Advanced AutoCAD and SketchUp | Portland

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course materials for Advanced AutoCAD are designed to expand upon the drawing concepts provided in the Introduction to AutoCAD and Sketchup course providing additional knowledge and skills needed to create a complete set of interior design plans. Students need to have completed the Introduction to AutoCAD and Sketchup course prior to enrolling in the Advanced AutoCAD class. The course is structured to walk students through the workflow of creating a remodeled interior design plan, providing needed skills and concepts along the way.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course students will be able to create a complete set of interior design drawings including an as built, new floor plans, electrical plans, furniture plans, and elevations.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Laptop computer – Click here for laptop system requirements
  • 3 button mouse with click scroll wheel
  • AutoCAD install on laptop computer – either free student version of paid subscription
  • Powerpoint slides for each lecture will be provided

COURSE SCHEDULE

Fridays, 11:30am – 1:30pm / $399
Spring: June 1 – June 29, 2018
Fall: Nov. 2 – Dec. 7, 2018
Winter: March 15 – April 19, 2019 *No class March 29, 2019

Week 1
Review basic concepts from Intro class. Creating an as built – drawing walls, doors, and windows.

Week 2
Creating a remodeled floor plan. Using Layers in AutoCAD.

Week 3
Creating an electrical plan. Dimensions in AutoCAD. Introduction to elevations.

Week 4
Elevations continued. Paper space v. model space in AutoCAD and use of Titleblocks

Week 5
Printing sheet sets in AutoCAD. Final project due.

We foster a non-competitive collaborative environment where everyone’s thoughts, creativity and designs are valued.

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