AutoDESK Training Centre

The Academy of Advanced Technology (PTY) Ltd is an authorised accredited certification center that offers a wide range of AutoCAD and AutoDESK courses:

  • Full Time: Monday - Friday (3-4 day courses).
  • Part time Johannesburg: Saturdays.
  • Part time Durban: Monday & Thursday evenings.
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AutoCAD Essentials:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • Creating basic objects
  • Manipulating objects
  • Alterating objects
  • Annotating drawing
  • Hatching objects
  • Dimensioning
  • Creating additional objects
  • Layouts & plotting
  • Template drawing creation
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AutoCAD 3D Models:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • 3D modelling
  • Creating solid primitives
  • Creating models from across sections
  • Editing models
  • Channeling model position
  • Getting information from 3D objectives
  • Sectioning model
  • Creating drawings from 3D models
  • Working drawings & 3D objects
  • Visualization
  • Rendering
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AutoDESK Revit Architecture:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • Importing & exporting files
  • Linking files
  • Conceptual design
  • Creating advanced components
  • Design & analysis
  • Revit Architecture work sharing
  • Working with professionals
  • Advanced rendering
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AutoCAD Intermediate:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • Drawing objects
  • Manipulating objects & data
  • Template drawing creation
  • Dimensioning & annotation
  • Reusable content
  • Blocks & attributes
  • Layer Management
  • Introduction to sheet sets
  • Designing in 3D
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AutoDESK Revit Architecture Essentials:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • Basics - building model
  • Revit architecture basics
  • Starting a design
  • Basics of building a model
  • Loading additional building components
  • Viewing the building model
  • Using dimensions & constrains
  • Developing building model
  • Detailing & drafting
  • Construction documentation
  • Presenting the building model
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AutoDESK Inventor:

6 CPD Points (SAIA)

  • AutoDESK Inventor user interface
  • Basic sketching techniques
  • Basic shape design
  • Detailed shape design
  • Assembly design overview
  • Placing, creating & constraining components
  • Interacting with an assembly
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Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that focuses on 3D design software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.

The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker and Autodesk software has been used in the design of everything from the New York Freedom Tower to Tesla electric cars.

In March 2008 Autodesk was named number 25 on Fast Company’s list of "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.” The company is often seen as a bellwether for the broader economy because its software is used in many major global construction projects and the manufacturing of new products.

Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment. The company makes educational versions of its software available free to qualified students.

In 2011, Autodesk was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fourth consecutive year. The same year, listed Autodesk as one of the top 25 companies for work-life balance.

Autodesk has grown from 12 million professional customers to 120 million consumers in the space of three years.

For Autodesk it means a radical adjacency move into consumer design. A pioneer in democratized design software in business thirty years ago, Autodesk now aims to grow communities of makers and home designers.


AutoCAD is the most popular drafting software in the world – and has been since its creation in 1982.

AutoCAD’s bread and butter is 2D drawings. 2D drawings are quicker to produce than 3D drawings, and in most cases 2D drawings are capable of including everything necessary for the typical client’s needs.

3D drawings have their place. For instance, a fully rendered perspective of a building can be created in 3D. 3D is also useful for intricate and complex projects. Many younger architects believe BIM (Building Information Modeling), which is a form of 3D, is the future of CAD software.

Revit is a software program designed specifically for BIM, and is produced by Autodesk, who also produces AutoCAD. Revit receives high marks from users for its simplicity.

Currently, 3D and BIM aren’t appropriate for simple floor plans or existing building drawings, so AutoCAD is still relevant. However, if clients come to expect more from even the simplest projects, then drafting service companies will be ready to provide it.

Key Benefits

  • Gain an internationally recognized credential that proves your skill level.
  • Always get the latest productivity features and learn the best practices in the field.
  • Develop the skills you need to make the most of your AutoDESK software.
  • Enhance competitive edge and reputation.
  • List your name in the AutoDESK Certified Professionals Database.