Autocad standard line weights – No. 2

Following on from our last post about Autocad line weights, plot styles etc – we have had a query from one of our readers about what the standards are for line weights when drawing, for example, windows, walls and so on.

So, to make it easy for you guys we have put together a template model file for you to download. The model file contains basic standard layers to use when drawing. The colours of these layers correspond with the plot style file that you can also download here. We figured this was the easiest way to demonstrate the standard line weights for objects.

Layer Standards

Download Layer Template Download Plot Style

How to use the template:

This is super simple – either save the dwg file and use it every time you start a new drawing – this way the layers are already set up. Or, you can copy and paste the layers from the template file into your own drawing.

How to use the Plot Style:

The plot style file is for when you print (or pdf) a drawing. This contains the line weights that correspond with the layer colours. All you need to do is put the ctb file into the plot style location. This is usually in Autodesk/AutoCAD 2013/Contents/UserData/Plotters/Plot Styles or something like this depending on your version and operating system. Then when you go to plot, select plot style, and find the FIA plotstyle template. Simple!

Hope you found this post useful – hit us up with any comments, we would love to hear what you guys think of the website – and what else we can do to help.

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