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Use Autodesk Autocad for 2D & 3D models Realistic representations of meshes Efficient workflows Realistic representations of solid surfaces Accuracy & error reduction

Bespoke AutoCAD - 2 Day Introduction

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


2 Days (10am-5pm)


From £1,195 + VAT


Dates to suit you

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD with this bespoke course to get started with this industry-standard drawing program. We will guide you on creating, editing, and printing your own creations as you learn what goes into making useful production drawings.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Autodesk AutoCAD training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD with this bespoke course to get started with this industry-standard drawing program. We will guide you on creating, editing, and printing your own creations as you learn what goes into making useful production drawings.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Autodesk AutoCAD training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke AutoCAD - 2 Day Introduction

    Course Details

    After we give you a complete tour of the AutoCAD environment, we will focus on the basic commands you need to know in order to design and draft your own 2D production drawings. Our experts will discuss fundamental features of the program and cover its precision drafting tools. We will also show you how to present drawings in ways that will impress your audience.

    This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in AutoCAD. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes 2D production drawing to a new level. With our help you will quickly be able to design and draft your own drawings. As well as covering the basics of object snapping and polar tracking, we will show you various ways to manipulate objects, adjust properties, and execute commands. You will also learn how to create your own drawing templates and add your own text annotations to drawings.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the AutoCAD environment
    • Create basic objects
    • Understand snapping and tracking
    • Adjust object positions and angles
    • Break and join objects
    • Annotate drawings with text
    • Build drawing templates

    Our goal is for you to understand the basics of creating and manipulating 2D production drawings.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for those who are new to technical drawing tools and who wish to get started in creating 2D production drawings.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Taking the AutoCAD Tour
    • Navigate the Working Environment
    • Working with Files
    • Displaying Objects
    Creating Basic Drawings
    • Inputting Data
    • Creating Basic Objects
    • Using Object Snaps
    • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    • Using Object Snap Tracking
    • Working with Units
    Manipulating Objects
    • Selecting Objects in the Drawing
    • Changing an Object's Position
    • Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
    • Changing the Angle of an Object's Position
    • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing
    • Creating Object Patterns
    • Changing an Object's Size
    Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands
    • Using Layers
    • Changing Objects Properties
    • Matching Objects Properties
    • Using the Properties Palette
    • Using Linetypes
    • Using Inquiry Commands
    Altering Objects
    • Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries
    • Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry
    • Joining Objects
    • Breaking an Object into Two Objects
    • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
    • Creating and Angled Corner Between Two Objects
    • Changing Part of an Object's Shape
    Working with Layouts
    • Using Layouts
    • Using Viewports
    Annotating the Drawing
    • Creating Multiline Text
    • Creating Single Line Text
    • Using Text Styles
    • Editing Text
    • Creating Dimensions
    • Using Dimension Styles
    • Editing Dimensions
    • Using Multi-leaders
    Hatching Objects
    • Hatching Objects
    • Editing Hatch Objects
    Working with Reusable Content
    • Using Blocks
    • Working with DesignCenter
    • Using Tool Palettes
    Creating Additional Drawing Objects
    • Working with Polylines
    • Creating Splines
    • Creating Ellipses
    • Using Tables
    Plotting Your Drawings
    • Using Page Setups
    • Plotting Drawings
    Creating Drawing Templates
    • Using Drawing Templates
  • Training Location Options

    Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

    This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

    Remote Online

    Delivered Online to your location

    Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

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    Remote Online Training Courses

    Central London

    5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

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    London Training Centre

    Central Manchester

    Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

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    Manchester Training Centre

    Central Glasgow

    Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

    The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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    Glasgow Training Centre


    Onsite at your Offices/Premises

    If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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    Onsite Training
  • Related Courses

    Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.

    Bespoke Autodesk AutoCAD Training Courses

    Autodesk AutoCAD 1 Day Introduction Training Course
  • Client Reviews

    ''Entirely met my needs and expectations. Excellent trainer and facilities.''

    Mike Claydon, JDE Interim, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    ''Never used Autocad before and was very informative and the instructor made everything very easy to understand being a complete novice. Excellent course and would highly recommend!''

    Stacey Griffiths, Craig Bragdy Design, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    ''Excellent tutor, nice small group with lots of one to one teaching.''

    Alexander Dixon, University of Salford, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    ''Very good course, very informative. Delivered excellently by trainer.''

    Adrian Rigby, NU-Form Fire UK, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    ''Fantastic course, covered everything I needed! Very professional and friendly instructor. Fantastic facilities. Great location! ''

    Jamie Beard, SAR Products, AutoCAD Two Day Introduction

    ''Really engaging and a small group of three people.''

    Alice Dean, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    ''Great course which I enjoyed and also like the teaching methodology which was very participatory. The trainer was patient and welcomed as many questions from us as were needed! ''

    Ellen Kandororo-Dingani , Royal Commonwealth Society, Dreamweaver - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Really good course. Wish I would have taken it sooner and saved myself learning things on my own, but was nice to confirm and tidy up my knowledge.''

    Jenny Naylor, Exact Abacus, HTML & CSS Two Day Introduction

    ''Really enjoyed the course. Presented a comprehensive overview of Articulate and helped us out with any queries we had.''

    Chris Bateman, Glasgow Caledonian Uni, Articulate Storyline - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Small group allowed for conversation around relevant topics. Thanks''

    Leon Malletton, University of Sheffield, Premiere Pro - 2 Day Introduction

Frequently Asked Questions:

What dates are available for this course?

As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

Can this course be delivered live online?

Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

Can the course include my work samples?

It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.