Improve Your CAD Drawings | START TO FINISH tutorial (+ template)



Improve the quality, clarity and graphics of your CAD drawings with this step-by-step tutorial. As I take the plan sketches for the Gallery House project and draft them in AutoCAD, I’ll share with you all my tips, tricks and best practices for turning flat, dull and lifeless CAD drawings into presentation quality, professional documents.
A strong graphical style not only sells your idea to your client, but it helps the tradespeople better understand – and construct – exactly what you’ve designed.
I’ll discuss:
1) When CAD enters my workflow (and why)
2) Why you need to be using a drawing template
3) Tools + software
4) Tips for achieving clear line weights + styles
5) How to use contrast to your advantage
6) Why you should be printing your drawings regularly

You can download my CAD template here: http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template

My sincere thanks for supporting my work and the channel…I sincerely appreciate it!

// GEAR I USE //

AutoCAD TEMPLATE:
*Download: http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template

DRONE:
*Mavic Pro by DJI: http://amzn.to/2hW3dTA

DSLR CAMERA:
*Canon 6DMKII http://amzn.to/2mkrtxt
*Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2fBWGMQ

LENSES:
* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29l7ac5
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29x2QcI
* Canon 10 – 18mm f4.5 – 5.6 IS Lens: http://amzn.to/2vyErvS

AUDIO:
* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.): http://amzn.to/29qlNM3
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic): http://amzn.to/2dFDaKp

MUSIC I USE:
*http://thirtybyforty.com/music

ARCHITECTURE GEAR:
* Prismacolor Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/markers
* Timelapse Camera: http://thirtybyforty.com/brinno
* AutoCAD LT: http://amzn.to/2dxjMDH
* SketchUp PRO: http://amzn.to/2cRcojz
* HP T120 Plotter: http://amzn.to/2dBGf1O
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan: http://amzn.to/2dhq5ap

STARTUP TOOLKIT:
* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL

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Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”

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