Blog Published: 09/04/2019

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CAD Training with Excitech

The origin of the word cad appeared in the late 18th century and refers to the picking up of a fee-paying passenger in a horse drawn carriage and is the abbreviated version of Caddie. The Oxford dictionary definition of the word cad refers to a man who behaves dishonourably (Who didn’t just love the late great Terry Thomas, an upper-class cad and absolute bounder).

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Today, when people use the term CAD, we of course know it is the acronym for Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting which appears to be the generic term for any kind of computer-based drawing activity. However, despite the vast array of CAD software available, for many people the term CAD is the abbreviation for Autodesk’s AutoCAD. AutoCAD is the most commonly used 2d drafting package in the world, and it’s hardly surprising that even when someone mentions the word CAD we automatically assume they are talking about Autodesk’s AutoCAD.

The CAD training courses delivered by our very capable and professional team here at Excitech, will teach you to neither operate a horse drawn carriage or behave dishonourably in any way. You’re in safe hands. With over 30 years of experience delivering numerous training courses, and a team of experts that have come from many different industries and a wide range of individual experiences, you will leave your AutoCAD training course with a good understanding of AutoCAD based upon whatever topic your CAD course covered.

I used a word cloud in a previous blog post to demonstrate just how many industries and uses CAD can be put to. It is a very versatile product so therefore a CAD training courses could be just as wide and varied. You may want one of our standard offerings to build a good solid foundation in your understanding of the product, or you may want to speak to us about how a course could be tailored to suit your specific needs, and even to utilise your own project data. Whether you are based in Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities Management or any other activity that focuses on the creation of geometry or drawings, get in touch with us and we would be happy to talk to you about how we can work together to provide you with the most appropriate CAD training course.

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About the author

  • Ian Garwood

Ian Garwood


Ian’s background in Mechanical Engineering and focus on a wide range of technology solutions and workflows places him ideally to assist in many aspects of project delivery and product training. Ian is a Revit MEP Autodesk Certified Professional and an Autodesk Certified Instructor, with a passion for working with our clients to exploit investment in technology and training.

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