Our AutoCAD courses are designed to get you up and running in a professional environment in minimal time. All of our AutoCAD courses are approved by Autodesk for eLearning. You can also earn AIA Continuing Education Credits for these courses. Our AutoCAD curriculum starts at the very beginning Every course is real-world, project based.
Next course cycle begins: Friday, January 05, 2018See course descriptions for full course schedule
In this AutoCAD course, we start at the very beginning, by drawing drafting symbols, kitchen and bath fixtures, and then a floor plan. We assemble everything into one deliverable sheet file. Become familiar with the AutoCAD user interface and basic AutoCAD commands, including Drawing, Modifying, Layering Standards, Text, Dimensioning and Plotting.
Use AutoCAD to create an abbreviated set of construction documents for a Habitat for Humanity project, including floor plan, roof plan, foundation plan, electrical plan and building elevations. Create and insert blocks, externally reference files and determine the appropriate times to apply those skill sets to optimize project efficiency.
In this AutoCAD course, we create a floor plan, multi-scale enlarged plans, roof plan and building elevations for a more complicated one-story residence. We develop a titleblock from scratch, including all of the associated file components. This project will be continued in CAD 302, Construction Documents 2.
In this AutoCAD course, we continue developing a set of construction documents for the project we started in CAD301. We create more building elevations, building sections, wall sections; modify detail drawings; create a metes and bounds (Civil) drawing, an architectural site plan and a cover sheet.
In this AutoCAD course, we develop architectural details using the two dominant methods practiced at architectural and engineering firms – creating detail drawings from scratch and also by referencing and clipping information from other drawings in the construction document set. The details (drawn at different scales) are referenced into a deliverable sheet file, which is plotted at 1:1.
This AutoCAD course teaches students important skill sets to help them succeed as CAD and Project Managers, how to set up the AutoCAD environment for their office, how to successfully manage CAD projects and how to update/adapt “inherited projects” to conform with office CAD standards.
In this AutoCAD course, 3D modeling skills are developed by extracting information from 2D architectural plans and elevations. Create a 3D presentation model including 3D topographic site and other relevant site components using modeling commands and tools, including surfaces, solids, lofts and Booleans.
This AutoCAD course is designed as a follow-on to CAD305, for you to learn more advanced 3D solids and surfacing modeling skills. The course will focus on modeling many props, which will be integrated into the 3D model created in CAD305. Cameras and lighting manipulation will be included as you develop your 3D presentation model.
This is a seminar review course for the AutoCAD Certification Exam. No answers to the Certification Exam are provided, just valuable overview concepts of the types of questions which will be presented in the exam, the format for the questions and the methodology/logic behind the kinds of questions covered in the exam.