CEDIA Home Cinema Design Specialist Course

Introduction to CAD Design

For next course dates:
Call +44 1480 213744 or...
email education@cedia.co.uk

Course overview

This one-day course has been designed to give you a basic understanding of many of the essential AutoCAD drawing commands and skills necessary to use Computer Aided Design software in your business.

AutoCAD is the industry standard for Architects and Engineers and is widely used in residential, industrial, commercial and retail design. Custom Installation businesses use CAD to overlay their own wiring schematics onto architect’s drawings as well as producing bespoke cabinet, schematic or other designs relating to equipment housing or location.

During the course we will configure the free trial version of the AutoCAD software on your laptop and explain the background on some of the most widely used features as well as drawing a room from a survey sketch and adding a basic AV layout. Turning this into a basic 3D model and printing it off in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

This course will give students a good grasp of the AutoCAD software and how it can simply be applied to AV install projects. Full course notes are provided and can be retained by students for future reference and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers before, during and after the course.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to CAD: The concept, what we use it for
  • Lines, arcs and circles
  • Layers and limits
  • Draw-up the survey plan - walls, windows and doors
  • WBlocks: Symbol libraries and setting out
  • 3D Models. x, y and z points in space
  • Printing

Who should attend?

  • Those who have taken the ESC-T Certification exam
  • Experienced technicians looking to transition into a designer role
  • Anyone looking to become ESC-D Certified

What's included?

  • Course workbooks
  • Lunch and refreshments


  • CEDIA Members: £179 + VAT
  • Non-members: £249 + VAT

CEDIA Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees of this course qualify for 7 CEU points.

Next dates for this course:

For next dates and booking options call: +44 1480 213744 or email education@cedia.co.uk

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