This is an intermediate level course in CAD (Computer Aided Design) for students wishing to advance their AutoCAD skills. Building on the skills from Level 1, the student will develop these skills to increase their speed and accuracy. The student will then be introduced to more advanced techniques in order to enable them to work on more complex designs and drawings. The course will run over 4 weeks, with each module building upon the previous in order that, by the end of 4 weeks, the student will have an advanced understanding of the program and its capabilities, through complete hands-on training. It is recommended that you have completed AutoCAD level 1 with Full Circle Design FZLLC or an equivalent qualification. This programme is suitable for Mac and Windows PC users.
MODULE 1 – Review and Practice
• Review of basic level AutoCad
• Tracing images and scaling them
• Working with blocks and editing them
• WIPEOUT & SUPERHATCH commands
MODULE 2 – Elevations & Details, Creating a Drawing Package
• Creating Elevations
• Creating Details
• Creating a Large Format Title Block
• Creating a Cover Page & General Drawing Legend/Abbreviations
MODULE 3 – Layer Properties, Line Types and Weights, Pen Settings and Viewports
• Layer Properties, Line Types & Line Weights
• Pen Settings & CTB Files
• Introduction to Viewports
• Drawing Page Layout
MODULE 4 – Scaling & Dimensioning Viewports, Plotting
• Viewport Labels
• Scaling Viewports
• Dimensioning Viewports
Each lesson will include reviews and activities, as well as assignments for students to practice and develop their skills. By the final week, students will have created a scaled set of drawings scale on a Title Block.
Certificate: If students successfully complete the final course project/course activities/ homework, they will receive a ‘Letter of Completion’ Certificate which is a useful starting point into a new career of Interior Design or Decoration. The final project work will be graded by the tutor and one other assessor. This grade goes towards assessing their final grade for the Diploma or Higher Diploma. For students that are ‘borderline’ between grades, the course activities and homework will be a deciding factor. If a student misses more than one lesson, he/she is required to repeat the whole course at the original fee paid if he/she wishes to obtain the ‘Letter of Completion’ Certificate.If a student does not pass the course, he/she has the option of repeating the course again (current course fee will be applied) or the student can obtain private tuition (details of duration/fees will be discussed/agreed with the individual).
Note: Students must provide their own laptop (with wheel mouse).Details of the free programme to be downloaded will be provided prior to the course. Students must be proficient in the use of their laptop and have good computer literacy.
Class size: Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Tutor: Anam Siddique
Venue: Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Course Fee: AED 2,730 /US $769 (includes 5% VAT)