GET THE MOST from AutoCAD 2017


The innovative new tools and features in AutoCAD® 2017 make it more personalised, customisable, and easy to use.

The latest release enables you to work faster and smarter across connected desktop and mobile solutions, collaborate easily with colleagues using simplified documentation tools, create personalized design experiences and much more.

However, to benefit from the new features, you need to know what they are!

For instance - you can now convert a PDF into a DWG File using the new PDF Import feature in AutoCAD 2017 !

Paradigm have developed an intensive, hands-on 1 day course which will show you all the new features of AutoCAD 2017 and indeed previous versions. So, no matter what version you are currently using, you will benefit from this course. Click here to view course outline.

The first course is scheduled to run on Friday May 6th at our offices in Dundrum, Dublin 14. The fee is €195 per person.

Click here now to book your place on this course.

Student Evalutions!

Paradigm scores 85%+ satisfaction on all counts


As an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), all attendees at Paradigm’s courses are requested to complete an online evaluation at the end of each course and the information is independently collected by Autodesk.
Here are Paradigm’s results for 2015:

                                Facilities & Resources                                85.72%
                                Instructor Quality                                        93.88%
                                Course Content & Materials                      88.99%
                                Overall Performance                                   88.99%
                                Overall Experience                                      90.91%

The above figures indicate the percentage of all attendees (143) who expressed themselves either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” on each performance parameter.

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Paradigm’s Revit Architecture Professional course is the only one designed specifically to prepare attendees for the Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional certification examination, the only internationally recognised certification in this software.  

The course comprises 8 days training, using a blend of classroom and online delivery, to give attendees a comprehensive knowledge of the software and its use in Architectural practice. Full details are in the attached course outline.

The company is an Autodesk Authorised Training & Certification Centre and also a registered CPD training provider with the RIAI and Engineers Ireland, your guarantee of quality training.

I completed the 5 week Paradigm Revit Professional Course at the end of 2015. I found the course to be exceptional for getting my knowledge and technical ability in Revit, to a standard ready for any top architectural company. So much so that the knowledge that I was undertaking this course was enough to land me a job in a leading Dublin architectural firm.”

Andrew Walsh

We were very happy with the training received, with the trainer's knowledge of the software and the in particular, his industry experience. The venue was very asccessible. We are hoping to send further staff for training in Revit shortly.

Carole O'Riordan, Senior Associate, Moloney O'Beirne Architects

I recently completed the Revit Architecture 2014 Professional Course via Paradigm Education. In doing so I received my certification as they are a recognised Autodesk Training Centre. I would strongly recommend this course to anybody planning on making the conversion from AutocCAD to Revit.

Seán Nolan RIAI (Tech) BSc. Arch , Dip. Arch Tech, Dip. Proj. Man, National University of Ireland Maynooth

It was a pleasure participating in your excellent course, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to others who are seeking a comprehensive introduction to the workings of Autodesk Revit. Also, it was just great to get the certification at the end of it.

Colm McEldowney, Personal Client

Details of our next  Revit Architecture Professional  course are  as follows
Dates: 24th, 31st, March and 7th, 14th, and 21st April 2016
Location: Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Times: 9.30 a.m.  – 5.00 p.m.
Prerequisites: Experience or a qualification in Architecture, Architectural Technology,
Engineering or a related discipline. No previous knowledge of Revit  is required. Attendees should have access to Revit Architecture software for on-line modules. Attendees can download a free student copy of Revit  Architecture.
Duration: 5 days over 4 weeks: - 1 day/week - weeks 1-4, 2 days/week  - week 5
Location: Paradigm Education, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Content: The course includes online assignments in addition to classroom sessions and project work. Certification: Paradigm is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC). The company is also
a registered training provider with the RIAI andEngineers Ireland. Ireland The course prepares candidates for the official Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Professional examination. Paradigm is also an Autodesk Authorised Certification Centre and the certification exam is  held at our premises on completion of the course.  Upon successful completion of the exam, a candidate receives notification from Autodesk and their details may be entered into an international database of Autodesk certified Revit Architecture Professionals. Currently, this is the only internationally recognized certification in this software.

Fees: €950 – Corporate rate; €650 – Jobseeker/Personal rate. This includes courseware and examination fees. Further information contact : Des McGrane – Tel: (01) 296-0155

BIM for Infrastructure


The application of BIM for Infrastructure is rapidly accelerating as owners and engineering service providers increasingly recognise the benefits of 3D modelling using intelligent objects.

The adoption of BIM impacts on the business, the processes and the technology we use and to reap the rewards of BIM we need to understand this technology.

Paradigm has developed a range of courses aimed at different stages of the BIM lifecycle, for different types of projects, putting together common workflows with different skill levels.

The courses below are aimed to cover a range of common applications but, talk to us if you
have a particular requirement and we can discuss creating a course suited to your needs.

Preliminary Design Stage - Course: Conceptual Design for Infastructure

Planning Stage - Course: GIS Planning and Analysis Tools

Design & Documentation Stage -Courses: Civil3D Essentials; Survey & Ground Modelling; Road Corridor Design (Junctions); Road Overlay Design; Site Development

Building Stage -Course: Navisworks Essentials

Further information on all courses Click here or for further information contact: Des McGrane – Tel: (01) 2960-155


-Paradigm scores 85%+ satisfaction
on all counts


Of the 143 attendees who completed the evaluation procedure, 76 chose to share their detailed responses. A number of parameters are evaluated on a numeric scale of 5, where 1 is “Very Dissatisfied/Lowest Score” and 5 is “Very Satisfied/Highest Score”. Thus, the total maximum score for each parameter is 380 (76 X 5).
Paradigm’s results on these parameters for 2015 were as follows:

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
Overall Experience
352 92.6 4.63
Computer Equipment
352 92.6 4.63
Training Facility
339 89.2 4.46
368 96.8 4.84
354 93.2 4,68

Attendees are also asked if they would recommend the course/instructor/training facility to a friend. Results, again on a 5 point scale, were as follows:

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
380 100 5.0
380 100 5.0
Training Facility
380 100 5.0

Attendees also gave ratings, again on a 5 point scale, to the following questions:

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
I learned new knowledge and skills
369 97.1 4.85
I will be able to apply the new skills I learned     
358 94.2 4.71
The new skills I learned will improve my performance
359 94.4 4.72

Paradigm is continuously developing new courses and approaches to professional training, including our new blended learning initiative, designed not only to reduce the cost of training but increase its flexibility and reach.

Paradigm, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park Dublin 14. Telephone: +353 1 2960155, Fax.: +353 1 2960080, Email: