AutoCAD Level 1


Upon completion, Participant will be able to draw and use 2D for drafting and design work


Engineering personal such as engineer, designer, Die maintenance, technician and who are involved in die maintenance & tool maker


For each of the topic covered, participants are first exposed to the basic concept. Moving from the basic grasp of the module, the operating principles and its practical applications are then discussed and explored in great depth. Series of hands-on activities will be conducted to facilitate the learning. Demonstration will be conducted and explanations will be given to lead the participants into active engagement in the learning process. Participant will then perform practical activities for each individual module. 


Day 1

Unit 1: Creating 2D Drawing.


  • To familiar the concept of CAD works in various working environments.
  • To demonstrate the basic skills to operate AutoCAD in design works.
  • To be able to create drawings using templates, changing the layer of design works and place various objects in the project.  

1.1. Start AutoCAD from the Windows Desktop.

1.2. Create a new drawing using an existing template file.

1.3. Make a layer current.

1.4. Place line, arc, and circle objects.

1.5. Save a drawing.

Unit 2: Creating and Drawing Template Files.


  • To be familiarize with the drawing wizards to create new drawings and apply settings to the drawings.
  • To create new drawing template files, organize the layers and specify their properties.

2.1 Use drawing wizards to create new drawings with settings.

2.2 Create new layers and assign properties to each layer.

2.3 Specify drafting settings.

2.4 Change AutoCAD window and drawing environment settings.

2.5 Create a drawing template file.

Unit 3: Display Commands.


  • To apply viewing tools on drawings or parts of drawings and to save the views for display when needed.
  • To familiar the commands used in AutoCAD for drawings generation.
  • To apply the functionality of various display system variables.

3.1 Use real-time Pan and Zoom to view and magnify parts of drawings.

3.2 Create saved views of parts of a drawing to display again when needed.

3.3 Become familiar with Redraw and Regen commands.

3.4 Recognize the functionality of the display system variables ViewRes and RegenAuto.

Unit 4: Drawing Objects.


  • To be able to make the drawings more precise using drawing precision in AutoCAD.
  • To be familiarized with the coordinates in various geometries.
  • To create drawing using linear and curved segments.

4.1  Draw objects using linear and curved segments.

4.2  Specify locations with precision.

4.3  Specify coordinates relative to existing geometry.

Day 2

Unit 5 : Extracting Drawing Information.


  • To be able to get Information from the drawings and properties of the objects in the designs.
  • To display and organize the information of the objects and drawings with detail properties and creation or edition time.

5.1 List the properties of objects.

5.2 Find the XY coordinates of a location

5.3 Measure the distance between two points

5.4 Display the area of objects

5.5 Display drawing information

5.6 Display drawing creation time and editing time

Unit 6 : Editing Drawing.


  • To be able to get Information from the drawings and properties of the objects in the designs.
  • To display and organize the information of the objects and drawings with detail properties and creation or edition time.

6.1 Create a selection set of objects

6.2 Edit objects using displacement, resizing, and modify procedures

6.3 Use grips to edit objects

6.4 Create named selection sets

6.5 Edit polylines.

6.6 Match properties of one object to one or more objects.

6.7 Use Quick Select to select objects based on filtering criteria.

6.8 Edit properties using the Properties window.

Unit 7 : Anotating Drawing.


  • To be familiarized with text styles and the usages of placing and editing single or multi-line texts.
  • To hatch the areas of objects with patterns and solid fills and use the properties to define new hatch or edit existing hatch patterns.

  7.1 Define new text styles.

7.2 Use existing text styles.

7.3 Place single line and multiline text.

7.4 Edit text.

7.5 Hatch areas with patterns and solid fills.

7.6 Use existing hatch patterns to define properties of a new hatch.

7.7 Edit existing hatch patterns.

 Day 3

Unit 8: Dimensioning a Drawing.


  • To apply AutoCAD dimensioning features in drawing to determine or edit the linear, aligned, radial, diameter and angular dimensions.
  • To create different new dimension styles and apply to the drawing.
  • To add the geometrical tolerances.

8.1 Add linear dimensions using Quick Dimension.

8.2 Add aligned, radial, diameter and angular dimensions.

8.3 Create new dimension styles.

8.4 Add dimensions using various dimension styles.

8.5 Add geometric tolerances.

8.6 Edit existing dimensions.

 Unit 9: Managing Content.


  • To be able to recognize the importance of blocks and the usages in creating more complex objects.
  • To be able to organize and create new drawing files from other files.
  • To apply the simpler method in drawings creation using copy and paste methods from other drawings.
  • To be familiarized with Multiple Document Environment and AutoCAD DesignCenter to work with several drawings in one design session.

9.1 Recognize the importance of creating and using blocks

9.2 Create new drawing files from subsets of existing files 

9.3 Use cut/copy and paste to quickly copy or move objects from one drawing to another

9.4 Use the Multiple Document Environment (MDE) to work with several drawings in the same AutoCAD session

9.5 Use AutoCAD DesignCenter to view and copy data from other drawings

 Unit 10: Plotting Drawings..


  • To set the plotter with information gathered and use the Add-A-Plotter wizard to perform the plotting.
  • To setup the page layouts, viewports and the scales for plotting.
  • To use the layouts and paper work spaces.

10.1 Gather information about a plotter.

10.2 Use Add-A-Plotter wizard.

10.3 Setting a plot in the Model Space tab.

10.4 Use the plot command from model space.

10.5 Use layouts and paper space.

10.6 Setup a page layout.

10.7 Create fixed and floating viewports.

10.8 Create the default viewport.

10.9 Use the Viewports toolbar.

10.10 Set viewport scale.

10.11 Switch from model space to paper space.

Unit 11: Linking AutoCAD data.


  • To apply external references to new drawing and embedded the link data from other applications.
  • To attach the links to other data files with existing drawings.
  • To be introduced to 3D model and perform dynamical rotation.

11.1 Create a new drawing by attaching external references.

11.2 Link and embed data from other applications.

11.3 Attach links to other data files.

11.4 Dynamically rotate a shaded 3D model.



Duration 3 days
Member Fee RM 1,526.40
Non-Member Fee RM 1,908.00
SMECorp Funding Yes

Price is inclusive of 6% GST

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