Learn basic tools to draw with accuracy your architecture projects
AutoCAD and architecture. Architecture and AutoCAD. Two concepts inevitably united since the launch of the first version of the famous design software in 1982. With more than twenty versions behind it, AutoCAD continues to be the architectural drawings drawing program par excellence.
With the help of Isabel Martínez, a Spanish architect based in Mexico, in this course you will learn how to take your first steps in AutoCAD, from its installation on your computer to the drawing of your first architectural project.
What's included in this course?
You will start by getting to know Isabel and the projects she has worked on, and then review her influences within the world of architecture and contemporary art.
If you have not yet installed AutoCAD, Isabel will show you how to do it. Then, it will help you get familiar with the interface, the workspace and the main tools.
You will learn to configure the units of measurement that you want to use, to select and modify elements and you will make your first basic drawings. Once you are familiar with the program, you will start your project: draw El Cabanon by Le Corbusier. Previously, Isabel will show you measurements and reference photos, as well as accompanying you in your first steps.
You will learn advanced drawing tools that will help you create the perimeter wall and the floor of your plane.
You will learn to insert external images to your project to use as a reference. You will know the meaning of the concepts "model space" and "space layout ", to then learn to design the poster with the information of your project, in addition to the graphic scale and indications of elevations and cuts.
Next, you will learn what it is and how to draw with axonometric perspective. Your last lesson with the computer version of AutoCAD will be to learn to control the final printing of your project, from the layout of your files to configure the color and thickness of the pens and the optimal paper type for each case.
Finally, you will do a quick review with Isabel for the web and mobile versions of AutoCAD, where you will learn about the possibilities offered by working remotely.
What is this course project?
You will draw the technical plans of an iconic project: Petit Cabanon by Le Corbusier.
Who is it aimed at?
To students of architecture, engineering, design and anyone who wants to acquire knowledge of computer-aided drawing, for the realization of their projects.
You will need basic knowledge of geometry and interest in drawing and design.
As for materials, you will need a computer with AutoCAD installed. Any version after the 2010 will serve you.
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Isabel Martínez Abascal is an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). He also studied at the Technische Universität in Berlin (Germany) and at the Vastu Shilpa Foundation in Ahmedabad (India).
He collaborated with the SANAA studios in Tokyo (Japan), Aranguren and Gallegos in Madrid (Spain), Anupama Kundoo in Berlin (Germany) and Pedro Mendes da Rocha in São Paulo (Brazil). She has been a project teacher for six years at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Escola da Cidade, in São Paulo (Brazil).
She has participated as a teacher at the XXIV International Workshop of Cartagena, at the Ibero-American Biennial of Medellín 2010, at the International Seminar of Curitiba 2012 and at the Rio Olympics Workshop of the California College of the Arts 2012. She participated in the curatorship of the 10th Biennial of Architecture of São Paulo, 2013 and curated the exhibition 13 for the inaugural cycle of the Museum La Conservera, Murcia 2014 and the exhibition Visionary Instruments of the artist Almudena Lobera for the ECCO Museum, Cádiz 2015. Directed, from July 2015 to August 2017, the LIGA platform, space for architecture DF, dedicated to the exhibition, dissemination and discussion of Latin American architecture.