Autocad for the Designer
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Autocad for the Designer

Learn to make amazing and accurate design elements for ALL design fields in Autocad QUICKLY and EFFICIENTLY.
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Created by Christopher Avina
Published 9/2011
Price: $50
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • How to draw any geometry precisely.
  • How do draw accurate floor plans easily.
  • How to Export your Autocad drawings to Illustrator.
  • How to create beautiful repeating patterns and arrays.
  • How to trace geometries in photographs in a precise manner.
  • How to design shapes that can be exported to CNC or laser cutting tables.
  • Create accurate shapes that would be impossible in Illustrator or Photoshop.
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This easy to learn course will introduce ANYONE to the precision drawing tools within Autocad to create beautiful and accurate imagery that can be immediately used in Illustrator, Photoshop, 3DS Max, and many other commonly used programs. I have used Autocad extensively for all types of design tasks throughout my career and many graphic designers have asked me (after watching me work) to tailor a course to THEIR needs by creating a customized course that would show them how to use this powerful software for their needs and give them an edge in their field.

I took on this exciting challenge as there is a great amount of depth to the software but in essence it is a very simple program to use. After running through all of the tools and techniques for several months looking for the most immediately useful and design-oriented tools I have come up with this clean and concise course on Autocad giving Graphic Designers, 3D artists, 2D drafters, Concept artists, interior designers, or even budding engineers a quick-start into using Autocad to draw accurate and scaled designs and patterns. These designs and patterns can then be imported into many design programs or even directly output to a 3D prototyping machine or laser/CNC cutting table.

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic designers
  • Concept designers
  • Illustrators
  • DIY creators
  • Interior designers (even if you took an Autocad course you will learn new and exciting methods)
  • Engineers (Some of my methods are much faster than most classes prescribe)
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
My First Section
17 Lectures 07:42:24

This course is a simple itroduction to the interface and helps everyone configure their version of autocad as this course will work for people running version 2000 and later. This is needed because there are differences in how each version may look on first start.

Preview 23:36

I added this as a sub lesson because it is very easy but VERY important. 

Lesson 1.5 setting units

This Lesson will introduce you to a handful of tools that we will use throuought the course. 

Lesson 2a beginning to draw

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Lesson 2a resource file
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This Lesson expands on the concepts learned in Lesson 2a

Lesson 2b

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Lesson 2b resource file
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This Lesson is a review of some of the more important tools

Lesson 3

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This Lesson expands on the drawing tools explored in previous Lessons

Lesson 4

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This Lesson inrtoduces some advanced tools

Lesson 5

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Lessons 5 resource
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This Lesson teaches you how to create geometry by tracing a bitmap imported into Autocad

Lesson 6

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Lessons 6 resource
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Advanced techniques

Lesson 7

Lesson 7 resource files

Lessons 7
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a summary of autocad commands

Autocad Commands
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About the Instructor
Christopher Avina
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Multi-Discipline Designer and Instructor

After many years of diverse professional experience Christopher Avina has amassed a broad array of skills including mastery of a long list of the most used software available. With a strong focus on design, Christopher has aided many designers, entrepreneurs, instructors, and students with his ability to find the “shortest route” solution and what software, hardware, and skillset would work best for a particular task, product, or business. Creating art, design, and 3D engineering drawings all in the same day, Christopher is always flexing his skills to improve his understanding of design and product development, and is always learning the latest tools and software to keep on top of the curve.  Looking at the tight job market and saturation in the Design fields Christopher Avina sees the need for skill diversity amongst designers and is developing novel and refreshing ways to offer these skills through Udemy and put all of his skills, tricks, and techniques to some good use for designers everywhere.