BLUEPRINT MAKER

Produce drawings for creating a building, part, product, and more.

What is a blueprint?

Blueprints are designs used to create buildings, products, and more. Blueprints got their name from the historic process of creating technical drawings on paper coated with a chemical mixture that would turn the background blue while the drawing lines remained white when exposed to light.

The difference between blueprints and floor plans

Blueprints are detailed drawings referenced to build something. They can include many types of drawings and diagrams such as floor plans, elevations, and details. A floor plan shows a bird’s-eye view of a building or structure and typically displays the location of walls, fixtures, and furniture.

How to read blueprints

Learn the fundamentals to get started in creating and navigating blueprints.

  • A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BLUEPRINTS

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  • BLUEPRINT READING BASICS

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  • UNDERSTANDING BLUEPRINT SYMBOLS

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  • NAVIGATING A SET OF PLANS

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Helpful videos on making blueprints in AutoCAD

Classroom floor plan tutorial

This video demonstrates how to use AutoCAD and the draw and modify tools to create a floor plan drawing of a classroom.

Ground floor plan tutorial

This video demonstrates how to use AutoCAD to draft a ground floor plan.

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Blueprint design resources

Learn how to use Autodesk CAD software to create blueprints and CAD drawings.

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