AutoCAD/LD Assistant Course Begins August 14 -

AutoCAD/LD Assistant Course Begins August 14

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This August Florida Community College will offer a series of six day long workshops at the South Campus in AutoCAD/LD Assistant. These courses were designed by Johnny Pettegrew and LD Assistant Software Designer, Mr. Rufus W. Warren III, of Design and Drafting. You must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP.
No previous CAD experience is necessary. Course offerings are:
AutoCAD/LD Assistant 2D CAD Basics:
(Module 1) Ref. Number 242296, Monday,
August 14, 2006. This course is designed for the new AutoCAD/LD Assistant user who requires comprehensive training. Training incorporates the commands and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings from LD Assistant. All material covered in this class is pertinent to LD Assistant, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT Versions 2004, and
later versions. Learn how to create 2D production drawings. Topics Include: Working Environment, Setting up and Navigating a Drawing, Basic Drawing Commands, and Basic Editing Commands.
AutoCAD/LD Assistant 2D CAD Basics:
Continued (Module 2) Ref. Number 242297,
Tuesday, August 15, 2006. This is a continuation of Module 1 and is designed for the new user who requires comprehensive training. Topics include:
Drawing Organization, Drawing Annotation, Dimensioning, Reusable Content, Editing Blocks and Polylines, Hatching, and Plotting a Drawing.
AutoCAD/LD Assistant Introduction to 3Dbasic:
(Module 3) Ref. Number 242298,
Wednesday, August 16, 2006. This course will build upon the basic CAD skills in Module 1 and 2 or student should have prior experience in Auto-CAD. Topics include: Understanding Drawing Geometry, Advanced Drawing Organization,
Drawing Complex Objects, Basic 3D Solid Objects, and Navigating in 3D Space.
AutoCAD/LD Assistant 3D CAD Basics:
Continued (Module 4) Reference Number
242299, Thursday, August 17, 2006. Training will build upon Modules 1-3 or student should have equivalent prior experience in AutoCAD. Topics include: Navigating in 3D space, Creating 3D solid objects, Modifying 3D solid objects, Solid surfaces,
Attaching Materials, and Simple Rendering:
AutoCAD/LD Assistant Specific Techniques
(Module 5) Reference Number
242301, Friday, August 18, 2006. This class is an introduction to the extended capabilities of LD Assistant. The focus will be on the ability to create fully rendered environments, and to produce production lighting plans for theatrical or corporate events. Much of the material to be covered in this class is not available in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Students must have a working knowledge of Microsoft XP. No prior CAD skills are required, although students will be more productive if they have completed Modules 1-4 or have equivalent
prior experience in AutoCAD.
AutoCAD/LD Assistant Advanced Techniques:
(Module 6) Reference Number
242303, Saturday, August 19, 2006. This class is a continuation of Module 5 and will focus on the advanced features of LD Assistant, working with the visualizer and incorporating moving lights. This class will explore the ability to create cues and allow the student to experiment with creating renderings and presentations. The material to be covered is unique to AutoCAD/LD Assistant. Topics include: DMX Control, Moving Lights,
Working with the Visualizer, and Advanced Rendering
Each day long module costs $300.00 and includes a workbook and lunch. (Each additional module in this series that you take will be discounted to $250.00). A one time records origination fee of $15.00 will be assessed to students new to Florida Community College.
For more information: Rufus Warren:; and, 904.646.2300


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