Autocad 2D basics

by Design Workshop Sydney

Autocad is the industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design. It’s basically a drafting and modeling tool that enables us to communicate design concepts to others. Today, almost all structures, built environments, machine tools and consumer products are created using computer-aided design (CAD) software, specifically Autocad.Autocad 2D blog 001 Whether you are starting from basics or have been using the program for a few years, our Autocad courses will take your skills to the next level.

Among the industries using Autocad are Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Facilities Management, Geographical Information Systems, Multimedia, Surveying, Civil Engineering, and town-planning, as well as smaller industries like sign-writing and the garment industry. Recent releases have also added BIM (Building Information Modeling) functionality.

Created by AutoDesk Inc. in 1982 as an MS-DOS program, Autocad runs on both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, and remains the industry leader in Computer-Aided Drafting (or Design), despite the many competitors which have come and gone over the last 30 years. To keep up with the increasing complexity of the design and drafting processes, Autocad has grown more complex, but the basic principles remain simple and logical.

Introduced in 1993, Autocad LT is a cut-down, cheaper version of the full program which does not include 3D and some other advanced features; Autocad LT is nevertheless a very powerful program. AutoCAD for Mac was first released in 2010; much of the functionality is identical to the Windows version, however even in 2014 the Mac interface is still the pre-2009 PC layout.

Our Autocad courses are ideal for the beginner, providing easy and relevant introductions to using the software in the workplace. See many examples of our clients’ work on our Facebook page:
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