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

AutoCAD for Events – 1 day

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1 day
9am to 6pm
7.5 hours of training

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Course Overview

  • This course is designed for event managers and organisers. The course centres around learning the basic functions of AutoCAD so the user will be able to work with venue CAD plans.
  • Learn to open and read venue CAD plans. Understand how to check the scale of the drawings.
  • Master taking measurements from the drawings.
  • Learn to add basic annotations and text to the venue plans, so you can add set up information to the drawings.
  • Learn to work with blocks - drag and drop chairs, sofas, trees, plants, speakers and lights in the drawing.
  • Understand how to create seating plans using the array function.
  • Understands the basics of using layers.
  • Create layouts of the venue plan, so you can create print outs and PDFs of each room and section of the event.

Who should attend this course?

Event managers
Event organisers
Production assistants

More Details

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

  • AutoCAD is the industry standard drawing program for the events industry
  • This is a one day crash course – you will be able to work with venue CAD plans after this course
  • This course has been designed so event professionals can work with pre-existing drawings
  • Learn the basics of measuring, adding text and dropping in blocks

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.