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CAD for Landscape Level 2

Next Step Guide to CAD

Next Step Guide to CAD. This course takes you from the basics learned in CAD Level 1 Online Training to a richer understanding of how the CAD software operates. Its adds advanced processes and a deeper knowledge of how to be most effective in 2D CAD development. This course answers most of the questions asked by existing users wanting to get more from their program. More...


"I am really enjoying it. I am working on a plan at the moment and the clients keep adding and changing things. It is so easy on CAD and since we are all on email, it is much easier to get them to look at new versions and give feedback without having to wait for an appointment with them.
I am looking forward to the 3D modelling."
Sarah Jones, Room Outside Landscapes Limited

"The online training course is great. The instructors are very clear and concise with everything so it's easy to understand and mimic when I attempt it. I must admit it can be a bit much to remember it all but I think I just need to use it and the many functions more often!"
Tristan Brunell, Megadeck Australia Pty Ltd

"Over a year ago I invested in (a competitor product) and the tutorials and learning curve with that program were rediculous. I was never able to get even one plan done with it. With yours I can crank out a plan rather quickly - ...its' very user friendly... the additional tips and tricks in the level 2 training i finished last week are brilliant. I am even more productive than before and very pleased I invested in the extra course. I think it may even be better that the first one. Is that your voice on the tute's Nigel?"
Jean Alwood, - Designer

CAD Level 2 follows on from CAD Level 1 and provides a comprehensive understanding of the use of 2D. By completing CAD level 1 and 2 you will be able to confidently begin using CAD in your Landscape business

Level 2 Course includes

  • 20 comprehensive step by step exercises that continue on from your level 1 learning
  • Quizzes at the end of each section to lock it in.
  • PDF manual detailing every command.
  • Direct access to our trainers to answer your questions.
  • CAD International CAD Level 2 Certificate issued on successful completion.
  • The latest CAD Software to download and complete the course with.
  • complete explanation of all the dedicated 2D Landscape Commands.

Topics covered in the CAD Level 2 course

  • Planes: comprehensive use of planes from gradient, solid, hatch, bitmap and pattern hatching.
  • Changing Planes: exploring how to change planes rather than reinsert them.
  • Arranging: How to re-order the display of entities on screen to reveal or hide them from view.
  • Measuring: How to accurately obtain area, length and angle measurements from your drawings.
  • Anchoring and Aligning: How to set out and align planes to other geometry in your drawing.
  • Design Advice: How best to use planes without overpowering your drawing.
  • Composed Drawings: Working with virtual layouts and placing multiple views of your drawing onto pre-configured sheets.
  • Basic Text: Setting and using Text in your drawing sheets.
  • Scaled Text: Understanding the concepts behind scaled and non-scaled text.
  • Design Advice: How best to use Text in your drawing. What to do and what not to do.
  • Basic Printing: Methods of printing. Quick print, preview current Window and Preview Scaled.
  • Print Scaling: Getting accurate scaled drawings on any size paper.
  • Generating PDF: Smartest ways to produce high quality small file size PDF files using PDF software.
  • Figures: Comprehensive use and creation of Figures.
  • Templates: Maximising the use of Template files to streamline your drawing process.
  • Shape Exercises: Set of comprehensive exercise to test your knowledge and ability to think laterally when using CAD.
  • Architectural Plan: Set of exercises to draw an architectural plan.
  • DWG and DXF: Practical hands on of how import and edit DWG and DXF files
  • Layer Window: Using the Layer window to speed up access to Layers, visibility and selectability

Landscape Module

  • Existing Site Sketch: Converting a hand drawn site sketch into an accurate CAD drawing using commands you have already learned. Ie applying what you have learned to a real landscape scenario.
  • Existing Plants: Identify, insert, label and resize existing trees using special Existing Plant commands, and create an existing plant schedule.
  • Concept Plants: Explanation of concept plans, the use of the Concept Plant tools to insert, label and edit concept plants in a concept plan and various ways of displaying plants artistically.
  • Proposed Planting: Identifying, searching and inserting proposed plants using the proposed plant tools, including individual plants and mass plantings and ground cover.
  • Proposed Plant Labelling: Exploring the automated plant labelling and plant numbering options.
  • Proposed Plant Legend: Configuring and inserting your automated plan legend.
  • Plant Display Switching: Configuring and modifying how your plants look, including adding automatic shadows.
  • Extra Tools: Using the extra tools to modify plans with ease and to white out ares of your drawing
  • Design Tips: Exploring a range of neat design tips that will make your drawings stand out as being easily readable and highly professional.


The complete this course you must:

  • Have completed CAD Level 1
  • Have a Mac or PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
  • Have a mouse with a scroll wheel
  • Have an internet connection
  • Be prepared to enjoy yourself again and learn even more.

Note: Certificates are only issued on successful completion of the quizzes and exercises. Course remains active to students for three months after your first log-in but can be extended (at additional cost) if required.


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Questions & Answers

[Q] I haven't done CAD Level 1 course but I have been using the software for some time, can I do CAD Level 2 now?

[A] No. You need to have completed the CAD Level 1 course to understand what is happening in CAD level 2. 


[Q] Do I have to purchase the CAD software first?

[A] No, you can complete the CAD training with the evaluation version of the software as none of the exercises contain more than 100 entities, which is the limit for the evaluation version.


[Q] Will I get support whilst I am doing the course?

[A] Yes. You can simply email the support team and they will assist you if you need help.


[Q] Will this help me get a job as a designer or draftsperson?

[A] On this basis that you will have a better understanding of CAD after the course than before you will definitely have a better chance of getting a job. The course is designed to give you a good understanding of how CAD software works. You'll be able to use the CAD program in real commercial situations when you have completed the course but it does not teach you drafting skills or how to construct or read a plan. If you work for a company that uses other proprietary CAD software, what you learn in this courses will still assist you in your understanding and use of other CAD programs. 


[Q] Do I receive a certificate at the end of the courses?

[A] Part of the course asks that you complete and submit several assessment tasks. These are marked by CAD International certified trainers and feedback is provided to you if there is something you could improve on or have completed incorrectly. You have three opportunities to submit work for assessment and will receive your certificate if you pass. If you have followed the course material correctly you are sure to pass.

You do not have to submit your work for assessment if you do not wish to receive your certificate.


[Q] What if i don't pass. Can I do the course again?

[A] If you do not pass (and this is very very rare) you can re-enrol in the course and try again.


[Q] How long do I have to complete the course?

[A] The CAD Level 2 training course lasts for three months and can be extended (at additional cost) if you run out of time. The course starts only after you log in and register as a student for the first time. This means you can purchase the course now and start the courses later (within 6 months).


[Q] How many people can I include in the course when i purchase?

[A] Each enrollment is for one person only.


[Q] What version of CAD is used?

[A] You'll be using the latest version of LANDWorksCAD.


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System Requirements

Minimum Computer specs for Windows and Mac

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • OSX 10.12 (Sierra), OSX 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Screen resolution 1024 x 768 (or greater preferred)
  • 4GB RAM (or more preferred)
  • 700MB Hard Drive Space
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Graphics Card supporting OpenGL with 2GB (or greater)

Recommended to have an open and relaxed mindset with an ability to also have fun whilst you are learning :)

Note: You can complete the course with the evaluation version of the CAD software. You do not need to purchase a license of the software to complete the course

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