Understand drawing setup, layer control, and dimensioning
Master display commands, attributes, and paperspace/modelspace
Learn methods for importing and exporting files between SketchUp and AutoCAD
About this course:
This course covers the basic AutoCAD commands used to create and edit 2D CAD drawings, as well as drawing setup, layer control, dimensioning, symbol libraries, display commands, external references, attributes, paperspace/modelspace, and methods for importing and exporting files between SketchUp and AutoCAD. Students prepare a basic set of construction documents that include floor plans, elevations, sections, and details.
ARCH X 468.20 Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator. Software requirement: The most recent version of AutoCAD. A student version of the AutoDesk software is provided for free upon proof of student status. Review CAD course requirements.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.
All CAD courses assume knowledge of drafting principles and basic PC (Windows) computer skills. Advanced CAD courses assume knowledge of the application as defined in the introductory course.
All computer courses are taught on a Windows platform in computer labs. Mac users may download Mac-compatible versions of AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp/SketchUp Pro and Podium for laptop or home use, but will be responsible for learning mouse clicks or keystroke conversion independently. There are currently no Mac versions of Revit or 3ds Max Design. Mac users may work in a Windows partition using Parallels or other Windows emulation software.
Lab hours are not available; therefore, students must have access to their own hardware and software for the courses in which they enroll.
No refunds after January 18, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
AutoCAD either student edition or full version are both acceptable.
Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019
by George Omura, Brian C. Benton