Introduction to AutoCAD Seminar


This workshop is for new users who want a solid foundation in AutoCAD. This course will cover all basics from drawing and editing, to layer controls, dimensioning and plotting.

Benefits of Training

At the end of the course you will have all the tools required to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD.

How the Program Works

This program features hands on use of AutoCAD with realistic examples. Each student will perform exercises using AutoCAD to learn the logic and detailed operations required to effectively utilize AutoCAD.

Program Outline

You will learn about

  • Creating a drawing
  • Working with AutoCAD today
  • Using the AutoCAD interface
  • The drawing area
  • Menus and toolbars
  • The command line
  • The status bar
  • Creating your first drawing
  • Saving a drawing
  • Opening a drawing
  • Using templates
  • Setting up default conditions


Training sessions are comprised of lecture, written exercises, large and small group discussions, PowerPoint and video recording. Attendees receive a copy of AutoCAD 2007 Bible by Ellen Finkelstein. Including a CD with hundreds of AutoCAD examples and a trial version of AutoCAD 2007.

Who Should Attend

Draftspersons, tool designers, technical inspectors, machine shop and tool room supervisors, manufacturing and project engineers and others seeking to gain more in-depth knowledge of AutoCAD.