Duration: 2 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: AUTOCAD - (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 2 months (Part-time)

Course Objectives:

1.     To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the CAD industry and its applications.

2.     To equip students with the necessary skills to create technical drawings and designs using AutoCAD software.

3.     To develop proficiency in utilizing AutoCAD tools and techniques for efficient drafting and design.

4.     To enable students to create and present professional CAD projects.

5.     To empower students with the knowledge and skills required for self-employment in the field of CAD.

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in AutoCAD, a widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software. Through hands-on practice and theoretical knowledge, students will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary to create technical drawings and designs. The course will cover various aspects of AutoCAD, including annotations, dimensions, layers, orthographic drawings, isometric drawings, perspective drawings, editing tools, project presentation, layout management, scale setting, plotting, and import/export functions.

Course Teaching Methodology:

1.     Interactive Lectures: In-depth explanations of AutoCAD concepts, tools, and techniques.

2.     Hands-on Practice: Practical exercises and projects to reinforce learning and develop skills.

3.     Group Discussions: Collaborative problem-solving and sharing of ideas and experiences.

4.     Case Studies: Analysing real-life CAD projects and their implementation.

5.     Guest Lectures: Industry experts sharing insights and experiences in the CAD field.

6.     Q&A Sessions: Addressing student queries and clarifying doubts.

7.     Assignments: Regular assignments to assess student understanding and progress.

8.     Final Project: Students will undertake a comprehensive CAD project to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

1.     Career Opportunities: AutoCAD proficiency opens doors to various career paths, such as architectural drafting, mechanical design, civil engineering, interior design, and more.

2.     Increased Employability: AutoCAD skills are highly sought after by employers, increasing job prospects and career advancement opportunities.

3.     Self-Employment: Acquiring AutoCAD skills enables individuals to offer CAD services independently, providing opportunities for self-employment and entrepreneurship.

4.     Cost-Effective Design: Utilizing AutoCAD allows businesses and individuals to save costs by efficiently creating accurate and precise designs.

5.     Enhanced Productivity: AutoCAD streamlines the design process, reducing manual errors and increasing productivity.


Module 1: Introduction to CAD Industry

·         Overview of the CAD industry

·         Understanding the importance of CAD in various fields

·         Introduction to AutoCAD software

·         Basic features and interface of AutoCAD

Module 2: Annotations & Dimensions

·         Creating and managing text annotations

·         Adding and editing dimensions

·         Dimension styles and settings

·         Annotative objects and scaling

Module 3: Layers

·         Understanding layers and their significance

·         Layer properties and management

·         Layer states and filters

·         Layer organization and best practices

Module 4: Drawings

·         Drawing setup and configuration

·         Drawing aids and snap tools

·         Drawing objects and editing tools

·         Advanced drawing techniques

Module 5: Drawing Settings

·         Workspace customization

·         System variables and settings

·         Object properties and customization

·         Units and measurements

Module 6: Orthographic Drawings

·         Creating orthographic projections

·         Drawing views and viewports

·         Section views and details

·         Cross-referencing and callouts

Module 7: Isometric Drawings

·         Isometric drawing techniques

·         Isometric grid and snap settings

·         Isometric object creation and editing

·         Isometric dimensioning

Module 8: Perspective Drawings

·         Creating perspective drawings

·         One-point and two-point perspectives

·         Vanishing points and horizon lines

·         Adding realism and depth to drawings

Module 9: Editing the Drawings

·         Modify commands and tools

·         Grips editing and manipulation

·         Advanced editing techniques

·         Editing with precision and accuracy

Module 10: Selection Methods

·         Various selection methods in AutoCAD

·         Selection sets and filters

·         Quick select and advanced selection tools

·         Tips and tricks for efficient selection

Module 11: Presenting the Project

·         Layout creation and management

·         Adding title blocks and sheet sets

·         Plot styles and settings

·         Creating professional presentation layouts

Module 12: Layout Management

·         Multiple layouts and tabs

·         Layout viewports and settings

·         Managing and organizing layouts

·         Layout plotting and printing

Module 13: Scale Setting

·         Understanding scales and their importance

·         Scaling objects and drawings

·         Annotative scales and viewports

·         Working with different scales

Module 14: Plotting

·         Plotting setup and configurations

·         Plotting methods and options

·         Plotting to scale and paper sizes

·         Creating plot styles and templates

Module 15: Import & Export

·         Importing and exporting file formats

·         External references (Xrefs) and attachments

·         Linking and embedding objects

·         Collaboration and data sharing


Note: The syllabus can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or the location where the course is conducted, ensuring alignment with industry standards and local context.

Please note that this syllabus is a general guideline, and the actual delivery of the course may vary based on the instructor's expertise and teaching style.

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