In this first module of sessions, students will become familiar with the program´s interface, the essential tools, commands, and shortcuts. Along with the basics of AutoCAD, students will begin the first course project by creating a home floor plan based on site survey drawings and images, complete with furniture blocks, hatches, and material information.
The next nine sessions are focused on producing complete professional drawings, ready for contractors, carpenters, and electricians to review and install. Topics such as project management, scales in detail drawings, and technical floor plans will be covered through lessons and work sessions, building upon the project we began in the previous module.
Another useful aspect of AutoCAD is the 3D objects that can be easily modeled. The 3D tools can create interior mock-ups, furniture, sculptures, and other objects that can be useful during the design process. These next lessons will give students the tools to express their interior design ideas in a way clients can better visualize ideas and concepts. These sessions will also be the last to work on the first course project as there will be a final presentation session to show the work compiled thus far during the course.
To finish the AutoCAD course, students will have the opportunity to work on a personal project applying everything they learned in the previous 19 sessions and create original pieces of work aided by the course instructors and peer reviews. Other topic lessons will be offered as well, including extra resources and presentation tips for client meetings.
The course ends with a practical exam. The students must present and defend their practical projects. In addition to the practical exam, the students sit an online test exam.