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AutoDesk AutoCAD Essentials

What's In It For Me

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  • Be trained in using AutoCAD.
  • Grasp basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools of AutoCAD.
  • Learn to create basic 2D drawings.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: ACAD

SSG SkillsConnect Reference Number: CRS-N-0047454

Software: AutoCAD 2019

The objective of this course is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for professionals:

  • Civil Engineers/ Mechanical Engineers
  • Product Designers and Developers
  • Instructors/ Trainers/ Students

Course Duration

3 Days / 24 Hours

Course Outline

Getting Started with AutoCAD

  • Starting the Software
  • User Interface
  • Working with Commands
  • Cartesian Workspace
  • Opening an Existing Drawing File
  • Viewing Your Drawing
  • Saving Your Work

Basic Drawing & Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines
  • Erasing Objects
  • Drawing Lines with Polar Tracking
  • Drawing Rectangles
  • Drawing Circles
  • Undo and Redo Action
  • Create a Simple Drawing

Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

  • Using Running Object Snaps
  • Using Object Snap Overrides
  • Polar Tracking at Angles
  • Object Snap Tracking

Making Changes in Your Drawing

  • Selecting Objects for Editing
  • Moving Objects
  • Copying Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Mirroring Objects
  • Editing with Grips

Organizing Your Drawing with Layers

  • What are Layers?
  • Layer States
  • Changing the Object's Layer

Advanced Object Types

  • Drawing Arcs
  • Drawing Polylines
  • Editing Polylines
  • Drawing & Editing Spline
  • Drawing Polygons
  • Drawing Ellipses

Getting Information from your Drawing

  • Working with Object Properties
  • Measuring Objects

Advanced Editing Commands

  • Trimming and Extending Objects
  • Break Objects 
  • Join Objects
  • Stretching Objects
  • Creating Fillets and Chamfers
  • Offsetting Objects
  • Creating Arrays of Objects


  • What are Blocks?
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter
  • Inserting Blocks with Content Explorer

Setting Up a Layout

  • Printing Concepts
  • Working in Layouts
  • Copying Layouts
  • Creating Layout Viewports
  • Guidelines for Layouts

Printing Your Drawing

  • Printing Layouts
  • Printing from the Model Tab


  • Working with Annotations
  • Adding Text in a Drawing
  • Modifying Multiline Text
  • Formatting Multiline Text
  • Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
  • Creating Tables
  • Modifying Tables
  • Chapter Review Questions


  • Hatching
  • Editing Hatches

Adding Dimensions

  • Dimensioning Concepts
  • Adding Linear Dimensions
  • Adding Radial & Angular Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions

Mode of Assessment

Certification Exam is computer-based and it is done outside classroom training hours.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Certificate of Attendance from NTUC LearningHub

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software.


  • Working knowledge of basic design/drafting procedures and terminology
  • Working knowledge of your operating system
  • Comfortable handling a mouse

Funding Information

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.


Course Fee:

Full Course Fee

After Cat-C Funding for Company Sponsored

Exam Fee

$2/hr Funding

Before GST

With GST

Funding Amount

Payable Fee Before GST

Payable Fee With GST

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  • Individual SponsoredEligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable.
  • Company Sponsored# This course is supported by SSG with Cat-C Funding and Company sponsored candidates (Singapore Citizens and PRs) are eligible for $2/hr funding. Price indicated above is after funding.
Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

  • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).