Did you know that AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software for producing architectural, engineering and construction drawings? How can it benefit you? Here are some reasons to consider learning the computer-aided drafting software program used for creating blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips.
1 – Acquire a Craft
The opportunity to use a CAD application is a craft that can serve you well in the future. In fact, you may have some hobbies that AutoCAD will correspond with. These hobbies may include 3D printing, furniture design and building miniature architectural pieces.
2 – Understand the Interface of Design Tools
Possessing technical know-how of a CAD software application instills you with knowledge for life. AutoCAD has become the premier software used in 2D drawing/3D modeling and all other CAD software applications are modeled after its interface. As a result, knowing AutoCAD’s interface will give you some insight into using any other CAD application.
3 – Boost Your Portfolio
In today’s highly competitive job market, you will need to distinguish yourself to get ahead of the competition. In the field of architecture, engineering, construction and project management, an understanding of computer aided design will definitely give you an edge.
4 – Secure Freelance Work
There will be multiple ways to earn money with the knowledge of computer aided design. With this knowledge, you can write 2D drawings and 3D modeling to carry out simple designs when the need arises.
Where to Begin
Our recently enhanced AutoCAD certificate program has expanded. In addition to being the only school in Georgia that is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), we now offer three separate certificate programs throughout the year – Essentials, Intermediate and Advanced.
The Essentials course is designed for entry-level CAD operators who work with engineers. It will teach the core topics required for preparing professional drawings using AutoCAD. The class benefits individuals in the engineering, construction and architecture industries. In the Intermediate course, you will learn how to use zoom commands, external references, QuickCalc, and dimensioning tools for a more complete and advanced drawing. The Advanced course will prepare you to publish and use collaboration tools while managing layers and learning to use the right tools for optimal performance. Additionally, you will complete a hands-on project that can be used in your professional portfolio.
Upon completion of all three programs, you will be prepared to sit for the national Autodesk certification exam.
As you can see, the benefits that come with learning to use AutoCAD are numerous. How will you take advantage of them?