Cortex Training is a London-based training centre specialising in live events, sound, media production and vocational courses

AutoCAD for Event Designers – 2 day

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Two day course. 9am-6pm
9am to 6pm
15 hours of training

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Course Overview

  • AutoCAD is the industry standard drawing program for the events industry
  • This is a two day crash course – you will be work ready after completing the course
  • The is a unique course that is designed to training event professional in how to get the most out of AutoCAD
  • Do you need to work with venue CAD plans, design room plans, seating plans, lighting plans, schematic diagrams?
  • You will leave the course with a large library of blocks to help you quickly create professional drawings
  • Learn to create festival site plans, conference room plans, lighting designs and schematic diagrams

Who should attend this course?

Event professionals, production managers, site managers, designers and anyone that has to use AutoCAD an event environment.

More Details

Event planning and space coordination in events can be challenging, especially if you are planning an event in a location where you have never been.

For instance:

  • Using scale CAD drawings you can ensure and prove that you can fit the right amount of chairs in the venue whist leaving room for a fire lane
  • You can prove that the chosen stage position ensures visibility from all seats and you have allowed enough room to fit in the back stage marquees etc

Students can access a full version of AutoCAD Education whilst they are learning the software.  The educational licence is valid for three years.

You will also leave the course with a large library of blocks to help you quickly create professional drawings – the block library includes: Speakers, lights, AV equipment, truss, tables, chairs, staging, generators, trees, marquees etc – everything you need to quickly work with a CAD drawing

Course Details

  • Learn all the functions of drawing in the 2D environment
  • Measuring, scale and dimensions
  • Working with Blocks
  • Annotations
  • Using text to add information
  • Working with venue plans
  • Working with architects drawings
  • Creating layouts
  • Creating festival site plans
  • Creating indoor event plans
  • Creating truss plans
  • Creating lighting plans
  • Creating seating plans

Course Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of computers

About The Tutor

John Bryne BA (Hons), PgDip, AMIOA is an Architect, Acoustician and Sound Engineer.

Venue Information

This course is usually held at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, East London.