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. AutoCAD® Architecture 2014 Fundamentals 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).
Create basic floor plans with walls, doors, and windows
Create specialty objects, such as column or ceiling grids, stairs & railings
Add roofs and floor slab objects to the 3D model
Navigate Projects and the Project Navigator
Add furniture, fixtures, and equipment for design and visualization
Create 2D details with detail components for documentation
Display elevations, sections, and perspectives for documentation
Create and Add Marks, tags & schedules, and other documentation
Draw cameras, adding lights, and complete basic rendering
Students should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD software tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software. In particular, students should be familiar with 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 this course.
AIA Credits: This course has been approved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 24 CES Learning Unit Hours.
AutoCAD Architecture 2014: Fundamentals Class Dates