Cortex Training is an online training centre specialising in event design, technical production and event management

AutoCAD for Event Designers (one to one course)

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The standard course length is one day - 10am till 4pm including breaks.

Flexible sessions are available if required

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Course Overview

  • Live one to one tuition with a CAD expert who is an events industry professional
  • AutoCAD is the industry standard 2D drawing program for the events industry
  • Learn how to use AutoCAD to design your next event
  • 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 and schematic diagrams?
  • You will leave the course with a large library of blocks to help you quickly create professional drawings
  • You will learn short cuts, cheats and tricks to allow you to work quickly and efficiently
  • Learn to create festival site plans, conference room plans, lighting designs, seating plans, stage designs and schematic diagrams
  • Learn all the 2D functions to work with AutoCad within an event contents (The course has been streamlined to teach you exactly what you need to know to get the job done)

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

The course resources included colour printed notes, cheat sheets and a USB  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

  • i7 Mac or PC computer
    Free account with Zoom.us – desktop app installed on the student's computer prior to the training.
    Demo, educational or subscription version of AutoCAD 2017/2018/2019 or 2020 installed prior to the training.
    USB mouse
    Second external monitor (24" or above)
    USB Headset with microphone.

    (Cortex Training can supply a mouse, 24" monitor and USB headset prior to the training if required)

About The Tutor

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

Venue Information

This is a online course that provides live tuition with an expert tutor