Heritage School of Interior Design CAD

AutoCAD | Portland

COURSE OVERVIEW

The ability to clearly communicate design ideas to clients is a necessary skill for all interior designers and decorators. Whether you are designing a simple furniture layout or complex custom casework details, the use of 2-D drafting software makes the communication and presentation of ideas and designs more efficient for the designer and easier for clients to comprehend. Over the 6 weeks of this course students will learn to use AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) to efficiently create professional looking drawings to present their designs.

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, elevations, electrical plans, lighting plans, furniture plans, and sheet layouts.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Prior to the first day of class, your instructor will send you instructions on how to download the student version of AutoCAD.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Option 1: Mondays, 9:00am – 11:00am / $599
Option 2: Mondays, 11:15am – 1:15pm / $599
Winter: January 7 – February 11, 2019
Spring: April 22 – June 3, 2019

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • AutoCAD Screen
  • Basic Tools

Week 2

  • Floorplans
  • Existing Walls, Demo Walls, New Walls
  • Tools: Dimensions, Arc, Offset, Trim

Week 3

  • Layers and Laymatch
  • Object Properties
  • Text
  • Tools: MTEXT Command, Blocks, Explode

Week 4

  • Elevations
  • Tools: Leaders, Hatch Mirror

Week 5

  • Electrical Plans
  • Tools: Spline

Week 6

  • Paper Space vs Model Space
  • Titleblocks
  • Viewports
  • Batchplot Command
“The starting point of achievement is desire.”

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