Autodesk AutoCAD Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £1275

Self-funding: £1085

Online: £1045

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Overview of the course
AutoCAD Fast Track – Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. You will come to the first day of training with no or little knowledge of this powerful application by the time you complete the course, you will have mastered all the skills you need in order to become a competent AutoCAD user. Our experts will guide you through some of the most challenging real life projects, in order to give you an insight into the industry out there.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible Autodesk AutoCAD training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn AutoCAD inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online AutoCAD training course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your AutoCAD training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Autodesk AutoCAD training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your AutoCAD Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Autodesk AutoCAD training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 3 months with 2.5% interest, 6 months with 5% interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your AutoCAD course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of AutoCAD is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your AutoCAD training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your AutoCAD course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of AutoCAD, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Autodesk Certified AutoCAD instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide.

This course is for…
Those with no or little knowledge of the software and want to get to grips with the foundations of AutoCAD.

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 the application
AutoCAD is one of the most powerful applications that helps engineers, architects, 3D visualisers and project managers use in order to create computer-aided designs (CADs), 3D models and architectural drafts. This outstanding software by Autodesk will let you connect your design ideas to the world around you.

Touring The Interface
  • Navigating AutoCAD
  • Different file types
  • Tools and panels
Creating Basic Drawings
  • Data input
  • Basic objects
  • Using object snaps
  • Polar Tracking
  • Polar Snap
  • Working with units
Manipulating Objects
  • Selecting objects
  • Editing objects
  • Creating a mirror image
  • Object patterns
  • Trimming and extending objects to boundaries
  • Working with parallel and offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Radius corner
  • Working with layers
  • Matching object properties
  • Using linetypes
  • Using inquiry commands
  • Using layouts
  • Working with different viewports
  • Single/multi line text
  • Using text styles
  • Editing text
  • Object hatching
  • Creating dimensions
  • Using dimension styles
  • Editing dimensions
  • Using multileaders
Working with Re-usable Content
  • Using blocks
  • Design Centre
  • Using tool palettes
Additional Drawing Objects
  • Working with poly lines
  • Splines
  • Ellipses
  • Using tables
Plotting and Templates
  • Using page setups
  • Plotting drawings
  • Using drawing templates

Drawing Complex Objects

  • Creating multi lines
  • Editing multi lines
  • Using revision clouds
  • Wipeout objects
  • Boundaries
  • Regions
Manipulating Objects and Data
  • Using Quick Select
  • Purging
  • Dividing and measuring
  • Point objects
  • Understanding QuickCalc
Advanced Dimensioning and Annotation
  • Annotation scaling
  • Working with text
  • Multi leaders
  • Creating centre marks
  • Geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Substyles and overrides
Re-usable Content
  • Using design centre
  • Custom tool palettes
  • Sharing tool palettes
  • Using external references
  • Non-native file types
Blocks and Attributes
  • Working with blocks
  • Creating attributes
  • Editing attributes
Layer Management
  • Working with layer filters
  • Layer States Manager
  • Layer standards
Layouts and Views
  • Working with layouts
  • Working with viewports
  • Controlling object visibility
  • Working with plotter configuration files
  • Creating and applying plots
  • Style tables
  • Publishing drawings
Sheet Sets
  • Creating sheet sets
  • Properties
  • Fields
  • Publishing
  • Transmitting and archiving
Working with Tables
  • Creating and editing tables
  • Working with table styles
  • Extracting attributes to tables
  • Exporting tables
  • Importing tables
  • Working with tables linked to external data
Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Working in 3D
  • Solid primitives
  • Models from 2D Profiles
  • Composite solids
  • Converting 2D objects to solids or surfaces

Editing Models

  • Adding detail to models
  • Converting objects
  • Editing solid models
  • Extracting geometry
  • Changing position
  • Duplication
  • Getting data from 3D objects
Sectioning a Model and Creating Drawings
  • Sectioning a solid model
  • Generating 2D geometry
  • Drawings from 3D models
  • Using visual styles
  • Working with lights
  • Materials
  • Using the sun
  • Rendering
  • Navigating the model
  • Working with cameras
  • Using different views
  • Creating walk-through animations

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% 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 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.

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