Creating Furniture, Fixture, and Appliance Symbols in AutoCAD

In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to draw and position furniture and fixture symbols throughout a floor plan. We'll begin our project with a floor plan that only includes walls, windows and doors. Software required: AutoCAD 2014.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2014
Duration
53m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2014
Duration
53m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to draw and position furniture and fixture symbols throughout a floor plan. We'll begin our project with a floor plan that only includes walls, windows and doors. Our objective will be to populate the kitchen by creating the furniture, fixtures, and appliances that help support all the functions of that space. We'll learn how to use Polylines and number of commands like Offset, Trim, and Copy to create each symbol. Once the symbols are created we'll learn how to create a symbols library so that you can access and reuse the symbols you've just created, saving you a ton of time in your workflow for future projects. By the end of this training, you'll have a solid understanding of how to draw and manipulate basic geometry, create professional-looking symbols and blocks, and also manage your layers. Software required: AutoCAD 2014.

About the author
About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM tutor 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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi there, I'm Pierre with Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher. In this set of tutorials, we'll learn how to draw and position furniture and fixture symbols throughout a floor plan. We'll begin our project with a floor plan that only includes walls, windows, and doors. Our objective will be to populate the kitchen by creating furniture, fixtures, and appliances that'll help support all the functions within that space. We'll learn how to use polylines, and a number of commands like offset, trim, and even copy, to create each symbol. Once the symbols are created, we'll learn how to create a symbols library, so that you can access and reuse these symbols that you just created, saving you a ton of time in your workflow for future projects. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to draw and manipulate basic geometry, create professional looking symbols and blocks, and also manage your layers. So with that, I'm ready to get started, and I'll meet you in the next lesson.