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AutoCAD Architecture: 2012 Essentials
3 Day - Course
Course Description
AutoCAD Architecture is “AutoCAD optimized for architecture.” In addition to all the standard AutoCAD tools, it offers a host of features to greatly increase the speed and efficiency of architectural drawings. The software is designed to work from first concept (conceptual design or mass model) through to design development, working drawings, and facility maintenance. To meet the needs of different students, the training materials for this application are divided into two courses. AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Fundamentals focuses on the design development, construction documentation, and visualization features of AutoCAD Architecture (the basic tools that the majority of students require when working). AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Advanced focuses on conceptual design using massing studies and space planning, as well as several more advanced features for greater control over the program

Course Prerequisite
Students should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD software tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software. In particular, students should be familiar with basic 3D viewing tools (preset views, 3D Orbit, and Visual Styles), layouts, Paper Space/Model Space issues, and external references (XREFS). A working knowledge of the Ribbon interface is helpful but not essential, as pertinent tools are covered in the training guide.

Course Information
The AutoCAD Architecture 2012: Essentials is a 3 (three) day course. Training hours for this course are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Course Outline
Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture Understanding AutoCAD Architecture User Interface Viewing in 3D Basic Wall Construction Adding Walls Modifying Walls Creating Curtain Walls Creating Wall Openings Adding Wall Openings Accessing Styles with Style Manager Modifying Wall Openings Structural Design Creating Custom Column Grids Modifying Custom Column Grids Annotating Custom Column Grids

Working With Structural Members

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Working with Standard Column Grids (Optional) Reflected Ceiling Plans Creating Ceiling Grids Modifying Ceiling Grids Inserting Ceiling Fixtures Vertical Circulation Adding Stairs Modifying Stairs Adding Railings Modifying Railings Floors Creating Floor Slabs Modifying Floor Slabs Editing Floor Slabs using Slab Tools Roofs Creating Roofs Modifying Roofs Working with Roof Slabs Modifying Roof Slabs Fixtures, Furnishings, and Equipment Furnishing the Building Design Adding Blocks to the Tool Palettes Introduction to Drawing Management Project Concepts Using the Project Navigator Building Model Views Boundary and Detail Callouts Elevations and Building Sections Modifying Callout Objects Using Live Sections Annotation Drawing Scale for Annotation Adding Text and Leaders Dimensioning in AutoCAD Architecture Other Annotation Tools Scheduling Adding Door and Window Tags Editing Tag Data Adding Schedules Editing Schedules

Using the Detail Component Manager Annotating Details with Keynotes Visualization Working with Cameras Managing Camera Views Specifying Light Sources Rendering Concepts

Creating Details Creating Details from Tool Palettes
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