AutoCAD Fundamentals

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AutoCAD Fundamentals:

Computer Aided Design is a vital part of the construction industry. All architects, technicians and construction industry professionals are expected to have at minimum a basic working knowledge of CAD.

Course aims and benefits:
Using the most widely used technical drawing software, this course will introduce the theory and practice of digital drawing. It will equip students with a working knowledge of the software package and enable them to create and present professional technical drawings.

The course will be delivered as a series of short lectures on the topics listed below. These will be reinforced with a variety of practical exercises. The later sessions will include a ‘surgery’ for troubleshooting and support in a small group.

Techniques taught:

● Introduction to the software, interface, version differences (inc. full AutoCAD vs. LT)
● Using co-ordinate systems
● Efficient drawing - working with shortcuts and the command line
● Introduction/Revision of basic drawing techniques
● Drawing techniques for various scales/types of drawing - plans, sections, elevations, details
● Drawing organisation & management, layering, visibility
● Creating and using hatches
● Using styles to manage the appearance of text, dimensions and annotations
● Using blocks, groups
● Plotting/printing, plotstyles, managing and automating output
● Introduction to standards for working with other professionals - focus on AEC (UK) &UNICLASS standards

By the end of the course, students will have the;

● Ability to set up a drawing package
● Ability to produce scale 2D plans and layouts
● Ability to draw 2D details
● Ability to present and style content for printing

Additional entry requirements

The course is suitable for anyone with a proficient working knowledge of technical drawing (either by hand or digitally),who wishes to learn how to produce drawings in AutoCAD professionally and efficiently. Also, professionals who are already using AutoCAD, but wish to revise and expand their skills. Candidate Requirements: ● Existing knowledge of drawing conventions, architectural terminology, and methods of working within construction industry ● Basic computer proficiency

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Start Date: Mon 01st April 2019
APRIL 2019
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London, E1 7NT


11:00am - 5:00pm


4 weeks




No Qualification



From: £515


Concessions may be available for those on an income-related benefit

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