AutoCAD training
AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate training

3 days
In centre:
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Live online:
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Key details

Key details

Building on basic concepts teaches the use of features, commands and techniques for becoming more productive when creating, annotating and printing drawings in AutoCAD for Mac. 

Sessions include:

  • advanced drawing techniques,
  • using macros for customisation,
  • using system variables,
  • dynamic blocks,

plus many more. Click here to see the full course syllabus.

Going to be using AutoCAD on a Windows computer? See AutoCAD Intermediate training.

AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

Our centres are open for in-class training, with full safety measures and comprehensive sanitisation implemented.

We continue to offer all courses in our popular live online format.

Who should attend?

This course is for existing AutoCAD for Mac users who want to take their use of the application to the next level.

Is AutoCAD for Mac training industry-specific?

We will tailor the training we provide to reflect the industry you work in. We can incorporate your existing drawings into the training if required.

Accredited AutoCAD for Mac training

Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC). Our AutoCAD for Mac courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainers

AutoCAD for Mac training is hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast experience of using AutoCAD and a wide range of other CAD applications professionally. Your trainer will be familiar with using AutoCAD in the MacOS. See Expert trainers.

How will I learn?

AutoCAD for Mac training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A practical training guide, to refer to during the course and use as a refresher after. Choose from a printed, bound guide or a PDF – whatever suits you best. If you’re participating online and you choose a printed guide, we’ll post this to you.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD for Mac training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk.

After course support

Following AutoCAD for Mac training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the fundamentals of AutoCAD, i.e. have attended AutoCAD for Mac Essentials training or have equivalent knowledge through other means.

Ideally, you will be proficient in some or all of the techniques taught in our AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate course, but this isn’t essential.

AutoCAD for Mac version

Training can be based on any recent version of AutoCAD for Mac to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.

Payment

Payment for AutoCAD for Mac training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months. For further details, see Staged payments.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies or public sector organisations.

Accommodation

See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate training courses are hosted by:

Stewart Cobb

Stewart Cobb Autodesk Certified Instructor

Stewart began his working life as a junior draughtsman, and progressed through to Design Director leading a studio of designers working on both 2D and 3D projects.

He then worked for himself for over 25 years, completing around 100 design projects per year for a myriad of clients, including household names such as Vauxhall and McDonalds.

More recently, Stewart’s focus has been on training. He has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor since 2010, hosting courses in AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD Plant 3D and SketchUp.

In between courses, Stewart uses these applications professionally when carrying out project work for clients. Using the applications regularly helps him to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He also specialises in the production of photorealistic rendered images and visualisations using renderers including V-Ray.

Outside of work, Stewart enjoys music (he runs the sound desk for a number of local bands), reading and playing with any new piece of technology he can lay his hands on!

Rod Cleasby

Rod Cleasby Autodesk Certified Instructor

Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments. 

AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.

Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.

Martin McCann

Martin McCann Autodesk Certified Instructor

Martin McCann qualified as an Architect in 1986, and he holds a teaching certificate (further and adult education).

He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), a capacity in which he has taught thousands of professionals, including Architects, Structural Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, for over 20 years.

Martin has expert knowledge of Revit, NavisWorks, ReCap, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, amongst other Autodesk applications.

He has been commissioned by Autodesk on multiple occasions to host sessions for them at locations including New York, Chicago, Moscow, Milan and Munich. He has trained Autodesk’s staff and many other Autodesk Certified Instructors, and has operated as a visiting Lecturer at the University of Northumbria and Cambridge School of Art.

Martin is the author of the McCann’s BIM Guides series of published Revit training manuals.

Course content

Course content

Advanced drawing techniques

  • Working with splines
  • Creating advanced polylines
  • Isometric drawings

Tables and table styles

  • Creating a table style
  • Importing from and exporting to tables

Working with reusable content

  • Advanced tool palettes
  • DesignCenter
  • Autodesk Seek

Using Macros for Customisation

Customising the User Interface

Using system variables

Dynamic blocks

  • Creating a dynamic block
  • Adding an action
  • Adding a parameter
  • Creating multiple shapes in one block

Attributes

  • Creating user-defined attributes
  • Creating field-driven attributes
  • Editing attributes
  • Text fields
  • Data Extraction

External references (Xrefs)

  • Raster Images
  • Drawing files
  • Overlay vs attachment
  • Team collaboration
  • Using eTransmit for distribution

Draw order

User Coordinate Systems (UCS)

  • Working with the World Coordinate System (WCS)
  • Setting custom UCS
  • Saving multiple UCS

Importing PDF files

  • Controlling the PDF display
  • Importing a PDF as an AutoCAD drawing

Advanced dimension styles

  • Dimension sub styles
  • Using the dimension tool
  • Dimension tolerancing

Multileader styles

Wipeouts and revision clouds

Annotative behaviour

  • Creating and using annotative text
  • Creating and using Dimensions
  • Creating and using Leaders
  • Creating and using blocks
  • Creating and using hatching

Advanced use of layer groups and filters

  • Creating a group filter
  • Layer visibility within a viewport

Advanced layouts and paper space

  • Advanced creation techniques
  • Viewport manipulation
  • Creating custom viewport scales
  • Named views

Line weight control (pen setup)

  • Object line weight
  • Layer line weight
  • Colour line weight (CTB files)

Advanced plotting and exporting

  • Sheet sets
  • Batch plotting
  • Exporting DWF and DWFX files

Working efficiently

  • Purging

Setting up and configuring AutoCAD

 

Live online training

Live online training

Live online training lets you participate in a real AutoCAD for Mac course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the AutoCAD for Mac training…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.

We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…

  • Online AutoCAD for Mac Intermediate courses are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
  • You receive comprehensive training materials.
  • Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using AutoCAD for Mac.
  • If you don’t have access to AutoCAD for Mac software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
  • You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.

All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.

For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.