2D Computer Aided Design

This module is aimed at second- and third-level learners , commencing study in fields related to the architectural, engineering and construction sectors, who wish to certify their 2D CAD skills to an independent international standard.

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Navigate using tools and views
  • Use layers and levels
  • Draw exchange - export drawings in different file types and import other files
  • Create objects and elements, e.g. lines, rectangles, arc, polygon, hatch, etc.
  • Use selection tools
  • Manipulate objects and elements, e.g. copy, move, delete, rotate, scale, mirror, stretch, offset, explode, extend
  • Use inquiry commands, e.g. to measure distances, angles, areas
  • Set and modify properties, e.g. to change or match properties / attributes
  • Insert, create and modify text and dimensions
  • Use blocks and cells
  • Use OLE, e.g. to embed or link a file or to add a hyperlink as on object
  • Use and modify plot and print options

The following outlines the benefits of this ECDL Module:

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to core 2D CAD skills.
  • Can be applied to a range of 2D CAD software from professional packages to 'freeware'.
  • Certifies best practice in 2D CAD software use.
  • Provides a strong level of knowledge that enhances non-technical staff awareness of the fundamentals of 2D CAD.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world – ensures relevance and range of module content.

Information Sheet

Click the link below to view or download an Information Sheet for this ECDL Module in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Information Sheet

Official Syllabus

Click the links below to view or download the official ECDL Foundation Syllabus for this Module in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

ECDL / ICDL 2D Computer Aided Design Syllabus 1.5

Sample Tests

The ECDL Foundation provides a sample tests as an aid to test preparation. The link below contains the relevant test materials compressed into a single ZIP file:

2D Computer Aided Design Sample Test

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