The 2D Design 1.0 module sets out the skills and knowledge used to create and manipulate objects or elements in two-dimensional design. It will also covers changing object properties and printing or plotting outputs.

Designers in a range of areas, such as product development or construction, use computer-aided design software to increase their productivity and improve the quality of their designs. The 2D CAD module covers in a practical way the keys skills required to use this software effectively.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Getting started
  • First steps
  • Navigating
  • Using layers/levels
  • Drawing exchange
Main operations
  • Create objects/elements
  • Selection tools
  • Manipulate objects/elements
  • Using inquiry commands
  • Properties
  • Annotation (text and dimensions)
Advanced features
  • Using blocks/cells
  • Using OLE
Outputs
  • Plot/print options

What are the benefits of this 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. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Use a two-dimensional design application to create and save drawings, import and export drawings
  • Use layers and levels
  • Create objects and elements; use selection tools; manipulate objects and elements
  • Use inquiry commands, for example, to measure distances, angles, areas
  • Set and modify properties; create and modify text and dimensions
  • Use blocks and cells; create, edit, and use objects from a cell library; embed or link to objects using OLE
  • Prepare outputs for printing or plotting

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the 2D Design module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the 2D Design module and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the 2D Design sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

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ICDL Professional is made up of groups of modules that are tailored for different sectors, covering the core skills that will only become more important over time.

Each module is supported by training materials that cover the syllabus content in a way that is easy to relate to day-to-day tasks and responsibilities within a particular sector.

Modules can be mixed and matched from different sectors to create a unique ICDL Profile. For example, someone working in marketing might take Digital Marketing, Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Presentation, and Image Editing.

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