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Blueprint drawings

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.

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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.

Construction worker reading a blueprint

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BLUEPRINTS

Learn about construction plans and blueprints.

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BLUEPRINT READING BASICS

Discover how to read blueprints for construction.

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rolls of blueprints with electrical drawings

UNDERSTANDING BLUEPRINT SYMBOLS

Take the mystery out of reading blueprints by learning how to read blueprint symbols.

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large rolls of blueprints

NAVIGATING A SET OF PLANS

Get to know how construction documents are organized so you can find your way around blueprints.

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Helpful videos on making blueprints in AutoCAD

floor plan for classroom on autocad software

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 on autocad software

Ground floor plan tutorial

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

See how AutoCAD is used to make blueprints

exterior of Stratford Festival tent

STRATFORD FESTIVAL

Set design comes to life with AutoCAD

Canadian theater festival uses AutoCAD and other technologies such as 3D printing to deliver incredible set designs.

Burnside Cottage kitchen

RED BEAN INTERIOR DESIGN

AutoCAD LT opens doors for interior designer

Interior designer highlights her skills with AutoCAD LT to land a new job and creates a competitive advantage for her current firm.

floor plan on autocad lt software shown on tablet

STRUCTURAL SURVEYS, LTD.

AutoCAD mobile app provides instant solution

For a new design department, the discovery of the AutoCAD mobile app brings on-site design, as well as unexpected benefits with workflow and accuracy.

Blueprint design resources

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