CAD for Construction – Simple DWG Tools

In the Construction world, we don’t always need advanced drafting and design tools, but it can be a huge time and money-saver to just open a DWG file and make some simple edits or calculations. This course is designed to help the casual user become proficient with every day tasks and tools within the AutoCAD system. Whether you’ve used AutoCAD for a while and just want a solid refresher on basic skills, or you’re a new user trying to understand the tools you need to do your job efficiently, this class will help.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.


Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD 2021. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Must attend all four sessions. 


Session 1: Understanding the Basics

  • Drafting Primitives (Lines, Arcs, Shapes, etc.)

  • Understanding Concepts of Scale

  • Working with Model and Paper Space

  • Understanding Viewports

  • Understanding SNAP and OSNAP Tools

  • Grip Editing and Control of Objects


Session 2: Simplified Drafting

  • Working with Basic Editing Tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, etc.)

  • Understanding and Controlling Layers and Linetypes

  • Working with Hatch Patterns

  • Creating and Editing Blocks

  • Using the Block Editor


Session 3: Annotations and References

  • Understanding Text and Dimension Styles

  • Adding Text and Dimensions to a Drawing

  • Understanding Xref Concepts

  • Overlay vs. Attachment Xrefs


Session 4: Working with Polylines

  • 2D Polyline Advanced Controls

  • Polyline Editing Tools

  • Polyline System Settings

  • Working with 3D Polylines

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starts 12/09/2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET

$425 per person
8 CPC credits

CAD for Construction – Simple DWG Tools

Session 1:  December 9

Session 2: December 11

Session 3: December 16

Session 4: December 18

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for AutoCAD training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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