AutoCAD Beyond the Basics

This consecutive two day course is continues from the topics covered in the AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials course. It covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. For example, in the Essentials course you would learn the basic skill of inserting a block. In the Beyond the Basics course you are taught how to understand the process of setting up a template.

You learn skills such as:

  • Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
  • Adding parametric constraints to objects.
  • Creating local and global blocks.
  • Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
  • Using advanced plotting and publishing options.

Target Audience

  • AutoCAD users who want to do more than basic drawing and editing
  • Prior Essentials students looking to increase skills and productivity
  • CAD Managers responsible for creating internal company styles and standards


  • A thorough understanding of all concepts taught in CADsoft’s AutoCAD Essentials course
  • Knowledge of basic design/drafting concepts, procedures, and terminology
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system

Note: This training course is not designed for users of the AutoCAD for Mac software


This training course will be conducted over 2 consecutive days. Class will run from 8:30 am-4:30 pm on each scheduled class day.

This class is scheduled on rotation across CADsoft Consulting’s multiple training centers. CADsoft will provide all systems and software required to participate in this course.


  • Working Effectively with AutoCAD
  • Accurate Positioning
  • Projects: Productivity Tools
  • Parametric Drawing
  • Working with Blocks
  • Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks
  • Creating Templates
  • Advanced Layouts
  • Annotation Styles
  • Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities
  • External References
  • Projects: Drawing

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