This course is aimed at new users of either the full-blown package or the cut down equivalent – AutoCAD LT.

Participants must be familiar with using a Windows based PC, a keyboard and mouse to a reasonable standard. An understanding of technical drawing concepts and maths would also be beneficial.

2 – 3 days would be required to cover these topics based upon a practical hands-on approach to using the software by means of drawing exercises we have developed over the years for a wide range of draughting applications.

We would also be happy to incorporate any specific sample drawings you may care to provide.


Getting started and creating useful default settings

  • Setting up the screen layout with the correct toolbars and palettes
  • Ensuring drawings are started correctly with metric settings and other file management tips

Creating and editing drawings

  • Creating lines, arcs and circles and other everyday shapes
  • Using polylines to good effect
  • Using object snaps and tracking to draw and edit objects accurately
  • Using ortho and other drawings aids
  • Using the different methods to select objects in the drawing
  • Performing basic editing tasks like moving, copying, mirroring and rotating objects
  • Trimming, extending, filleting and chamfering objects
  • Offsetting various types of geometry
  • Using Grips

Drawing Organisation

  • Using layers, colours and linetypes and understanding the bylayer concept
  • Matching object properties
  • Using the properties palette
  • Setting linetype scales in both model space and paper space

Inquiry Commands

  • Listing drawing information
  • Measuring distances and angles

Hatching Objects

  • Creating and editing areas of hatching


  • Creating and editing multiline and single line text
  • The importance of creating and editing text styles 


  • Creating and editing dimensions.
  • The importance of creating and editing dimension styles

Layouts and Plotting

  • Setting up layouts using page setups
  • Creating and editing viewports
  • Scaling drawings
  • Plotting drawings
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What you need to bring for these courses when delivered as a virtual classroom.

For virtual classroom courses, you will need:

  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Microphone and Headset
  • Webcam
  • Microsoft Teams
  • A dual monitor setup is recommended for IT training
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