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

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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