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DraftSight course delivery options

Onsite DraftSight training course

Learn in the comfort of your own workplace, either individually or in small groups of colleagues. Courses are delivered by experienced, qualified instructors on hand to assist individual learners as well as guiding the group through hands on examples and exercises.

Duration: 2 days per level

Virtual DraftSight training course

Learn with the convenience of remote meeting technology such as Teams or Zoom. With the additional benefit of two screens, the learner can feel involved and watch demonstrations by the trainer on one screen whilst replicating the examples on their own screen to mimic the in-room experience of trainer/delegate interaction.

Duration: 2 days per level

About DraftSight

DraftSight is a free alternative to AutoCAD. It can do almost as much as AutoCAD, without the 3D. It can be used to create and edit 2D CAD drawings in .dwg (AutoCAD) format so is a good alternative for smaller businesses. As standard we offer an introductory course for Draftsight, however for intermediate or advanced training please enquire.

All Draftsight training courses are instructor-led at your site or scheduled (contact us for more information) and include PC Hire, course notes and exercises PLUS six months’ post-course support. All courses can be customised to your needs at no extra cost.

Each level of training takes two (2) days.

DraftSight course outlines

DraftSight Introduction

Learn how to create and modify drawings in the comfort of your own work place on site. Create major elements that make up all drawings. Use keyboard shortcuts and commands to speed up drawing production. Create repetitive symbols that can be used in any drawing. Use precision to create perfectly accurate drawings. Learn how to see exactly the areas of the drawings you need. Learn the skills needed to separate elements to be viewed. Measure and show element sizes. Lay out and print drawings with perfect scaling.

Duration: 2 days

  • Lines, Polylines, Circles and Arcs
  • Using precise input
  • Layer creation and management
  • Orthogonal and Snaps
  • Mirror, Copy, Move, Rotate and Scale
  • Trim and Extend
  • Fillet and Chamfer
  • Offset
  • Zoom and Pan
  • Dimensioning and text annotation
  • Layouts and Viewports
  • The Design Centre and tool palettes
  • Printing and scaling
Draftsight Bespoke/Tailored

Build your own course by selecting topics from three levels, or adding your own!

Get in touch for more information.