Having difficulty creating presentation quality drawings in AutoCAD? This template is your solution.
PLEASE NOTE: this template is in **IMPERIAL** units. If you need to convert it to metric, see this link on Autodesk's help page.
- Graphically compelling visuals right out of the box without fussing or experimenting
- An example of line types and styles that effectively communicate with both clients and contractors
- A small sample floor plan + elevation for reference
- A minimalist, well-designed title block
- Artistic pen settings for your plotter
Imagine starting a new drawing without having to track down all your favorite dimension and text styles, your title sheet, all your favorite blocks, notations and settings you used on the last project. It's all in one place and it includes instructions on how you can fine tweak it to create your own styles.
Using a template file ensures every drawing begins with the correct settings and standard blocks each time, all with just one click. The included files will help you to replicate the simple, graphic style Eric Reinholdt uses for all his residential architecture CAD work in his studio, 30X40 Design Workshop.
The following documents are included in a single zip file + are compatible with both MAC + PC versions of AutoCAD. **TEMPLATE UNITS ARE IMPERIAL**
> Getting Started Instructions (PDF) - 5 pages
> AutoCAD Floor Plan Template (.dwt) - **UNITS ARE IMPERIAL**
- Arch D (24" x 36") size title block
- Line weights + line types
- Text + dimension styles
- Basic layer setup
- Shading styles / colors
- Typical annotation blocks
- Small sample floor plan
- Small sample elevation with treeline layout
- Sun path diagram (must modify per your site location + latitude)
> Title Block (.dwg)
> Template Drawing (.dwg)
> Color table (.ctb) with preset pen settings, widths and colors
> Sample Floor Plan Drawing (PDF)
Watch this video to see how Eric uses this template to create his signature drawing style.
NOTE: These files are designed to be used with the 2013 (and newer) versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Although it's possible they may also work with earlier versions and/or other CAD programs designed to read AutoCAD files we can't guarantee they will.
PLEASE NOTE: In the United States, where I practice, we use Imperial units only and I offer this file as-is, in Imperial Units. If you want to convert it to Metric, you'll need to follow these instructions on Autodesk's website. All conversion questions should be directed to Autodesk's support team, I'm not able to help field CAD questions.