AutoCAD Architecture Level 1

 This course will enable students to create basic floor plans, including walls, doors, and windows; create specialty objects like column & ceiling grids, stairs, and roofs; and generate elevations & sections. Students will learn how to use AEC content and to create details, as well as how to document their design with dimensions, other annotation, tags, and schedules. The course also introduces drawing management through the AutoCAD Architecture Project Navigator.

Who Should Attend

Architects, designers, facilities planners, drafters, plumbing & HVAC contractors, and others needing to work with construction documents generated with AutoCAD Architecture. This is an excellent class for new hires, for those who are first going to AutoCAD Architecture or for those who are returning users.


The primary objective of this course is to teach the student the basic commands necessary for architectural design and drafting using AutoCAD Architecture.

Each Student Receives

  • 3 Day Training
  • A student guide for use in the classroom*
  • Telephone support on class topics for 30 days
  • Certificate of completion
  • 32 AIA Learning Units for AIA members

*If desired, training materials may be purchased separately for use as a reference guide outside the classroom.  Cost varies by title, please contact for details.




  • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • This course is designed for the user with a solid background in a current version of AutoCAD.
  • Drafting, design or engineering

Course Outline

  • Creating basic floor plans with walls, doors, and windows
  • Creating specialty objects, such as column or ceiling grids, stairs & railing
  • Adding roofs and floor slabs
  • An introduction to Projects and the Project Navigator
  • Adding furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Creating details
  • Showing elevations, sections, and perspectives
  • Marks, tags & schedules, and other documentation

*Note: The course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

*Course length and cost are based on a minimum of four attendees MasterGraphics reserves the right to cancel classes