Creating an Architectural Drawing with AutoCAD 2013

with Scott Onstott
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Creating an Architectural Drawing with AutoCAD 2013
Video duration: 0s 45m 3s Intermediate


Tackle a real-world project in AutoCAD 2013, drawing a cottage floor plan using the dimensions given in a pencil sketch that was scanned as an image, in this workshop from AutoCAD expert and author Scott Onstott. Follow along and see why he chooses certain tools, gain insight into his drawing strategies, and watch him improvise as a missing dimension forces him to draw the plan from a new direction. Along the way, learn how to work with layers and get practice adding doors, windows, counters, fixtures, and appliances to a floor plan.

Topics include:
  • Starting the project
  • Drawing strategies
  • Fitting together the pieces of the puzzle
  • Completing the floor plan
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- [Voiceover] Hi I'm Scott Onstott. I have been teaching and writing about AutoCAD and other design software products for over a decade, and am excited to walk you through the essentials for creating an architectual drawing in AutoCAD My books include AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop. In this course you'll watch me draw a cottage floor plan by referring to a rough pencil sketch that has been scanned and referenced in the Drawing Window.

You will see the techniques I use to quickly and efficiently layout the walls, using a combination of Offset, Trim and Fill It commands. Drawing a floor plan is something like putting a puzzle together. Missing dimension is something quite typical in sketches made in the field. We will encounter this problem in the sample project, and it will cause us to have to retrace our steps and approach the drawing from another direction in order to fit all of the pieces together. We'll meet many of the challenges people encounter as you draw along with me.

Let's get started.

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