AutoCAD is the most popular and useful program among architects, landscape designers and engineers. With it, you can create plans, different graphs and schemes. The software is relatively expensive, so if you only need to make several edits to your drawing, you can use the free AutoCAD Web app. In this article, we will guide you on how to edit and create drawings using AutoCAD Web app.
To start using the AutoCAD Web App you need to register
on Autodesk and create a profile. Go to AutoCAD website
and click on Create a free account
or Sign In
if you already have one. After this, you will be redirected to the AutoCAD Web Editor where you can start creating or editing your images.
How to Upload Your Image or Create a New One
To upload an image
for editing in AutoCAD, click on Upload
in the main page and select a picture you’d like to edit:
To create a new drawing on AutoCAD, click on New Drawing
How to Use Layers on Your Drawing
Layers help you to save different plan options. For example, if you are working on a house plan, one of the layers can be a geometric plan, plumbing, electricity, furniture etc. Using layers, everyone who works on a project, can work in their own layer without editing other layers but still using them.
To add a layer
in AutoCAD Web, click on Layers
in the left-side menu and choose Create New
You can give your layer a colour to easily distinguish it from others by clicking on the white box
next to the layer of your choice and selecting a colour:
If you want to hide a layer
, you can simply click on the little light icon
next to it:
On your drawing, you will see the layers highlighted with different colours, so you can understand which layer you are currently using and which ones are switched off.
How to Use Properties
Properties are each layer’s data, which can also be useful for your drawing. Here you can see measurements, change colours and line type.
How to Use Drawing Tools
To create a drawing or add new forms, you can use different tools
located in the bottom-left side
of the screen. Click on Draw
and use various forms and tools, such as rectangle, arc, circle, line, pline or hatch:
How to Add Footnotes On Your Plan
To add footnotes on your drawing, use the Annotate
panel and use different tools of this section. You can click on Measure
to measure the lines and figures and leave a note or add a text by clicking on the A
icon. Moreover, you can add a note with an arrow by clicking on the last symbol with a circle and an arrow:
How to Modify Drawings
your drawings, go to Modify Selection
and use the tools located below it.
You can move different parts of your drawing around by clicking on the Move tool, duplicate forms by clicking on the Mirror tool, cut, extend, stretch, rotate and other instruments.
How to Save Your Drawing
To save your drawing, click on the little arrow icon
next to Save
in the top right corner, select Save As
and choose the folder where you’d like to keep it.
How to Download Your Drawing
To download a drawing from AutoCAD Web to your computer, click on AutoDesk
logo in the upper-left corner of the screen. Go to the folder, where you saved it and click on the Download
in the top menu:
How to Save a File as PDF
Your file will be saved in .dwg
format. If you’d like to save your file in PDF format, click on the print icon
(Plot to PDF) in the top-right corner and choose the Plot style, Paper size or page orientation and click Plot to PDF.