Architecture 101 Using AutoCAD LT

Learn how to draw architectural drawings by using AutoCAD LT in a simple step-by-step tutorial...includes a new quiz.
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

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AutoCAD LT Architecture 101 is designed to teach beginning 2D drafters how to create a floor plan while learning important design features such as doors and windows. This course will also introduce students to the Design Center that is embedded in AutoCAD and show students how to scale predetermined or created blocks into a floor plan. This course will also teach students how to dimension properly using ANSI drafting standards. Other important construction details such as window and door sizing and annotations are explained in this course.

Additional items that students will learn:

  • Residential Codes
  • Construction/Materials
  • Annotations
  • Door and Window Stats
  • ANSI Dimensioning

What are the requirements?

  • How to use any 2D CAD software
  • Have a desire to learn how to design a floor plan and how to provide proper dimensioning.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to create a basic floor plan while learning architectural SOPs
  • Be a proficient user of AutoCAD LT and have a better understanding of floor plan design

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in learning how to sketch out a floor plan
  • Any individuals interested in home or house designing

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Architectural Basics--Setting--Formattting---etc
Section 1: Creating a Floor Plan
Architectural Organization--Layers--Dimensioning SOPs
Architectural Blocks--Hatches--Symbols
Steps in Home Building
1 page
Section 2: Organizational Colors
Importance of colors
1 page
Section 3: Architectural Quiz
10 questions

Architecture 101 Quiz

Please Bold your answer choice. Key is located at the bottom.

1.) Which “Units” does AutoCAD default setting?

A. Dec., Feet B. Dec., Inches C. Arch., Feet D. Arch., Inches

2.) Which “Units” setting is best for drawing residential or commercial structures in the United States?

A. Eng., Feet B. Eng., Inches C. Arch., Feet D. Arch., Miles

3.) What is a major purpose of setting your layers within an architectural drawing?

A. Aesthetics (visually pleasing) B. Easier Drawing C. Professional Look D. Organization

4.) Which type of arrowhead is used to represent dimensions within an architectural drawing?

A. Architectural Tick B. Closed Filled C. Closed Blank D. Architectural Dot

5.) “Offset from origin” is a term used to describe the space between an object and the beginning of the dimension’s extension line. Which one determines a good height to set it to as a basic rule?

A. Terrain/Grade B. True North C. Text Height D. Layer

6.) How thick is a 2”x4” interior wall including drywall?

A. 3” B. 3 1/2” C. 4” D. 4 1/2”

7.) What is the typical size (in width) of an interior door?

A. 28” B. 30” C. 32” D. 34”

8.) What is the minimum width of an exterior door for a residential structure?

A. 32” B. 36” C. 40” D. 48”

9. Doors and windows are communicated using a stat (in feet & inches)…what does the stat communicate?

A. Height, Width B. Width, Height C. Width, Depth D. Height, Depth

10. Dimensioning defines two main important items in a drawing, what are they?

A. Lengths, Heights B. Size, Depth C. Size, Organization D. Size, Location


#1. B

#2. C

#3. D

#4. A

#5. C

#6. D

#7. B

#8. B

#9 B

#10 D

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Instructor Biography

Aaron Flanary, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering Instructor

I am the owner of Triple A Drafting Inc. and have been a draftsman for over 15 years. I am a nationally accredited mechanical drafter (ADDA) and a former high school drafting teacher of an award winning drafting program within my state and have helped produce national winners. My design work includes such work as designing custom homes, commercial buildings, creating 3D architectural models, custom renderings and animation for inventors for U.S. Patent Office for patent submission. 

My years of drafting expertise will not only increase your software proficiency, I will increase your engineering vocabulary and your understanding of the design process in both the architectural realm and the field of mechanical engineering. I am proficient in several software packages including AutoCAD LT, Chief Architect and SolidWorks. Please check out my facebook to see some of the CAD projects I have completed throughout my drafting career. I look forward to working with anyone that is interested in improving their drafting skills.

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