AutoCad and Rendering Course


The AutoCAD and Rendering Course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of computer-aided design (CAD) using AutoCAD software, along with rendering techniques to enhance the visual presentation of design projects. This course will cover essential tools and concepts for creating accurate 2D and 3D drawings in AutoCAD, as well as advanced rendering techniques to produce realistic and visually appealing visualizations.


15 Days

Who Should Attend

1.      Architects and Architectural Drafters

2.      Engineers

3.      Interior Designers

4.      Construction Professionals

5.      Product Designers

6.      Students and Enthusiasts

7.      Professionals Transitioning Careers

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

1.  Familiarize participants with AutoCAD:

  •  Introduce the AutoCAD interface and navigation tools.
  •  Teach basic drawing and editing commands in 2D.
  •  Provide an overview of layers, blocks, and annotations.

2.   Develop proficiency in 2D drafting:

  • Teach advanced drawing techniques, such as polylines, splines, and hatching.
  •  Explore dimensioning tools and best practices for creating accurate technical drawings.
  •  Cover advanced editing commands, including grips, trimming, and extending.

3.   Introduce 3D modeling:

  • Explain the principles of 3D modeling in AutoCAD.
  • Teach students how to create and modify basic 3D objects.
  • Demonstrate the use of Boolean operations and extrusion techniques.

4.   Enhance visualization through rendering:

  • Introduce rendering concepts and terminology.
  • Teach students how to apply materials, textures, and lighting in a 3D model.
  • Explore rendering settings and techniques to create realistic images.

5.  Develop project-based skills:

  • Assign projects that require students to apply AutoCAD skills to real-world scenarios.
  • Encourage critical thinking and problem-solving through design challenges.
  • Provide guidance and feedback to help students improve their drafting and rendering abilities.

6.      Foster collaboration and communication skills:

  • Promote teamwork through group projects and discussions.
  • Teach students how to effectively present and communicate their design ideas.
  • Emphasize the importance of clear documentation and annotation in professional settings.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to AutoCAD

  • Overview of AutoCAD software and its applications
  • User interface and navigation techniques
  • Basic drawing commands and settings
  • Creating and managing layers

Module 2: 2D Drawing in AutoCAD

  • Drawing and editing basic geometric shapes
  • Object snaps and precision drawing techniques
  • Working with text, dimensions, and annotations
  • Hatching and gradients

Module 3: Advanced 2D Drawing Techniques

  • Advanced editing commands and techniques
  • Blocks and attributes for reusable content
  • External references (Xrefs) and file management
  • Introduction to parametric drawing

Module 4: Introduction to 3D Modeling

  • Understanding 3D coordinate systems
  • Creating and editing 3D objects in AutoCAD
  • Basic solid modeling techniques
  • Applying materials and textures

Module 5: Advanced 3D Modeling

  • Working with complex 3D objects
  • Boolean operations and advanced editing
  • Surface modeling techniques
  • Lights and cameras for 3D visualization

Module 6: AutoCAD Rendering Basics

  • Introduction to rendering concepts and terminology
  • Applying materials and textures for realistic appearance
  • Setting up basic lighting and environment
  • Basic rendering settings and output options

Module 7: Advanced Rendering Techniques

  • Global illumination and advanced lighting techniques
  • Working with advanced materials and textures
  • Post-processing effects and image enhancements
  • Creating animated walkthroughs and flyovers

Module 8: Project Work and Review

  • Undertaking a comprehensive project integrating AutoCAD and rendering skills
  • Reviewing and refining the project work
  • Presentation and critique of final projects
  • Course conclusion and certification

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.