Chapter 4

Developing Drawing Strategies: Part 1

Assuming that you have worked your way through the first three chapters, you have now successfully drawn a shape (Chapter 2, “Learning Basic Commands to Get Started”) as well as the outer wall lines of a cabin (Chapter 3, “Setting Up a Drawing”). From here on, you’ll develop a floor plan for the cabin.

The focus in this chapter is on gaining a feel for the strategy of drawing in the Autodesk® AutoCAD® program and on solving drawing problems that come up in the course of laying out a floor plan. As you work your way through this chapter, the activities will include making the walls, cutting doorway openings, and drawing the doors. In the next chapter, you’ll add steps and two decks, and you’ll place ...

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