Autodesk and Technocad Professional Training Courses

Technocad offers a large variety of Autodesk and Technocad professional training courses aimed at increasing the civil engineer’s or civil engineering technician’s knowledge of the Technocad civil engineering application software and Autodesk® software.

For Autodesk training courses for AutoCAD etc. contact us for the latest schedule.

Listed below is our current schedule for Technocad Civil Engineering software and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D courses for January to December 2018.

This course schedule will be updated regularly during the year, so check back regularly to view latest updates!

Course NameSummaryDate
AutoCAD | EssentialsThe objective of the AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT Essentials course is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD software.
The Essentials course covers core topics for working with the AutoCAD software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to continue to develop those tools. he intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts and then continue with more sophisticated techniques such as learning how to create blocks and drawing templates.
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AutoCAD | AdvancedThe AutoCAD Advanced training course introduces advanced techniques and teaches you to be proficient in your use of AutoCAD. This is done by teaching you how to recognize the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently.
Topics include: Advanced Text Objects, Tables, Defining dynamic blocks and attributes, Outputting and publishing files for review, Collaboration and automation tools, Creating, publishing, and customizing sheet sets, Managing Layers, CAD Management and System Setup, Enhancing productivity by customizing the AutoCAD interface, Using macros etc.
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Civil 3D*** | Part 1C3D User Interface, Objects & Styles, Data Shortcuts, Survey Database, Points and Point Groups, Point Styles, Surface Creation, Surface Editing, Breaklines, Surface Analysis, Labelling Surfaces14 February 2018
04 April 2018
06 June 2018
01 August 2018
10 October 2018
Civil 3D*** | Part 2Creating and editing horizontal Alignments, Design criteria files, annotating alignments, tables, Vertical profiles, Design Check sets & Criteria files, Displaying & annotating profiles, profile labeling, Corridors, Assemblies, Corridor Surfaces, Intersections15 February 2018
05 April 2018
07 June 2018
02 August 2018
11 October 2018
Civil 3D*** | Part 3Cross Sections, Section Views, Annotating Sections, Code Set Style, Group Plot Style, Designing and analysing boundaries using Parcels, displaying and annotating parcels, laying out gravity pipe networks, editing gravity pipe networks.28 February 2018
18 April 2018
20 June 2018
15 August 2018
24 October 2018
Civil 3D*** | Part 4Laying out pressure pipe networks, editing presure pipe networks, displaying and annotating pipe networks in plan and profile view, creating pipe network tables, designing new terrain, grading. feature lines, combining design surfaces, analysing design surfaces, calculating volumes, labelling surfaces.01 March 2018
19 April 2018
21 June 2018
16 August 2018
25 October 2018
PipeMateSewer and Storm water gravity reticulation system design and analysis including pipe network Layouts, Inflows, Hydraulic design and Hydraulic Analysis, House connections, Utility pipe crossings, Long-sections (profiles), trench and pipe quantities, modifying an existing network, GIS database connection etc.01 February 2018
12 April 2018
14 June 2018
06 September 2018
01 November 2018
RebarMateReinforced Concrete detailing and scheduling including calling-off bars in a mat (constant and varying bar spacing), calling-off bars in Beams/Columns, calling-off bars in retaining walls, non-linear varying bar call-offs, customising bar bending schedules & shape code cutting lengths, template files, customising call-out labels, creating a drawing including scaling details in paper space etc.08 March 2018
10 May 2018
12 July 2018
22 November 2018
RoadMateUrban roads design including creating & editing horizontal alignments, vertical alignments (Long-sections), dynamic vertical alignment re-grading, cross-sections, volumes, mass haul, creating 3D Road feature lines.22 February 2018
03 May 2018
05 July 2018
13 September 2018
15 November 2018
SurfMate | EssentialsFundamentals of Digital Terrain Modelling, Importing survey data, Breaklines, TIN & Grid Surfaces, 3D viewing, Surface manipulation, Contouring, Creating sections, Boundaries etc.25 January 2018
29 March 2018
31 May 2018
23 August 2018
18 October 2018
SurfMate | AdvancedHandling large data sets, advanced configuration settings, surface editing techniques, polyline modeller function and advanced techniques, use of 3D-splines, flow arrows, Earthworks design (includes platform design and cut/fill optimisation), height/volume calculations, design of Dams/ponds, Volumetric analysis, stockpile volume calculations etc.15 March 2018
17 May 2018
19 July 2018
27 September 2018
29 November 2018
WaterMate | EssentialsPressurised water reticulation system design, pipe network layout and draw-offs, reservoirs and tanks, static hydraulic analysis and longitudinal section/Profile generation, air valve and scour valve placement for distribution mains, pipe and trenching quantities.08 February 2018
26 April 2018
28 June 2018
30 August 2018
04 October 2018
08 November 2018
WaterMate | AdvancedPressurised water reticulation dynamic time simulation (extended period simulation), pattern files, hydraulic control devices, rules and controls etc.

[Note: Delegates must have completed the WaterMate Essentials Course prior to attending the WaterMate Advanced course]
22 March 2018
24 May 2018
26 July 2018
06 December 2018

***Note: The Civil 3D course has a duration of 4 days. All parts (1-4) of the Civil 3D Essentials training course are compulsory. The course consists of 2 consecutive days training for parts 1 & 2, followed by a short break to allow participants to revise and consolidate their learning. Parts 3 & 4 then follow on another 2 consecutive days. For example, the first Civil 3D course in 2018 would be on 14th & 15th February (Parts 1 & 2), followed by 28th February & 1st May (Parts 3 & 4).


  • All the above courses require a working knowledge of AutoCAD software (at least to the AutoCAD Essentials). In addition, delegates are expected to have attained a post-matriculation qualification in Civil Engineering and/or Surveying.
  • We endeavour to adhere to our published schedule for course dates. However, we reserve the right to change the course schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The price includes refreshments during the course and also includes a finger lunch. Should you have any special dietary requirements, please supply your own finger lunch.
  • A workstation will be provided for each delegate during the course. The latest software versions will be used for training, where applicable.
  • Our fully equipped training centre is situated in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa.
  • If you would like to attend one or more of these courses, please contact us now, so that we can reserve your place. We already have applicants for the courses, so book NOW to avoid disappointment.

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