Echague, Isabela – The Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers Cagayan Valley Regional Chapter (PSABE-CVRC), in collaboration with Smart Water Infrastructure and Management (SWIM) Project 3, conducted a two-day training on AutoCAD from July 28 to 29, 2022 via zoom platform. This activity aimed to introduce various technological innovations specifically in drawing numerous designs. It was also focused on the basic functionalities and applications of the software, such as basic and advanced commands. The training included layering, pen assignment, template making model, template making on layout, and hands-on plans using all the above applications. The event was attended by 52 participants, primarily agricultural engineers with some civil engineers, to take advantage of the virtual modality of acquiring skills despite the tutorials that are downloadable for free.
The trainer for this event was from the SWIM Project 3, Engineer Robert Magallano who did the AutoCAD to design the stormwater water intervention facility of the project. This was the third time he and his team conducted such training. However, the training now accentuates the creation of a training manual for five (5) CPD credit units – an important factor in license renewal.
Based on the team’s observation, most attendees were already skilled in using AutoCAD but still satisfied with the learned additional and secret commands that only few professionals use in designing and drafting software applications.
The program started with a welcoming remark from Engineer Hazel Agruda, the College Secretary of the College of Engineering. It was immediately followed by the training proper which was facilitated by Engineer Magallano. Afterward, Engr Rudy U. Panganiban, Science Research Specialist 1 of SWIM Project 3, delivered his closing remarks with a brand-new vision and reason to enjoy what was once a sophisticated software but now a fun-filled application. Furthermore, the said training was monitored and evaluated by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through the Honorable Sherwin O. Valdez who currently sit as one of the board members for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.