CAD Learning Labs
Irrigation designers interested in improving their efficiency and accuracy can take advantage of the CAD learning lab sessions. The CAD learning lab features both agriculture and landscape irrigation design techniques and best practices and allows participants to experience the speed, efficiency and accuracy offered by CAD-based irrigation software.
2019 Landscape Labs
Hands-On CAD Basics: Learning How to Draft in AutoCAD for Landscape | Beginner | Landscape | 4 CEUs
Are you just getting into CAD design or need a refresher? This interactive lab will provide you with the fundamentals of CAD. We’ll go over the essentials plus give you a rundown of blocks and how to use them in your designs. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be able to attach images and other files to your drawings as external references (Xrefs) and set up your irrigation plan properly. Laptops will be provided.
Hands-On Irrigation Design Within AutoCAD for Landscape | Intermediate/Advanced | Landscape | 4 CEUs
If you’ve already attended our CAD Basics training class or already have some CAD familiarity, pick up some more hands-on experience in this higher-level lab. You’ll exit this course with a thorough understanding of tools for placing and designing with AutoCAD. Advanced irrigation design in CAD such as piping, hydraulics and revisions will also be covered. Laptops will be provided.
2019 Agriculture Labs
Introduction to the Basics of CAD for Agriculture | Beginner | Agriculture | 4 CEUs
Discover how CAD can be used in agriculture irrigation design. Basic CAD tools will be covered that facilitate the importation of base data, drawing the layout of irrigation systems, working with elevation and interacting with online sources of information like Google Earth. For those with limited or no previous CAD experience, this class will be a great entry point and will lead into the intermediate class in the afternoon. Laptops will not be provided. It is recommended that attendees bring their own laptop. Software installation will be done either prior to or at the beginning of class.
Advancing Your CAD Skills for Agriculture | Intermediate/Advanced | Agriculture | 4 CEUs
This class covers the use of irrigation-specific CAD software for designing agricultural irrigation systems. Irrigation-specific CAD software contains features beyond those of standard CAD software. Each step in the design process is automatically linked to other parts of the process. Major elements include the importation of base information, aerial imagery and topography; tools to layout and subdivide irrigation blocks; hydraulic analysis tools to size pipes within designer-specified tolerances; calculation of a bill of materials using a customizable database; and production of hydraulic reports, material reports, management reports and an irrigation system plan for installation details. Laptops will not be provided. It is recommended that attendees bring their own laptop. Software installation will be done either prior to or at the beginning of class.