AutoCAD Mechanical training course for professional 2D mechanical design and drafting.
The AutoCAD Mechanical toolset provides an engineering design solution specifically for the manufacturing industry. AutoCAD Mechanical simplifies and automates many common tasks, accelerating the mechanical CAD process. resulting in significant productivity gains.
Our AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials course teaches the key commands and techniques for professional 2D mechanical design and drafting using AutoCAD Mechanical.
AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) AutoCAD Mechanical courses.
We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.
The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in AutoCAD Mechanical.
Accredited AutoCAD Mechanical training
Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our AutoCAD Mechanical training courses are accredited by Autodesk.
AutoCAD Mechanical courses are hosted by Carl Portman, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, with vast experience of using the application professionally.
How will I learn?
AutoCAD Mechanical training is hands-on and practical.
Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running AutoCAD Mechanical.
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 comprehensive training guide for AutoCAD Mechanical, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
- An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited AutoCAD Mechanical training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following AutoCAD Mechanical training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their AutoCAD Mechanical trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of AutoCAD, i.e. have attended AutoCAD Essentials training or have equivalent knowledge.
AutoCAD Mechanical version
Training can be based on any recent version of AutoCAD Mechanical to suit you.
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 for AutoCAD Mechanical training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
AutoCAD Mechanical courses are hosted by Carl Portman.
Carl has been an Autodesk-accredited instructor for 25 years, and a CAD consultant for 35 years. He lectures in 3D modelling at a local college (City and Guilds).
Carl’s background is in engineering. He has vast design experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and medical. Projects that Carl has completed include designing complete car plants for Jaguar Land Rover.
Carl has expert knowledge of a wide range of 3D design applications. As well as AutoCAD Mechanical, he hosts courses in Autodesk Alias, standard AutoCAD, Fusion 360 and Inventor, and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.
Until recently, Carl raced motorbikes. He knows Silverstone and Brands Hatch like the back of his hand, and he has the scars to prove it.
AutoCAD Mechanical design concepts
- Interacting with the user interface
- Common drawing setup
Mechanical layers and layer control
- Layer control
Workflows for organising and creating drawing geometry
- Structuring data in drawings
- Reusing and editing structured data
Tools for creating key geometry
- Core design tools
- Designing with lines
- Power snaps
- Centre lines
- Construction lines
- Adding standard feature data for holes and slots
Tools for manipulating geometry
- Editing tools
- Power commands
- Associative hide
Mechanical part generators
- Standard parts
- Shaft generator
- Standard shaft parts
- Creating drawing sheets in model space
- Model space views in layouts
- Annotation views when using structure
- Title blocks and drawing borders
Dimensioning and annotating your drawings
- Annotation and annotation symbols
- Creating dimensions
- Editing dimensions
- Hole charts and fits lists
- Revision lists
Bill of materials, parts lists and balloons
- Part references
- Bill of materials
- Inserting parts lists
- Ballooning parts
- Design calculations
Leveraging existing data
- DWG™ and IGES files
- Inventor link
Mechanical options for the CAD manager
- Standards-based design
- Configure layer, text and symbol properties
- Configure the annotation tools
- Configure component properties, BOM, parts lists and balloons