Using Polylines and Hatch Patterns to Draw a Lumber Detail in AutoCAD

In this set of tutorials, we'll take a step-by-step approach to drawing a lumber construction detail. Software required: AutoCAD 2014.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 12, 2014
Duration
1h 12m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 12, 2014
Duration
1h 12m
Description

In this set of tutorials, we'll take a step-by-step approach to drawing a lumber construction detail. We'll start from the ground up and begin with the foundation. We'll learn how to use Polylines and Hatching to get the foundation in place. Next, we'll draw the sill plate and studs included in the detail. While we draw each element in the detail, we'll be sure to manage our Linetypes, Layers, and Hatch Patterns accordingly in order to create a well-organized drawing. Finally, we'll add some text and leaders to reinforce the graphic components of our drawing. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a solid understanding of how to draw a simple lumber-construction detail using mainly Polylines and Hatch Patterns. You'll also learn to create a drawing that is well-organized, detailed, and professional. 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
Hey there, I'm Pierre with Digital Tutors, an AutoDesk authorized publisher. In this set of tutorials, we'll take a step-by-step approach to drawing a lumber construction detail. We'll start from the ground up and begin with the foundation. We'll learn how to use poly lines and hatching to get the foundation in place. Next, we'll draw the seal plate and studs included in our detailed drawing. While we draw each element in the detailed drawing, we'll be sure to manage our line weights, layers, and hatch patterns accordingly in order to create a well-organized drawing. Finally, we'll add some text and leaders to reinforce our graphic components within our drawing. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to draw a simple lumber construction detail using mainly your poly lines and hatch patterns. You'll also learn to create a drawing that is well-organized, detailed, and professional looking. So, with that, I'm ready to get started and I'll meet you in the next lesson.