2D Computer Aided Design

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • £300

  • 33 weeks, Monday 5.30 pm – 8.45 pm

This course is intended for those who want to produce professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. This practical, hands-on course covers user interface, setting up and file management, drawing lines, circles and other objects, editing, drawing aids, layers, text and dimensioning and drawing exercises and plotting.

Topics include:

  • The drawing environment – mechanical workspace, ribbons
  • Using drawing commands: line, circle, arc, polygon and erasing
  • Using standard sheet sizes – A3, A4 etc
  • Co-ordinating entry – Cartesian and Polar Co-ordinates – absolute and relative
  • Using ‘object snaps’
  • Introduction to dimensioning
  • Dimension styles set-up
  • Editing commands: move, copy, rotate, mirror, scale and change properties
  • Templates and title-blocks
  • Further drawing commands: ellipses, donuts and more arcs
  • Paper space/ drawing layout space
  • Multiple view drawings and scales
  • Use of grips when editing
  • Adding cross-hatching, solid fill and patterns to drawings
  • Working with large-scale drawings
  • X-referencing and blocks

Ongoing assessment.

Aimed at those with an interest in the subject and wish to acquire new knowledge and skills

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Autodesk 3D Inventor

Topics include:

  • The drawing environment – mechanical workspace, ribbons
  • Using drawing commands: line, circle, arc, polygon and erasing
  • Using standard sheet sizes – A3, A4 etc
  • Co-ordinating entry – Cartesian and Polar Co-ordinates – absolute and relative
  • Using ‘object snaps’
  • Introduction to dimensioning
  • Dimension styles set-up
  • Editing commands: move, copy, rotate, mirror, scale and change properties
  • Templates and title-blocks
  • Further drawing commands: ellipses, donuts and more arcs
  • Paper space/ drawing layout space
  • Multiple view drawings and scales
  • Use of grips when editing
  • Adding cross-hatching, solid fill and patterns to drawings
  • Working with large-scale drawings
  • X-referencing and blocks

Ongoing assessment.

Aimed at those with an interest in the subject and wish to acquire new knowledge and skills

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Autodesk 3D Inventor

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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