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Drawing Your First Set of Plans in AutoCAD
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Released Apr 12, 2014
Pierre Derenoncourt

Pluralsight

Pierre Derenoncourt
In this set of tutorials, you'll learn how to draw your very first set of architectural plans. We'll get started by working on a floor plan of a residential project.

We'll begin with the exterior and interior walls in our plan. We'll learn a few tools and tips that will help us quickly and efficiently draw walls that will define each space throughout the plan. Next we'll learn how to quickly draw the doors and windows that will populate our floor plan.

Once the floor plan is complete, we'll then focus our attention on how to create elevation drawings of the home we're designing and we'll also learn some tips on how to add depth to your drawings.
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Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:49
Drawing the exterior walls of the floor plan
2

Drawing the exterior walls of the floor plan

 
06:32
Drawing the interior walls of the floor plan
3

Drawing the interior walls of the floor plan

 
05:02
Completing the interior walls
4

Completing the interior walls

 
04:47
Drawing doors
5

Drawing doors

 
06:20
Finishing the door placement
6

Finishing the door placement

 
08:08
Drawing wall openings for windows and entrances
7

Drawing wall openings for windows and entrances

 
07:11
Drawing windows
8

Drawing windows

 
05:42
Creating a Block for windows
9

Creating a Block for windows

 
06:24
Adding hatch patterns, text and dimensions
10

Adding hatch patterns, text and dimensions

 
07:57
Setting layers and lineweights for elevations
11

Setting layers and lineweights for elevations

 
05:15
Drawing the basic form of the elevation
12

Drawing the basic form of the elevation

 
06:10
Cleaning lines and refining elevations
13

Cleaning lines and refining elevations

 
03:11
Assigning lineweights to the elevation drawing
14

Assigning lineweights to the elevation drawing

 
04:18
Drawing doors in elevation view
15

Drawing doors in elevation view

 
06:48
Completing the door
16

Completing the door

 
07:49
Adding hatch patterns to elevations
17

Adding hatch patterns to elevations

 
06:22