Mastering the Tools Palette in AutoCAD

In this set of tutorials we'll learn how to speed your production time using your Tools Palette in AutoCAD. We'll begin by locating and conceptually breaking down the tools palette and all its features.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 23, 2014
Duration
39m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 23, 2014
Duration
39m
Description

In this set of tutorials we'll learn how to speed your production time using your Tools Palette in AutoCAD. We'll begin by locating and conceptually breaking down the tools palette and all its features. From there we'll work in the Civil and Architectural tabs to work on a site plan. Next we'll see how we can use structure tab to help speed things along when working on structural plans like columns grids and details. Next we'll work with a simple floor plan where we'll add windows to the plan as well as edit and customize the window blocks to fit the sizing in our project. Finally, we'll use the annotate tab to create tags and schedules as well as to add a title to our drawing. By the end of this training you'll gain an appreciation for how these simple tools can reduce your production time by utilizing the blocks from your Tools Palette.

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 Peter with Digital-Tutors, and Autodesk authorized publisher. In this set of tutorials, we'll learn how to speed your production time using the Tools Palette in AutoCAD. We will begin by locating and conceptually breaking down the Tools Palette and all its features. From there, we'll work in the Civil and Architectural tabs to work on a simple site plan. Next, we'll see how we can use the Structure tab to help speed things along when working on structural plans, like a column grid or even a detailed drawing. We'll also work on a simple floor plan where we'll add a few windows, and we'll also see how we can customize those window blocks so that they fit the sizing in our project. And finally, we'll use the Annotate tab to create tags and even a schedule for our windows that we just placed in our drawing. By the end of this course, you'll gain an appreciation for how these simple tools can reduce your production time by utilizing blocks from your Tools Palette. So with that, I'm ready to get started, and I'll meet you in the next lesson.