Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

 Instructors and participants at the end of the workshop
 Instructors guiding the participants through the basics of CAD designing

IEEE BUET Student Branch and IEEE WIE BUET SB Affinity Group, in association with IEEE Power & Energy Society BUET SB Chapter, organized a workshop on “Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD” on 11 July 2020. This was episode 04 of “SKILLSHOP” – series workshops on software skill development conducted through Zoom, an online platform. The session was conducted by A.N.M. Nafiul Islam, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET and Md Zesun Ahmed Mia, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET. 50 participants, all from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology attended the workshop. Among them, almost 75% were IEEE members.

The Participants were asked to join 15 minutes earlier. The online platform was made accessible to the participants at 02:45 PM. The workshop commenced at 03:00 PM. Satyaki Banik, Chairperson, IEEE BUET Student Branch started the workshop with a brief speech. After that, Md Zesun Ahmed Mia discussed some basic ideas behind AUTOCAD and why this CAD software is necessary for Engineering. He showed a floor plan along with fitting and fixtures drawing and conduit layout drawings. This helped the participants to gain insight into construction drawing and planning.

After this brief discussion, A.N.M. Nafiul Islam conducted the live session featuring different tools and their uses in AUTOCAD. A.N.M Nafiul Islam and Md Zesun Ahmed Mia provided a hands-on tutorial on generating floor designs by generating a single room floor map with electrical connections from scratch. They also provided a pre-built floor map with more complex designs to the participants for their practice at home. At the end of the workshop, there was a Q&A session where the participants asked many relevant questions to the instructors.

After the question answering session, Md Shakil Anwar, General Secretary, IEEE BUET Student Branch provided a feedback form to the participants. After submitting the feedback form, the videos, slides, and simulation files of the workshop were sent to the participants through email. The program ended at 05:30 PM with a screenshot of the group view of the participants on zoom, which was considered as a group photo.