AutoCAD: Essentials
Duration: 03 day(s)
The AutoCAD Essentials training course is designed for those using AutoCAD with a Windows operating system. This training course is not designed for the AutoCAD for Mac software.

The objective of this AutoCAD training course is to enable you to create, modify, and work with a 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore, learning to use it can be challenging.

The AutoCAD Essentials training course covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The guide begins with learning the basic tools for creating and editing 2D drawings. It then continues to explore the tools used to annotate drawings by adding text, hatching, dimensions, and tables. More advanced tools, such as working with blocks and setting up layouts, are introduced to improve your efficiency with the software. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the essential tools and concepts, such as:
  • Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface
  • Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • Organizing drawing objects on layers
  • Using reusable symbols (blocks)
  • Preparing a layout to be plotted
  • Adding text, hatching, and dimensions

The AutoCAD Essentials course is not recommended for users that have completed the AutoCAD Fundamentals course because Essentials contains the same content.

Prerequisites for this AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT training course:

  • A working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology.
  • A working knowledge of your operating system.
Note: Course may satisfy your local continuing education engineering and surveying requirements. Check with your state board or provincial organization to verify your requirements.

Course description shown for AutoCAD 2021.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.

"Our instructor did a great job introducing us to the many, many features of AutoCAD."
Anatol Bilyk, Ball Aerosol and Specialty Packaging