AutoCAD® 2017 Fundamentals (5day)

Oct 16 2017 - 08:00 - Fredericton

What AutoCAD ® Fundamentals is all about! The course is designed for the busy professional. Learn the features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD ® and AutoCAD LT ®. Using hands-on exercises, users explore how to create 2D production drawings. The courseware is not industry   specific and can be applied to architectural, mechanical, or other trades. Class numbers are small (maximum 8 students) meaning that you have ample opportunity to discuss your specific requirements with the Instructor and work out any   problems you are having. This course supports   preparation for Autodesk Certification Exams. If you are planning to train to become Autodesk Certified on AutoCAD this course can help you prepare. The learning objectives of the lessons and exercises in this course   map directly to the objectives and questions on the Autodesk Certification Exams.


What you need to know before. This course is designed for the Microsoft Windows user who possesses little to no knowledge of any AutoCAD software.



  • The duration of this training is 5days.
  • Class sign-up starts at 8:00am. on the first day.
  • Class hours are   8:30am-5:00pm daily.
  • 64-bit computer is supplied.
  • Autodesk Training Guide (ATG) is supplied.
  • Details on classroom location will be provided before start date

Pricing: $450/student/day (tax not included).

What is not included: Students are responsible for their travel, meals and living expenses.


Reserve your seat today! Course requires pre-registration to attend.Use the registration form at the end of this page to reserve and purchase your seat. If you prefer, you can reserve your seat or get further information by giving us a call at: (506) 459-3271 or by email us at: To allow time for course setup, registrations must be received 7 days prior to course start. Seats are limited so don’t delay!NOTE: You must be registered and logged into the site and you must have selected the event (class, location and date) before the registration form will display.



AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT Fundamentals, training content  

Session 1 – Volume 1

Ch.1 Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Starting AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD’s User Interface
  • Working with Commands
  • AutoCAD’s Cartesian Workspace
  • Opening an Existing Drawing File
  • Viewing Your Drawing
  • Saving Your Work
Ch.2 Basic Drawing & Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Erasing Objects
  • Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circle
  • Undo and Redo Action
Ch.3 Projects - Creating a Simple Drawing

  • Create a Simple Drawing
  • Create Simple Shapes
Ch.4 Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

  • Using Running Object Snaps
  • Using Object Snap Overrides
  • Polar Tracking at Angles
  • Object Snap Tracking
  • Drawing with Snap and Grid (Optional)
Ch.5 Making Changes in Your Drawing

  • Selecting Objects for Editing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips
Ch.6 Projects - Making Your Drawings More Precise

  • Schematic Project: Electronics Diagram
  • Architectural Project: Landscape
  • Mechanical Project (with Polar & Tracking)
  • Mechanical Project: Surge Protector
  • Mechanical Project: Satellite
Ch.7 Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

  • Creating New Drawings With Templates
  • What are Layers?
  • Layer States
  • Changing an Object’s Layer
Ch.8 Advanced Object Types

  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Drawing Polygons
  • Drawing Ellipses
Ch.9 Getting Information from Your Drawing 

  • Working with Object Properties
  • Measuring Objects
Ch.10 Projects - Drawing Organization & Information

  • Architectural Project
  • Mechanical Project
  • Civil Project
Ch.11 Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Stretching Objects
  • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offsetting Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects
Ch.12 Inserting Blocks

  • What are Blocks?
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Working with Dynamic Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks with Design Center
  • Inserting Blocks with Content Explorer
Ch.13 Projects - Creating More Complex Objects

  • Mechanical Project 1 - Plate
  • Mechanical Project 2 - Gasket
  • Mechanical Project 3 - Plate
  • Mechanical Project 4 - Rocker Arm
  • Architectural Project 1 - Floor Plan
  • Architectural Project 2 - Floor Plan
  • Civil Project - Parking Lot
Ch.14 Setting Up a Layout

  • Printing Concepts
  • Working in Layouts
  • Copying Layouts
  • Creating Viewports
  • Guidelines for Layouts
Ch.15 Printing Your Drawing

  • Printing Layouts
  • Printing from the Model Tab
Ch.16 Projects - Preparing to Print

  • Mechanical Project
  • Architectural Project
Ch.17 Text

  • Working with Annotations
  • Adding Text in a Drawing
  • Modifying Multiline Text
  • Formatting Multiline Text
  • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
  • Creating Tables
  • Modifying Tables
Ch.18 Hatching

  • Hatching
  • Editing Hatches
Ch.19 Adding Dimensions

  • Dimensioning Concepts
  • Adding Linear Dimensions
  • Adding Radial & Angular Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions
Ch.20 Projects - Annotating Your Drawing

  • Mechanical Project
  • Architectural Project 1
  • Architectural Project 2
  • Civil Project


Session 2 – Volume 2

Ch.1 Working Effectively with AutoCAD

  • Creating a Custom Workspace
  • Using the Keyboard Effectively
  • Object Creation, Selection, and Visibility
  • Working in Multiple Drawings
  • Copying and Pasting Between Drawings
  • Using Grips Effectively
  • Additional Layer Tools
Ch.2 Accurate Positioning

  • Coordinate Entry
  • Locating Points with Tracking
  • Construction Lines
  • Placing Reference Points
Ch.3 Projects - Productivity Tools

  • Schematic Project - Purifier Unit
  • Mechanical Project - 2 Views
  • Architectural/Civil Project - Formal Garden
  • Mechanical Project - Cover Plate
  • Architectural Project - Addition
  • Mechanical Project - Block
  • Mechanical Project – Plate
Ch.4 Parametric Drawing

  • Working with Constraints
  • Geometric Constraints
  • Dimensional Constraints
Ch.5 Working with Blocks

  • Creating Blocks
  • Editing Blocks
  • Removing Unused Elements
  • Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
  • Modifying Tool Properties in Tool Palettes
Ch.6 Projects - Creating and Organizing Blocks

  • Mechanical Project - Control Pane
  • Architectural Project - Furniture Layout
  • Civil Project - Utility Layout
Ch.7 Creating Templates

  • Why Use Templates?
  • Controlling Units Display
  • Creating New Layers
  • Adding Standard Layouts to Templates
  • Saving Templates
Ch. 8 Annotation Styles

  • Creating Text Styles
  • Creating Dimension Styles
  • Creating Multileader Styles
Ch.9 Projects - Drawing Setup and Utilities

  • Interiors Project
  • Mechanical/Schematic Project
  • Civil/Map Project
  • Mechanical Project - Dimension Styles
Ch.10 Advanced Layouts

  • Quick View Layouts
  • Creating and Using Named Views
  • Advanced Viewport Options
  • Layer Overrides in Viewports
  • Additional Annotative Scale Features
Ch.11 External References

  • Attaching External References
  • Modifying External References
  • Xref Specific Information
Ch.12 Projects - Drawing

  • D-sized Title Block (36x24)
  • Mechanical Project - Drill Press Base
  • Architectural Project - Office Tower
  • P&ID Project - Oil Lubrication System
  • Civil Project - Warehouse Site
Appendix  A  Optional  Topics

  • Creating Industry-Specific Workspaces
  • Using QuickCalc
  • Additional Zoom Commands
  • Advanced Object Selection
  • Additional Text Tools
  • Additional Dimensioning Tools
  • Creating Boundaries and Regions
  • Modifying Length

NOTE: You must be registered and logged into the site and you must have selected the event (class, location and date) before the registration form will display.