AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals

AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

In addition to the standard AutoCAD software tools, the AutoCAD Architecture software offers a host of features that greatly increase the speed and efficiency of architectural drawings. The software is designed to work from first concept (conceptual design or mass model) through to design development, working drawings, and facility maintenance.

This AutoCAD Architecture training course focuses on the design development, construction documentation, and visualization features of the AutoCAD Architecture software (the basic tools that the majority of students require when working).

Note: Course description shown for AutoCAD Architecture 2014.

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Intended Audience for this AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals Course

  • » Students should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software.

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Course Prerequisites for AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals

  • » Students should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software.
  • » In particular, students should be familiar with the basic 3D viewing tools (preset views, 3D Orbit, and Visual Styles), layouts, Paper Space/ Model Space issues, and external references (XREFS).
  • » A working knowledge of the Ribbon interface is helpful but not essential, as pertinent tools are covered in the training course.

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AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » 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

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AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture
        1. Understanding the Software
        2. User Interface
        3. Viewing in 3D
      2. Basic Wall Construction
        1. Adding Walls
        2. Modifying Walls
        3. Creating Curtain Walls
      3. Creating Wall Openings
        1. Adding Wall Openings
        2. Accessing Styles with Style Manager
        3. Modifying Wall Openings
      4. Structural Design
        1. Creating Custom Column Grids
        2. Modifying Custom Column Grids
        3. Annotating Custom Column Grids
        4. Working with Structural Members
        5. Working with Standard Column Grids (Optional)
      5. Reflected Ceiling Plans
        1. Creating Ceiling Grids
        2. Modifying Ceiling Grids
        3. Inserting Ceiling Fixtures
      6. Vertical Circulation
        1. Adding Stairs
        2. Modifying Stairs
        3. Adding Railings
        4. Modifying Railings
      7. Floors
        1. Creating Floor Slabs
        2. Modifying Floor Slabs
        3. Editing Slabs Using Slab Tools
      8. Roofs
        1. Creating Roofs
        2. Modifying Roofs
        3. Working with Roof Slabs
        4. Modifying Roof Slabs
      9. Fixtures, Furnishings, and Equipment
        1. Furnishing the Building Design
        2. Adding Blocks to the Tool Palettes
      10. Introduction to Drawing Management
        1. Project Concepts
        2. Using the Project Navigator
      11. Building Model Views
        1. Boundary and Detail Callouts
        2. Elevations and Building Sections
        3. Modifying Callout Objects
        4. Using Live Sections
      12. Annotation
        1. Drawing Scale for Annotation
        2. Adding Text and Leaders
        3. Dimensioning in the Software
        4. Other Annotation Tools
      13. Scheduling
        1. Adding Door and Window Tags
        2. Editing Tag Data
        3. Adding Schedules
        4. Editing Schedules
      14. Creating Details
        1. Creating Details from Tool Palettes
        2. Using the Detail Component Manager
        3. Annotating Details with Keynotes
      15. Visualization
        1. Working with Cameras
        2. Managing Camera Views
        3. Specifying Light Sources
        4. Rendering Concepts

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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