This online AutoCAD Fundamentals class training bundle will introduce you to the basics of using Autodesk AutoCAD for Computer-Aided Design (CAD). You will start at the very beginning. Create drafting symbols, kitchen and bath fixtures, a floor plan and bring everything together on a deliverable sheet which is printed. You will also create an abbreviated set of construction documents - a floor plan, roof plan, structural foundation plan, electrical plan and building elevations. Learn about paper/model space. Create deliverable sheet files. Instructor-led. Real-world, project-based online classes. Strong student engagement.
The courses listed below are included in this training bundle. Each course will be scheduled one at a time in the sequence listed. Each course will be scheduled immediately after one another, unless requested otherwise.
Introduction to AutoCAD (28 Clock Hours) – Familiarizes students with basic AutoCAD commands while developing a floor plan for a single family residential home.
Create drafting symbols, kitchen and bath fixtures, a floor plan and integrate all information into one deliverable sheet file. Distinguish the differences required to generate drawings for use as annotation and real-world model components. Create and insert blocks and externally reference files, and determine the appropriate times to apply those skill sets. Master file management, drafting on layers, integrating drawing component files and plotting while creating on the class residential project.
Intermediate AutoCAD (28 Clock Hours) – Developing and assembling a set of 2D design construction documents.
Create an abbreviated set of construction documents including floor plan, foundation plan, electrical plan and building elevations for a small residential project. Create and insert blocks, externally reference files and determine the appropriate times to apply those skill sets to optimize project efficiency. Demonstrate layer and file management, external file referencing, use of model/layout environments and user coordinate systems. Apply intermediate-level skills including layer management, user coordinate system development, creating sheet layout environments and plotting.
Online Course Start Dates
All VDCI online courses start on the same dates. All online courses are offered every three weeks, beginning on a Friday.
The following are the online course Friday start dates for 2018 and 2019:
January 04, 2019
January 25, 2019
February 15, 2019
March 08, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 19, 2019
May 10, 2019
May 31, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 12, 2019
August 02, 2019
August 23, 2019
September 13, 2019
October 04, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 15, 2019
December 06, 2019
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment or instructor approval. Manual drafting experience preferred.
Computer Hardware Requirements
- In order to run AutoCAD software, your computer must meet these hardware requirements
- Mastering AutoCAD
Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.
If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.
Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.