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Part IX: Reference Materials > Before the Drawing Begins: Planning and Organizi...

Appendix A. Before the Drawing Begins: Planning and Organizing Projects

AutoCAD is designed to save time by drawing efficiently. However, drawing efficiently with AutoCAD is only one element in saving time on your projects. By analyzing the overall process required to complete a project, you can identify elements of your project that are not necessarily drawing-based, but that have a lot to do with saving time. Then, through proper planning and organization methods, you can maximize efficiency and complete your project on time.

In this appendix, you learn about techniques that show how to use both AutoCAD and the Microsoft Windows environment to help you work more efficiently. Among the topics discussed are the following:

  • Key organization factors

  • Initial drawing setup

  • AutoCAD project organization features

  • Creating title blocks and template files


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