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GALWAY: AutoCAD 2D Essentials

  • Date(s)
    Non-consecutive 3-day course: Monday 23, Wednesday 25, and Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Diatec, Slieveaun, Clarinbridge, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €565
    Non-Members: €595

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    21 hours   C2


The primary objective of this course is to teach you the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with AutoCAD user interface
  • Understand the fundamental concepts and features of AutoCAD
  • Use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD to develop accurate technical drawings
  • Present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive manner
  • Develop a level of confidence using AutoCAD through hands-on experience


No previous CAD experience is necessary. General knowledge of design and drafting concepts is a plusD working knowledge of Windows based operating systems is essential.

Course Content

  • Start AutoCAD, navigate the user interface, access menus, dialog boxes, toolbars / tool palettes/ribbons and on-line help, set parameters for a drawing session.
  • Create drawings files, open existing drawings, save changes to existing drawings and exit AutoCAD.
  • Use templates to create new drawings files that contain standard settings, customize AutoCAD drawing settings, calculate size of drawings area and use drawing aids.
  • Use layer to control the colour, line type and visibility of objects in drawings.
  • Use display commands and control the view of objects displayed in the drawing window.
  • Use AutoCAD draw commands to create objects that can be edited or modified.
  • Use object snaps to reference specific locations on selected objects and ensure quality and accuracy in the drawing process.
  • Use AutoCAD modify commands to simplify the drawing process, increase drawing productivity and logically structure and avoid repetitive drawing.
  • Use inquiry commands to provide database information for selected objects, display the status of the drawing and document the time that is spent working on the drawing.
  • Use a number of annotation techniques to present text, dimensions, notes and titles to drawings.
  • Place dimensions in drawings that conform to local and national standards.
  • Use blocks to combine organize and manipulate several objects as a single object and use them to reduce drawing file size.
  • Plot drawings onto paper at different scales and use layouts to prepare drawing sheets with scaled viewports to enhance the plotting process.

Participants will be awarded with an Autodesk Offical Certificate in AutoCAD 2D Essentials.

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23 September 2019



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