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AutoCAD Level I

An Introduction to AutoCAD - $1,395


This two-day or weekend hands-on course takes the student on a journey beginning with drafting the most basic elements of a drawing through completing a small project. Along the way the student will gain an understanding of the application as complete tool for generating documentation of any kind. The goal of this course is to give the student the tools to initiate and complete projects independently.


What you will learn:


  • Elements of the user interface
  • Cartesian coordinates
  • Drawing with precision
  • Modifying existing entities
  • Defining repeated elements
  • Annotating the drawing
  • Publishing to various formats


Who should attend:

This course is well suited to anyone who needs to generate documentation of any kind whether it is a small fabricated part an entire building.


Basic knowledge of the MAC OS and software navigation.


Course Outline

Basic Concepts and Commands

User Interface

File Management

Drawing Navigation

Drawing Units

Cartesian Coordinates

Drawing Primitives

Object Snaps

Object Selection

Entity Modification

Drawing Management and Repeated Elements

Grip Editing



External references?

 Annotation and Class Project






Class Project



This Weekend intensive is from 10am - 6pm.  Weekend courses are condensed version with less lab time of the three-day courses.  Each student gets their own workstation. 


Instructor William Work is an architect whose origins date from a time when construction was documented entirely by hand. He was an early adopter of AutoCAD as his documentation tool of choice. For many years, while continuing to practice architecture with a number of large well known architectural firms, his primary role was CAD (computer-aided design) manager. His responsibilities included deploying the application and associated customizations, establishing and enforcing use standards, developing and providing group training, and providing direct individual support.

William has been a speaker at Autodesk University, the annual, four-day, Autodesk user conference drawing thousands of attendees from around the world. William holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute.

Cost: $1,395

Certification cost: NA