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Computer Aided Design

AutoCAD

Do you need to learn AutoCAD for your profession? As a technical drafting and design tool, AutoCAD and Revit are some of the most sophisticated computer applications that users are likely to encounter. Regardless of what version you will be using, learning these skills remains timeless. Having a solid base of Essential AutoCAD and Revit skills allows you to learn new improvements quickly and efficiently.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

AutoCAD Essentials

This course thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. You will learn how to draw in 2D, shape complex curves, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts, plot and print, and much more. Whether you are an aspiring CAD/CAM professional or revisiting the latest software, this is the foundation you need in AutoCAD.


Section - COM2005-026

Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) Essentials Software - Revit and SketchUp

Enter the exciting world of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This course will introduce and help you understand the basics of BIM software with Revit and SketchUp. Both are modeling programs created and designed for all trades of the construction industry. 

Revit is multidisciplinary BIM software produced by Autodesk, used for higher quality, coordinated designs. You will learn how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more.

SketchUp is a fun, intuitive, flexible 3D program for creating geometric 3D objects such as architectural models, scale models, interior design items, and functional parts.  SketchUp is known for its user-friendly interface and easy learning curve.

Overall, both programs are a powerful way to design, document and communicate your ideas in 3D. Whether you are exploring software systems to meet your needs or want to take a deeper dive to learn these systems hands-on, you’ll find this course will be a great learning experience. 

Required preparation: Working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Windows OS (10)

Recommended preparation: Understanding of basic drafting skills and blueprint reading is helpful


Section - COM2161-001

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