High-quality facility drawings in AutoCAD software give organizations the information they need to assign, redesign, and reallocate space, whether for manufacturing or offices. When it comes to computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), there's one tool: AutoCAD. This class will show you the skills you need to use AutoCAD to calculate available area, understand which percentage is usable space, and export drawings and data for analysis and presentation. Concentrating on the basics, this class will guide you through a simple CAFM project, letting you learn at your own pace and develop your skills as you go. Shaun Bryant will show you how to set up drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings. By the end of the class, you'll be able to export the information to applications such as Microsoft Excel so that you can analyze the data in a tabular format.
- Learn how to set up a facility drawing using external references (XREFs)
- Learn how to use polylines and xData to define areas
- Learn how to set up area table styles
- Learn how to find and link area xData to the relevant area table
Shaun Bryant is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in both AutoCAD and Revit Architecture with sales, support, and technical expertise, CAD managerial skills, with a total of 30 years of industry experience. Shaun has worked as a consultant, trainer, manager, and user, all of which helped him develop a diverse skillset. His career has included 18 years as a CAD, BIM and facilities management consultant and trainer; with the earlier years of his CAD career in sales, pre-sales, and business development; and industry experience as a CAD manager/user. Shaun has been a director on the board of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) and he is also the author of the reputable CAD blog, Not Just Cad! He is a seasoned Autodesk University (AU) speaker and was the AutoCAD expert at the inaugural Autodesk University London in June 2017. He is also an Autodesk University Speaker Mentor and an AutoCAD Influencer. He is also the author of the recent Wiley title, 'Tinkercad For Dummies', and is known to dabble in a bit of rock 'n' roll as an established singer/songwriter. Shaun lives in Norwich in the UK, and is the owner and director of CADFMconsultants Limited.