AutoCAD Architecture - The Complete Guide

AutoCAD Architecture course goes over the tools and features, designed specifically for architectural design and documentation.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 25 Hours

What you'll learn

  • New For AutoCAD
  • Workflow and User Interface
  • Walls
  • Designing with Architectural Objects
  • Project Management
  • Creating Conceptual Models
  • Documentation

Course Description

AutoCAD Architecture The Complete Guide is a specialized “flavor” of AutoCAD, with tools and features designed specifically for architectural design and documentation.  Architectural drafting and documentation are more efficient with the software’s intuitive environment and tools built specifically for architects.

Every course is designed to use all learning styles. To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within.

Course Outline

AutoCAD Architecture Course Outline

New for AutoCAD

  • General Updates
  • Drawing Compare
  • Layer Enhancements
  • Shared Views
  • Enhancements to View and Viewports

Workflow and User Interface

  • The AutoCAD Architecture UI
  • Project Overview
  • Navigating Your Models
  • Working with Your Models


  • Creating Walls
  • Wall Styles
  • Curtain Walls
  • Additional Features

Designing with Architectural Objects

  • Working with Architectural Objects
  • Doors and Windows
  • Slabs and Roofs
  • Stairs and Railings

Project Management

  • Creating a New Project
  • Working with Projects
  • Standards

Creating Conceptual Models

  • Creating Mass Elements and Mass Groups
  • Slices and Napkin Sketches


  • Documentation
  • Creating Views
  • Tags & Schedules
  • Sheet Sets
  • Multi View Blocks

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

About the Author

Mike Thomas spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he delivered countless hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. He was very fortunate to be able to help solve many issues with Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault.

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