Architecture Student Module 2AutoCAD + SketchUp

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Studying Architecture is a great challenge. In addition to technical knowledge, it is necessary to master a large number of software tools in order to be able to transfer the ideas into reality with minimal time loss.

Crater VFX Training Center has designed specialized trainings for students, specifically tailored to meet the requirements of student tasks.
The Second module includes AutoCAD and SketchUp trainings. Upon completion of this module, students will master the skills with which they will be able to create 2D technical drawings and concepts in AutoCAD and make 3D models and basic visualizations of their ideas in SketchUp, during the shortest time possible.
Depending on the needs of our students, it is possible to upgrade the acquired 3D knowledge in order to be able to produce more complex 3D models and photorealistic visualizations.
Classes are tailored according to students’ obligations at the faculty, and they are available seven days in a week, from early morning until late evening hours.

PART I AutoCAD – training for Architecture students

Introduction to AutoCAD
• Short history and a brief look into other CAD programs
• Introduction to the graphical environment of the program
• Commands for object display and settings

Creating the simple drawings
• Communicating with the program through the command line
• Creating basic geometric objects
• Application of auxiliary tools
• Function keys and keyboard shortcuts

Object manipulation
• Object selection methods
• Object position and rotation
• Creating new objects from existing ones
• Mirror (axis-symmetrical copying) and Array (template copying of objects)

Modifying objects
• Shortening and extending objects
• Creating parallel and equidistant shapes
• Dividing one object into two or more objects
• Fillet (creating a rounded corner between two objects)
• Chamfer (creating an angled connection between two objects)
• Manipulating the handles
• Changing the shape of an object

Drawing organization and object properties
• Changing the basic properties of an object
• Defining the colours
• Organizing drawings by layers
• Working with the Properties tab

Hatching and Dimensioning
• Hatching and hatch pattern
• Dimension lines
• Dimension styles
• Dimension modifications

Working with Reusable Content
• Applying and creating blocks

Working with text
• Creating the text
• Working with text styles
• Changing the text

Print previews and printing
• Getting familiar with printers and plotters
• Different approaches to printing preparation
• Understanding the scale
• Print preparation from Model space
• Printing drawings

Template drawings
• Creating template drawings
• Working with drawing templates

PART II SketchUp – training for Architecture students

Introduction to the software
• Software versions
• Graphic interface
• Program setting
• Working with project templates
• Setting the units
• Views and navigation through the model

Working with 2D tools
• Line, Rectangle, Circle tool…
• Creating polygons
• Modifying the existing objects

Making the first 3D model
• Objects selection
• Creating 3D components
• Moving the components
• Copying the components
• Erasing the components
• Hiding the components
• Creating multiple component blocks
• Aligning objects
• Subtraction, union and intersection of objects

Making a more complex 3D model
• Importing the 2D drawings
• Creating object groups
• Organization by layers
• Creating the floor plan of a house
• Creating the doors and windows
• Creating the walls
• Creating the roof
• Modelling according to the reference

Different display of 3D models
• Changing the object colour
• Working with predefined materials
• Working with styles

Saving the results
• Creating the basic render views
• Preparation for printing

Upon completion of the course students will receive the internationally recognized Autodesk Certificate of Completion, as well as the Crater VFX Training Center Certificate.

Saša Živković
Education Manager @ Crater Training Center

With thousands of educated trainees of all ages under his hat, Saša is an expert in IT-related education certified by Adobe and Autodesk. A consistently top-rated Autodesk instructor for Serbia, he was also licensed by the Institute for the Advancement of Education and Training to provide IT training to high school teachers. In collaboration with Computer Library Čačak, he has authored four AutoCAD instruction books.
A multi-talent, Saša also worked on various projects related to stage design, advertising, and business process monitoring software implementation. Formally educated as a Naval Architect at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, he has spent his life expanding his knowledge of computer graphics and its cross-industry applications. At Crater Training Center, he teaches AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD 3D, Photoshop, Teen Photoshop, Digital Editing and CreationArchitecture Student Module 1 and Architecture Student Module 2.

Marija Stoilovic
Architect Designer @ Our Apartment Architecture Bureau

A graduate from University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Architecture, Marija has been teaching AutoCAD for more than 10 years, simultaneously building her career as a designer of residential and commercial buildings, as well as hotel complexes. Having worked on large-scale projects in Sochi, Lazarevac and Belgrade, she holds a wealth of practical knowledge and enjoys relating her experience as an architect designer to students of AutoCAD 2D, Teen AutoCAD 2D and Architecture Student Module 2 course at Crater VFX Training Center.


280 EUR for classes in Serbian
420 EUR for classes in English cat. 1*
560 EUR for classes in English cat. 2*
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes
* Country category list

45 classes

basic computer skills
* or equivalent computer skills


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