AutoCAD 210 – AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals

Class Description

This 2-day class covers the Layer Manager, Design Center, Structural Members, Doors, Windows, and Walls. Hands-on practice takes the student from the creation of a site plan, floor plan, and space planning, all the way through to the finished building – a standard three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence. By the end of the class, participants should feel comfortable enough to create a standard model, and even know how to customize the interface for Participants’ own use. The instructor provides Participants with in-depth coverage of toolbars, dialog boxes, and commands.  AutoCAD 210 Architecture Fundamentals focuses on the design development, construction documentation, and visualization features of the AutoCAD Architecture software. 

Course Benefits

  • Creating basic floor plans with walls, doors, and windows.
  • Creating specialty objects, such as column or ceiling grids, stairs & railings.
  • Adding roofs and floor slabs.
  • An introduction to Projects and the Project Navigator.
  • Adding furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
  • Creating details.
  • Displaying elevations, sections, and perspectives.
  • Marks, tags & schedules, and other documentation.
  • Drawing cameras, adding lights, and basic rendering

Suggested Prerequisites

Students should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD software tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software. We highly suggest our AutoCAD Essentials or equivalent knowledge.  In particular, students should be familiar with basic 3D viewing tools (preset views, 3D Orbit, and Visual Styles), layouts, Paper Space/Model Space issues, and external references (XREFS). Working knowledge of the Ribbon interface is helpful but not essential, as pertinent tools are covered in the training guide.  We also suggest that you have the AutoCAD software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the AutoDesk web site.

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Course Outline

  • Understanding the AutoCAD Architecture Software
  • Basic Wall Construction
  • Accessing Styles with Style Manager
  • Structural Design
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Vertical Circulation
  • Fixtures, Furnishings, and Equipment
  • Introduction to Drawing Management
  • Building Model Views

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.