Eastleigh College

Introduction to AutoCAD 2 Dimensional (Pre City & Guilds 7579)

Eastleigh College
In Eastleigh

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On successful completion of this course, you may study the City and Guilds 7579 qualification in Computer Aided Design which extends to Level 3. This is offered at Eastleigh College and commences on completion of the Introduction to AutoCAD qualification.

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Chestnut Avenue, SO50 5FS, Hampshire, England
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Chestnut Avenue, SO50 5FS, Hampshire, England
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Course programme

The course involves the delivery of theory lessons in a classroom learning environment at Eastleigh College and is delivered by a specialist from within the Computer Aided Design industry, using the very latest AutoCAD package/software and peripheral devices. The course involves completion of a series of basic drawings, but equally learners are encouraged to dapple and create drawings of their own free choice. This is a short introduction course, lasting for twelve weeks and will lead to a College certificate of attendance upon successful completion.The course has been split into twelve separate sessions; each session with a specific focus. Sessions are delivered in our IT suite and include the following topics (list below not exhaustive): - History and background of AutoCAD and Computer Aided Design Use of the co-ordinate system (UCS / Polar / Cartesian) Setting of parameters; units, limits, grid and mouse click functionality Reference points and datums (baseline) Creation of lines, circles, arcs, rectangles, ellipses and text, etc Modifying parameters, settings, lines (including line types) Use of layers, hatching, line Inserting/creating symbols/blocks Use of scale (1/1, 2/1, 4/1, 10/1, etc) Dimensioning and dimensioning techniques The Future - 3D solid modelling, prototyping, CAD/CAM integration.

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