Live Online AutoCAD Training with Digidemy

Level: Beginner

Duration: 18 hours

Cost: £4/hour

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Overview of the course
Docklands Media is proud to offer this unique AutoCAD training experience in partnership with Digidemy ( This live online training course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of AutoCAD and help you understand the foundations of CAD workflows. 

Just like attending a classroom training session, with Digidemy’s AutoCAD course, you will be able to attend the classes over the internet while they take place live. You will be able to interact with your AutoCAD trainer just like you would in a classroom.

This course is for…
Those who find it difficult to book time off work, or travel to our training centres. Digidemy AutoCAD course runs entirely online. This AutoCAD course is also ideal for those who find it difficult to afford a traditional training course. Our partner Digidemy offers this fantastic AutoCAD course for only £4 per hour. 

You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About Digidemy
Digidemy is a partner company of Docklands Media, and offers cost-effective, live online training courses spread across several weeks. Digidemy offers a different training experience than our traditional classroom based courses. For more information about how Digidemy works, please visit

This AutoCAD course consists of nine sessions of two hours each. You will be attending a live two-hour session, and given homework before your next session. The entire duration of the course varies between 3-5 weeks.


Class 1 – Introduction to AutoCAD’s Interface and Input Methods
In this first session you will learn the use of the interface and basic navigation and manipulation tools as well as input methods. Some of the topics you will cover will include the Command Line, options, Line, Eras, Zoom, Dynamic Input and Selection Modes.


Class 2 – Working Accurately
Accuracy is everything when it comes to technical drawing and this two-hour class is just about accuracy. You will learn a series of drawing aids to help you with your technical drawings including working with Ortho Mode, Polar Tracking, Object Snap, Grid Display, Snap Mode, Object Snap Tracking and Mirror.


Class 3 – Using Drafting, Editing and Copying Tools to Improve Drawings
Now that you are familiar with the core concepts and tools, in this session, you will learn how to draw by using more complex shapes as well as countless tips and tricks about refining your drawings. The tools that will be covered in this class will include the Circle, Polygon, Polyline, Explode, Join, Trim, Extend and Polar Array.


Class 4 – More Tools for Drafting, Editing and Copying
Building up from the previous lesson, you will now learn the last set of basic drawing and editing tools including Rectangle, Offset, Fillet, Rectangular Array, Chamfer and Ellipse.


Class 5 – Controlling the Drawings with Layers
In this class, you will learn the use of the powerful Layers in AutoCAD. You will learn how to create, manage and edit layers, as well as additional tools to better control them. The topics will include the Layer Manager, Line Type Manager, Move, Copy, Layer Isolate, Layer Unisolate, Layer Lock, Layer Freeze, Layer Off, Object Isolate, Object Unisolate and Hide Objects.


Class 6 – Working with Re-usable Content: Creating, Editing and Using Block Libraries
During this session, you will learn how to create, edit and insert Block as well as creating and managing Block Libraries. The topics you will learn will include: Block Create, Block Insert, Block Edit, Stretch and Design Center.


Class 7 – Manipulating Objects and Working with Colours & Patterns
You will now learn how to use some of the most common manipulation tools in AutoCAD as well as copying content from other files and filing various areas with colours and patterns. The tools that will be used during this session are Rotate, Scale, Align, Copy Clip, Copybase, Paste, Paste to Original Coordinates, Hatch, Hatch Edit and Gradient.


Class 8 – Printing, Organising and Scaling 
It is now time to learn how to setup the paper space, a title block and scale the drawings for printing and the use of annotative scales. This session will cover topics such as Layout, Page Setup Manager, Viewport, Viewport Scale, Viewport Freeze and Annotative Scales.


Class 9 – Annotating Drawings
In this final two-hour session, you will learn how to create and edit all types of annotations in your drawings. You will also learn how to create a drawing template. The topics covered in this class will include Multiline Text, Linear Dimension, Aligned Dimension, Angular Dimension, Arc Length Dimension, Radius Dimension, Continuous Dimension, Baseline Dimension Multileaders and Creating Templates.

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 10% discount for each student from the original price of this course.


Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 10% discount.


Training Credits

Training Credits do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.


Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 10% discount from the original price.


Students and Freelancers

Student discounts do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.