The best way to learn AutoCAD
There is no such thing as the best way to learn AutoCAD. The answer to this question depends heavily on the method you enjoy better when learning a new skill.
If you have some expectation in mind while learning AutoCAD and happen to be capable of committing financially, you will be better off finding a teacher and discussing with him. You must be able to gauge the learning material and be somewhat sure that after consuming it, it will help you get to your destination and of course set what the destination is beforehand.
There are plenty of places online where you can find nicely structured courses that will help you learn AutoCAD fast.
How long does it take to learn AutoCAD
Life. It takes a life to learn AutoCAD. The question is too vague to find a precise answer.
The answer to this question depends on many criteria which the two most important are the following
- how far do you want to learn AutoCAD?
- What do you want to learn AutoCAD for?
AutoCAD exists in many versions:
- AutoCAD LT
- AutoCAD Mechanical
- AutoCAD Electrical
- AutoCAD MEP
- AutoCAD Revit Structure
- AutoCAD Architecture
- AutoCAD Civil 3D
- AutoCAD MAP 3D
- AutoCAD Revit Architecture
First, you need to decide the direction of your training and that will help you better evaluate how long it will take to learn AutoCAD to the point of interest.
If you are just concerned about learning AutoCAD basics, the process will be less complicated and it will considerably take a short amount of time to learn
Learn AutoCAD fast
To me, learning by doing is the fastest way to learn.
Again if you happen to be in a paid training, all will be done for you to absorb the skills quickly (if you have done your homework by selecting a good training).
If you are learning on your own, one of the fastest ways to learn is to find as many AutoCAD practice exercises you can find, and try replicating them. That will help you find your limits, and push there further at each time you will find difficulties.
The visual style of learning is way effective and is worth mentioning here. Find videos tutorials that will show you the step by step use of AutoCAD commands, then you will be able to use similar tricks to find your ways around many AutoCAD exercises you can find on the web.