AutoCAD For Beginners 2 Day Course

  • 04 Sep 2017
  • 10:30 AM
  • 05 Sep 2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Swiss Cottage, London
  • 6


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Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Swiss Cottage, London

4th and 5th September 2017 (10:30 - 5:30 on the 4th, 10:30 to 4:30 on the 5th)

Led by David Ripley

David Ripley works at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as Head of Technical Support Departments. 

Additionally David's company cad4theatre provides AutoCAD training directly and for both S4T (Scottish Theatres Technical Training Trust, now under the Federation of Scottish Theatre) and the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians). Currently he has approximately 100 students studying AutoCAD on a distance learning basis across the UK under these schemes

David has taught AutoCAD at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford and Central Saint Martin's, London on a mixed curriculum of distance and workshop learning for about 40 students each year, as well as at the RSAMD.

This is a two day course: 10:30am - 5:30pm on the 4th, 10:30am - 4:30pm on the 5th. Please ensure you can attend both days.

In order to register your place you will need to provide a £50 deposit. This is due to the large amount of last minute drop outs on previous course days. Once you have successfully completed the course you will be refunded in full.

No previous knowledge of AutoCAD is required.

Training machines with AutoCAD installed will be provided.

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD allows for accurate to-scale 3D models of spaces, objects and buildings to be drawn on the computer. It is used extensively in the fields of architecture, but also in theatre set and lighting design. The uses of this software in theatre sound applications might include designing a rig, checking its feasibility in the virtual model, and working out speaker coverage.

Typical Course Content

  • The AutoCAD Interface
  • Drawing Tools
  • Lines, Circle and Arcs
  • Polylines, Rectangles and Splines
  • Construction Lines and Rays Modifying Objects
  • Erase, Move, Copy and Mirror
  • Offset, Chamfer and Fillet Array
  • Stretch and Scale Single Line Text
  • Text Styles Dimensioning• Dimension Styles Blocks
  • Attributes
  • Design Center and creating libraries Plotting from Model Space
  • Plotting from Layouts
  • Creating Title Blocks Layers and Properties
  • Depending on class progress Overview of basic 3D work

We would like to thank The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for generously making their AutoCAD suite available to the ASD for this training session.

Here is a Google Map to the venue.

This event is organised by the ASD and so is eligible for travel assistance. 

Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

All events may be filmed and photographed - your presence confirms your permission for the ASD to use any images or recordings of you in our publicity materials and seminar archive.

The ASD does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information or views expressed on its training courses including course material. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of the ASD. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.


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