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XChange Training Location Manchester

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

Autodesk AutoCAD Introduction 2 Days - Manchester

Key Course Details:




- 10am to 5pm


£450 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD as we show you how 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.

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.

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD as we show you how 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.

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.

  • AutoCAD Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    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
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in the heart of 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).

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • AutoCAD Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

    Next 27 Jun - 28 Jun £450 + vat
    Next 29 Jul - 30 Jul £450 + vat
    Next 16 Sep - 17 Sep £450 + vat
    Next 18 Nov - 19 Nov £450 + vat
  • Client Reviews

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

    Jamie Beard, SAR Products, AutoCAD Two Day Introduction

    "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

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

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

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

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

    "Great course - very useful. Excited about using what we've learnt and applying it to the content I'm currently working on/creating..."

    Jim Ottewill, PRS For Music, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "Good interactive training. Trainer was excellent. Thanks"

    Andy Doust, RRG Group, Microsoft Excel VBA 1 Day Introduction

    "Brilliant course, very helpful and interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging and I learned a huge amount from the course. Will come back for more software training in the future. "

    Chris Tompson, Colour Management - 1 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was very knowledgeable, patient and adaptable. A very pleasant introduction to Cinema 4D -thank you."

    Graham Martin, Rapier, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction