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AUD008: Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics
Class Number 324-53579

Autodesk AutoCAD has a long history as one being of the very first CAD (computer aided drafting) programs available for personal computers. Today, AutoCAD software builds on this legacy and is still one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this course, you will learn how to draw precise, vector-based CAD drawings that can be interpreted and used by CAM (computer aided machining) programs. The vector drawing skills taught in this class are the basis for creating designs to be used with TechShop's Epilog laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutter, Tormach CNC mill, ShopBot router, Flow waterjet cutter, and CNC plasma cutter. The 2D drawing skills taught in this course also translate to designing, drawing and manipulating 3D parts in other Autodesk software such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit.

  • How to set up your workspace for efficiency
  • How to draw with arcs, polylines, splines and more
  • How to use text and reference images in your designs
  • How layers work
  • The theory behind drawing clean vectors
  • Optimization tips and tricks

    TechShop Location: TechShop Austin-Round Rock
    Room / Area: Computer Lab
    Instructor: Greg Melia
    Class Date: Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
    Start Time: 6:00 PM
    Class Length: 3 Hours
    Member Price: $35.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $45.00
    Lab Fee: None
    Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
    Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
    Min. Students: 3
    Max Students: 10
    Current Students: 0
    Seats Left: 10

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