Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 14 May 2019

Starts: 14/05/2019

Duration: 6 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £275.00

Entry Requirements

A good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

Computer aided drafting (CAD) is fast becoming the primary means of communicating design information in many industry sectors, particularly in engineering and manufacturing. This course is intended to provide an opportunity for learners to become familiar with using this industry-standard application and develop operational skills to create 2D drawings to the correct standards.

Course Content

Understanding how to use CAD software

Understanding drawing standards i.e. first and, third angle and isometric projections

Creating and managing 2D drawings:

  • Preparing a template e.g. border, title block, logo etc.
  • Using the set up commands e.g.. grip, snap, grid, layer etc
  • Using drawing commands e.g. coordinate entry, line, arc, circle, text, dimension etc
  • Using editing commands e.g. copy, move, and erase, rotate, trim, extend etc.
  • Storing and presenting drawings.
  • Drawing of different mechanical components and house planning activities

The AutoCAD Workspace

  • The 2D Interface
  • The Ribbon & panels
  • Navigating the document
  • Drawing & Modifying Tools
  • Setting Units & Limits
  • Model & Paper spaces

Creating a Drawing

  • Drawing using Coordinates
  • Drawing using the Tools
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Using Dynamic Input
  • Selecting objects
  • Modifying objects

Efficient Workflow

  • Creating Elevations
  • Moving & Copying objects
  • Mirroring objects
  • Creating Layers
  • Fillet Command
  • Break command
  • Fillet command
  • Chamfer command
  • Scaling in Paper Space
  • Creating Templates
  • User Coordinate System

Dimensioning

  • Adding Dimensions
  • Adding & Modifying Text
  • Adding Multi-leaders
  • Creating Text Styles

Working with Polylines

  • Creating Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Converting Lines to Polylines
  • Adding Hatching.

Study Methods

Lectures, demonstrations and practical activities

How is the course assessed

No formal assessment but there will be an ongoing informal assessment

Where next - Further Studies

Auto Cad 2018 3D or other formal 3D modelling training.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various

More Information

Last updated 23 August 2018

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 14 May 2019

Starts: 14/05/2019

Duration: 6 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Tuesday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £275.00

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I am enjoying my learning at Uxbridge College. The engineering labs are spacious with a wide range of equipment for students to use and learn. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a variety of resources to learn with. The College was recommended to me by a guidance counsellor and I think it’s a very good place to learn