Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now

AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training

with Paul F. Aubin

Video: Welcome

Learn the tools and techniques used by professional architects to build amazing structures with AutoCAD Architecture.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 12m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 10s
    3. Establishing a measuring system of units
      4m 54s
    4. Comparing AutoCAD to AutoCAD Architecture
      4m 14s
  2. 53m 3s
    1. Using the application menu, ribbon, and Quick Access toolbar
      6m 23s
    2. Understanding the command line
      3m 54s
    3. Understanding context ribbons
      5m 33s
    4. Using the palettes
      9m 37s
    5. Working with the tool palettes
      6m 0s
    6. Understanding view navigation
      7m 7s
    7. Understanding selection and modifying basics
      6m 25s
    8. Understanding drafting settings
      8m 4s
  3. 1h 39m
    1. Adding walls
      11m 17s
    2. Using the Modify tools with walls
      7m 21s
    3. Offsetting walls
      10m 0s
    4. Adding doors and windows
      6m 39s
    5. Setting wall properties and styles
      8m 49s
    6. Understanding wall cleanup
      5m 55s
    7. Cleaning up walls in a drawing
      10m 17s
    8. Setting door and window styles
      7m 50s
    9. Working with columns
      9m 2s
    10. Adding stairs
      8m 27s
    11. Adding railings
      5m 59s
    12. Refining plans with other objects
      7m 25s
  4. 47m 39s
    1. Understanding layer keys
      8m 14s
    2. Understanding the architectural display
      8m 43s
    3. Working with direction-dependent displays
      8m 11s
    4. Working with fixed-view displays
      6m 26s
    5. Creating custom display configurations
      7m 50s
    6. Customizing display components
      8m 15s
  5. 1h 7m
    1. Understanding projects
      7m 1s
    2. Creating and setting up a project
      6m 47s
    3. Adding constructs
      8m 9s
    4. Modifying constructs
      7m 3s
    5. Adding roofs
      8m 58s
    6. Adding view files
      6m 38s
    7. Using callouts to add elevations
      8m 19s
    8. Using callouts to add sections
      5m 51s
    9. Adding sheets
      8m 16s
  6. 30m 54s
    1. Adding elements
      7m 3s
    2. Updating project files
      7m 50s
    3. Understanding XREFs
      4m 41s
    4. Updating sheets and callouts
      5m 40s
    5. Managing projects
      5m 40s
  7. 50m 12s
    1. Using spaces
      6m 38s
    2. Working with property sets
      8m 22s
    3. Adding room tags
      11m 15s
    4. Adding door tags
      5m 45s
    5. Adding schedules
      3m 51s
    6. Modifying schedules
      9m 37s
    7. Exporting and printing schedules
      4m 44s
  8. 57m 48s
    1. Creating a site plan
      6m 24s
    2. Converting polylines to slabs
      8m 39s
    3. Refining elevations and sections
      7m 7s
    4. Adding material boundaries
      7m 27s
    5. Refining a floor plan
      7m 23s
    6. Creating ceiling plans
      8m 23s
    7. Creating a detail callout
      3m 7s
    8. Placing detail components
      9m 18s
  9. 29m 18s
    1. Preparing for output
      4m 37s
    2. Printing a project
      7m 6s
    3. Exporting to DWF or PDF
      4m 22s
    4. Exporting project files
      7m 40s
    5. Sharing with Revit
      5m 33s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye

please wait ...
AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 7h 27m Intermediate


AutoCAD is the leader in CAD drafting, and architects around the world use AutoCAD Architecture for modeling their buildings. In this course, author and teacher Paul F. Aubin will take you through the tools and techniques used by professional architects to build amazing structures with this product. Learn how to lay out simple floor plans with wall objects, which automatically form clean joints, and add windows and doors that intelligently cut wall openings. Then discover how to change the style of walls and the graphics to display all types of drawings—from small scale to large, 2D to 3D—with the click of a button. Paul will also show you how to create documentation like site plans, elevations, and sections, complete with schedules and tags.

Topics include:
  • Adding and offsetting walls
  • Working with columns
  • Adding stairs and railings
  • Working with the display system
  • Setting up projects
  • Using callouts
  • Adding schedules and tags
  • Creating documentation
  • Printing and exporting
AutoCAD Architecture


My name is Paul F Aubin and welcome to AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training. In this course, we'll start by laying out a simple floor plan using wall objects. I'll show you how to draw walls using a variety of techniques and discuss how the walls automatically interact with each other to form clean joints. We'll add other intelligent objects to our layout such as windows and doors that automatically cut openings in the walls. We'll see ways to refine the layout using tools and tool palettes to change the style of walls and other objects incorporating such things as materials and automatic hatching.

We'll see how with the click of a mouse we can completely change the graphics used to display our drawings. Whether changing from small scale plans to large scale, presentation views to production views are switching from 2D to 3D all without redrawing. Using projects will make quick work of building models creating plans, elevations and sections, and even generating live schedules and tags and documentation packages. So if you're ready to begin leveraging the power of AutoCAD Architecture, you've come to the right place. Let's get started.

There are currently no FAQs about AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training.






Don't show this message again
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.

Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.

Mark all as unwatched Cancel


You have completed AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


Upgrade to View Courses Offline


With our new Desktop App, Annual Premium Members can download courses for Internet-free viewing.

Upgrade Now

After upgrading, download Desktop App Here.

Become a Member and Create Custom Playlists

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of online learning video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Log in

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

You started this assessment previously and didn’t complete it.

You can pick up where you left off, or start over.

Resume Start over

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.

Sign up and receive emails about and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from

Sign up and receive emails about and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.