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Introduction to PostalCAD

The goal of this course is providing students with the knowledge and skills for using PostalCAD 2020 for all their Postal facility projects. The course introduces students to the methods and interface characteristics of Autodesk Map 3D 2020 and PostalCAD 2020. The classroom program addresses the specific needs of Postal employees designing and documenting mail-processing plants for the USPS. The instructor introduces and demonstrates drafting principles and techniques along with the associated tools. Students then explore the material and investigate the new techniques as a group, or at their own pace.


This hands-on course will take students through the following application areas:



Five-Day Course Featuring:

  • Installing and launching PostalCAD 2020

  • Using Autodesk Map 3D 2020 and PostalCAD 2020 aliases

  • Draw commands (lines, polylines, circles, arcs, and text)

  • Precision drawing (units, object snap, auto snap and direct distance entry)

  • Modify commands (erase, move, stretch, rotate, and scale)

  • Construct command (copy, array, offset, and mirror)

  • Advanced modify commands (trim, extend, and break)

  • Working with object properties

  • Creating and inserting blocks

  • Creating and working with layers

  • Display commands (zoom, pan and view)

  • Hatching

  • Dimensioning

  • Plotting


Maximum Enrollment: 9 students

Course Number: (53201-39)

Course Prerequisite(s): 
Fundamental understanding of Microsoft Windows® XP or Microsoft Windows®7

This course is a required prerequisite for: 
PostalCAD Plant Layout (53201-38) 

See our Course Matrix for course prerequisites, 

or for determining which course best suits your experience level.

See our Calendar page for a posting of available class dates and times.

Learn about course sign-up procedures on our Registration page.


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