Aug 022012
 

Creating an Architectural Drawing in AutoCAD

Creating an Architectural Drawing in AutoCAD

In this free workshop from AutoCAD expert and author Scott Onstott, you’ll tackle a real-world project, drawing a cottage floor plan using the dimensions given in a pencil sketch that was scanned as an image. As you work together Scott will 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 you’ll learn how to work with layers and get practice adding doors, windows, counters, fixtures, and appliances to a floor plan.
Duration: 40 min
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In this course you will draw a cottage floor plan using the dimensions given in a pencil sketch that was scanned as an image. You will use a variety of editing tools and solve problems as you encounter them in this real-world project. The contents of this course include:

Starting Your Project
To begin the project you will underlay a sketch as an image in AutoCAD. You will select the most appropriate units and scale the image to its real-world size as given in the sketch’s dimensions. You will also create a few layers according to the objects in the sketch.

Drawing Strategies
In this lesson you will observe as I draw part of the cottage floor plan at a normal drawing speed. You will see how I select tools to solve specific geometric problems and gain some experience emulating my drawing strategies.

Fitting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle
In this video you will watch me improvise as a missing dimension forces me to draw the plan from a new direction. You will continue to gain valuable insights into the drawing process, seeing how it is a fluid process that can proceed in many different ways.

Completing the Floor Plan
In this lesson you will add doors, windows, counters, fixtures, and appliances to a floor plan. You will also see how layers are used to color-code and keep different systems separate.

The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. Also included are exercise files that give you an easy way to try out the techniques you learn.
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Space Planning with Blocks in AutoCAD

Space Planning with Blocks in AutoCAD

In this free workshop from AutoCAD expert and author Scott Onstott, you will create and arrange a number of furniture blocks and then group typical arrangements of furniture so that you can lay them out most efficiently in an office space. In the process you will gain experience using AutoCAD’s editing tools and exercise creative freedom by deciding how to fit the puzzle pieces together.
Duration: 30 min
 

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In this course you will create a number of furniture blocks and then group typical arrangements of furniture so that you can lay them out most efficiently in an office space. In the process you will gain experience using AutoCAD’s editing tools and exercise creative freedom by deciding how to fit the puzzle pieces together. The contents of this course include:

Making Furniture Blocks
In this lesson you will gain experience creating blocks, varying the order of inputting the block name, selecting objects, and picking the base point. In addition we will contrast the method of deleting source objects after defining a block and later inserting the block with the more efficient approach of converting the source objects directly to a block.

Creating Groups Where It Makes Sense
In this lesson you will gain practical experience arranging furniture blocks in relation to each other, creating typical layouts depending on how the furniture is to be used. Then you will group the arrangements, making it easier to move them as units.

Arranging Furniture in Enclosed Rooms
You will gain experience working with groups and modifying objects in this video as you lay out a number of furniture groups into the rooms of an office.

Arranging Furniture in Open Office Spaces
By laying out furniture groups in an open office plan in this lesson, you will have some creative freedom to decide how the space should be planned. In addition you will gain experience using a variety of editing commands.

The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application. Also included are exercise files that give you an easy way to try out the techniques you learn.
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  2 Responses to “Two Entire HD Video Courses for Free!”

  1. Just starting out with Autocad. Would like to get highly certified. Your tutorials are going to be indispensable.

  2. thanks for this post..big help to those who have been searching where to start from scratch in architectural drawing using autocad.

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