It’s Not Always BIM – AutoCAD Architecture for Design

Building Information Modeling is a powerful tool, but it’s not the answer to everything. The truth is that some jobs just don’t warrant, or require, fully-developed 3D models with advanced BIM Level-Of-Development features. In truth, BIM can be overkill for most of the projects you run as a small-medium sized design firm. There is still a very large need for intelligent, 2D design files and one of the most powerful tools out there to help you complete those jobs is AutoCAD Architecture. With built-in features for generating dynamic plans, walls sections, details, and elevations, this highly-customizable program is the premiere design tool for the architectural world. If you’re looking to get fast, reliable output of construction documents that you can actually build from – without the complexity and overhead of developing BIM models – then ZenTek Consultants is here to help!

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions of AutoCAD Architecture, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD 2020. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1: Understanding the Display Manager

  • Understanding Configurations

  • Working with Sets

  • Understanding Representation by Object


Session 2: Elevations and Sections

  • 2D, 3D, and Live Sections

  • Working with Subdivisions

  • Material display in Sections

  • Editing Sections and Elevations


Session 3: Generating Details

  • Using the Detail Component Manager

  • Creating and modifying Detail Component Databases


Session 4: The Project Navigator

  • Project / Constructs / Views / Sheets

  • Drawing Coordination

  • Configuring Project standards

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for AutoCAD training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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