Course Outline

In Your Own Time, At Your Own Pace

The AppliCad Academy is an online learning system designed to get any AppliCad operator to a level of competence where most functionality in the software is understood. While not necessarily making you an expert, you will know where to find the right answers once you have completed the tutorials. It is broken up into manageable modules or levels, and you can work at your own pace.

Two Storey Roof

AppliCad has various specialised CAD applications and over time, our online learning system will be expanded to include our other specialised CAD applications. To view the course outline for your AppliCad application, select it from the list in the box above.

Each course is broken into manageable chunks that allow you to complete them at your own pace and in your own time. You can't dawdle however, as there is a time limit for each level of two months. If you're not done in two months, you pay again! To progress from one module to another, you must pass the test applied to each module. If you do the test for a module and fail the test you can redo that test as many times as you need to, within the two months allocated to each Module. The time limit ensures that you can retain what you have learned and have the best chance of passing the test at the end of each module.

A better than 75% pass is required to progress from one level to another. If this sounds a bit rough, consider that the course escalates in complexity. If you have not mastered the skills at each level, it makes subsequent levels very difficult for you and we don't want that.

The first module is free to use. Simply register and start the program. Click here for pricing of all modules.


Module One - Start Here, The Process

Section 1 - Brief Introduction to Roof Wizard

Section 2 - Create a 3D Model

Section 3 - Check the Model Geometry

Section 4 - Apply Material, Generate Proposal


Module Two - Introduction to 3D Modelling

Section 1 - Overview of the AppliCad Process

Section 2 - Modelling Roof Geometry Exercise

Section 3 - How to Check the Roof Geometry

Section 4 - Modelling the Roof Exercise


Module Three - Single Storey Structures

Section 1 - Overhangs and Gables

Section 2 - Barge/Rake Lines

Section 3 - Dormers

Section 4 - Dutch Gables

Section 5 - Odd Shape Roofs - Hor/Ver

Section 6 - ModRoof - Add Architectural Features


Module Four - Multi-level Structures

Section 1 - Two Storey Roof

Section 2 - More Two Storey

Section 3 - Single Plane Roofs

Section 4 - Some Quite Complex Models

Section 5 - Even More Complex Models

Section 6 - Tracing PDFs


Module Five - Advanced Model Techniques

Section 1 - Special Conditions

Section 2 - 'Smartlines' Basics

Section 3 - Advanced 'Smartlines'

Section 4 - Mirror, Copy, Rotate Models

Section 5 - Tracing PDF Documents

Section 6 - Special Roof Shapes

Section 7 - Tracing Aerial Images


Module Six - Basic Set-Up

Section 1 - Settings & Preferences

Section 2 - Defining Fasteners

Section 3 - Defining Metal Panels

Section 4 - Defining Tiles/Shingles

Section 5 - Defining Flashing/Trim and Allowances

Section 6 - Defining 'Extra' Items

Section 7 - Using Word Templates for Reports

Section 8 - Defining Labour Pay Rates


Module Seven - Walls and Wall Materials

Section 1 - Creating Walls from Roof Outline

Section 2 - Re-Track Wall Outline

Section 3 - Creating Walls without a Roof

Section 4 - Openings in Walls

Section 5 - More Complex Walls

Section 6 - Individual Walls

Section 7 - More Re-Track Walls

Section 8 - Setting Wall Direction

Section 9 - Digitising Images to Generate Walls

Section 10 - Apply Wall Cladding and Trim


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