In addition to the world class tracking system SecurTRAK, MGM Solutions has been providing Computer Aided Design (CAD) Training to the Tri-state area since 1987.
Fall 2011 Class Schedules
Daytime classes 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Evening classes 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Most popular course schedules:
* Note: Please call, or email, if interested in training on Revit/BIM, Autocad Architecture, Inventor, Microstation, Accurender,    or any other CAD related program. Custom training can be provided at your location, our location, or one of our East Coast affiliate locations.

Lead Instructor Ranked #3 in the U.S.A. by AutoDesk, makers of AutoCAD

MGM provides training in Autocad (2D, 3D, Autolisp), Revit, Inventor, Microstation, Autocad Architecture, nbsp; Accurender. Our lead CAD instructor, Mr. Gene Colalongo, is ranked 3rd in the US by Autodesk. Productivity Guaranteed! Each course spans 2 to 4 Days and is guaranteed to help you hit the ground running or your money back. We have trained over 5,000 Architects and Engineers – Course outlines Call or email for dates and pricing. For Federal organizations, training is available via our GSA Schedule.

Satisfied customers include: Underwood Hospital, Kennedy Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Dupont, Amtrak, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, US Air Force, Army Corp of Engineers, US Navy, US Naval Academy, Cordant, Boeing, Philadelphia Electric, Mobil Oil, Taylor Wiseman Taylor, General Electric, Diebold, and many others.
AutoCAD 2012 – Basic 2D Modeling
Course Outline
  • Session 1: Review the User Interface, Menus, Ribbons, and Dialogue Boxes. Learn how to access “Help” information. Introduction to drawing lines and specifying points using Absolute and Relative Rectangular coordinates; as well as, Absolute and Relative Polar coordinates. Work with Pan, Zoom, Offset, and Trim. Utilize Ortho, Object Snap, and “drag and type” data entry. Create, save and edit drawings using these tools.
  • Session 2: Review data entry techniques. Create drawings using the Circle and Rectangle commands. Re-examine the Trim command and introduce the Extend command. Create drawings using finite construction geometry. Introduce the Copy and Move commands and expand on techniques to create selection sets. Work with Units and Limits while creating a simple architectural drawing.
  • Session 3: Review previous concepts. Discuss Properties and Layers. Create drawings using Linetypes, Linewights, and Colors. Introduce Layers and infinite Construction Lines. Create drawings using construction lines and layers. Create an architectural drawing with layers. Introduce Paper Space and Plotting.
  • Session 4: Introduce various annotation capabilities. Use both multiline and single line Text; and work with the Text Styles feature. Investigate various justification techniques. Edit properties and context of textual elements. Incorporate dimensions in both mechanical and architectural drawings. Discuss the Dimension Styles feature. Incorporate Leader Lines into drawings and investigate their optional features. Introduce Blocks.
AutoCAD 2012 / Advanced 2D modeling
Course Outline
  • Session 1: Discuss Model Space and Paper Space in detail. Use multiple Viewports in Model Space to create a simple 2D object. Work with Layouts to compose sheets. Create, delete, and modify additional Layouts. Use multiple Viewports in a Layout, and discuss non-rectangular Viewports. Discuss plotting from Model Space and Paper Space.
    Review concepts from Basic 2D Modeling. Introduce additional editing tools such as Streatch, Scale, Rotate, and Array.
  • Session 2: Use additional drawing tools, such as, Arc, Ellipse, and Spline. Use Surveyor’s Units to create a simple site plan. Introduce Polylines and Polyline editing. Introduce alternate editing techniques: noun-verb editing, editing with the context menu, edit using Grips, as well as, Cut-Copy & Paste. Use quick drawing tools such as Polar Snapping and Tracking, Temporary Tracking Point, and “From”. Create models using these tools and compose sheets where they are displayed.
  • Session 3: Utilize Hatching and Gradients in drawings. Expand the investigation of Text and Dimension Styles. Work with the Grid and Snap functions. Create blocks and insert them into various drawings. Use Groups as named selection sets. Introduce External References.
  • Session 4: Work with External References via the Xref Manager. Use the Multiple Drawing Environment as a productivity tool by dragging objects from one design, into another. Use Cut-Copy & Paste to move objects between designs, and discuss renaming blocks. Introduce the Design Center and use it to move layers, layouts, and blocks between designs. Use the Design Center to insert blocks from block libraries. Create your own block library.
AutoCAD 2012 / 3D Modeling
Course Outline
  • Session 1: Expand 2D coordinates to 3D coordinates. Utilize various versions of the Viewpoint command to reorient the users perspective in 3D Space. Introduce the UCS command and manipulate the user coordinate system. Create wireframe models by drawing with 2D elements (lines, circles, rectangles, etc.) in 3D space. Introduce Solids Modeling primitives (Box, Wedge, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, and Torus)
  • Session 2: Review 3D concepts. Introduce additional Solids objects (Polysolid, Pyramid, and Helix). Combine solid primitives with Boolean operators (Union, Subtract, and Intersect) to create 3D models. Introduce Swept Primitives (Extrude, Revolve, Loft, and Sweep) and Edge Primitives (Fillet and Chamfer). Create 3D models using these tools.
  • Session 3: Work with the set of 3D manipulation tools (Rotate 3D, Mirror 3D, 3D Array, and Align). Create a 3D architectural model. Introduce the extensive group of solids editing tools (Extrude Faces, Move Faces, Offset Faces, Remove Faces, Taper Faces, Copy Faces, Imprint, Separate, and Shell) Create and edit 3D Models using these tools
  • Session 4: Create a solid from a 2D design. Create 2D views from the 3D model and place them on a sheet using the commands Solview and Soldraw. Create and document complex 3D models. Put 3D objects together using Align.
Course Outline
  • Session 1: Understanding BIM (Building Information Modeling); Parametric Objects and Relationships; Bidirectional Associativity; Embedded Relationships; and Elements in Revit. Overview of the User Interface. Selecting objects and navigating Views. Using keyboard shortcuts. Using Levels and Grids. Creating Basic Walls, Floors, Roofs, and Ceilings. Inserting Doors and Windows. Start a sample project.
  • Session 2: Continue the project. Utilize editing tools, as well as, graphic and visual overrides. Work with curtain walls. Insert roof and floors into the project. Export data, create presentation graphics, color code drawings, perform shadow and solar studies, render a perspective, and execute a walkthrough.
  • Session 3: Work on second project. Annotate the views with tags, dimensions, text, and keynotes. Create sheets, schedules, and drafting views. Work with imported files and convert 2D drawings into 3D BIM model.
  • Session 4: Create Families and use them in a design. Use In-Place Families (Model in-place), component families, and nested families. Emulate a multiuser environment. Use conceptual design tools – creating forms, manipulating forms, joining and cutting forms. Using extrude, revolve, loft, and sweep to create a design.
  • 4 Day (or 6 Evening) Classes (9am to 4pm. / 6pm to 10pm)
    Pricing: $1240 per student ($100/student discount after 3 students).
  • 2 Day (or 3 Evening) Classes
    Pricing: $750 per student ($100/student discount after 3 students).
  • Custom training is available onsite MGM (8 student max) or can be held at your location (unlimited number of students). Onsite training will be customized to your specific productivity requirements (e.g. can combine course outlines from any of the offered courses). Call for cost.
  • Course reference required for Autocad 2D, 3D, Autolisp, Revit, ADT, Inventor
Contact us

MGM Computer Systems, Inc.
650 Grove Road STE 106
Paulsboro, NJ 08066-1850
United States
Ph: 856-853-5370   Fax: 856-853-5540