Watch every course in the subscription library with a lynda.com membership.Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors. Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,500 courses, including more Developer and personalized recommendations. Hi I’m Scott Onstott. I have been teaching and writing about AutoCAD and other design software products for over a decade, and I’m excited to walk you through the essentials for creating an architectual drawing in AutoCAD. My books include AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013 Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and models with Photoshop. In this course you’ll watch me draw a cottage floor plan by referring to a rough pencil sketch that has been scanned and referenced in the Drawing Window. You will see the techniques I use to quickly and efficiently layout the walls, using a combination of Offset, Trim and Fill It commands. Drawing a floor plan is something like putting a puzzle together. Missing dimension is something quite typical in sketches made in the field. We will encounter this problem in the sample project, and it will cause us to have to retrace our steps and approach the drawing from another direction in order to fit all of the pieces together. We’ll meet many of the choices people encounter as you draw along with me. Let’s get started. Watch every course in the subscription library with a lynda.com membership.Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors. This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course. Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of online learning video courses—and create as many playlists as you like. “In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H. Source.