DraftSight Essentials : scale drawing with CAD software
What you'll learn
- How to use all the essential CAD drawing tools
- How to use all the really important and time saving editing tools
- How to set up drawings to print at different scales, either to paper or as a PDF
- Tips based on decades of practical drawing experience with CAD in a wide range of applications
- Interactive hands-on drawing exercises throughout the course
- Save hours and hours on drawings by learning simple professional techniques
- No knowledge of CAD is needed. Install DraftSight on your computer and get started!
Computer Aided Design, or CAD, is so much easier to learn than most people realise, and really takes the hard work out of any kind of technical drawing. Download the Standard version of DraftSight, a professional quality CAD program, and learn how to use it here.
More and more, computer drawing of all kinds is moving into everyday life. Now you can learn to produce accurate scale drawings in a fraction of the time it takes to draw something on paper. DraftSight really is the best possible choice for the occasional user, as it brings really top quality CAD skills within your reach at minimal cost. What is more, being able to produce your own scale drawings could save you a great deal of money, in fees.
Even better, DraftSight is compatible with the industry standard, AutoCAD, and has a very similar set of tools. Learn one, and you can almost certainly use the other really quickly. It is supported by a major corporation with vast experience in drawing software, and it is a cross platform application, running on Windows, Mac and Unix. Millions of people worldwide are already benefitting from this great program, so why not start acquiring another skill today and join them.
On the course you will learn;
To customise the workspace, and streamline the CAD screen
Simple drawing and editing tools, with hands on exercises for you to have a go at
Methods and tools which can help you draw more quickly
How to draw and edit things accurately, to size
Why Layers are really important to use
How to set up paper sizes and scales
Dimensioning drawings, one of the real CAD time savers
How to output your drawings as finished scale plans, either printed or as PDF files
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn CAD for accurate drawings; building, crafts, hobbies.
Working as an illustrator and designer in architecture and publishing for more than 30 years has taught me a lot about different types of drawing software.
So how do you choose which programs to use?
I've done that for you in my courses.
Would you like to learn how to draw accurate woodworking plans quickly and easily using a great value professional CAD program? Well, take my CAD for Woodworkers course using DraftSight, a great professional level CAD program similar in commands and structure to AutoCAD.
Would you like to be able to design and draw your projects in 3D? I'm running a course now on Udemy, SketchUp for Woodworkers, for anyone (not just woodworkers) who wants to learn how to use SketchUp to draw smaller projects (ie not a house!)
See my Udemy courses ,SketchUp for Woodworkers and its companion course, CAD for Woodworkers.
Brief CV: I have worked on a wide range of magazine titles in the UK, US and Europe and currently illustrate 2 UK based craft titles, Furniture and Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Crafts, providing plans and 3D drawings as well as articles for both. I have illustrated more than 50 books on a wide variety of craft subjects, and have written extensively in craft magazines on the use of computer drawing techniques in furniture making and joinery.
I have a degree in Architecture, and run LineMine, a website that focuses on design drawing techniques and software.