AutoCAD Essentials

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Organisation profile

Symetri an Autodesk Platinum Partner is Ireland's leading provider of design and engineering software solutions, offering software sales, implementation, training, consultancy and product support. We empower you with expertise, leading edge technology and services to work smarter.

Training aim

For candidates to receive a thorough grounding in AutoCAD, enabling them to produce and plot 2D drawings so they can excel in their fields.

Learning objectives

The course takes participants through the basics of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, to a point where candidates are competent using its commands and tools. It is designed to provide a thorough grounding of the software so they can create new drawings, edit existing drawing and prepare drawings for accurate plotting, helping them to excel in their field.

Course outline

Session 1: Getting Started with AutoCAD, Display Commands, Drawing Setup, Session 2: Coordinates and Basic Drafting Tools, Creating/Editing 2D Geometry, Session 3: Managing Objective Properties, Creating Text and Defining Styles, Introduction to Dimensions, Session 4: Page Setup and Layouts, Creating Blocks, Hatching Session 5: Publishing & Collaboration

Trainer's profile

Maria's educational background & Experience: Limerick Institute of Technology Certificate in Building CAD with Revit Architecture (Special Purpose Award, Level 6) University of Wales Cardiff Degree in Interior Architecture (2.1) Limerick College of Further Education Distinction in Interior Architecture Autodesk Qualifications Autodesk Certified Instructor Revit Certified Professional Autocad Certified User Autocad Certified Professional ACS Elite Specialist.

Course duration

10 hours broken into 4 days with a 2.5-hour session per day (online) OR 2 full days (in person)

Assessment & certification

Symetri is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre. At the end of the course the candidates will receive their Autodesk Certificate of Completion. Candidates may proceed to the AutoCAD Intermediate course. There is the option to go on to complete the AutoCAD Autodesk Certified User and/or the AutoCAD Autodesk Certified Professional Exams. 

Who should attend

This course is designed for the new user who needs to know the essential commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. No previous computer aided design (CAD) experience is required.