AutoCAD Essentials

Duration: 3 Days


The purpose of this course is to impart the basic skills required to use AutoCAD 2009 for effective 2D drafting and plotting. This course combines instructor demonstration/explanation with the completion and review of relevant hands-on exercises by attendees. Appropriate time will be allowed to review the best practices for implementing AutoCAD 2009 as a replacement for manual drafting methods.


This course is intended for industrial and built environment designers who wish to develop the essential AutoCAD 2009 technical drafting skills.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Starting AutoCAD R2009
  • System Requirements
  • Creating new drawings
  • Drafting Settings & Drafting Tools
  • Display control, Object Snap & Tracking
  • Editing Drawings & Grip Editing
  • Hatch patterns
  • Layers

Going further

  • Text Styles, Single Line & Multiline Text
  • Dimensions
  • Blocks & Palettes
  • Inquiry Commands
  • Multiple Drawing Environment
  • Plotting the Model and the Layout
  • Isometric Drawing

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