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Designing Impressive Architectural Plans in AutoCAD
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Released Jul 29, 2014
Micha Koren

Guest Tutor

Micha Koren
Throughout this training we'll take the creative path of an architect and develop a set of design drawings from an initial hand sketch. This tutorial will not only teach you the essential technical skills of drawing architectural plans in AutoCAD and Photoshop, but also give you insight into the creative thinking process that goes into making strategic design decisions.

By the end of the training you will have gained advanced techniques that will boost your ability to create your own impressive design presentations.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:36
Discussing presentation methods
2

Discussing presentation methods

 
06:11
Reviewing presentation examples
3

Reviewing presentation examples

 
11:37
Setting up our initial workspace
4

Setting up our initial workspace

 
07:08
Importing hand sketches into AutoCAD
5

Importing hand sketches into AutoCAD

 
09:28
Importing and refining site plans
6

Importing and refining site plans

 
11:31
Using layers and templates
7

Using layers and templates

 
11:58
Importing Plot Styles
8

Importing Plot Styles

 
05:06
Drawing the first lines
9

Drawing the first lines

 
09:28
Drawing walls and labeling grids
10

Drawing walls and labeling grids

 
11:04
Drawing secondary walls and slab edges
11

Drawing secondary walls and slab edges

 
09:49
Creating blocks for repeated objects
12

Creating blocks for repeated objects

 
08:48
Spacing columns and window frames
13

Spacing columns and window frames

 
10:02
Editing arrays
14

Editing arrays

 
05:44
Drawing sliding doors
15

Drawing sliding doors

 
10:39
Editing the lounge design
16

Editing the lounge design

 
12:07
Drawing a spiral staircase
17

Drawing a spiral staircase

 
10:58
Adding text labels, floor heights, and dimensions
18

Adding text labels, floor heights, and dimensions

 
10:35
Adding conventions to stairs
19

Adding conventions to stairs

 
12:09
Making large scale changes to plans
20

Making large scale changes to plans

 
12:07
Adding a room to your plans
21

Adding a room to your plans

 
09:35
Beginning to draw the upper floor
22

Beginning to draw the upper floor

 
11:57
Drawing the master suite
23

Drawing the master suite

 
10:18
Finding and importing furniture blocks
24

Finding and importing furniture blocks

 
09:35
Drawing kitchens and bedrooms
25

Drawing kitchens and bedrooms

 
10:25
Adding trees, plants, and landscape
26

Adding trees, plants, and landscape

 
11:49
Showing what is above and below
27

Showing what is above and below

 
09:30
Setting up sections and elevations
28

Setting up sections and elevations

 
09:26
Rotating the view in plan using UCS
29

Rotating the view in plan using UCS

 
05:13
Drawing the first lines in section
30

Drawing the first lines in section

 
09:48
Drawing the upper floor in section
31

Drawing the upper floor in section

 
11:13
Finishing the section
32

Finishing the section

 
11:54
Speeding up the drawing of new elevations
33

Speeding up the drawing of new elevations

 
07:46
Drawing a section line from a contour plan
34

Drawing a section line from a contour plan

 
11:38
Preparing plans for printing
35

Preparing plans for printing

 
08:43
Fine tuning printable layouts
36

Fine tuning printable layouts

 
08:42
Plotting files in layers
37

Plotting files in layers

 
03:29
Compositing the plotted CAD layers
38

Compositing the plotted CAD layers

 
05:54
Rendering the walls and floors
39

Rendering the walls and floors

 
09:21
Adding drop shadows around furniture
40

Adding drop shadows around furniture

 
02:55
Rendering the landscape and driveway
41

Rendering the landscape and driveway

 
12:03
Rendering the section and elevation
42

Rendering the section and elevation

 
10:27
Creating title blocks
43

Creating title blocks

 
11:34