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Autocad Essentials – Introductory Autocad for Beginners

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Autocad Drawing
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QDXEMCAD
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  • Is this course for you?

    Computer-aided design (CAD) involves creating computer models defined by geometrical parameters. These models typically appear on a computer monitor as a three-dimensional representation of a part or a system of parts, which can be readily altered by changing relevant parameters.

    CAD systems enable designers to view objects under a wide variety of representations and to test these objects by simulating real-world conditions.

    Using CAD, it is possible to simulate in three dimensions the movement of a part through a production process. This process can simulate feed rates, angles and speeds of machine tools, the position of part-holding clamps, as well as range and other constraints limiting the operations of a machine. The continuing development of the simulation of various manufacturing processes is one of the key means by which CAD and CAM systems are becoming increasingly integrated. CAD/CAM systems also facilitate communication among those involved in design, manufacturing, and other processes.

  • Required qualifications

    You don’t need any qualifications, just the ‘hunger’ to get a job and the ‘want’ to learn a new skill.

  • What skills will I develop?
    • Principles of the 2D/3D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings
    • The typical composition of a CAD system
    • Associated IT, CAD hardware and operating systems
    • A range of commands to create and constrain sketches
    • A range of commands to produce extruded and revolved features
  • Careers

    The qualifications could lead to a career as a CAD draughtsperson.

    It could also help you to progress into similar courses within further education.

  • Other important information

    The IT equipment and CAD software is all in place at the college so you just need to enquire, enrol, turn up and start learning.

  • Is this course for you?

    Computer-aided design (CAD) involves creating computer models defined by geometrical parameters. These models typically appear on a computer monitor as a three-dimensional representation of a part or a system of parts, which can be readily altered by changing relevant parameters.

    CAD systems enable designers to view objects under a wide variety of representations and to test these objects by simulating real-world conditions.

    Using CAD, it is possible to simulate in three dimensions the movement of a part through a production process. This process can simulate feed rates, angles and speeds of machine tools, the position of part-holding clamps, as well as range and other constraints limiting the operations of a machine. The continuing development of the simulation of various manufacturing processes is one of the key means by which CAD and CAM systems are becoming increasingly integrated. CAD/CAM systems also facilitate communication among those involved in design, manufacturing, and other processes.

  • Required qualifications

    You don’t need any qualifications, just the ‘hunger’ to get a job and the ‘want’ to learn a new skill.

  • What skills will I develop?

    • Principles of the 2D/3D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings
    • The typical composition of a CAD system
    • Associated IT, CAD hardware and operating systems
    • A range of commands to create and constrain sketches
    • A range of commands to produce extruded and revolved features
  • Careers

    The qualifications could lead to a career as a CAD draughtsperson.

    It could also help you to progress into similar courses within further education.

  • Other important information

    The IT equipment and CAD software is all in place at the college so you just need to enquire, enrol, turn up and start learning.

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