Cadsetterout AutoCAD Tutorials

Welcome to The CAD Setter Out’s AutoCAD Tutorials page!

I am a big fan of Parametric modelers like Revit and Autodesk Inventor. However,  I acknowledge that (for many of us) the bread and butter CAD drafting tool is 2D AutoCAD.

I believe passionately that your choice of CAD software should not hinder you when producing great quality drawings.

The CAD Setter out - AutoCAD

I set up the CAD Setter Out Blog to share the tips & tricks that I have picked up over the years that have helped me to produce great quality, accurate CAD drawings on time, every time.

This page is a springboard to help you find the articles that will help you on

Finding the AutoCAD tutorial you need.

All of my ACAD posts are gathered under the category called AutoCAD Tutorials (Click on the link to go straight to them).

To help you find what you are looking for, I have further broken this down using post tags:

  • AutoCAD Create – How to create your geometry quickly and efficiently, Including Lines, Arcs, Circles, Polylines and Splines as well as more complex objects such as Layers, Groups, Blocks and Xref’s.
  • AutoCAD Edit – Nobody ever gets to draw something just once! It is important to create your CAD geometry with an eye to how you will edit it later. This section gives you plenty of productivity tips for editing geometry effectively, and optimizing your DWG files.
  • AutoCAD Document – For most CAD users the final ‘deliverable’ is a paper drawing. This section deals with setting up template files (including borders and title blocks). Read on for page set ups, plotting and printing. This section also covers other outputs, including ‘electronic’ drawings like PDF or DWF and outputting CAD data to CNC.
  • AutoCAD Productivity – Work smarter, not harder! It is always important to put quality first. Once you are producing great drawings, learn how to achieve the same quality with fewer picks and less clicks.
  • AutoCAD Customization – CAD management, automation, programming or simply personalizing ACAD to get it how you like it, you will find it all here.

I hope that you find what you need to help you become more productive with ACAD?

Thanks very much for visiting!