Managing Line Weights and Linetype in AutoCAD

In this set of tutorials we'll take a look at how managing line weights properly can help you create easy to read, professional looking drawings in AutoCAD. Software required: AutoCAD.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 25, 2014
Duration
27m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 25, 2014
Duration
27m
Description

In this set of tutorials we'll take a look at how managing line weights properly can help you create easy to read, professional looking drawings in AutoCAD. We'll begin by making sure our layers are set and all line work is assigned to the proper layer. From there, we'll assign color to our layers so that line work can be differentiated visually through color. Next, we'll adjust Lineweights to direct the reader's focus to what's most important in the drawing. From there, we'll adjust Linetype for things like topography lines and property lines. Finally, we'll learn how to use Plot Styles to choose how we want our drawing to appear once it's printed. By the end of this training, you'll know how to use layers, color, Line weight, type, and scale to enhance your drawings. Software required: AutoCAD.

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 here with Digital-Tutors, an Auto Desk authorized publisher. In this set of tutorials we'll take a look at how managing line weights properly can help you create easy to read, professional looking drawings in AutoCAD. We'll begin by making sure our layers are set and all line work is assigned to the proper layer. From there, we'll assign color to our layers so that the line work can be differentiated visually through color. Next, we'll adjust line weights to direct the reader's focus on what's most important in the drawing. From there, we'll adjust line type for things like topography lines and even property lines. Finally, we'll learn how to use plot styles to choose how we want our drawing to appear once it's printed. By the end of this course you'll know how to use layers, color, line type, weight, and even scale to enhance your drawings. So with that, I'm ready to get started and I'll meet you in the next lesson.