DataCAD Advanced Training

DataCAD Advanced Training Schedule
Are you keeping pace with the latest advancements in DataCAD? Are you taking advantage of Smart Entities? Are you familiar with DataCAD's 3D modeling and built-in rendering tools? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, we can help.

To register for the DataCAD Advanced Training seminar in your area, please follow one of the corresponding links below.

There are no classes currently scheduled

For those of you in other parts of the country, we are also considering offering training in other major metropolitan areas. Please send an e-mail message to if you are interested in attending training in your region.  We’ll need to know where you are located, how far you’re willing to travel, and how many people from your firm might attend.  We’d also like to know what aspect of DataCAD you want to learn more about.

DataCAD Training Testimonials
The results are in...

"I came away with many new tools for my tool bag and a MUCH clearer grasp of the tools I thought I was using well.  There's stuff in there I didn't even know about!"
  - Toby Kelley, Pat Kelley Builder, Inc., Reddick, Florida

"Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the class in Atlanta. You have inspired me to move from regular 3D to Smart Walls. With the work slowdown in the Residential Design arena I will use this time to charge my batteries and move forward to be ready when, hopefully, it all comes roaring back."
  - Thomas C. Wade, President American Institute of Building Design North Carolina Society

"Thank you for hosting the users' group meeting. I came away with some very useful items. XREFs are something I just never could get a clear handle on. I have a better understanding of how to use them now.  Driving 3 hours each way was well worth it."
  - Skipp Jackman, Boca Raton, Florida

"I just wanted to thank you again for coming to Florida and presenting the seminar. I know I came away with a lot more knowledge and understanding of DataCAD. I have been using DataCAD since 1990 and I know that I have just been scratching the surface of its capabilities."
  - Wharton L. Donaldson, Architect, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

"I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the DataCAD seminar that you put on in Ft. Worth yesterday. The information that you presented was just what I needed to take my use of DataCAD to a higher level. I will recover the cost of the seminar very quickly by using the information that you presented. Keep up the good work."
  - David R. Lamb, Architect, Texarkana, Texas

The following full-day course is intended for professionals who rely on DataCAD for producing design-development, contract, and presentation drawings. Note: This course is not for beginners.

DataCAD Advanced Training

Full-day Session: Production Drawing, 3D Modeling, and Rendering, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm.

Morning Session:  Production Drawing, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The morning session focuses on using DataCAD's new features such as Smart Entities, Paragraph Text, Entity Properties Editors, Symbol Tools, and Snapping, Dimension, Clipping, and Plotting enhancements for as-built and production drawing. The instructors will also cover critical shortcuts and drawing organization techniques designed to streamline the documentation process.

Afternoon Session:  3D Modeling and Rendering, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The afternoon session focuses on using new features such as Smart Entities, 3D Booleans, 3D Edit Planes, Entity Properties Editors, Rendering Settings, Symbol Tools, and SketchUp Import for design-development and presentation drawings.  The instructors will also cover fundamental modeling techniques designed to streamline the visualization process.

Course Outline
Please see the course outline here.

How to Register
You can make your reservation by purchasing this course online or by calling our sales department at 1 (800) 394-2231, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET).

AIA Continuing Education Credits
DataCAD Training qualifies for self-reported AIA continuing education credits. For more information about AIA continuing education credits or self-reporting credits, please visit the Continuing Education System (CES) section of the AIA web site.

Course Fees
All fees are per person. The seminar fee includes all course materials. Continental breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and coffee breaks will be provided to attendees during the seminar. You are welcome to dress casually.

Payment Terms
We must receive payment prior to your attendance. Students canceling 14 days prior to the seminar date will receive a refund of the seminar fee, less a $100 cancellation charge. Refunds will not be given for no-shows or cancellations made afterward.

Space is limited and reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. Reservation and payment deadline is one week prior to the seminar date.

Training Format
Structured topics will be presented in an instructor-led demonstration/lecture format in a classroom environment.  Computers will not be provided, however, attendees may bring a laptop for personal use.

Each attendee will receive a training guide and additional reference materials for the topics that will be covered during the seminar.

The use of cameras and recording devices is not permitted. Cell phones and other communication devices should either be turned off or in silent mode. This presentation is protected by U.S. and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, and use of the presentation without written permission of DATACAD LLC is prohibited.

About the Instructor

Mark F. Madura
Mark F. Madura has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of DATACAD LLC since October 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Madura was with Cadkey Inc. from June 1995 to October 1996 as Vice President AEC Product Group. Prior to joining Cadkey, Mr. Madura was the President of Madura Studios Inc. (a Boston-based CADD consulting firm) from August 1990 to June 1995. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Madura held various drafting and design positions in the fields of engineering, landscape architecture, lighting design, architecture, and design-build. Madura studied engineering at Boston University and architecture at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

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