Welcome to our AutoCAD Education page. AutoCAD may seem complex and challenging at first, but it's an essential design tool. For example, the ability to simply draw a line and know the length of that line automatically is an incalculable time saver. So is the ability to insert a block – a ready-made collection of linework representing an object such as a wall, a tree, or even a person – into a drawing. Once you've mastered AutoCAD, you'll find it an essential tool in the design process. We're here to help. From mastering the art of working with layers to learning how to plot, or print, a perfectly scaled design, we'll help guide you through the ins and outs of using AutoCAD for your planting, irrigation, and site designs.
Additional AutoCAD Resources
This page outlines a few of the essential techniques and steps you'll need to learn when beginning your AutoCAD education.
New to CAD, or need a refresher?
The majority of the technical support issues fielded by our technical support team are a direct result of drawing corruption. Keep your files in proper working order by cleaning your drawings and all Xrefs – especially those you've received from others.
From CAD newbies to seasoned veterans, every CAD user should get familiar with the correct method of setting up a drawing and layout sheets for plotting. We've broken the process down into a few integral steps on our Drawing & Sheet Setup outline.
In this section, we provide best practices that will help you get the most of AutoCAD and our plugins.
Layers are the essential elements of your CAD designs. Our CAD plugin includes several tools that help make AutoCAD layers work for you.
Getting your design on paper or into a PDF is a process that's as potentially complex as it is important. We'll show you how to simplify the plotting experience and achieve the best possible results.
AutoCAD has a staggering number of customization settings. Take a tour.
Try typing a few keywords related to the information you're seeking. For example, if you're having trouble getting your shrub spacing, just type "shrub spacing" or "plant spacing."