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AutoCAD for Interior Designers

AutoCAD for Interior Designers

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Simon Miller


Join AutoCAD for Interior Designers and gain an overview of the industry standard architectural drafting package - Autodesk AutoCAD. 

With a focus on 2D computer aided design (CAD) you will be introduced to the AutoCAD user interface and its toolset. By undertaking a series of exercises your tutor will guide you through the skills required to produce a set of architectural plans, sections and elevations. During the course you will acquire a basic working ability with AutoCAD. It is advisable to continue working with the software, following the course, in order to retain and develop your skillset.
Topics Covered

  • User Interface
  • Geometry creation
  • Geometry modification
  • Snap settings
  • Blocks, groups and x-refs
  • Fills and hatch settings
  • Area measurements
  • Dimensions
  • Layers, line weights, line colours and line types
  • Scale and plot sheets

Course Outcomes
You will learn the basics of 2D CAD drafting, enabling you to accurately set out your design proposals. By the end of the course you will be able to create your own architectural plans, sections and elevations, whether it be for architectural, interior, theatre, engineering, or product design.

Who Should Attend
The course is suitable for designers seeking to add 2D CAD drafting to their skill set. An essential skill for any practising or aspiring interior designer.


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [188kb]

Tutor Description

Simon is the founder of The Mill | Architecture and Interior Design, he is a registered architect and RIBA member.

Simon has eight years professional experience and has been involved in key UK developments from the small boutique fit out for the Monmouth Coffee Company in Borough through to the luxury high-end fit out for Barclays Investment Bank in Canary Wharf, the redevelopment of the BBC in Northern Ireland and the Royal Mint in the City of London.
Simon graduated from the Canterbury School of Architecture with distinction and continues to stay involved in architectural education and teaching. Prior to architectural education his background was in the fine and digital arts which continues to inform his work.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day
  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item

Available dates