Diploma in Computer Aided Design with AutoCAD & SketchUp

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Course Information

  • 11 Jan 2022 (Tue) - 3 Mar 2022 (Thu) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Registration period
8 Oct 2021 (Fri) - 10 Jan 2022 (Mon)
Course Level
Study Mode
42 Hour(s)
3/F, Righteous Centre, 585 Nathan Road, Mongkok

Course Overview

Autodesk AutoCAD is the industry standard for ACE (Architectural, Constructional and Engineering) computer-aided design. Proficiency in AutoCAD is pivotal in career development for those working in relevant fields.

SketchUp Pro is  a simple but powerful tool in 3D modeling, produce Accurate, detailed models and varies presentation like 3D rendering, 2D layout plan and even VR AR production.

The course aims at effective learning to produce results in the least possible time , covering 2D drafting, layout plan creation, output, and 3D modeling techniques. Participants will be able to apply practical skills learnt to their design work on course completion. They will receive the course diploma and also a certificate endorsed by Autodesk after satisfying attendance and assignment requirements.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

Communicate by 2D and 3D graphics in a wide range of design field
Exchange data between 2 software AutoCAD and SketchUp
Collaborate with BIM data (such as IFC and integrate with Revit model)
AutoCAD Module
A Command base learning process let student can run and apply AutoCAD technique in a Full speed and compatible with multiple version. You can apply your skills but not limit to Architectural, construction drawings, Interior and Product design.

SketchUp Pro Module
You will understand how to intergrate AutoCAD drawings into SketchUp Pro, and build 3D model, apply styles and material, using Vray as a rendering tools for realistic presentation. Further you can link and collbrate your design data into BIM ready document such as IFC or link into Revit for coordination.

Course Features

  • AutoCAD is the world’s leading software in CAD technology. It is the standard tool of the ACE industry and widely used in different fields such as building, construction, engineering, interior, product and industrial design.
  • SketchUp is simple but powerful tool to bring your idea to 3D, documentation and connection to BIM
  • The course provides solid and thorough training on AutoCAD 2D Drafting and SketchUp 3D production. Course content covers from beginner to expert levels and from 2D to 3D. Students are fully equipped with up-to-date skills to enable them to handle job challenges on course completion.
  • You can choose PC or Mac classes to suit your training needs.
  • The course is CEF approved. All qualified Hong Kong adult residents are eligible for a maximum 80% course fee subsidy.
  • Students will get the Autodesk Official Course Completion Certificate on course completion.
  • Students will get the Student Software for home practice.
  • You will get a free account at for extra learning resources and out-of-classroom support.

What You’ll Learn

Course Outline

Lesson 1-4 : Essential Level – 2D Creating Editing and Printing Drawings in AutoCAD

Taking the AutoCAD Tour

  • Navigating the Working Environment
  • Working with Files (new, open)
  • Displaying Objects
  • Creating Basic Drawings
  • Inputting Data
  • Creating Basic Objects (line, polyline, circle)
  • Using Object Snaps (os)
  • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap (ortho, polar)
  • Using Object Snap Tracking
  • Working with Units (units)

Altering Objects

  • Trimming and Extending Objects to Defined Boundaries (trim, extend)
  • Creating Parallel and Offset Geometry (offset)
  • Joining Objects (join)
  • Breaking an Object into Two Objects (break)
  • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects (fillet)
  • Creating an Angled Corner Between Two Objects (chamfer)
  • Changing Part of an Object’s Shape (stretch)

Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands

  • Using Layers (layer)
  • Changing Object Properties (chprop)
  • Matching Object Properties (matchprop)
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Using Linetypes (lt, ltscale)
  • Using Inquiry Commands (list,distance, area)

Manipulating Objects

  • Selecting Objects in the Drawing (cross/window selection)
  • Changing an Object’s Position (move)
  • Creating New Objects from Existing Objects (copy)
  • Changing the Angle of an Object’s Position (rotate)
  • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects (mirror)
  • Creating Object Patterns (hatch)
  • Changing an Object’s Size (scale)

Interim Practice Hatching Objects

  • Hatching Objects (hatch)
  • Editing Hatch Objects
  • Creating Additional Drawing Objects
  • Working with Polylines (polyline)
  • Working with Polygon (polygon)
  • Creating Splines (spline)
  • Creating Ellipses (ellipse)
  • Using Tables

Working with Reusable Content

  • Using Blocks (define blocks, write blocks, insert blocks)
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Using Tool Palettes

Annotating the Drawing

  • Creating Multiline Text (mtext)
  • Creating Single Line Text (text)
  • Using Text Styles (styles)
  • Editing Text (ed)
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating Dimensions (dim)
  • Using Dimension Styles (dstyle)
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Using Multileaders text

Lesson 5-8 : Intermediate Level – Managing and Increasing Productivity

Manipulating Objects and Data

  • Selecting Objects with Quick Select
  • Purging Objects
  • Working with Point Objects
  • Dividing and Measuring Objects
  • Using QuickCalc for Performing Calculations

Dimensioning and Annotation

  • Introduction to Annotation Scaling
  • Controlling Annotation Scale
  • Working with Text
  • Using Multileaders
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating Center Marks
  • Creating Ordinate Dimensions
  • Creating Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances
  • Working with Dimension Substyles and Overrides

Reusable Content Advanced

  • Using DesignCenter
  • Creating Custom Tool Palettes
  • Organizing Tool Palettes
  • Sharing Tool Palettes
  • Using External References
  • Managing External References
  • Referencing Non-Native File Types
  • Blocks and Attributes
  • Working with Blocks
  • Creating Attributes
  • Editing Attributes

Dynamic Blocks

  • Using Dynamic Blocks
  • Adding Parameters to Dynamic Blocks
  • Adding Actions to Dynamic Blocks
  • Using Parameter Sets
  • Creating Dynamic Blocks

Layer Management and Best Practice

  • Working with Layer Filters
  • Using the Layer States Manager
  • Using Layer Standards

Layouts and Views

  • Creating Layouts
  • Modifying Layouts and Using Page Setups
  • Creating Layout Viewports
  • Working with Layout Viewports
  • Controlling Object Visibility in Layout Viewports

Working with Layouts

  • Using Layouts
  • Using Viewports

Plotting Your Drawings

  • Using Page Setups
  • Plotting Drawings


  • Working with Plotter Configuration Files
  • Creating and Applying Plot Style Tables
  • Publishing Drawings

Lesson 9-14 : Using SketchUp to extend your design to 3D, Rendering and BIM Intergration

  • Creating a 3D Model
  • Drawing Lines, Shapes, and 3D Objects
  • Introducing Drawing Basics and Concepts
  • Selecting Geometry
  • Pushing and Pulling Shapes into 3D

Viewing and Navigate Your Model, Apply Colors and Material

  • Viewing a Model
  • Choosing a Style
  • Applying Colors, Photos, Materials, and Textures

Communicate with CAD or other Programs

  • Importing and Exporting CAD Files
  • Starting with a CAD File in SketchUp
  • Importing and Exporting Image Files
  • Importing and Exporting STL Files for 3D Printing

Further modify, enhance your model

  • Moving Entities Around
  • Stretching Geometry
  • Copying What You’ve Already Drawn
  • Erasing and Undoing
  • Flipping, Mirroring, Rotating and Arrays
  • Scaling Your Model or Parts of Your Model
  • Extruding with Follow Me
  • Modeling Terrain and Other Rounded Shapes

Manage your model with BIM concept

  • Inspecting an Entity
  • Organizing a Model
  • Grouping Geometry
  • Working with Hierarchies in the Outliner
  • Controlling Visibility with Layers
  • Creating a Basic Component
  • Editing a Component
  • Classifying Objects

Understanding and usage of 3D Warehouse and Extension Warehouse

  • Accessing 3D Warehouse
  • Searching for and Downloading Models
  • Browsing and Downloading Materials
  • Getting Started in the Extension Warehouse
  • Searching or Browsing for Extensions
  • Managing Extensions

Using Vray as a rendering Extension

  • Intro to V-Ray for SketchUp
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Interior Lighting
  • Materials
  • Environmental Lighting and Aerial Perspective
  • Nighttime Exterior Lighting

Using Layout for presentation

  • LayOut
  • Introducing the LayOut Interface
  • Creating and Saving a LayOut Document
  • Selecting Things
  • Drawing Lines and Shapes
  • Choosing Colors
  • Copying and Pasting, Locking, Erasing, and Other Editing Tasks
  • Adding Text, Labels, and Dimensions
  • Adding Tables to a Document
  • Arranging, Moving, Rotating, and Scaling Entities
  • Working with Scrapbooks of Reusable Entities
  • Creating a Template in LayOut
  • Importing CAD Data into LayOut
  • Presenting Your LayOut Document

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