SKILLSHOP Episode 04: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

IEEE BUET Student Branch and IEEE BUET SB WIE Affinity Group in association with IEEE Power & Energy Society BUET Student Branch Chapter organized Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD which was episode 04 of SKILLSHOP – series workshops on software skill development. The session was conducted by A.N.M. Nafiul Islam, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET and Md Zesun Ahmed Mia, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET. 50 participants, all from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology attended the workshop. 

Event Name: SKILLSHOP Episode 04: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

Date: 11 July 2020

Time: 03:00 PM – 05:30 PM (GMT+6)

Venue: Online Platform (Zoom)

Number of Participants: 50

Percentage of IEEE Members among Participants: 78.37%

Organised by: 

  • IEEE BUET Student Branch
  • IEEE BUET SB WIE Affinity group 
  • IEEE PES BUET Student Branch Chapter


  • A.N.M. Nafiul Islam, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET
  • Md Zesun Ahmed Mia, Lecturer, Dept. of EEE, BUET

The Participants were asked to join 15 minutes earlier. The online platform was made accessible to the participants at 02:45 PM. The workshop commenced at 03:00 PM. Satyaki Banik, Chairperson, IEEE BUET Student Branch started the workshop with a brief speech. After that, Md Zesun Ahmed Mia discussed some basic ideas behind AUTOCAD and why this CAD software is necessary in Engineering. He showed a floor plan along with fitting and fixtures drawing and conduit layout drawings. This helped the participants to gain insight of construction drawing and planning.

After this brief discussion, A.N.M. Nafiul Islam conducted the live session featuring different tools and their uses in AUTOCAD. A.N.M Nafiul Islam and Md Zesun Ahmed Mia provided a hands-on tutorial on generating floor designs by generating a single room floor map with electrical connections from scratch. They also provided a pre-built floor map with more complex designs to the participants for their practice at home. 

At the end of the workshop, there was a Q&A session where the participants asked many relevant questions to the instructors. 

After the question answering session, Md Shakil Anwar, General Secretary, IEEE BUET Student Branch provided a feedback form to the participants. After submitting the feedback form, the videos, slides and simulation files of the workshop were sent to the participants through email. The program ended with a screenshot of the group view of the participants on zoom which was considered as a group photo.