AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design software for producing architectural, engineering and construction drawings. We offer specific MasterClasses covering important functionality of AutoCAD.
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Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £490 (unconfirmed)
Intermediate AutoCAD: Professional 2D and 3D Drawing Production Course overview
This course covers aspects of both 2D and 3D drawing using AutoCAD widely used in industry. As well as building on the core Draw and Modification tools, this course explores other AutoCAD features and tools that will enable you to produce high quality drawings to a professional standard.
Why choose this course?
This course in AutoCAD is for those looking to enhance their knowledge of the software leading to a more professional quality of their drawings.
It is aimed at students who already have an understanding of 2D AutoCAD and are familiar with the interface, the 'draw' and 'modification' tools and some of the other commands such as layers, viewports and dimensions. Prior 3D knowledge is not needed as this is taught as new.
After enrolment students can use their City email account* to register and download the Student version of AutoCAD for free. For information about system requirements please see the Autodesk website.
Classes are taught using AutoCAD on a PC but is compatible with AutoCAD on a Mac (although you may find the interface is slightly different).
* IT account instructions are sent in joining instructions email in due course after payment.
Who is it for?
This course has been designed for those who want to build on their existing AutoCAD skills. It is aimed at students who wish to progress from the introduction course or feel they already have the core skills needed in AutoCAD. Students taking this course come from a wide variety of industries including, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, construction, electronics & product design.
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City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Those taking this short course come from a wide variety of industries using CAD including: Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Electronics, Product design.
- Awarded City, University of London certificate
- Taught by industry professionals
- High quality teaching
What will I learn?
- Each class covers a specific topic with demonstrations and CAD tasks designed to embed knowledge.
The planned content covers:
- Blocks and WBlocks, Attributes, Data Extraction & Dynamic Blocks
- Xref Drawings – Enabling two or more drawings/users to be linked together and worked on at the same time.
- Templates, Layers, Dimensions, Text, Annotative – Creating a personal CAD template
- Line type, Script Files, Plot styles, Colour Dependent Plot Styles
- Isometric interface
- UCS - User Coordinate System
- 3D - Drawing Solid Modelling – Boolean commands
- 3D – Modification tools
- 3D – Drawing sets/components and assembly
- 3D – View Projection
- 3D - Data Extraction
- 3D – Saving – file formats
- 3D – Rendering – materials, lighting
- 3D – Animation
By the end of the course, you will be able to
- Confidently produce and present 2D and 3D Drawings that are well managed and correctly drawn, dimensioned and annotated using AutoCAD features and templates.
Assessment and certificates
Teaching is done through demonstration by the tutor followed by student drawing tasks covering the specific topics. The AutoCAD MasterClass: 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.
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.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.
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.