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AutoCAD - Professional Drawing Production and Management Short Courses

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AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design software for producing architectural, engineering and construction drawings. This course takes your existing skills to a higher level.

Why choose this course?

Building on from “Introduction to AutoCAD” or for those who have had experience of using AutoCAD, this course is designed for AutoCAD users who seek enhanced knowledge of the software leading to a more professional quality of their drawings.

The AutoCAD - Proffesional Drawing Production and Management short course is for those who use AutoCAD and have a good understanding of the 'draw' and 'modification' commands and be familiar with other commands such as layers, viewports and dimensions.

Those taking this short course come from a wide variety of industries using CAD including: Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Electronics, Product design.

Successful completion of the Introduction to AutoCAD course or thorough knowledge of the subjects covered therein will be a sufficient level to start this course.

This practical short course takes the form of a series of evening classes taking place once a week in our Central London location.

Course overview

The course covers aspects of AutoCAD widely used in industry. It enables you to produce high quality drawings and work with drawings produced by others.

Topics covered during the course include Blocks, Attributes, templates and page set-up, text and dimension styles, Data extraction, x-reference drawings, script files and isometric drawing.

The topics are taught predominantly in 2D, although 3D is introduced during the course.

The course uses AutoCAD 2015.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Drawing and Modification commands

  • During the course you will reinforce and broaden your knowledge in the core elements of producing drawings using the draw and modification commands

Drawing Properties

  • You will learn more about layers, line types, and other properties associated to your drawing. You will also learn about PaperSpace/ModelSpace and ViewPorts.

Blocks

  • You will learn how to create and use blocks (collection of lines saved as one item) within your drawings, you will add attributes (text information) to your blocks.

Data Extraction

  • You will learn how to extract information from blocks within drawings to produce databases such as quantities and materials.

Setting up Templates

  • You will learn to set up your own template for future use. Your templates will have new layers, attributes and text/dimension styles page layouts and information box.

Xreference Drawings

  • You will learn how to link a number of drawings together through the use of the Xreference command. This command enables multiple uses to work on a master drawing through other drawings linked via the x-reference command.

Script files

  • Through the use of script files, you will design and write your own line type style and load onto a CAD file.

Isometric drawing

  • Setting up isometric and producing isometric drawings with the 2D area.

3D introduction

  • You will be given an introduction to:-
  • Drawing in ‘Solid modelling’
  • Rendering
  • Animation

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

You should have a good understanding of the 'draw' and 'modification' commands and be familiar with other commands such as layers, viewports and dimensions.

Successful completion of the Introduction to AutoCAD course or thorough knowledge of the subjects covered therein will be a sufficient level to start this course.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

Teaching is done through demonstration by the tutor followed by student drawing tasks covering the specific topics. The AutoCAD - Professional Drawing Production and Management short course is designed that each lesson covers a new topic. This enables each lesson to be independent from the previous.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Handouts are given for the topics covered during the course.

Whilst the course does not require recommended reading, advice can be given should you wish to purchase further CAD reading material.

Please bring a pen and notebook to the first class.

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Tutor information

  • Tommy Haycocks

    Tommy Haycocks has more than 10 years' experience of teaching adult education courses. As well as teaching at City, University of London he lectures freelance to undergraduates at other universities. Outside of lecturing, he uses CAD in the design and construction industries on a daily basis.

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