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AutoCAD 2D for the Construction Professional

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Start Date(s): 24 July 2023
  • Duration: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

The ability to read, develop and interpret construction drawings is a fundamental skill for anyone involved in the construction industry.

On this course you’ll learn how to effectively communicate design ideas and develop the key principles of graphical communication using industry-standard AutoCAD software.

Starting with hand-drafting techniques, you’ll learn how engineering drawings and associated projections are constructed.

You’ll then use AutoCAD to produce, develop, amend and interrogate these drawings.

The course will therefore help you to increase your level of project engagement and productivity.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to navigate the core components of the AutoCAD 2D platform
  • be confident in setting up drawing templates, developing and manage engineering drawings, creating plot files and associated drawing files
  • have produced a range of hand drawn civil engineering details, working with different projections and views
  • created accurate construction drawings using AutoCAD
  • be able to communicate clearly in graphical format
  • be able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills that be will valuable in the workplace.

What will I gain?

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Should the assessment be successfully completed, the course provides 5 NTU undergraduate credits.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

Please note: This course is also delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

What you’ll study

On the course, you will:

  • complete sketching and hand-drawing exercises
  • practise visualisation skills including isometric and orthographic projections
  • produce industry-standard 2D drawings using AutoCAD
  • learn about file management, drawing commands, line types, accuracy and scaling
  • use layers, templates, title blocks and coordinate systems
  • work in a variety of different views using plans, elevations and cross sections
  • make annotations and hatching
  • create plot files and print drawings to scale.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of workshops, demonstrations, seminar groups and tutorials.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

No software experience is required, although you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

No software experience is required, although you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

How to apply

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk