AutoCAD Courses

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Design your career with AutoCAD!

AutoCAD is probably the premier Computer Aided Design package available. If you have ever thought about a career working in digital design, a course in AutoCAD could be a perfect way to start. A course will teach you everything you need to know about the programme and the basics of 3D design.

What is AutoCAD?

This is a computer application designed for many types of professionals. These include project managers, graphic designers, engineers and even architects. If your dream career involves a strong design element, then it probably involves AutoCAD somewhere along the way.

First released in 1982, it was taught in over 750s by 1994, before the modern PC explosion. It has been an integral part of working in the design industry ever since. It is highly compatible with other applications and has been translated into many languages. This has broadened its international appeal to the point that it has become the de facto standard for almost all CAD design. There are also a number of different variations of AutoCAD designed for specific purposes, such as AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD Plant 3D. These vertical variations mean that the program is relevant to almost any design medium.

It has also been ported onto Android, iOS and is available on tablets and portable devices. This makes it perfect for designers who need to move around and do not have time to sit in an office in front of a computer. It is also licenced free to students, so you do not need to worry about having to pay for expensive software while you train.

I don’t have time to take a long course in computers!

No problem. Many courses on offer are short courses designed to familiarise you quickly with AutoCAD. If you are starting for the first time, then there are specific beginner’s courses that will help you to learn how to get started with the program.

More than just teaching you how to use the software, many courses will also teach you the important aspects of design and 3D modelling. Learning the core ideas behind modelling and working in 3D means that you will be able to understand the important aspects of more than just a programme.

I’ve already used AutoCAD before, but I want to refresh my skills without starting from scratch

This is also not a problem. If you already have some familiarity with AutoCAD, there are intermediate level courses that can help. Refreshing your skills without having to go through the long process of beginning again will save you time and help you fit an AutoCAD refresher course around your professional life as well.

What can I do with a qualification in AutoCAD?

Familiarity with AutoCAD is important for almost any modern design job. Gone are the days when technical drawing was done entirely by hand and architectural blueprints were simply drawn onto sheets of paper. With 3D modelling, designs can be brought to life. The same is true of graphic design and other digital media. If you are hoping to work in a discipline that focuses on designing, then learning to use this program is highly recommended

It is a very useful tool to have if you are planning on moving on to a degree level course in a related field, as familiarity with it means that you will be able to do much of the practical side of the work before you begin. If you are already a designer but would like to learn how to use AutoCAD to bring your skills up to date, a course is a great way to do this.

Kevin Branigan

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  1. Pardeep saini 10/05/2023 at 18:57

    I am interested to go through auto cad course can you please tell me the duration for this course and what is the basic qualifications required to go through this course and what are the charges for this course

  2. Joan Browne 01/01/2024 at 23:55

    Would love to hear about a quick course in Autocad, please.
    Could you advise on costs, please?

    Many thanks.

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