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AutoCAD for FM:Systems

Course Description

Course Length = 2 days

The class is designed for a beginner AutoCAD user who wants to learn the basic tools of AutoCAD to easily link facilities CAD drawings and create dynamic thematic maps that represent their CAFM data graphically. This class will utilize FM:Systems data and drawings and the FM:Systems AutoCAD commands.

Some example drawings include:

  • Departmental
  • Vacancy
  • Space Utilization
  • Space Standards
  • Conference Room

The Software

FM:Systems software is a powerful CAFM software suite used to manage facilities and share information throughout the organization. AutoCAD is the leading CAD software for creating design and construction drawings. Together, these applications work great to provide graphical displays of your CAFM data.

Course Outline

Best Practices

  • Polylining Spaces
  • Industry Standards
  • External References (xrefs)

Drawing Setup

  • Polylining Settings
  • Layering
  • Paper Space

Linking Drawings

  • Tagging a Room
  • Room Numbering

Space Allocation

  • Assigning Space Types
  • Assigning Departments
  • Assigning Personnel
  • Sharing Space


  • Pre-defined Queries
  • Custom Queries

Move Management

  • Locate Employees
  • Reconfigurations

Asset Management

  • Defining Assets
  • Tagging Assets
  • Utilize Existing Blocks


  • Room Annotation
  • Legends
  • Adding AutoCAD Text

Integrity Tools

  • Drawing Check
  • Recalculate Rooms


  • Page Setup
  • Color Control
  • Batch Plotting

Course Cost

This 2-day course is $745 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.

AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Training & Development Center
271 Route 46 West, Bldg. A-105
Fairfield, NJ 07004
T (973) 882-8008
F (973) 882-0122