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AutoCAD 101 Rookie


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

Students learn the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Using hands-on exercises, students explore how to create 2D production drawings.


This AutoCAD Training course is designed for new users of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

Assumed Knowledge

You’ll know about drafting, design, or engineering principles although this knowledge is not essential it would be an advantage.


You’ll learn to navigate the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT user interfaces, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT to develop accurate technical drawings and present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way.

  • Course content

    Taking the AutoCAD Tour

    navigating the Working Environment
    working with Files
    displaying Objects

    Creating Basic Drawings

    inputting Data
    creating Basic Objects
    using Object Snaps
    using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    using Object Snap Tracking
    working with Units

    Manipulating Objects

    selecting Objects in the Drawing
    changing an Object’s Position
    creating New Objects from Existing Objects
    changing the Angle of an Object’s Position
    creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
    creating Object Patterns
    changing an Object’s Size

    Drawing Organisation &
    Inquiry Commands

    using Layers
    changing Object Properties
    matching Object Properties
    using the Properties Palette
    using Linetypes
    using Inquiry Commands

    Altering Objects

    trimming & extending Objects to defined boundaries
    creating parallel & offset geometry
    joining objects
    breaking an object into two objects

    Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects

    creating an angled corner between two objects
    changing part of an object’s shape

    Working with Layouts

    using Layouts
    using Viewports

    Annotating the Drawing

    creating Multiline Text
    creating Single Line Text
    using Text Styles
    editing Text


    creating Dimensions
    using Dimension Styles
    editing Dimensions
    using Multileaders

    Hatching Objects

    hatching Objects
    editing Hatch Objects

    Working with Reusable Content

    using Blocks
    working with DesignCenter
    using Tool Palettes

    Creating Additional Drawing Objects

    working with Polylines
    creating Splines
    creating Ellipses
    using Tables

    Plotting Your Drawings

    using Page Setups
    plotting Drawings

    Creating Drawing Templates

    using Drawing Templates

Duration: 3 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £695 + VAT

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