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Autodesk AutoCAD Computer Aided Design: Beginners

Autodesk AutoCAD Computer Aided Design: Beginners

London College of Communication
Taught by
Nicholas Williamson, A respected industry expert


Strong CAD design skills are a must for today's designer, architect or engineer. This course will teach you how you to create plans, elevations, sections and details through technical drawing using one of the leading CAD design products.

This course designed for people wanting to understand how using a industry standard program, like Autodesk CAD can facilitate your daily work. It is taught through a series of engaging tutor demonstrations and practical exercises that give you the chance to apply your learning to live projects.

Topics Covered

  • Software interface
  • Drawing shortcuts using keys and the command line
  • Drawing techniques for: scale. plans, sections, elevations and details
  • Organisation of drawings
  • Working with hatches
  • Formatting style for text, dimensions and annotations
  • Using blocks and groups
  • Plotting and printing Automating out

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to

  • Set up drawing packages
  • Create 2D plans and drawings to scale
  • Draw 2D designs with detail
  • Present and format work for detail

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for professionals who do technical drawing in their work or projects. You may be a civil engineer, product designer, architect, interior design technician or product designer

Beginner: You should have some prior drawing experience and some basic computer skills. You do not need prior experience of Autodesk AutoCAD.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to learn more about SketchUp: 3D Modelling Design or rendering with Autodesk 3ds Max: Lighting and Rendering.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke Autodesk AutoCAD courses for groups and businesses. To find out what we can offer, please complete a Customised Training Enquiry form.

Tutor Description

Nick Williamson studied both Interior Design and 3D Design, subsequently working as an interior designer for hospitality projects and as a senior designer for a high street retailer. He then returned to study – graduating with an MA in Furniture Design - after which he set up as an independent furniture designer making bespoke pieces for clients. He now combines teaching with his design work and has many years experience as a design tutor and lecturer at various design schools, universities and colleges. A personal interest in CAD software has led to him specialising in Vectorworks, AutoCAD and SketchUp. He enjoys showing students the possibilities of what these programs can achieve and enabling them to become proficient in a skill which is increasingly required by the design profession.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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