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Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

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Course overview

This programme is designed for those with previous experience of 2D Computer
Aided Design who wish to gain more advanced understanding. It would be
advantageous for prospective students to have experience of technical drawing in
their vocational area.

Course information

The course offers a working knowledge of AutoCAD 2D software.

Each individual will have the sole use of a workstation, comprising
up-to-date computer hardware and current AutoCAD software.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Use a layering system and different line type styles/
  • Define and use a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries/
  • Produce isometric drawings within the 2D environment/
  • Use complex dimensioning routines/
  • Use different drawing spaces/
  • Produce hard copies of drawings/
  • Make enquiries of an existing drawing and place reference points/
  • Use a means of pre-command object selection in order to carry out editing
  • Change the properties of a number of drawn entities/
  • Edit blocks/symbols and hatch areas/
  • Modify continuous lines formed by connected sequences of lines or arcs
  • Use a method to remove unused items and rename other items