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AutoCAD Certified User Part 1: course details
3 day course 8th, 9th & 10th
Micro Concepts Toft
AutoCAD Certified User Part 2: course details
3 day course 20th, 21st & 22nd
Micro Concepts Toft

PreviousNextMarch 2017


AutoCAD Courses

AutoCAD Certified User Part 1

3 day course

Prerequisite: This course is designed for the new user of AutoCAD. No previous CAD experience is necessary, however, drafting, design, or engineering experience is a plus. A working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is required.


The primary objective of this course is to teach the student the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD.

Upon completion of the course, the student will: 

  • Become familiar with the AutoCAD user interface.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts and features of AutoCAD
  • Use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings.
  • Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive manner.
  • Develop a level of comfort and confidence with AutoCAD through hands-on experience.

 If you have any questions please call us on 01223 716200 or email info@microconcepts.co.uk

Course outline

AutoCAD Tour

  • Launching AutoCAD
  • The Working Environment
  • Navigating AutoCAD
  • Working with AutoCAD Files

Basic Drawing

  • Data Input
  • Creating Basic Objects
  • Object Tracking
  • Polar Tracking
  • Object Snaps
  • Function Keys

Making Change to AutoCAD Objects

  • Object Selection
  • Move Command
  • Copy Command
  • Rotate Command
  • Trim Command
  • Extend Command
  • Offset Command
  • Lengthen Command
  • Break Command
  • Stretch Command
  • Mirror Command
  • Array Command
  • Fillet Command
  • Chamfer Command
  • Undo Command
  • Scale Command
  • Using Match Properties
  • The Properties Palette
  • Grips

Layers and Inquiry

  • Organizing AutoCAD Objects
  • Layers Overview
  • Layers Pull-down Menu
  • Layer Properties Manager
  • Layer Previous
  • Make Object Layer Current
  • Layer Commands
  • Inquiry Commands

Annotation Using AutoCAD Objects

  • Style Command
  • Introduction to Fields
  • Adding Text to your Drawing
  • Text Editing
  • Text Styles
  • Spell Checking

Introduction to Layouts

  • Overview
  • Create a Layout
  • Copying a Layout
  • Introduction to Viewports


  • Basic Dimensioning Concepts
  • Creation of Dimension Styles
  • Dimensioning Toolbar
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Hatch Objects
  • Hatching
  • Boundary Hatching
  • Hatch Types
  • Hatch Editing

Reusable AutoCAD Content

  • AutoCAD DesignCenter
  • Tool Palettes
  • Content Creation
  • Introduction to Blocks

Additional Drawing Objects

  • Polylines
  • Polygons
  • Spline
  • Ellipse
  • Introduction to Tables

Plot Drawing

  • Introduction to Layouts
  • Create a Layout
  • Copying a Layout
  • Plotting and Publishing Concepts
  • Plotting from Model Space
  • Working with Layouts
  • Color Dependent Style Tables
  • Named Plot Style Tables

Template Drawing Creation

  • Creating a Template Drawing
  • Use of Template Drawings
  • Layouts in Templates


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