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AutoCAD Fundamentals

Start: TBA       Type: Online / In-class; Evening & Weekends       Duration (hr): 72

This hands-on training concentrates on beginners to intermediate Computer Aided Design (CAD) concepts and commands designed to increase productivity.   Upon completion of this course, you should be able to confidently create, edit, manipulate, analyze, manage dimension, and plot production 2D and 3D drawings, specifications and applications. After completing this course, students will be able to work as a Junior CAD Drafter.
To train students for entry-level CAD drafter and application specialist positions in any of the architectural, civil, or mechanical industries. The program will provide skills and knowledge in different areas of drafting with an emphasis in computer-aided design. Graduates will be employable to assist architects or civil engineers in the design of residential and commercial structures or aid mechanical engineers in creating and layouts of various types of equipment  and :
- Develop a basic understanding of AutoCAD system usage.
- Become familiar with the AutoCAD User Interface.
- Become familiar with AutoCAD menus, toolbars and command line input.
- Accurately utilize AutoCAD drawing, specification or application setup techniques.
- Create 2D and 3D drawings using drawing creations tools and techniques.
- Understand and use the current practices of geometry editing techniques.
- Manipulate the display commands properly.
- Properly dimension and annotate drawings.
- Gather drawing information by using inquiry techniques application support. 
- Develop an understanding of proper plotting techniques.
- Develop a level of comfort and confidence with AutoCAD, Inventor and Solidworks through hands-on experiences.
Launching AutoCAD, AutoCAD menus, user interface, screen layout, drawing setup procedures, function keys, basic 2D drawing creation commands, file management commands, setting drawing precision.  Coordinating input systems, editing commands and features, setting and using layers, inquiring drawing information, introducing to block creation, hatching, introduction to dimensioning techniques, drawing template creation;  object snaps, displaying manipulation commands for object viewing.  Converting basic 2D drawing to 3D solid modeling, basic editing techniques, text annotation creation and usage, basic plotting techniques in model space and with paper space layouts, page setups and plot style tables.
Basic computer user skills. Related education or work experience is a plus, but not required.
Bonus for our students enrolled in AutoCAD course:  
Special discount price for General Construction Cost Estimator course (valid 24 months after completion)


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