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Beginner AutoCAD

Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD and master 2D design techniques in this hands-on course at NYC Career Centers. Discover how to draw accurately, insert symbols and text, use layers and styles, and edit your designs with advanced methods. Perfect for beginners looking to dive into the world of AutoCAD.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $599
  • Location Interactive Online Classroom

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this autocad class:

Get started creating 2D designs in AutoCAD with this project-based course. Learn how to draw with accuracy, insert symbols and text, use layers and styles, and edit your designs with advanced methods.

Dive into AutoCAD software and 2D drawing techniques. First, you'll explore the AutoCAD interface and drawing commands. Then, you'll create a simple drawing of your own and make edits. Finally, you'll work on printing and annotating your drawing. In this course, you'll learn by doing. Each student will have a computer and create 2D drawings along with the instructor.

AutoCAD is a drawing program used to generate vector graphics. The program uses arcs, circles, lines, and text to create representations of more complex objects. Engineers, construction professionals, and designers use AutoCAD to develop blueprints, plans for heavy metal tools, and other technical drawings. Unlike other graphic design programs like Photoshop and Sketch, AutoCAD is a technical program. When drawing representations in AutoCAD, the focus is on technical accuracy, rather than creativity.

Note: this is a PC-only course (not suitable for Mac users).

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in NYC

Syllabus

1: Getting Started with AutoCAD

Opening and Creating Drawings

Exploring the AutoCAD interface

Zooming and Panning

2: Entering Commands

Using the Mouse, Keyboard, and Enter Key to work quickly and efficiently in AutoCAD

3: Basic Drawing Commands

Lines

Circles

Rectangles

4: Projects

Creating Simple Drawings

Using Object Snap Tracking to extrapolate a projected top view

Using Modify tools to arrange an office layout

5: Drawing Precision in AutoCAD

Polar and Ortho Tracking

Entering Coordinates and Angles

Object Snaps and Tracking

6: Modifying Your Drawing

Move

Copy

Rotate

Mirror

Scale

Using the reference option with the Scale Tool

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 11 business days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price).
  • Cancellations within 11 business days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to 4 business days before the class start date.

For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]

Reviews of Classes at NYC Career Centers (679)

(4.5-star rating across 679 reviews)
  • Beginner AutoCAD

    Reviewed by Srinivas R. on 1/17/2020
    Great basics course. Helpful workbook that can be used as a refresher anytime after class. This course helped me decipher my company as-builds and drawings better and perform edits more efficiently.
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The Beginner AutoCAD class at this institution has received positive reviews from students. They found the class to be excellent and highly recommended it to others. The instructor, Mr. Perico, was praised for being knowledgeable and ensuring that all participants understood each step. The class provided a solid foundation in AutoCAD basics, with a workbook that can be used as a refresher even after the class ends. Students reported that the course helped them improve their ability to decipher as-builds. Quotes: 1. "The instructor, Mr. Perico, took time to ensure you understood each step. Making all participants very comfortable to ask for help." 2. "This course helped me decipher my company as-builds and drawings better and perform edits more efficiently." 3. "Helpful workbook that can be used as a refresher anytime after class."

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Question from Anonymous
is this instructor led??
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, yes this is an instructor-led class. Thanks.
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Question from Jennifer W.
Are there any assignments which need to be completed in the evenings for the next day, or is there working time in class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jennifer! Although they are not required to do homework, there are exercises available. Hope this helps!
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Hello! Is there an option to take this class with Mac instructions, or is this solely taught on/for PC?
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Hi Jennifer! The CAD is taught on PC only. Thanks!
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Do I need to bring a laptop with the program to the class or are there computers with the program provided?
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Hi Tori, computers are provided by the school.
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Question from Anonymous
Hi this class start Nov 19 and when will be finish the class.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! The class is for three consecutive days - November 19, 20, and 21, from 9 am to 5 pm. Hope this helps!
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