AutoCAD is the leading industry 2D & 3D Drawing Software. The AutoCAD Master Course will drive students along the 3 stages of drawing in AutoCAD Software.
Stage 1: The Basics, will provide students with thorough grounding in AutoCAD. At completion students will be able to use AutoCAD to create high quality accurate 2D drawings and update exsisting drawings.
Stage 2: Building on the basics you have learnt in Stage 1, we will now focus on AutoCAD’s advanced features and commands for 2D Drawings teaching you techniques to utilise its full power and improve productivity.
Stage 3: We will introduce you to the concepts behind 3D modelling and teach you everything you need to know to produce 3D Drawings and models in AutoCAD.
Stage 1 Course Outline
We will start with the basics of AutoCAD. This section of the course will teach you the mostly used commands and techniques use by the industry professionals. These techniques taught in this section of the course are generic and are suitable for all industries.
- The AutoCAD Interface
- Creating Basic Drawings
- Accurate Object Creation
- Object Viewing
- Manipulating Objects
- Altering Objects
- Drawing Organisation
- Working with Layouts
- Annotating the Drawing
- Hatching Objects
- Working with reusable content
- Plotting your drawings
- Creating drawing templates
Stage 2 Course Outline
After learning the basics of AutoCAD, now its time to take things to the next level and learn how to use advanced and more complex tools in AutoCAD and will teach you how to adopt the right advanced techniques in AutoCAD.
- Setup & Configuration of AutoCAD
- Tips & Tricks in AutoCAD
- The Short Trip into 3D
- Advanced use of layers, filters and groups
- Advanced use of text, masks, fields and tables.
- Dimensioning strategy and principles.
- Setting up dimension styles and sub styles
- Tolerancing and geometric tolerancing
- Tricks and tips, wipeouts, Rev Clouds
- Drawing creation – All methods covered
- Advanced use of layouts and model space – layer visibility, etc.
- Scaling issues with text and dimensions – annotative vs paper space, all methods explained in detail, pro’s & con’s
- Plotting – Page setups, CTB files and batch plotting of multi-sheet PDF Files.
- Blocks – creation of how to use them properly
- Building symbol libraries – never draw something twice!
- The design centre and the tool palettes
- Creating and editing attributes
- Dynamic Blocks
- Xrefs explained – how, when and why use them
- Data extraction into tables
- Customisation – short-cut keys, custom icons, custom palettes
Stage 3 Course Outline
In this section of the AutoCAD Master course we will teach you the fundamentals of AutoCAD 3D modelling. During the course you will be taught the below concepts and during the class you will have the opportunity to receive hands on exercises
- Convert a 2D drawing into a 3D Model in a couple of clicks.
- Viewing the 3D model you created.
- Introduction to visual styles.
- Introduction to basic primitive solid shapes.
- Combining shapes to make complex models with Boolean commands: Union, Subtract, intersect and interfere.
- Moving the UCS – why, when and how.
- The two ‘right hand rules’ key to 3D.
- Editing solid models, complex solids with history, face editing and slicing.
- Advanced functions – loft and sweep
- Introduction to surfaces
- Slicing solid models and slicing models using surfaces.
- Creating a 3D block library
- Creating your own styles
- Rendering the model
- Applying materials
- Creating materials
- Applying lights, shadows and reflections
- Create drawings from your 3D design with full ortographic projection
- Sectioning a view
- Details view
- 3D printing rapid prototyping
- Exporting to other software: Steps, Iges, Catia, Solidworks etc