AutoCAD Classes in NYC or Live Online

Hands-on AutoCAD Courses & Corporate Training

AutoCAD is the leading software product for 2-and 3-dimensional design and drafting used by architects, engineers, and graphic designers and other professionals. Learn basic 2D drawing through advanced 3D modeling in NYC's best AutoCAD classes.

  • In-person courses
  • Flexible training solutions
  • Small class sizes
  • Hands-on & interactive

Small Group AutoCAD Classes

Our AutoCAD Classes courses are instructor-led in our Manhattan classrooms or live online (virtual learning).

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Corporate Training

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Why Learn at NYIM

Highly Reviewed by Our Alumni

From our hands-on training style to world-class instructors and proprietary curriculum, we deliver a learning experience our alumni can be proud of.

Our AutoCAD Classes are rated 5.0 stars

in the past 24 months

The Beginner AutoCAD course was relaxed, but quick and engaging. The focus on best practices and exploration of the program sets a really helpful foundation for further progress into the program, regardless of actual application. I would happily look to continue with the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

Marian Z.
State Theatre New Jersey

Very helpful class to ensure you learn how to use AutoCAD the right way with best practices! This is more focused on best practice rather than refining / improving your drawing skills; however, I found it very valuable to take following the Intro to AutoCAD class.

Jennifer W.
Jennifer J Interiors, LLC

Learning in a comfortable environment.

Cecil H.

Upcoming AutoCAD Classes in NYC

All times are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise specified.

May 2024
May 28–June 13
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6–9pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Learn basic drawing and modifying techniques for drafting and technical drawing, using AutoCAD to create drawings that can be used to build and real objects both mechanical and architectural. We'll cover basic methods of printing and plotting layouts and sheets, working between model space and paper space, and scaling drawings through viewports.

May 28 & 30
Tuesday & Thursday 6–9pm
6 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this Intro to AutoCAD class, you'll learn basic drawing and modifying techniques for drafting and technical drawing, using AutoCAD to create drawings that can be used to build real objects both mechanical and architectural. This is the first day of our Beginner AutoCAD 3-day class.

May 28–June 27
Evenings 6–9pm
30 Hours
NYC or Live Online

This AutoCAD Bootcamp includes our beginner and intermediate classes at a 10% discount. Master beginner to advanced drawing techniques in this hands-on training.

May 28–July 23
Evenings 6–9pm
48 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Learn beginner, intermediate, and advanced AutoCAD skills in this comprehensive course.

June 2024
June 18–27
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6–9pm
12 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this Intermediate AutoCAD class, you will learn how to create and effectively set up templates by setting units, drawing limits, and scales, defining layouts for printing sheets and creating styles.

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Beginner AutoCAD Course

Start with our beginner AutoCAD, a 3-day intensive AutoCAD bootcamp. Learn by working on real-world drafting exercises compiled in a workbook that is yours to keep, developed by our curriculum team at NYIM.

In the course, we will also review best practices to

  • Efficiently use AutoCAD to dramatically cut down your drawing time
  • Minimize the mistakes that can cause problems for yourself and your whole organization 
  • Deal with the mistakes in pre-existing drawings that have been sent to you 

You will work on several projects, including

  • Modifying objects: Office Plan
  • Fillet Tool: Desk Lamp
  • Chamfer Tool: Screwdriver
  • Inserting Blocks: Design Studio
  • Measurement Tools: Furniture Studio
  • Properties Palette: Drill Plate
  • Polyline: Swimming Pool
  • Polygon: Event Hall

Intermediate AutoCAD

In the Intermediate Autocad Class you will learn how to create and effectively set up templates by setting units, drawing limits, and scales, defining layouts for printing sheets and creating styles.

  • Learn advanced layer techniques, working with tracking points and construction lines
  • Create, edit and export blocks, and create tool palettes for storing and inserting blocks
  • Customize layers in layout viewports for sheets
  • Advanced Interface techniques
  • Work with External References
  • Create Data Tables

AutoCAD Training Benefits

  • Practical and hands-on training focused on real-world applications of AutoCAD
  • Custom AutoCAD course manual developed by NYIM with step-by-step exercises
  • Engaging instructors teaching in-person in our state-of-the-art Manhattan facility
  • Free Retake within six months of the class
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention

AutoCAD Course PDF Outlines

Quickly compare our AutoCAD classes with these downloadable PDF outlines.

Beginner AutoCAD Course Outline

Intermediate AutoCAD Course Outline

Advanced AutoCAD Course Outline

3D Modeling in AutoCAD Course Outline

Corporate & Private AutoCAD Training

Flexible training solutions & customized course content

Over two decades, NYIM has served the most prestigious businesses and institutions across the United States with its industry-leading AutoCAD corporate training program. For our corporate clients, we can customize the AutoCAD training to meet the needs of your team, and conduct the classes at your location or ours. Each AutoCAD class will come with a free consultation to ensure that the content meets your standards. After the consultation, our curriculum team will work to customize the course material at no additional charge.

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Overview of AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a computer drafting program. Drafting, also referred to as technical drawing, the act of drawing diagrams that show how something functions or how it is going to be built. AutoCAD is not an art or graphic design program. Drawings in AutoCAD are generally not made for aesthetic purposes, but for builders to reference the drawings to construct the objects drawn. AutoCAD is focused on accuracy and precision and is used for blueprints and mechanical drawings, floor plans, electrical diagrams, site plans, elevations and a wide range of drawings of that nature.

AutoCAD is a vector based program, meaning that all graphics are computer-generated points (vector) placed on an XY grid, as opposed to raster graphics, which are pixel based and resolution dependent. In a vector-based program like AutoCAD, graphics are always sharp no matter the size and resolution is not an issue.

When drawing in AutoCAD, the focus is on accuracy, clarity, and speed. Our classes are geared towards achieving all three.

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