2-day AutoCAD for Site Engineers

Learn everything a Site Engineer needs to know about AutoCAD. We start at the basics from general settings and commands and gradually build up to working at an advanced level. You will learn how to bring in and export your surveys and use that data to produce professional models and drawings. You will receive 3 months free 'Community' SOFC membership and you will be issued with a CITB certificate on completion of this course.

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2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 04:00 PM BST


Presented by Gail McEwen
  • £329.17 excl. VAT


Our CITB Assured AutoCAD course will teach you everything a Site Engineer needs to know about how to get the very most out of the software.

There are hundreds of AutoCAD courses online but very few are actually useful to Site Engineers, which is why our in house AutoCAD expert decided to write this course. Our course will teach you how to post process your surveys, prepare setting out models, produce quality Engineering drawings (As Builts etc) and even get you started with creating our own company AutoCAD procedures. 

Our trainer is not only an expert in AutoCAD but she also has a wealth of industry and Site Engineering experience which is woven into this courses to ensure you leave the course with not only the skills and knowledge you need, but also the confidence to do your job to the best of your ability. 


This course is aimed at people who;

  • Are confident using GNSS and/or total station equipment
  • Have a working knowledge of 3D coordinate geometry 
  • Have basic computer literacy 

Have a look at our other courses if you do not have one or more of the above to get you started.

Learning Objectives

Course content

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of different file types (DWG,DXF,CSV,DTM)
  • Import data from field controllers (as DXF and CSV)
  • Create tables of relevant data (from scratch and from model data)
  • Use CAD tools effectively
  • Calculate areas and volumes* of objects
  • Create, insert and delete dimensions and leaders
  • Create, edit and insert dynamic blocks (annotate coordinates) and create block visibilities
  •  Select points from the model and export them onto field controllers or to a setting out schedule
  • Isolate relevant information (layers)
  • Check and convert units
  • Create setting out models (using chainages and intervals)
  • Check and amend corrupt files
  • Remove all unused items to reduce file size
  • Merge two models together
  • Create, edit and delete layers
  • Import and align external files such as PDF's and images
  • Bind external references to the model
  • Create your own company drawings template 
  • Change AutoCAD settings to always open your company template automatically 
  • Create, edit and delete viewports
  • Create sheet sets (varying paper sizes for your drawing template)
  • How to scale drawings correctly
  • Compare changes between two models 
  • Associate drawing objects with hyperlinks
  • Create, insert and delete revision clouds
  • Create, insert, edit and delete text
  • Use fields to automatically generate drawing information 

* AutoCAD is not a DTM software and therefore cannot calculate the volumes from surface information. AutoCAD calculates volumes based on dimensions and depths specified by the user.