Calvin's training offer
includes a FREE trial version of AutoCAD 2017 and FREE Manual & Videos of practical examples to follow step-by-step.

The following Course Content highlights the outline of tools, features and commands covered in Calvin's 2D Course for Beginners.
The 3D advanced course synopsis is
outlined in the right sidebar (blue panel)

Understanding the AutoCAD Interface
Rotating selections (transform)
-setting up your AutoCAD environment
-saving and opening your drawings
-starting a drawing
-drawing line objects
-drawing curves
-drawing circles
-constructing and editing
-using ortho mode
-moving objects
-resizing objects
-mirroring objects
-filleting objects
-offsetting objects
-arraying objects

Hatching & Listing
defining hatch boundaries
-using hatch styles
-creating an associative hatch
-using autosnap
- drawing polylines
-calculating points
-calculating areas
-distance & angle inquiry methods
-inserting breaks
-using zoom and pan
-previous view
-dynamic view
-zooming objects
-listing objects
-exploding objects

Layers upon Layers
-working with layers
-working with linetypes
-working with colour
-assigning to objects
-naming layers

-manipulating layers
-' freezing ' and
' thawing ' layers
- layers 'ON' and 'OFF'
-deleting layers

Blocks & Text

cut, copy & pasting drawings
-creating blocks
-inserting blocks
-manipulating blocks
-creating a library for blocks
-text styles
-modifying text & styles
-using the grips

Plotting & Dimensions
editing dimensions
-creating dimension styles
-applying dimensions to objects
-plotting your drawing
-setting linetype weights
-using various scales

Paper & Model Space

using paper space & model space
-displaying multiple tiled viewports
-changing the tiles configuration
-working in tiled viewports
-scaling tiled viewports

3D Solid Modeling
Creating Solid Forms
- Displaying the Solids Toolbar
- Creating Primitives
- Turning a 2D Polyline into a 3D Solid
Creating Complex Solids
- Tapering an Extrusion
- Extruding on a Curved Path
- Revolving a Polyline
Editing Solids
- Splitting a Solid into Two Pieces
- Rounding Corners with the Fillet Tool
- Chamfering Corners with Chamfer Tool
- Using the Solids Editing Tools
Enhancing the 2D Drawing Process
- Drawing a Standard Top, Front, and Right-Side View
- Creating an Isometric View
- Creating Hidden-Line Views
- Shading a Viewport
- Adding Dimensions and Notes in Paper Space
- Drawing a Cross-Section
- Using 3D Solid Operations on 2D Drawings
Finding the Properties of a Solid
- Finding a Model’s Mass Properties

Creating a Quick-Study Rendering
Practical - continued :
Rendering using materials
setting up views
display renderings
- Simulating the Sunlight Angle
- Adding Shadows
- Adding Materials
- Adjusting the Materials’Appearance
Adding the Detail
Adding a Background Scene

Effects with Lighting
- Simulating the Interior Lighting of
an Office Building
- Simulating a Night Scene with Spotlights
- Controlling Lights with Scenes
Adding Reflections and Detail with Ray Tracing
- Assigning a Mirror Attribute to Glass
- Getting a Sharp, Accurate Shadow with Ray Tracing
Creating and Adjusting Texture Maps
- Adding Landscape and People
Printing/ Plotting your 3D Drawing

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*4 classes, over 2 weeks
*Total: 12 hours training
*2 intakes per month
*Best offer - value for money
*Training presented since 1998
* Ideal venue: (Northern suburbs)
Tygerberg Art school
* Certification after completion

In my AutoCad classes, you learn the tools and commands of AutoCAD 2017 on a One-to-One basis. It is the best method of improving your skill level in the shortest time possible.