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What is AutoCAD?


AutoCAD is a well-known term in the engineering and architecture industry. Before you can build a house, you need to know how the entire layout of the building will look. This computer-aided design (CAD) software helps you draft and design the appearance of structures. If you have an eye for architecture or a knack for drawing, this may be the right program for you.

Why should you learn AutoCAD when there are literally a thousand other programs out there for you to use?

The reason being is AutoCAD dominates its competitors and has been doing so since it first launched in 1982. You can navigate through the interface easily and find exactly what you’re looking for at your fingertips. Aside from the alternative choices for CAD vastly improving, AutoCAD remains the heavy favourite.

Who would want a career in the drafting field if you already know how to draw?

To be able to draw and know what looks good is a great skill to have. Honing your artistic skills and applying it to the AutoCAD software is completely different. Each line counts, the measurement of one end of a room to the other needs to be 100% accurate and the position of the building must meet BC building code regulations. Seeing your hard work in 3D or 2D structure models is incomparable to anything else.

Where can you learn AutoCAD and not shed four years of your life studying? 

Brighton College is your answer. As a student, you are offered an optional 4-week practicum for the certificate and a guaranteed practicum placement for the diploma to help prepare for your career.  All of the instructors have over 5 years of experience in the field and professional designations.

At Brighton College, you are provided with ongoing tools and resources to further advance your career in the drafting industry. For more information about this AutoCAD program or the college, fill out the online form or call 604-430-5608!

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