Improve Your CAD Drawings | START TO FINISH tutorial (+ template)

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Improve the quality, clarity and graphics of your CAD drawings with this step-by-step tutorial. As I take the plan sketches for the Gallery House project and draft them in AutoCAD, I’ll share with you all my tips, tricks and best practices for turning flat, dull and lifeless CAD drawings into presentation quality, professional documents.
A strong graphical style not only sells your idea to your client, but it helps the tradespeople better understand – and construct – exactly what you’ve designed.
I’ll discuss:
1) When CAD enters my workflow (and why)
2) Why you need to be using a drawing template
3) Tools + software
4) Tips for achieving clear line weights + styles
5) How to use contrast to your advantage
6) Why you should be printing your drawings regularly

You can download my CAD template here:

My sincere thanks for supporting my work and the channel…I sincerely appreciate it!

// GEAR I USE //


*Mavic Pro by DJI:

*Canon 6DMKII
*Canon 80D:

* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens:
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens:
* Canon 10 – 18mm f4.5 – 5.6 IS Lens:

* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.):
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic):


* Prismacolor Markers:
* Timelapse Camera:
* AutoCAD LT:
* SketchUp PRO:
* HP T120 Plotter:
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan:

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30X40 Design Workshop says:

Download my AutoCAD template here:
First vid of 2018…Happy New Year…

superbadmofo1 says:

Dude much props for this video….I thought it was an intro 2,,,a high-end utube commercial ,,,then it hit me…Thumbs up brah.

Karonies Thompson says:

It honestly really gets to me when architects make measurements to Finnish drywall. It makes building layout confusing. And I’ve never seen a drywaller pick up a set of plans

Haris khan says:

hola sir, i like you are work i want work with you.

Lester Matos says:

Is there any chance You could create a template compatible with REVIT 2018?

DreamHouse says:

excellent shooting and video cutting!

Resza Kristiana says:

Thank you for sharing this!

Antonio Flores says:

hola soy arquitecto y sus vídeos son realmente inspiradores y muy buenos me ayudan mucho es usted un gran maestro de la arquitectura saludos desde México y gracias.

malvin K says:

thanks for the tips, i want to be an architect right now but i also have a lot of other stuff im interested in. Could you tell me what do architect study in college?

Maríam Saal says:

Thank you, for really care about architecture through teaching!

Ships hshs says:

Hey, I kinda don't get the reasons for putting the floor pattern on the plan. For me it just makes it more confusing even with the thickest line. I just got into college so I'm new at this, if someone could explain the pros for me…

Marìo Angeli says:

Wow!!! Where have you been all my life?

C S says:

How do you do a title block. Just text or in a standard block. Have you created your logo on AutoCAD of imported it in from elsewhere. I'm trying to set up my page format line thickness ext.. had it before 10,- 15 years ago in an earlier version of LT, This one seams more complex.

The Photo Store says:

What are the free alternatives? Looking for floor planning software that’s easy to use to quickly produce floor plans for 3-4 properties a day

Pastapillow says:

Very informative and lovely production. Thank you

Eagle Eye says:

I'm a architecture student I really liked your autocad skills. I want ur autocad template but it's not affordable for me, I'll be glad if u share it with me on

Ariel Zagordo says:

Saludos desde Argentina

G.M. Holywood says:

i'm considering buying your template but would like to know if it employs paper space/model space formatting…I am an advocate of its usage on so many levels

Love your videos

Mukondeleli Ratshilavhi says:

Thank you so much as 3d visitations artist CAD has not been my strong point but now I have a better understanding of where I've been going wrong ….loved you point on zooming out and in of the drawings how line weights play and important to highlight what's important…I will be watching this over n over … I would request a video on the difference type of cad drawing like your celling layout

Paulo V says:

"everything is a design opportunity"

Nico Seto says:

i use that same detail book for reference. very good presentation for drawing. nice

Cherry Geda says:

So great! Very organized

moayed eljadid says:

Mate to be honest i haven’t seen a decent content and terrific introductory as your channel keep up the great work !!!

Natasya Jasmin says:

I wish I saw this earlier! Nevertheless, so GRATEFUL i saw it now! Thank you! Your passion, work ethic & depth in your work inspires me. A student & you helped me alot!

nabil abdallah says:

seriously…this channel should be in Netflix….I showed to my classmates…they real appreciate the clarity of the process and explanations….

Kimberly Ann Pena says:

Hey, I'm an Architecture student and i just want to tell you that you inspires me!!

Mogli Skp says:

Yooo….the quality…..

Piiiong Si says:

Thanks for you sir.hope we meet soon.

Sneha Arvind says:

I can see that you really respect your viewer's time and aim to produce top quality, to-the-point videos. Cheers, you've earned another subscriber!

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