Software for the AEC industry is not new. In fact, it’s been evolving since the mid-1960s when the IBM Drafting System introduced the cost efficiencies of moving beyond manual drafting.

Software training for the AEC professionals can range anywhere from high-level introductions to specific software, to granular, comprehensive overviews of specific tool features. This is why every industry training program will look a bit different.

Here are a few examples of online AEC courses that may fit into your overall plan to help employees learn the tools and concepts the industries need:

  • AutoCAD 2019 Essential Training: AutoCAD from Autodesk is the most popular CAD software used to create precise 2D and 3D designs. It’s grown so much over the years that starting out with the software can be intimidating for designers and engineers. But with this comprehensive beginner’s course, employees can learn the basics of the UI and get ready to use the software to deliver business value.
  • SketchUp 2018 Essential Training: This easy-to-use software enables designers to create 3D drawings and renderings. In this beginner course, designers can become familiar with the interface and start manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures.
  • Revit 2019 Essential Training For Architecture(Imperial): XXX
  • Civil 3D 2019 Essential Training: XXX

These online AEC courses can prove valuable for your growing training program. However, inundating designers with on-demand, self-guided courses won’t necessarily be more efficient than traditional training.

Instead of simply providing access to online courses, L&D leaders should focus on leveraging learning paths within their continuous education plans.

If you want your workforce to learn AEC tools and concepts more efficiently, you need to strike the right balance between widespread access to online courses and guided training.

The following learning paths can help you find that balance:

AEC training programs have to cover a wide range of topics across a broad span of industries. The learning paths mentioned above offer a strong start, but only represent a sample of the larger LinkedIn Learning library.

Browse the full catalog to see which courses and learning paths will enhance your AEC training programs.