AutoCAD 2D

Learn AutoCAD and get certified as an Autodesk Certified Associate (ACA) and also get practical projects for your portfolio

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Upcoming dates

There are no open public schedule dates for AutoCAD 2D course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

AutoCAD 2D course overview

Autodesk AutoCAD is a software application for computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting. The software supports both 2D and 3D formats.

In this course, we will cover Drawings, Using Dimensions, Using Attributes, Drawing Curves, Blocks and Groups and Plot Styles using AutoCAD.

Few practical AutoCAD based projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply AutoCAD on your 2D projects.

This short AutoCAD course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public AutoCAD 2D training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Who is AutoCAD 2D training for?

This course is for you if you would like to take full advantage of the best software for all things in 2D and 3D animation and modeling. Whether it is animation, modeling, simulation or rendering this software is an industry standard and the most powerful one in its range.

Prerequisites for AutoCAD 2D course

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional AutoCAD experts:

    Training Dragon consultants have been creating professional AutoCAD models and animation for many years. Those consultants write and teach our AutoCAD training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our AutoCAD courses are designed to get you started in AutoCAD. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this AutoCAD course.

  • Course Material:

    AutoCAD electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive AutoCAD course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding AutoCAD do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

AutoCAD 2D Course Contents

Introduction to AutoCAD

  • The Basics
  • Exploring the AutoCAD Interface
  • Working with AutoCAD

Creating Your First Drawing

  • Getting to Know the Home Tab's Draw and Modify Panels
  • Starting Your First Drawing
  • Specifying Exact Distances with Coordinates
  • Interpreting the Cursor Modes and Understanding Prompts
  • Selecting Objects
  • Editing with Grips
  • Using Dynamic Input
  • Getting Help
  • Displaying Data in a Text Window
  • Displaying the Properties of an Object

Setting Up and Using AutoCAD's Drafting Tools

  • Setting Up a Work Area
  • Exploring the Drawing Process
  • Planning and Laying Out a Drawing
  • Using the AutoCAD Modes as Drafting Tools

Organizing Objects with Blocks and Groups

  • Creating a Symbol
  • Inserting a Symbol
  • Modifying a Block
  • Understanding the Annotation Scale
  • Grouping Objects
  • The Bottom Line

Keeping Track of Layers and Blocks

  • Organizing Information with Layers
  • Keeping Track of Blocks and Layers

Editing and Reusing Data to Work Efficiently

  • Creating and Using Templates
  • Copying an Object Multiple Times
  • Developing Your Drawing
  • Finding an Exact Distance along a Curve
  • Changing the Length of Objects
  • Creating a New Drawing by Using Parts from Another Drawing

Mastering Viewing Tools, Hatches, and External References

  • Assembling the Parts
  • Taking Control of the AutoCAD Display
  • Using Hatch Patterns in Your Drawings
  • Understanding the Boundary Hatch Options
  • Using External References
  • Editing Xrefs in Place
  • Introducing Printing, Plotting, and Layouts
  • Plotting the Plan
  • Understanding the Plotter Settings
  • WYSIWYG Plotting Using Layout Views
  • Adding an Output Device
  • Storing a Page Setup
  • Plotter and Printer Hardware Considerations

 Understanding Plot Styles

  • Choosing Between Color-Dependent and Named Plot Style Tables
  • Creating a Color Plot Style Table
  • Editing and Using Plot Style Tables
  • Assigning Named Plot Styles Directly to Layers and Objects

Adding Text to Drawings

  • Preparing a Drawing for Text
  • Setting the Annotation Scale and Adding Text
  • Understanding the Text Style Dialog Box Options
  • Exploring Text Formatting in AutoCAD
  • What Do the Fonts Look Like?
  • Adding Simple Single-Line Text Objects
  • Using the Check Spelling Feature
  • Substituting Fonts
  • Finding and Replacing Text

Using Fields and Tables

  • Using Fields to Associate Text with Drawing Properties
  • Adding Tables to Your Drawing
  • Editing the Table Line Work
  • Adding Formulas to Cells
  • Importing and Exporting Tables
  • Creating Table Styles

Using Dimensions

  • Understanding the Components of a Dimension
  • Creating a Dimension Style
  • Drawing Linear Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Dimensioning Nonorthogonal Objects
  • Adding a Note with a Leader Arrow
  • Applying Ordinate Dimensions
  • Adding Tolerance Notation

Using Attributes

  • Creating Attributes
  • Editing Attributes
  • Extracting and Exporting Attribute Information

Copying Existing Drawings into AutoCAD

  • Methods for Converting Paper Drawings to AutoCAD Files
  • Importing a Raster Image
  • Working with a Raster Image
  • Working with PDF Files

Advanced Editing and Organizing

  • Using External References
  • Managing Layers
  • Using Advanced Tools: Filter and Quick Select
  • Using the QuickCalc Calculator

Laying Out Your Printer Output

  • Understanding Model Space and Paper Space
  • Working with Paper Space Viewports
  • Creating Odd-Shaped Viewports
  • Understanding Lineweights, Linetypes, and Dimensions in Paper Space
  • The Bottom Line

Making "Smart" Drawings with Parametric Tools

  • Why Use Parametric Drawing Tools
  • Connecting Objects with Geometric Constraints
  • Controlling Sizes with Dimensional Constraints
  • Using Formulas to Control and Link Dimensions
  • Editing the Constraint Options
  • Putting Constraints to Use
  • The Bottom Line

Using Dynamic Blocks

  • Exploring the Block Editor
  • Creating a Dynamic Block
  • Using Constraints in Dynamic Blocks
  • Adding a List of Predefined Options
  • Creating Multiple Shapes in One Block
  • Rotating Objects in Unison
  • Filling in a Space Automatically with Objects
  • Including Block Information with Data Extraction

Drawing Curves

  • Introducing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Creating a Polyline Spline Curve
  • Using True Spline Curves
  • Marking Divisions on Curves

Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings

  • Finding the Area of Closed Boundaries
  • Getting General Information
  • Using the DXF File Format to Exchange CAD Data with Other Programs
  • Using AutoCAD Drawings in Page Layout Programs
  • Using OLE to Import Data

Projects in AutoCAD

Project: Create a 3d House modelling

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To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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