AutoCAD Intermediate Training

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AutoCAD Intermediate Training: Beyond the Basics

This course is an intermediate level programme that will enable AutoCAD users to move into more productive CAD work.

Run over two days, the training is designed to help delegates dramatically enhance their efficiency by developing competence in:

  • Using advanced AutoCAD commands
  • Working with block attributes to manage drawing data
  • Using advanced text & table tools to automate drawing annotation
  • Using layer tools for improved standardisation & navigation
  • Advanced plotting techniques

Delegates will build on the knowledge gained in the AutoCAD Fundamentals to take their 2D CAD drawings to the next level.

This course is suitable for users with some AutoCAD experience who would like to improve their skills for 2D drawing production. The course is appropriate for users in all disciplines.

Training Course Content:

Tips and Tricks

  • Improve drawing revisions with rev clouds and wipeouts
  • Create polyline boundaries to simplify area extraction
  • Use regions for complex area calculations
  • Create selection sets based on object properties
  • Reduce file size and maintain good CAD management practices by purging unreferenced objects
  • Use points to identify coordinate locations in your drawing
  • Place objects at evenly spaced intervals
  • Use QuickCalc to perform calculations or convert units

Advanced Text

  • Understand the single interface for all text commands
  • Create text with tabs, indents, paragraph / line spacing
  • Create static and dynamic text columns
  • Make the most of AutoCAD’s spell checker
  • Create attributes with multiple lines of text

Working with Tables

  • Use AutoCAD’s table function to make your data easy to understand and share
  • Control table appearance and make global changes
  • Use formulas, auto text, and blocks in your tables to automate annotation and perform calculations
  • Extract block attribute data to your table
  • Save time and reduce errors by dynamically linking data in an Excel spreadsheet to your AutoCAD table

Blocks and Attributes

  • Create a block so it can be used in multiple drawings
  • Create an annotative blocks that are scaled by the annotative scale in a viewport
  • Attach numeric and text information to block definitions to make it easy to track drawing data

Reusable Content

  • Reuse data from another drawing using Design Centre
  • Increase productivity by making your most frequently used tools and commands available on tool palettes – one of the most dramatic enhancements to AutoCAD in recent years
  • Easily manage large, multi-disciplinary projects using external references
  • Effectively manage your xrefs for better viewing and smaller files

Layer Management and Best Practices

  • Use layer filters to quickly find objects you need inside of complex drawings
  • Use layer states to return to a saved configuration of layers
  • Ensure uniformity across drawings using layer standards

Working with DWF Files

Dynamic Blocks

  • Create single block to represent multiple object configurations
  • Assign actions to specific parameters of your dynamic block, such as scale, stretch, move, rotate, flip and array

AutoCAD Learning Path: AutoCAD Fundamentals >> AutoCAD Intermediate >> AutoCAD Advanced


  • Delegates must understand the basics of AutoCAD. These skills are covered in the AutoCAD Level 1 course.

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