AutoCAD 2016 Basics (2D and 3D)

Course Date:

01 July to 07 Aug 2019
Every Mon and Wed
Registration Period : TBC

02 July to 08 Aug  2019
Every Tue and Thur
Registration Period : TBC

36 Hours / 12 days

6.30pm - 9.30pm
(Every Mon and Wed or Every Tue and Thur)

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objectives
Upon completing the course, participants will acquire the essential knowledge & core skills in the area of drafting & design. Participants will appreciate the simplistic and yet efficient use of AutoCAD 2016.

Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface.
Using drawing, editing, constructing technique and viewing tools.
Organizing and getting information from drawing objects.
Inserting reusable symbols (blocks).
Setting up layers, styles, and templates
Preparing a layout to be plotted.
Adding text, hatching, and dimensions.
3D viewing techniques and working with User Coordinate system
Creating and editing 3D solid model
Rendering the 3D model to enhance its appearance
Generating 2D drawings from the 3D Model.

Course Outline

This course will be taught using Auto CAD 2016 version and Auto CAD 2018 version.

1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
a) User Interface
b) Working with Commands
c) Cartesian Workspace – Precision input
d) Opening an Existing Drawing File
e) Viewing/Saving Drawing

2. Organising and creating drawing
a) Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
What are Layers?
Layer States, Transparency
Changing an Object’s Layer
b) Drawing Lines, rectangles, circles, polygons, ellipses

c) Drawing Aids
Using Running Object Snaps
Using Object Snap Overrides
Polar Tracking and Polar Snap
Object Snap Tracking
Grid Mode
Erasing Objects
Undo and Redo Actions

3. Making Changes in Your Drawing
a) Selecting Objects for Editing
b) Moving, Copying, Rotating & Mirroring Objects
c) Editing with Grips
d) Trimming and Extending Objects
e) Stretching Objects
f) Creating Fillets and Chamfers, Blend
g) Offsetting Objects
h) Creating Arrays of Objects

4. Getting Information from Your Drawing
a) Working with Object Properties
b) Measuring Objects

5. Setting Up a Layout and printing your drawing
a) Printing Concepts
b) Working in Layouts
c) Copying Layouts
d) Creating Layout Viewports
e) Setting view in viewports to control layer display, properties, etc
f) Guidelines for Layouts
g) Printing Layouts
h) Printing from the Model Tab

6. Text and Hatching
a) Working with Annotations
b) Setting up text styles
c) Adding single line and multiline text in a Drawing
d) Edit Multiline Text
e) Formatting Multiline Text
f) Adding Notes with Leaders to Your Drawing
g) Creating and editing hatching

7. Blocks
a) What are Blocks?
b) Inserting Blocks
c) Inserting Blocks with DesignCenter
d) Editing and Write Blocks
e) Removing Unused Elements
f) Adding Blocks to Tool Palettes
g) Inserting Blocks with Tool Pallette
h) Creating Blocks with attributes
i) Extracting data from the blocks

Suitable For
Draughtsman, Designer, technician, engineer and those who are keen to learn and apply the basics of 2D and 3D modelling.

Mode of Assessment
Written test


This course is conducted by the School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, an authorised Autodesk Training Centre. Autodesk Certificate and Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet the course requirement.  Participants will receive the e-Autodesk Certificate at the end of the course.

Certificate of Attendance:
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate.
Certificate of Performance:
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Please refer to Funding Incentives for more information.

For Course Details
Mr Tan Cheng Huat
Tel: 6772 1468

Funding Incentives

1. Skillsfuture (SF) Series
Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Terms and Conditions

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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