AutoCAD 2016 Basics (2D and 3D)



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.


Suitable For 


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



Course Outline 


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

Funding Incentives

1.  10% Discount for SP Alumni
To enjoy this discount you must be a Diploma Graduate from Singapore Polytechnic.
Applicants who make a false declaration to enjoy the discount will be subjected to paying up to the full course fee and/or be legally persecuted.

2.  Skills Development Funding (SDF)
Eligible company-sponsored applicants get to enjoy the funding and the SDF application must be made via SkillsConnect 180 days before course commencement date or within 30 days of the course commencement date. Please check for more information.

3.  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.



Mode of Assessment

There is no assessment for this course.





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 conduct.



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.

3. 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.



For Course Details

 Mr Tan Cheng Huat

Tel: 6772 1468






Course Dates:

Every Mon and Wed

Year 2018

Run 4. 03 Jan to 12 Feb 2018 
Registration : 25 Dec 2017

Run 1. 16 April to 23 May 2018 
Registration Closing Date : 01 April 2018

Run 2. 2 July to 08 Aug 2018 
Registration Closing Date : 25 June 2018


Every Tue and Thur 

Year 2018

Run 6. 02 Jan to 08 Feb 2018 
Registration Closing Date : 25 Dec 2017

Run 217 April to 24 May 2018 
Registration Closing Date : 01 April 2018

Run 4. 3 July to 14 Aug 2018 
Registration Closing Date : 25 June 2018

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


Application Procedure




Duration: 36 Hours


Session: Every Mondays and Wednesdays or Every Tue and Thur , 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic





$550.00 (Before GST)

$588.50 (After GST)
Please see Funding Incentives for more information.







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