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ProCAD delivers AutoCAD Introduction Courses in Canberra

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The objective of AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Introduction Course is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be challenging. This course can be extended with the addition of the AutoCAD Intermediate Course.

3 Day Course Overview

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AutoCAD
• Starting the Software
• User Interface
• Working with Commands
• Cartesian Workspace
• Opening an Existing Drawing File
• Viewing Your Drawing
• Saving Your Work

Chapter 2: Basic Drawing & Editing Commands
• Drawing Lines
• Erasing Objects
• Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
• Drawing Rectangles
• Drawing Circle
• Undo and Redo Action

Chapter 3: Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing
• Create a Simple Drawing
• Create Simple Shapes

Chapter 4: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD Fields
• Using Running Object Snaps
• Using Object Snap Overrides
• Polar Tracking at Angles
• Object Snap Tracking
• Drawing with Snap and Grid

Chapter 5: Making Changes in Your Drawing
• Selecting Objects for Editing
• Moving Objects
• Copying Objects
• Rotating Objects
• Scaling Objects
• Mirroring Objects
• Editing with Grips

Chapter 6: Projects - Making Your Drawings More Precise
• Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
• Architectural Project: Landscape
• Mechanical Projects (with Polar & Tracking)

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
• Creating New Drawings With Templates
• What are Layers?
• Layer States
• Changing an Object’s Layer

Chapter 8: Advanced Object Types
• Drawing Arcs
• Drawing Polylines
• Editing Polylines
• Drawing Polygons
• Drawing Ellipses

Chapter 9: Getting Information from Your Drawing
• Working with Object Properties
• Measuring Objects

Chapter 10: Projects - Drawing Organization & Information
• Architectural Project
• Mechanical Project
• Civil Project

Chapter 11: Advanced Editing Commands
• Trimming and Extending Objects
• Stretching Objects
• Creating Fillets and Chamfers
• Offsetting Objects
• Creating Arrays of Objects

Chapter 12: Inserting Blocks
• What are Blocks?
• Inserting Blocks
• Working with Dynamic Blocks
• Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter
• Inserting Blocks with Content Explorer

Chapter 13: Preparing Layout for Plotting
• Model Space vs PaperSpace
• Creting Viewports
• Scaling Viewports
• Plotting Page Setups
• Architectural Project 1 - Floor Plan
• Architectural Project 2 - Floor Plan
• Civil Project - Parking Lot

Chapter 14: Setting Up a Layout
• Printing Concepts
• Working in Layouts
• Copying Layouts
• Locking Viewports
• Guidelines for Layouts

Chapter 15: Printing Your Drawing
• Printing Layouts
• Printing from the Model Tab

Chapter 16: Projects - Preparing to Print
• Mechanical Project
• Architectural Project

Chapter 17: Text
• Working with Annotations
• Adding Text in a Drawing
• Modifying Multiline Text
• Formatting Multiline Text
• Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
• Creating Tables
• Modifying Tables

Chapter 18: Hatching
• Hatching
• Editing Hatches

Chapter 19: Adding Dimensions
• Dimensioning Concepts
• Adding Linear Dimensions
• Adding Radial & Angular Dimensions
• Editing Dimensions

Chapter 20: Projects - Annotating Your Drawing
• Mechanical Project
• Architectural Project 1
• Architectural Project 2
• Civil Project

Appendix A Skills Assessment Part 1
Appendix B AutoCAD Certified Professional Exam Objectives

This Course covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. The course will show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:

  • Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface.
  • Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools.
    Organizing drawing objects on layers.
  • Inserting reusable symbols (blocks).
    Preparing a layout to be plotted.
  • Adding text, hatching, and dimensions.

Canberra Course Location:

The Canberra ProCAD Training Centre provides the following facilities.

  • 54 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601
  • Training Centre Opens at 8:30 am
  • Lunches and Refreshments Provided



Why Use ProCAD?

ProCAD provides small class sizes to ensure the best possible Learning Environment for all participants.

ProCAD offers a variety of on-site, group, customised and online courses. Our instructors have unrivalled technical expertise and hands-on project experience. The curriculumn has been designed for Industry-relevant and real-world product expertise shared in an open learning environment.

ProCAD has been delievring CAD training for over 33 years.

ProCAD is the only Australian ISO:9001 CAD Accredited Training Centre.

ProCAD provides access to a searchable library of self-paced learning tools including courseware, assessments, and instructional videos.

The online eLearning tools are designed to be used as stand-alone self study courses and as a followup to the Course. Theses courses encompass all features of the in-classroom books, such as exercise and drawing files, so that you can practice and reinforce what you learned.

Additional elements include, searchable keywords, a certificate of completion, and access to course materials.

The online tools are able to accessed up to 12 months after completetion of the course.

" I have learnt so much that I could do the same course again in the future to help remember it all.

Peter F"


"Great Class and very informative.

Martyn P"


We speak your language - You'll find we're all open, approachable and can communicate at all levels. We'll cut through the "tech talk", breaking it down into easily understandable concepts. Whatever the situation, you'll know exactly what we're teaching and why.

ProCAD has an affinity for Training CAD and has done this for 33 years.