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Managing Line Weights and Linetype in AutoCAD

by Pierre Derenoncourt

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.

What you'll learn

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

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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