working with commands and the cartesian workspace
- Organising the drawing with layers
- Drawing precision in AutoCAD (object snaps)
- Basic drawing and editing tools
- Working with blocks (creating and inserting)
- Setting up a layout
- Adding text and dimensions
- Adding hatching
- Printing sheets
Computers are provided for students but you are welcome to bring your own laptop. Please bring a pen/pencil, notebook, headphones and a portable storage device (e.g. USB drive).
8 weeks x 3 hours
Students holding Visa 500 are eligible
CITB card must be current at time of enrolment to be eligible for subsidy.
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