Advanced AutoCAD | Portland


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.


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.


  • 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


Fridays, 11:30am – 1:30pm / $399
Fall: Nov. 2 – Dec. 7, 2018*
Winter: March 15 – April 19, 2019**
Spring: June 21 – July 26, 2019

*No class Nov. 23, 2018
**No class March 29, 2019

Week 1 – Floor Plan Template, Layers

  • Create a drawing template to be used moving forward
  • Set up layers
  • Create walls, doors, windows of final project floor plan
  • Add trim work to floor plan using commands (line, group, copy, move, mirror, rotate)
  • Draw out kitchen plan per pre-established kitchen layout

Week 2 – Appliances, Electrical, Furniture

  • Add appliances to kitchen per pre-established kitchen plan
  • Create lighting/electrical plan for the home using commands (copy, move, rotate, mirror, and spline)
  • Create furniture plan including area rugs using commands (circle, array, line, offset, copy, move, fillet, hatch)

Week 3 – Elevations, Dimensions, Groups

  • Elevations
  • Draw out elevations using commands (line, offset, fillet, join, insert, copy, move, mirror, group, etc.)
  • Dimension elevations.

Week 4 – Presentation Details

  • Paper space
  • Edit title block
  • Create drawing set
  • Print to PDF
  • Assist with any questions regarding the final project.

Week 5 – Final Project Presentations

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