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Prerequisites

A sound knowledge of Windows XP or 7 and basic hardware understanding is a prerequisite for enrolling on the AutoCAD course. If you do not already have this knowledge, the required training is given in a computer orientation course ie. "Introduction to Windows".

In addition to the above knowledge 2D AutoCAD is a prerequisite for enrolling on the intermediate and advanced course. If you do not already have this knowledge, the required training is given in an AUTOCAD Eseentials course.

Course content: AutoCAD Essentials

  • Drawing creation principles
  • Drawing navigation
  • Selection sets
  • Editing/Modify Commands
  • Object Creation Commands
  • Angles and Polar Co-ordinates
  • Layering & object properties
  • By-layer concept
  • Inquiry demands
  • Text use & Justification
  • Introduction to grip editing
  • Isometric drawing
  • Polylines
  • Blocks
  • Tables
  • Hatching
  • Area calculations
  • Parametics
  • Dimensioning
  • Plotting & Presentations

Course Content: AutoCAD Intermediate

  • Template drawing & Profile setup
  • File extensions
  • Fields, Tables & Excel
  • Creating text & styles
  • Creating dimension styles
  • Options dialogue box
  • Drawing utilities
  • Attributes & Blocks
  • Title Blocks
  • ByBlock Concept
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • XRefs Management
  • Sheet Set Manager & Batch Plotting
  • CAD Standards
  • Viewports
  • Model space & layouts
  • Viewport Scales
  • Export drawings
  • Action Recorder Plotting and Presentations

Course Content: AutoCAD Advanced

  • Introduction to 3D, XY - Plane
  • Creating solid primitives
  • Creating models from 2D profiles
  • Creating composite solids
  • Working in 3D space - UCS
  • Editing models
  • Extracting geometry from solid models
  • Changing the model position, duplicating the model
  • Getting information from 3D objects
  • Converting objects
  • 3D mesh modelling
  • Section a solid model and generate 2D geometry
  • Creating drawing from 3D models
  • Visualisation using visual styles, lights, materials, sun rendering
  • Navigating the model
  • Leveraging cameras & views

Course duration:

  • Please enquire

Course fee:

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Contact information
Ms Madelein Brown
Administrative Professional
Tel: 27 41 504 3285
madelein.brown@nmmu.ac.za

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