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AutoCAD: for MicroStation Users

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realise their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Who should attend?

Experienced users of AutoCAD who wish to use AutoCAD for 3D design work.

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the AutoCAD environment.
  • Effectively move around a drawing, controlling AutoCAD's display.
  • Use AutoCAD's drafting tools for creating 2D geomerty.
  • Understand the differences between layers and blocks vs levels and cells - how to organise information in your AutoCAD drawing.
  • Utilise time - saving tips and tricks for AutoCAD text and dimensions.

Training Locations

Our lead training centre is located in Birkenhead, Merseyside, where we have state of the art training facilities. We also have a number of training venues throughout the North West, covering Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Alternatively, we can come to your business bringing with us our mobile IT classroom. We can deliver this kind of training anywhere in the UK and Europe.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Getting Started

  • Communicating with AutoCAD
  • Understanding the AutoCAD user interface
  • Getting out of trouble
  • Options for starting a drawing
  • Managing drawing files

Viewing a Drawing

  • Time-saving display tools
  • Heads-up display for greater speed and accuracy

Basic Drafting Tools

  • Working with AutoCAD’s object snap options

Creating and Editing 2D Geometry

  • Creating lines, circles, and arcs in AutoCAD
  • Erasing, moving, copying, scaling, and rotating objects
  • Using grips for better editing

Managing Object Properties

  • Organising drawing geometry using layers
  • Working with different linetypes
  • Options for changing object properties

Basic Drawing Techniques

  • Understanding the best use of AutoCAD editing commands to make objects parallel, longer, repeat, or symmetrical
  • Trim unwanted segments, round object corners Creating orthographic views

Blocks vs. Cells

  • AutoCAD blocks – a more flexible approach to grouping objects
  • Use blocks as internal or external objects
  • Editing blocks in place

Drawing Annotation

  • Editing text and dimensions on the fly
  • Quick dimensions

Working with Layouts

  • Creating sheets for plotting
  • Using viewports
  • Setting layouts to plot to scale

Improving Drawing Appearance

  • How to use hatch patterns to represent different parts or materials
  • Editing and previewing hatch patterns

Getting Your Drawings Out

  • Plotting options, controlling plotting scale

Booking

Looking for in-house training that can be customised to you/your businesses exact needs? Contact us below for one of our team to contact you.

Upcoming Courses

Below are a list of upcoming dates and locations where this course is scheduled to take place.

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