Technical drawing (Auto Cad and other software)
Introduction into technical drawing
Kick start your technical drawing journey as we dive into everything you need to know about the basics of technical drawing. The first lesson is to provide a holistic understanding of all the industries that use Technical drawing in their everyday lives. We cover the skills and amazing possibilities that this course will open up for you. We also take a look at the career opportunities out there for you after having completed this course. We look at the practical side of technical drawing before diving into looking at the computer-aided software programs such as CAD, REVIT and 3D sketch up that you will use on your journey.
Gathering the tools
Communication is key in the interior design, Architectural and Engineering professions and this is where we begin. Communication develops through drawings and thus we have our technical drawings. In your Second class of technical drawing, we look at the communication tools such as the floor plan, the elevation and the section and why they are the foundation to your technical drawings. We touch on the roles and responsibilities of the Architect, designer and engineer before finishing off by setting up your technical drawing station and start your very own hand drawing technical drawing by hand.
3D - 2D conversion
The floor plan is the base and foundation to any Interior or Architectural projects so we set out to find out everything we need to know about the floor plan and how to read plan drawings. We tackle all the detail that needs to be included on your floor plans as well as the tools that you will require to create your hand drawing plan. We look at the very important impact of setting up your architectural lettering style and the value of precise notations.
A technical origin
I’m sure most of you are eager to understand how technical drafting came about and has developed over the years. Well, here it is. We wrap up drafting by hand with an overview of how drafting by hand has evolved to using computer-aided software programs.
Getting technical with Auto CAD
Kick start your technical drawing journey as we dive into everything you need to know about the basics of AutoCAD. This lesson we will show you the possibilities of what we can design with the CAD application as well as understand the key skills needed to progress through this course. We look at the practical side of technical drawing before diving into installing and setting up the AutoCAD program. AutoCAD is used by so many professionals from architects and designers to Engineers. In this lesson, we learn a little bit about the responsibilities of each profession and how they use CAD to improve workflow processes and drawings. We look at the importance of drawing and how drawing up your plans and details has developed over the years.
Tools and Interface
The CAD interface is your new workspace, it contains all the necessary tools and menus to help you find a workflow that matches your current skill set. We set out to amp up our knowledge on the User Interface and look at the best setup for our drawings. Tools and commands are the keys to optimising your drawings so we tackle everything there is to know about. In this lesson, we will set up and customize a standard workspace, discussing all of the different options like our ribbon and the many available commands. During this lesson, we will discuss the many tools available in CAD and break them down into easy to learn categories so you will know exactly when and why you would use a specific tool.
Starting with a line
In this lesson you will learn the basics of opening, closing and saving your drawings and the best practice saving methods. You will gain the know-how of how to create your very own templates to carry you right through your drafting journey. We touch on the cartesian workspace and develop an understanding of how to navigate and work with them for best drawing practices. We take our tools a little further as we learn about the line tools as we create our very first line drawings.
2D drawing (Shape)
Drawings are the way we as designers, architects and engineers communicate out ideas and concepts. We look at the value of a concept and how it develops into a 2D format. We tackle what it means to survey and how that relates to our drawings. From here we take another in-depth look at our tools and how they can help up with our surveys.