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Drawing Reflected Ceiling Plans in AutoCAD

by Pierre Derenoncourt

In this AutoCAD tutorial we'll learn how to draw a reflected ceiling plan. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

What you'll learn

In this AutoCAD tutorial we'll learn how to draw a reflected ceiling plan. We'll begin our project by doing a little prep work with a referenced floor plan. We'll delete any items in the plan that may distract from the ceiling. Once we've cleaned up the floor plan, we'll learn how to create symbols representing the various elements in the ceiling design. After creating the symbols, we'll then draw the various types of ceilings for each space within our plan. Next, we'll place the symbols we created onto the ceilings in the floor plan. Finally, we'll add some notes and create a symbols legend to make the plan even easier to understand. By the end of this AutoCAD training, you'll know how to create the various symbols normally included in reflected ceiling plans, and also learn how to create a symbols legend using tables. Software required: AutoCAD 2015.

About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM author at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects. Pierre is proud to be able to share his mastery of Revit and AutoCAD with the P... more

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