Training: AutoCAD – Advanced

Ref. ATC-02
Not certifying


This training will allow participants to gain mastery of advanced drawing and editing features.

Participant profiles

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Builders
  • Designers
  • Industrial Designers


  • Master advanced drawing and editing options
  • Use all drawing aids tools
  • Manage advanced layer functions
  • Use a dynamic block library with attributes
  • Use advanced edits features for texts, quotes, and benchmarks
  • Manage files in external references: drawings, images
  • Use multiple impressions and publications
  • Create and use template files


Course content

Module 1: Revision of the main tools

  • 2D drawing
  • 2D drawing modification
  • Layer management and object properties
  • Texts and annotations
  • Hatching
  • The graduation
  • Layout and printing

Module 2: Managing Layer

  • Transparency
  • Property filters
  • Group filters
  • Layer states
  • Layer descriptions

Module 3: Designing Complex 2D Objects

  • Creating simple regions
  • Creation of complex regions (union, subtraction and intersection)
  • The limits of use of the regions
  • Polyline creation or region by outline

Module 4: 2D Drawing Modification

  • Manage the order of drawing objects
  • Reassign “layer” properties
  • Join similar objects
  • Reverse the direction of entities: line, polyline …
  • Find and eliminate duplicate objects
  • Isolate / hide objects independently of layers

Module 5: The selections

  • The quick selection
  • Select similar objects

Module 6: Drawing Help Tools

  • REPEROBJ (object tracking): orthonormal or polar projection
  • POLAR (polar angles): definition and use of predefined angles
  • DYN (dynamic input): use and parameterization of dynamic coordinate input
  • The auto-complete commands entered on the command line
  • TPY (Transparency Display): Using and Setting the Transparency Display
  • EL (display of thicknesses): use and parameterization of the display of line thicknesses
  • PR (Quick Properties): Setting Editable Properties by Objects
  • SC (selection cycle): use of selection cycles
  • AM (annotation monitor): Check associativity of annotations

Module 7: Hatching

  • Advanced hatching tools
  • Hatching with “gradients”
  • Transparency
  • Separate hatching
  • The correspondence of properties

Module 8: The text

  • Back to the style setting
  • Advanced multiline text tools

Module 9: The rating

  • Back to the style setting
  • Advanced rating tools

Module 10: Multiple Benchmarks

  • Add and / or delete reference lines
  • Align benchmarks
  • Merge landmarks

Module 11: Managing Annotation Objects

  • Back to adding / removing the current scale to annotation objects

Module 12: Blocks

  • Relationship between blocks and layers
  • Create blocks with attributes
  • Edit attributes
  • Manage / synchronize attributes
  • Create dynamic blocks
  • Use the block editor
  • Management and choice of display of dynamic blocks
  • Edit a block from the drawing

Module 13: Inserting Linked External Data

  • Insert an OLE object
  • Insert a hyperlink

Module 14: Tool Palettes

  • Create a tool palette
  • Create and manage palette groups
  • Items and tools storable in pallets
  • Blocks in tool palettes: specific properties of blocks in tool palettes

Module 15: Data Export Tools

  • Extract data from blocks to a text file (ATTEXTR)
  • Define an extraction template
  • Choose the extraction format
  • Using the Extract Data Wizard (EXTRACTDONNEES)
  • Creating a data extraction table or an external file

Module 16: External references or Xrefs

  • Attach / detach a file (DWG, Images, PDF) as a reference
  • Download / reload a DWG file for reference
  • Edit a reference on site
  • Attach / detach an image file as a reference

Module 17: The tables

  • Table styles
  • Table changes
  • Tables formulas

Module 18: Layout and Printing

  • The layout manager: presentations and object space
  • Choice of printers and plotters
  • Choice of paper sizes and units
  • Create floating windows for presentations
  • Relationship between paper space and floating object space
  • Set the drawing scale by window
  • Annotative annotation styles
  • Locking windows
  • The properties of the presentation layers
  • Modify the list of scales
  • Complex windows
  • Enlarged windows
  • Moving objects between spaces

Module 19: Publishing Files

  • Publish multiple presentations in one or more PDF or DWF files

Module 20: Export / Import Formats

  • Approach to different file formats import and export

Module 21: The templates

  • Template Creation (DWT)
  • Reminder on the use of drawing templates


  • Digital courseware included

Complementary courses

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 2'350.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • 3 day training
  • Documentation in digital format
  • Achievement Badge

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