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AutoCAD Architecture AutoCAD for Architects

Course Description

Course Length = 1 day

This course is designed for new users of AutoCAD Architecture.

This course provides introductory training in AutoCAD® Architecture (formerly Architectural Desktop) for new users. The hands-on lessons cover features, commands, and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD Architecture. Exercises can be completed using imperial or metric units.

Training Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to teach students the basic commands for architectural designing and drafting with AutoCAD Architecture software. After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Access and use the basic functionality of the software.
  • Use specific components of AutoCAD Architecture that are needed for their company.
  • Describe the key characteristics and advantages of Building Information Modeling.
  • Use AutoCAD Architecture to augment their use of AutoCAD®.
  • Apply what they learned while working through the practical exercises and realistic datasets supplied with the course.

Course Outline

  • AA User Interface
  • Project Navigator
  • Structural Elements
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Stairs
  • View Drawings
  • Drawing Annotation
  • Callout Views
  • Space Objects
  • Schedules
  • Details
  • Sheets


Previous AutoCAD experience is necessary. Drafting, design, or engineering experience is a plus. It is recommended that the student have a working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows.

Course Cost

This 1-day course is $445 per person.

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this course at this time. Please Contact Us to request a new course date or view our full course schedule for similar courses.


Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

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