AutoCAD Architecture - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

AutoCAD Architecture - Essentials Training Course focuses on the design development, construction documentation, and visualization features of the AutoCAD Architecture software (the basic tools that the majority of Participants require when working).

By attending AutoCAD Architecture - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:

  • Creating basic floor plans with walls, doors, and windows
  • Creating specialty objects, such as column or ceiling grids, stairs & railings
  • Adding roofs and floor slabs
  • Introduction to Projects and the Project Navigator
  • Adding furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Creating details
  • Displaying elevations, sections, and perspectives
  • Marks, tags & schedules, and other documentation
  • Drawing cameras, adding lights, and basic rendering

Participants should have a solid background in the AutoCAD software because AutoCAD tools and concepts are essential for working with the AutoCAD Architecture software. In particular, Participants should be familiar with the 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.



Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture

  • Understanding the AutoCAD Architecture Software
  • 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
  • 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


  • Creating Floor Sl
  • Modifying Floor Slabs
  • Editing Slabs Using Slab Tools


  • 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


  • Drawing Scale for Annotation
  • Adding Text and Leaders
  • Dimensioning in the AutoCAD Architecture Software
  • Other Annotation Tools


  • Adding Door and Window Tags
  • Editing Tag Data
  • Adding Schedules
  • Editing Schedules

Creating Details

  • Creating Details from Tool Palettes
  • Using the Detail Component Manager
  • Annotating Details with Keynotes


  • Working with Cameras
  • Managing Camera Views
  • Specifying Light Sources
  • Rendering Concepts

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