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Course Index

Chapter 1-1

AutoCAD User Interface Tour

Duration

19:32

About:

A tour around the AutoCAD graphic user interface

Objectives:

To understand where to look for certain tools and functions within the UI and to learn which areas to focus on first

Chapter 2-1

Getting To Know Our Reference House

Duration

03:27

About:

Taking a look at our reference house together

Objectives:

To become familiar with the type of house we will be drawing and to explore it's design

Chapter 3-1

Getting Started With Grid Setup

Duration

03:02

About:

Getting started with the workspace

Objectives:

Understanding grid setup and how snaps help us draw accurately

Chapter 3-2

Object Selection Types

Duration

03:34

About:

The various ways to select objects in workspace

Objectives:

Getting to grips with object selection and their different approaches and uses

Chapter 3-3

Creating Rectangles

Duration

08:04

About:

How to draw rectangles and making a rough floorplan layout

Objectives:

Learning how to make and size a rectangle and producing a rough room layout

Chapter 3-4

Moving Objects

Duration

03:11

About:

Exploring the move command

Objectives:

Understanding the move command, the use of base points to refine our room layout to include adjoining internal wall spaces

Chapter 3-5

Polylines

Duration

03:51

About:

Making the floorplan outline using the polyline tool

Objectives:

Using polyline tool and understanding the difference between a poly line and standard line tool

Chapter 3-6

Lines (Part 2)

Duration

04:38

About:

Creating internal stud walls with line tool

Objectives:

To add some internal walls and getting better at using tracking and snapping to objects

Chapter 3-7

Explode!!

Duration

04:22

About:

Exploding geometry to make it more editable

Objectives:

Understanding the concept of breaking polyline objects down into smaller editable lines

Chapter 3-8

Cupboards

Duration

01:29

About:

Adding cupboard details to our floorplans

Objectives:

To become more familiar with adding wall details to our drawing

Chapter 3-9

Doors & CAD Block Creation

Duration

06:18

About:

Drawing a door opening and creating a CAD block

Objectives:

Learn the process of drawing a plan doorway and adding objects to create a CAD Block

Chapter 3-10

Mirror & Rotate

Duration

07:18

About:

Exploring the mirror and rotate tools to position objects

Objectives:

Using mirror axis lines and rotate base points to manipulate and position objects

Chapter 3-11

Details & Doorways

Duration

10:53

About:

Tidying up door way details on our drawings

Objectives:

To clean up our lines to produce a completed first floor plan outline

Chapter 3-12

Stair Array & Trim

Duration

08:33

About:

Using the array tool to create a staircase

Objectives:

Explore the array tool, understanding columns and rows and settings produce new geometry

Chapter 3-13

Window & Brick Estimates

Duration

20:53

About:

Creating window openings & using bricks sizes

Objectives:

Learn to count bricks to estimate dimensions and draw architectural details

Chapter 3-14

Ground Floor

Duration

12:59

About:

Creating our ground floor plan

Objectives:

To duplicate the first floor and get the bare bones of the ground floor in place

Chapter 3-15

Fillet & Arc

Duration

11:46

About:

Looking at the fillet and arc tool to complete the staircase

Objectives:

Using the fillet tool, understanding the affect of the radius to produce curved edges

Chapter 3-16

Ground Floor & Trim

Duration

02:17

About:

Trimming lines and making openings in walls

Objectives:

Exploring the trim tool to add the remaining ground floor doorways and wall openings

Chapter 3-17

Windows & French Doors

Duration

11:20

About:

Placing ground floor windows and creating French doors

Objectives:

Opening and editing CAD Blocks to complete our ground floor windows

Chapter 3-18

External Doors

Duration

08:24

About:

Making external doors and completing ground floor walls

Objectives:

Finish off the ground floor plan outline

Chapter 3-19

Adding Text & Layers

Duration

09:31

About:

Adding text to our drawing and using layers

Objectives:

To learn text creation, style and starting to use layers to organise information

Chapter 3-20

Importing CAD Blocks & Furniture

Duration

15:49

About:

Using 3rd party CAD blocks and creating furniture

Objectives:

Getting used to importing 3rd-Party CAD blocks into AutoCAD and incorporating them into our drawing

Chapter 3-21

Importing CAD Blocks & Furniture (Part 2)

Duration

11:37

About:

Using 3rd party CAD blocks continued...

Objectives:

Populate the rest of our drawing with furniture

Chapter 3-22

Adding Dimensions

Duration

13:46

About:

Adding dimensions to our drawing and using dimension styles

Objectives:

Understand the elements of the dimension tool and adding them to our drawing

Chapter 4-1

Elevations & Construction Lines

Duration

07:55

About:

Using construction lines as guides for drawing elevations

Objectives:

Preparing our drawing so we can quickly produce elevation details with the use of construction lines

Chapter 4-2

Front Windows

Duration

09:17

About:

We will explore drawing our first window

Objectives:

By the end of this lesson you will understand the steps to drawing an elevation window

Chapter 4-3

Front Door

Duration

11:16

About:

Let's draw a front door

Objectives:

You will have a complete front door when you finish this step

Chapter 4-4

Porch

Duration

05:00

About:

Creating a porch canopy

Objectives:

To draw the porch canopy and prepare the drawing for the first floor details

Chapter 4-5

First Floor Windows

Duration

09:01

About:

Completing the front elevation windows

Objectives:

All the windows on the front elevation will be completed after this stage

Chapter 4-6

Roof Outline & Array

Duration

18:47

About:

Drawing the roof outline and the dry verge caps

Objectives:

Complete the outline of the front elevation and add details to the roof

Chapter 4-7

Roof Details

Duration

07:25

About:

Adding the ridge to the roof and tiles

Objectives:

To add some detail to the roof line and indications of the roof tiles

Chapter 4-8

Rainwater Pipes

Duration

10:16

About:

Putting gutters and rainwater goods on our house

Objectives:

Use manufacturers specs to help us draw building elements

Chapter 4-9

Hatches

Duration

09:53

About:

An introduction to hatches

Objectives:

Understanding the types and approaches to using hatches

Chapter 4-10

Little Details

Duration

04:40

About:

Adding small details to our Front Elevation

Objectives:

To introduce little details and complete our front elevation

Chapter 4-11

Rear Elevation

Duration

07:18

About:

Making the outline of the Rear Elevation

Objectives:

To get an overall outline of the house's rear elevation

Chapter 4-12

French Doors

Duration

10:03

About:

Focusing on drawing more windows and patio doors

Objectives:

Use the construction lines size and position the rear windows

Chapter 4-13

First Floor Rear Windows

Duration

08:45

About:

Creating the 1st floor rear windows

Objectives:

Adding the remaining windows to the rear of the property

Chapter 4-14

Rear Details & Hatching

Duration

05:13

About:

Completing the rear elevation

Objectives:

To complete the rear elevation of the property

Chapter 4-15

Left Elevation

Duration

13:24

About:

Working on the side elevation

Objectives:

To strip out elements of an elevation to create a new one

Chapter 4-16

Left Roof Details

Duration

09:46

About:

Drawing roof details (a different approach)

Objectives:

To create the roof details on the left elevation

Chapter 4-17

Left Elevation Door & Window

Duration

15:40

About:

Completing the left elevation details

Objectives:

Complete the left elevation and learn about matching hatches

Chapter 4-18

Right Elevation

Duration

04:17

About:

Producing the Right Elevation

Objectives:

Produce the final elevation and complete the line drawing

Chapter 5-1

Paperspace

Duration

13:47

About:

Exploring the Paperspace

Objectives:

To understand the function of paperspace, page and scale setup

Chapter 5-2

Title Block

Duration

09:38

About:

Importing or creating a title block

Objectives:

Setting up a title block, importing image files & using multi leaders

Chapter 5-3

Conclusion

Duration

01:16

About:

Wrapping up

Objectives:

To understand how to how to produce a complete set of house plans