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This two-day or weekend hands-on course takes the student on a journey beginning with drafting the most basic elements of a drawing through completing a small project. Along the way the student will gain an understanding of the application as complete tool for generating documentation of any kind. The goal of this course is to give the student the tools to initiate and complete projects independently.


What you will learn:

  • Elements of the user interface
  • Cartesian coordinates
  • Drawing with precision
  • Modifying existing entities
  • Defining repeated elements
  • Annotating the drawing
  • Publishing to various formats

Who should attend:

This course is well suited to anyone who needs to generate documentation of any kind whether it is a small fabricated part an entire building.


Basic knowledge of the MAC OS and software navigation.


Basic Concepts and Commands
• User Interface
• File Management
• Drawing Navigation
• Drawing Units
• Cartesian Coordinates
• Drawing Primitives
• Object Snaps
• Object Selection
• Entity Modification

Drawing Management and Repeated Elements
• Grip Editing
• Layers
• Bocks
• External references?

Annotation and Class Project
• Text
• Leaders
• Dimensions
• Tables
• Hatching
• Class Project
• Layouts
• Publishing?
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Please email or call us at 212.414.9570 to discuss the class that is right for you.

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Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 West 23rd Street, New York, New York, New York, USA 10011
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