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AutoCAD: Zero to HERO

£797.00 + VAT



Zero to AutoCAD HERO in just 5 days! Learn AutoCAD and Get Certified as an Autodesk Certified User.

This career enhancing accreditation is included in the cost of your course. On this intensive AutoCAD course, you’ll learn all of the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You’ll also learn about the features, commands and techniques for becoming more productive when creating, annotating, and printing drawings with AutoCAD.

Hands-on exercises throughout the AutoCAD course explore how to create 2D production drawings. The exercises are provided in both a printed format as well as an on-screen format that can be viewed next to AutoCAD.



This AutoCAD course is designed for new Delegates of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. This is for delegates who would like their AutoCAD experience to be proven with an official certification from Autodesk.



You’ll know about drafting, design, or engineering principles although this knowledge is not essential it will be helpful.



You’ll learn to navigate the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT user interfaces, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, use the precision drafting tools in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT to develop accurate technical drawings and present drawings in a detailed and visually impressive way. You’ll learn how to use the powerful tools and techniques for drawing, dimensioning, and printing 2D drawings.

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Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually as well.

Why Train At Academy Class

Virtual Student (Attend Class Remotely)

Work Faster, Earn More
Reduce your production time by improving all your
workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

Practical, Cutting-Edge Training
From industry experienced professionals.

Repeat for Free

18 month class retake included.

Benefit from the Wisdom

Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

Training Budget Maximised!

Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

Why Choose Us?

Money-Back Guarantee

If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Let us know on the FIRST day of your training if something isn’t quite right and give us a chance to fix it or give you your money back.

Lower Price Guarantee

We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 10% any like-for-like Training course price.

Experienced Instructors

Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

“The investment in knowledge pays the best interests.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

How You Want To Learn






Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green


Universal Square
Devonshire Street
M12 6JH




    Taking the AutoCAD Tour

    • Navigating the working environment
    • Working with files

    Creating Basic Drawings

    • Inputting data
    • Creating basic objects
    • Using object snaps
    • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
    • Using object snap tracking
    • Working with units

    Manipulating Objects

    • Selecting objects in the drawing
    • Changing an object’s position – Using Move
    • Creating new objects from existing objects – Using Copy
    • Changing the angle of an object’s position – Using Rotate
    • Creating a mirror image of existing objects – Using Mirror
    • Creating object patterns – Using Array
    • Changing an object’s size – Using Scale

    Drawing Organisation & Inquiry Commands

    • Using layers
    • Changing object properties
    • Matching object properties
    • Using the properties palette
    • Using Linetypes
    • Using inquiry commands – Distance – Angle – Area – Radius

    Altering Objects

    • Trimming & extending Objects to defined boundaries
    •  Creating parallel & offset geometry – Using Offset
    • Joining objects
    • Breaking an object into two objects
    • Applying a radius corner to two objects – Using Fillet
    • Creating an angled corner between two objects – Using Chamfer
    • Changing part of an object’s shape – Using Stretch

    Layouts & Viewports

    • Using Layouts
    • Creating layouts
    • Modifying layouts and using page setups
    • Using Viewports
    • Creating layout viewports
    • Working with layout viewports
    • Controlling object visibility in layout viewports

    Annotating the Drawing

    • Creating multi-line text
    • Creating single line text
    • Using text styles
    • Editing text


    • Creating Dimensions
    • Using Dimension styles
    • Editing Dimensions
    • Using Multileaders

    Hatching Objects

    • Hatching objects
    • Editing Hatch objects

    Working with Reusable Content

    • Using blocks
    • Working with DesignCenter
    • Using tool palettes

    Creating Additional Drawing Objects

    • Working with Polylines
    • Using tables

    Plotting Your Drawings

    • Using page setups
    • Working with plotter configuration files
    • Creating & applying
    • Plotting drawings
    • Plot style tables – Using Pen Assignment
    • Publishing drawings

    Creating Drawing Templates

    • Using drawing templates

    Drawing Objects

    • Creating revision clouds
    • Wipeout Objects
    • Boundaries

    Manipulating Objects and Data

    • Selecting objects with quick select
    • Purging objects
    • Working with point objects
    • Dividing and measuring objects

    Template Drawing Creation

    • Creating drawing templates

    Dimensioning and Annotation

    • Introduction to annotation Scaling
    • Controlling annotation scale
    • Working with text
    • Using multi-leaders
    • Dimensioning
    • Creating center marks
    • Creating ordinate dimensions
    • Working with dimension sub-styles and overrides

    Reusable Content

    • Using design center
    • Creating custom tool palettes
    • Organising tool palettes
    • Using external references
    • Managing external references
    • Referencing non-native file types

    Blocks & Attributes

    • Working with blocks
    • Creating attributes
    • Editing attributes

    Dynamic Blocks

    • Using dynamic Blocks
    • Adding parameters to dynamic blocks
    • Adding actions to dynamic blocks
    • Using parameter sets
    • Creating dynamic blocks

    Layer Management and Best Practices

    • Working with layer filters
    • Using the layer states manager
    • Using layer standards

    Introduction to Sheet Sets

    • Creating sheet sets
    • Working with sheet sets
    • Setting sheet set properties
    • Using fields in sheet sets
    • Using attributes in sheet sets
    • Publishing
    • Transmitting and archiving sheet sets

    Working with Tables

    • Working with table styles
    • Creating & editing tables
    • Creating advanced tables
    • Extracting attributes to tables
    • Exporting & importing tables
    • Creating tables linked to external data

    Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User exam

    7 reviews for AutoCAD: Zero to HERO

    1. James North (CAD Associate)

      I have just completed a 1-week CAD course which I found to be excellent. The instructor, Michael Nugent, was highly competent and delivered a first class course. The pace was just right for me and the content was very comprehensive. Thanks to the Academy Class and Michaels expert help I passed my CAD Associates exam after 5 days instruction.

    2. Richard Spry-Shute, East Sussex County Council

      Training with Academy Class was both enjoyable, due in most part to the excellent tutor and teaching style, as well as the warm welcome each day given by all of the staff at the training centre. The AutoCAD training I received was just what I needed to make life at work far more manageable, although my new skills meant that many more people found work for me to do! I would highly recommend any Academy Class to anyone looking to learn or improve upon their existing CAD skills.

    3. Giorgia Spanoudis

      Academy class has state of the art facilities and combined with the highly skilled trainer Michael Nugent, these sessions have been a great learning experience. The trainer had an all-inclusive knowledge in the subject and continuously checked we had a full on understanding for every topic. The course generally had a relaxed and friendly feel, which made it easier and less stressful to ask questions with lots of opportunities for help and guidance about your individual work related complications � spanning from lighting design to kitchen manufacturing! I would definitely recommend Academy Class a top training institute with no hesitation.

    4. Adriano

      Great course !

    5. Tristan Edwards

      Rodney is a very knowledgeable instructor and very informative.

    6. Ailsa Buck

      Rodney was fantastic. So knowledgeable and very patient!

    7. Ben Stafford

      Bharath was really helpful and friendly. Helped get my head around the course and understand it. WOULD recommend this course.

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