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Autodesk AutoCAD Computer Aided Design for Beginners Short Course

Course description

Strong CAD design skills are a must for today's designer, architect or engineer. This course will teach you how you to create plans, elevations, sections and details through technical drawing using one of the leading CAD design products.

This course designed for people wanting to understand how using a industry standard program, like Autodesk CAD can facilitate your daily work. It is taught through a series of engaging tutor demonstrations and practical exercises that give you the chance to apply your learning to live projects.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of this course you should be able to

  • Set up drawing packages
  • Create 2D plans and drawings to scale
  • Draw 2D designs with detail
  • Present and format work for detail

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed for professionals who do technical drawing in their work or projects. You may be a civil engineer, product designer, architect, interior design technician or product designer

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered:

  • Software interface
  • Drawing shortcuts using keys and the command line
  • Drawing techniques for: scale. plans, sections, elevations and details
  • Organisation of drawings
  • Working with hatches
  • Formatting style for text, dimensions and annotations
  • Using blocks and groups
  • Plotting and printing Automating out


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day
  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item
Meet the Tutor:

Learn CAD on this short course at LCC to create plans, elevations and sections with technical drawing - ideal for interior designers and architects.

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