Learn the AutoCAD Basics in Less than an hour: A Video Tutorial Series

Each day I receive questions about AutoCAD. They come from a variety of sources that add up to over well over 30,000 followers/subscribers but regardless if its YouTube comments Twitter @cadintentions mentions, Emails from the newsletter list or even Linkedin, there are a number of questions that come up more often than others.

I wanted to use today’s post to put together a resource to help Answer and direct one of the biggest questions and its variation, How do I learn AutoCAD? Where do I get Started with AutoCAD? Can I learn AutoCAD Online? Etc…

It just so happens I’ve already made a series of videos on my channel walking you through the basics of AutoCAD in an easy to follow progression. Combined, the videos have over 150,000 views and have helped so many new users become familiar with AutoCAD. These videos will give you the basics and skills to get started with AutoCAD in less than an hour. You’ll be able to decide from there if you’d like to keep learning, in which case I highly recommend signing up for my AutoCAD Tips email newsletter as well as looking at my AutoCAD Productivity Training here.

Let’s Get Started:

AutoCAD Basics Part 1 – Overall Layout:


AutoCAD Basics Part 2 – Create, Save, & Open Drawings (.dwg):


AutoCAD Basics Part 3 – Creating Objects (Line, Circle, Rectangle):


AutoCAD Basics Part 4 – Modifying Objects (Copy, Erase, Move, Scale, & Mirror:


AutoCAD Basics Part 5 – Drawing Preferences/Settings (Grid, Osnap, Polar Tracking and Snaps:


AutoCAD Basics Part 6 – Using Layers & The Layer Manager:


AutoCAD Basics Part 7 – How to use the Layout Tab, Title Blocks & Printing:


AutoCAD Basics Part 8 – Adding/Using Text:


I hope these videos are able to help you get a quick feel for AutoCAD and at the very least help, you become familiar with the overall workings and useability of the software. It takes years to fully master any software but if you keep working at it and practicing you will become fluent and confident in your skills in no time.

If you’d like to keep learning about AutoCAD, I highly recommend signing up for my AutoCAD Tips email newsletter as well as looking at my AutoCAD Productivity Training here. I also have a ton of content on the blog and recommend  looking around as well as checking out some of the most popular content here


That’s all for today, I hope you all enjoyed this recap post, and if you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment below!

As always, thank you so much for reading and watching, I am super excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog and hope you all will follow along.

Cheers and happy drafting!


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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: