Cortex Training is an online training centre specialising in live streaming, digital events, creative media and specialist event training courses

AutoCAD fundamentals skills (one to one course)

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The standard course length is One day's - 10am till 5pm 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.
  • Prior to the training Cortex will delivery a training pack that includes a second 24" HD LED monitor, USB mouse, USB Headset, printed course notes and the course resources.
  • 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 2D 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
Venue managers

More Details

This is a crash course that will get you work ready and working with 2D venue CAD files quickly and efficiently.

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

  • 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 2D 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
  • By the end of the course you will be able to take a 2D venue CAD plan and create a event plan using the Block Library. You will also be able to take shared CAD drawings and create a layer that contains the event design. This drawing could then be shared with other sub-contractors.

Course Requirements

  • i7 Mac or PC computer
    Free account with – 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