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Introduction to Architectural Drawing in AutoCAD

A course by Isabel Martínez , Architect

Architect. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2019

Learn the basic tools to draw your architecture projects with precision

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (620)
  • 17590 students

Learn the basic tools to draw your architecture projects with precision

A course by Isabel Martínez

This course was updated in October 2020, with new audiovisual content, more in-depth explanations of the teacher’s methods, and although she works on Mac, she also includes a walkthrough of the interface and most used shortcuts to work on Windows.

AutoCAD and architecture have been synonymous with one another since the release of the first version of the famous design software in 1982. With more than 20 versions behind it, AutoCAD continues to be the quintessential drawing program for architectural plans.

Alongside Isabel Martínez—a Spanish architect based in Mexico—learn to take your first steps in AutoCAD, from installing it on your computer to drawing your first architecture project.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 22 downloads

The Drawing Units
6 minutes, 22 seconds
Drawing Tools
11 minutes, 3 seconds
Modify Items 1
16 minutes, 30 seconds
Hatch (fillers) 1
17 minutes, 16 seconds
Images and External References
15 minutes, 6 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% positive reviews (620)
  • 17590 students
  • 23 lessons (4h 17m)
  • 22 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 10/16/2020

What is this course's project?

Draw the technical plans of an iconic project: Le Corbusier's Petit Cabanon.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Students of architecture, engineering, and design as well as anyone who wants to acquire knowledge of computer-aided design to carry out their projects.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of geometry and an interest in architectural drawing and design.

As for materials, you need a computer with AutoCAD installed (your teacher uses AutoCAD 2021).


17590 Students
620 Reviews
94% Positive ratings

Isabel Martínez

A course by Isabel Martínez

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Isabel Martínez Abascal is an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. She also studied at the Technische Universität in Berlin, Germany, and at the Vastu Shilpa Foundation in Ahmedabad, India.

Throughout her career, she's collaborated with the SANAA studios in Tokyo, Japan, Aranguren y Gallegos in Madrid, Spain, Anupama Kundoo in Berlin, Germany, and Pedro Mendes da Rocha in São Paulo, Brazil. She has been a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Escola da Cidade, in São Paulo, Brazil for many years.

She participated as a teacher in the XXIV International Workshop of Cartagena, the Ibero-American Biennial of Medellin 2010, the International Seminar of Curitiba 2012, and the California College of Arts 2012 Rio Olympics Workshop. In addition, she helped curate the 2013 X São Paulo Architecture Biennial and curated the 2014 13th exhibition for the inaugural cycle of the La Conservera Museum, Murcia as well as the 2015 exhibition Visionary Instruments by the artist Almudena Lobera for the ECCO Museum, Cádiz. From July 2015 to August 2017 she directed the LIGA platform, a space for DF architecture, dedicated to the exhibition, dissemination, and discussion of Latin American architecture.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    About AutoCAD

    • The AutoCAD Interface on Mac and Windows
    • The Drawing Units
    • Select Items
    • Drawing Tools
    • Modify Items 1
    • Modify Items 2
  • U3

    Drawing a Project

    • The Project
    • Advanced Drawing Tools 1
    • Advanced Drawing Tools 2
    • Hatch (fillers) 1
    • Hatch (fillers) 2
  • U4

    External Elements and Space Layout

    • Images and External References
    • Model Space and Layout Space
    • The poster of the plans
    • Graphic scale and indications
  • U5

    Elevation and Perspective

    • The Drawing of an Elevation 1
    • The Drawing of an Elevation 2
    • The Axonometric Perspective 1
    • The Axonometric Perspective 2
    • Print Control
    • AutoCAD Web and Mobile
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to architectural drawing in AutoCAD

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Introduction to Architectural Drawing in AutoCAD. Architecture, Spaces, and Design course by Isabel Martínez Best seller

Introduction to Architectural Drawing in AutoCAD

A course by Isabel Martínez
Architect. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2019
  • 94% positive reviews (620)
  • 17590 students