- Begin by learning to read blueprint drawings for residential and commercial projects.
- Take five AutoCAD courses which start at the very beginning and create real-world, project-based sets of construction documents for two residential projects.
- You will also take five Revit Architecture courses which start at the very beginning and learn to model and document real-world, project-based sets of construction documents for commercial building projects.
- At the completion of this Bundle, take either (or BOTH) the AutoCAD and Revit Certification Exams. VDCI recommends the option of “Exam with a Retake.” CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the two levels of Autodesk Software Certification Exams.
Course clock hours transfer to colleges and universities. Real-world, Project-based, Instructor-led AutoCAD & Revit Architecture courses.
Your instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and is also a working professional who works with AutoCAD & Revit Architecture on a daily basis. Our VDCI curriculum has a very strong level of student engagement.
Learn the best workflow for completing projects using AutoCAD & Revit Architecture.
Blueprint Reading for Residential Construction - (10 Clock Hours) – Utilizes lectures, hands-on demonstrations and lab exercises to familiarize participants with the art of blueprint reading.
Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between the drawings included in a set of Construction Documents (blueprints) for a Custom Residential and a Mixed-Use Commercial project. Analyze different drawings and see how information is referenced throughout a set of Construction Documents. Evaluate the similarities between all sets of construction documents submitted for building permits. Recognize the need for consistency in presenting information in all types of Construction Documents.
Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction - (20 Clock Hours) - An indepth study of architectural, civil, engineering, interior and other construction documents for a mixed-use commercial project.
Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between the drawings included in a set of commercial project Construction Documents (blueprints) for a large Mixed-Use project (hotel, parking and retail). Analyze different drawings and see how information is referenced throughout a set of Construction Documents. Evaluate the similarities between all sets of construction documents submitted for building permits. Recognize the need for consistency in presenting information in all types of Construction Documents. Gain experience understanding how 3D model presentations within a set of construction documents makes the construction documents easier to understand the project.
Introduction to AutoCAD (30 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 (30 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.
AutoCAD Construction Documents 1 - (30 Clock Hours) – Creating a floor plan, multi-scale plan, roof plan and building elevations for a one-story residence.
Create titleblock and titleblock/drawing label components for a professional office to facilitate development of deliverable sheet files. Create floor plan, enlarged plan, roof plan and building elevation of a moderately complex residential project. Includes the development of floor plan, roof plan and elevation notes. Successfully integrate referenced files to create construction documents. Demonstrate layer and file management, use of model/layout environments and multi-scale drawing presentation. Apply intermediate-level skills to create sheet layout environments and plotting. Organize deliverable sheet set to conform to the National CAD Standards.
AutoCAD Construction Documents 2 (30 Clock Hours) – Creating a site an architectural site plan, a title sheet, develop building elevations, building and wall sections, interior elevations and schedules.
Create building elevations, building sections, wall sections; modify detail drawings; create metes and bounds (Civil) drawing; create relevant deliverable sheet files for a moderately complex residential project. Includes the development of title sheet and appropriate general and keynote legends. Successfully integrate referenced files to create construction documents. Demonstrate layer and file management, use of model/layout environments and multi-scale drawing presentations. Apply intermediate/advanced-level skills to create sheet layout environments and plotting. Organize deliverable sheet set to conform to the National CAD Standards.
AutoCAD Detailing - (20 Clock Hours) - Develop detail drawing skills and apply those skills when creating construction documents.
Create architectural detail drawings 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.
Introduction to Revit (30 Clock Hours) – Designing 3D models that simultaneously document the project in schedules and 2D architectural drawings.
Explore the Building Information Modeling (BIM) interface. Design a 3D building model to explain how information is inter-related throughout the BIM model. Integrate building components into a 3D model and develop construction document sheets from that model. Develop a project which includes stairs and “feature architectural designs” to strengthen BIM modeling skill sets.
Intermediate Revit (30 Clock Hours) – Utilizing the family editor to create 2D and 3D components, refining graphics, and construction documentation.
Integrate DWG files to create Revit details and plan views for subsequent sheet layout. Tag elements for cost estimation and material take-offs. Create 3D parametric families and show alternate views of 3D objects in plan and elevation views. Build customized door, window, and materials schedules. Explore BIM management by creating an abbreviated set of construction documents.
BIM Construction Documents 1 (30 Clock Hours) – Modeling an existing single story building on a site model and adding a second story expansion.
Apply BIM modeling tools to create an architectural model, including existing building, partial demolition and a new construction. Build topography for a project using existing external files and develop a site plan, including hardscape and landscaping. Graphically differentiate phasing of a project from existing construction through new construction. Produce renderings suitable for presentation and documentation.
BIM Construction Documents 2 (30 Clock Hours) – Developing a full set of Architectural Construction Documents using Revit.
Prepare a set of architectural construction documents incorporating the site and building models created in BIM 301. Develop progress sets of construction documents, reflecting 30/60/90/100 percent deliverable submittals. Produce plan, section, and elevation views of the project for sheet layout. Keynote elements of the project model. Develop schedules and a limited number of architectural details extracted from the BIM model.
BIM Detailing - (20 Clock Hours) - Topics include detail callouts, detailing tools, keynotes, importing vector files, detail components, creating a detail library and 3D detail views. .
We will look at two approaches to detailing in Revit. One is what most CAD users are familiar with, which is creating 2D, drafted drawings of a detail. The other is what we will call a "hybrid" approach to detailing - creating live views generated from the building model and overlaying two- dimensional embellishments and notes to convey the design intent. .
The courses listed above 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.
Can I work at my own pace?
Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus.
Online Course Start Dates
Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks. Courses begin on a Friday and are 18-days long.
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.
Program Prerequisites for Successful Completion
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.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- Competency in reading and writing English
- All course training is in English. That includes oral, written, media-based and other administrative communication.
BUNDLE PAYMENT SCHEDULE
- This Training Bundle can be paid in full or paid with an initial and then 9 more payments of $460.00 every 30 days from the date of purchase. Payment plans are based on one course at a time. For a more accelerated schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-758-9300.
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Take a Certification Exam
Autodesk Certification Exams
- Autodesk Certified User
- Autodesk Certified Professional
Why This Bundle?
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- Instructor-led, taught by practicing professionals.
- Learn the two most in-demand CAD & BIM programs.
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