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AutoCAD Essentials Course

Benchmarq Ltd

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£534 PER COURSE

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06th Aug, 10:00am-4:30pm, Billingshurst, RH14 9NZ

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What will I learn?

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD on this 2-day course and quickly get up to speed with the different commands and features included within the latest version of AutoCAD.

About Benchmarq Training:

For over 10 years we have worked alongside freelancers, small businesses, local government, multi-national and international companies to provide them with the best possible training courses.

Our trainers have years of experience in the architecture, construction, engineering and design industries with a deep understanding of how to apply CAD techniques into their practice. We use real-life and hands-on examples on our courses to provide the best possible agenda.

When attending this course you will receive a free AutoCAD for Beginners textbook and AutoCAD shortcuts guide to take home with you.

As we are an Autodesk Authorised Training and Certification Centre, you will be awarded an Autodesk certificate on completion of the course to prove to employers and clients that you are competent in AutoCAD.

We only ever allow a maximum of 6 delegates on our courses to enable maximum interaction with the tutor.

Course Details:

The duration of this course is 2 days.

We are an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre. Students will be awarded an Autodesk certificate on completion of the course.

The price of this course includes lunch, refreshments, textbook and a shortcuts guide.

After attending this course there will be an opportunity to sit an accredited AutoCAD exam to further your skill level, as we are one of the few registered Autodesk certification centres in the UK.

AutoCAD Course Agenda:

DAY 1:
LEARNING ABOUT THE AUTOCAD ENVIRONMENT

Students will learn the vital skills to learn how to successfully navigate the AutoCAD user interface and take full advantage of what the AutoCAD interface has to offer. These will include:

  • Creating new workspaces
  • Setup options
  • Object snaps
  • Selecting objects
  • Customising the CUI

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENT DRAW TOOLS

Learn how to draw different shapes and objects to create impressive and realistic visuals.

Drawing an array of shapes such as polylines, rectangles, circles, squares, polygons and more
Using Linetypes to create parallel and offset Geometry creating object patterns

LEARN HOW TO USE THE MODIFY TOOLS AND LAYER MANAGEMENT

Learning how to use the modify tools efficiently is essential when learning how to use AutoCAD to be able to create precise drawings. You will learn how to:

  • Change an object’s size
  • Create a mirror image
  • Trimming and extending objects
  • Changing object properties
  • Learning about the properties palette
  • Create different layer groups and filters

DAY 2:
CREATING BLOCKS AND DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS

Students will learn how to create and edit blocks, annotative scaling and dimensions to enhance their drawings. This includes:

  • Creating and editing blocks
  • Adding attributes
  • Annotative scaling
  • Multiline text
  • Text styles
  • Creating and editing text
  • Editing dimension styles and multi-leaders

PLOTTING CAD DRAWINGS

Learn how to plot different drawings with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. The final tasks will include:

  • Plotting drawings
  • Exporting to PDFs
  • Linking spreadsheet data to the drawings
  • Working with DesignCenter

What do I need to know?

No previous AutoCAD experience is necessary. A general working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic knowledge of English language and literacy are required.

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No qualification

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Certificate of attendance/completion/achievement (no assessment element)

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Functional Skill

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Basic skill

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Pre-apprenticeship at Level 1

Pre-apprenticeship courses are aimed at getting you ready to do an apprenticeship. If you hold one of these qualifications, it will help you take the next step when you're ready

NVQ Level 1 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 1 NVQs teach the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades D-G

SVQ Level 1 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 1 SVQs teach the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades D-G

Scottish National Qualification - Standard Grade

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This level is the first and most basic level of National you can do

Scottish National Qualification - Access 3

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Scottish National Qualification - Intermediate 1-2

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GCSE or equivalent

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Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma

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Vocational related qualification (VRQ)

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Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2

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First Certificate/Diploma

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NVQ Level 2 and relevant components

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SVQ Level 2 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ Level 2 build on the basics and will provide you with a starter to study more. They're equivalent to GCSEs grades A*-C

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3

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GCE A Level or equivalent

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International Baccalaureate Diploma

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National Certificate/Diploma

These qualifications, though usually based in a college or school, prepare you for the workplace by teaching you relevant practical skills alongside theory. They are equivalent to A Levels

NVQ Level 3 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 3 NVQs will require you have some knowledge in the subject and will take your learning to a higher level. They're equivalent to A Levels

SVQ Level 3 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. They're equivalent to A Levels

Scottish National Qualification - Higher

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This is the 'higher' level of National qualification you can do

Scottish National Qualification - Advanced Higher

National Qualifications are based in Scotland and are taken by students in school and college, depending on the level. Like GCSEs in England, they cover a range of subjects and aim to prepare you for further education or work. This is the 'advanced higher' level of National qualification you can do

Access to Higher Education

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Foundation Art and Design

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NVQ Level 4 and relevant components

NVQ Level 4 and relevant components

SVQ Level 4 and relevant components

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Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4

Higher apprenticeships are the equivalent to a foundation degree. They are workplace-based qualifications where you learn by doing (and get paid too!) and will only spend a short time in college

NVQ Level 5 and relevant components

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification and will cover skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 5 NVQs are usually for experienced managers in the workplace. They're equivalent to undergraduate degrees

SVQ Level 5 and relevant components

The same as an NVQ but for Scotland (stands for Scottish Vocational Qualification), the SVQ level one covers skills needed in a particular area of work. Level 5 SVQs take your learning to a much higher level - often for experienced managers. They're equivalent to undergraduate degrees

Nationally recognised qualification

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Professional or Industry Specific qualification

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Established in 2005, Benchmarq Ltd are an Authorised Autodesk Training and Certification Centre with training centres in Billingshurst, near Horsham, Croydon and Newark, Nottinghamshire.  For over 10 years we have worked alongside freelancers, small businesses, local government, multi-national and international companies to provide them with the best possible training courses. Our trainers have years of experience in the architecture, engineering and manufacturing industries with a deep understanding of how to apply CAD techniques into their practice. We always use real-life and hands-on examples on our courses to provide the best possible agenda. We only ever allow a maximum of 6 delegates on our courses to enable

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