Introduction to CAD Design

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Date: Oct 16, 2018

Location: CEDIA Training Centre, St Neots


This one-day course has been designed to give a basic understanding of many of the essential AutoCAD drawing commands & skills necessary to use Computer Aided Design software in your business. 

During the course we will configure the free trial version of the AutoCAD software on your laptop and explain the background on some of the most widely used features as well as drawing a room from a survey sketch and adding a basic AV layout. Turning this into a basic 3D model and printing it off in Adobe Acrobat 'PDF' format. 

This course will give students a good grasp of the AutoCAD software and how it can simply be applied to AV install projects. Full course notes are provided and can be retained by students for future reference and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers before, during and after the course.

Topics covered include: 

  • Introduction to CAD: The concept, what we use it for 
  • How it works: Lines, arcs and circles, layers and limits 
  • Layers: How the layers should be used 
  • Survey: Draw-up the survey plan - walls, windows and doors 
  • WBlocks: Symbol libraries and setting out 
  • 3D Models. x, y and z points in space
  • Printing: It's no good if we can't send it to the client 

Attendance requirements:

Familiarity of PC and Windows is essential but no other specific knowledge is required, however any understanding of custom installation would be beneficial.

What's included:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • All workbooks and course materials

Spaces Available: 15

Booking options:
(CEDIA members only)

Cost:214.80 GBP

Non-member Price

Cost:298.80 GBP

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