CAD Template Guide

CAD Template Guide

 
Looking to get your hands on a great CAD template? Scroll down to the end to see the different templates we have available to download from First In Architecture.

What is a CAD Template?

 

A CAD template file stores settings, styles and data for use when you start a new drawing. This allows studios to maintain consistent standards and styles across the company, ensuring a professional output of drawings.

 

New drawings in AutoCAD can be opened using the default autocad template files or you can use your own custom AutoCAD template file. A custom template can be made by yourself, or used from another source, for example, the First In Architecture template 😉

 

Some of the standard settings that can be specified in a CAD template are:

  • Units
  • Layers and layer properties
  • Linetype scales
  • Dimension styles
  • Text styles
  • Layout sheets and viewports
  • Plot settings
  • and more

 

Having a CAD template set up and ready to use is a massive time saver. We highly recommend you use a CAD Template when you start your drawings to ensure consistency in your output and to give you a jump start to get on with the drawing and design rather than the set up.

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What is the format of a CAD Template?

 

An AutoCAD template is usually saved in .dwt format. The .dwt file is saved in the template location on your computer. This means that when you start a new drawing you will be presented with the template options available to you. These include the standard templates that come with AutoCAD featuring different units and so on.

 

How to use a CAD templates

To use a template, you simply need to open it when you create a new drawing. You can do this by clicking on the “New” button in the “File” menu and then selecting the template file that you want to use.

CAD Template A1 Layout sheet
CAD Template A1 Layout sheet
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CAD Template A3 Layout sheet

First In Architecture CAD Templates

 

Are you tired of spending hours creating new CAD drawings from scratch? Do you wish there was a way to save time and money, while still maintaining the quality of your work?

 

If so, then our CAD templates are the perfect solution for you! Our templates are designed by professional architects and architectural technologists, and they include everything you need to create professional-looking drawings quickly and easily.

 

With our templates, you can:

 

  • Save time: Our templates take the guesswork out of creating new drawings, so you can focus on what’s important.
  • Save money: Our templates are much more affordable than hiring a designer to create custom drawings for you.
  • Maintain consistency: Our templates ensure that all of your drawings look professional and consistent.

 

 

The First In Architecture CAD template provides you with a great starting point for your drawings.

 

This template is in METRIC units! AutoCAD 2010 or newer.

 

How many times have you opened a new drawing and spent too much time searching for the correct layers to use, copying stuff from other drawings and generally getting set up before you have a chance to actually draw anything!

 

Then, when it comes to printing, you spend ages setting up plot sheets, plot styles and line weights before you get anything on paper. Very frustrating and time consuming.

 

Our CAD drawing template will put a stop to the time wasting and allow you to get straight into your design without the fuss.

 

Purchase now, download and start drawing immediately!

 

We have two templates, the Basic and Pro. Find out what is included below.

Basic CAD Templates

The FIA Basic CAD Template

 
The template includes:
 
– Two sets of CAD layering according to your needs
 
– Line weights set up ready to use
 
– Text and dimension styles ready to use
 
– Dynamic elevation and Section markers
 
– Dynamic level markers
 
– North points
 
– Dynamic scale bar
 
– Hatch patterns
 
– Line weight and style options
 
– Electrical symbols
 
– Sun path diagrams (London)
 
 – People blocks in elevation
 
– People blocks in plan
 
– Tree blocks in plan and elevation
 
– Dynamic and standard door blocks
 
– Dynamic and standard window blocks
 
– Dynamic and standard furniture blocks
 
– Stair blocks in plan
 
– Sanitary and kitchen fittings
 
– Layout sheets set up in A0, A1, A2, A3 and A4
 
– Dynamic title blocks on layout sheets for easy input
 
– Example plan and elevation
 
– New dynamic car parking blocks
 
– New dynamic road marking arrows
 
– New dynamic pedestrian crossing
 
– New vehicle cad blocks
 
– New hazard and fire symbols
 
– New dynamic door/window and room tags
Pro CAD Templates

The FIA Pro CAD Template

 
Everything from the Basic CAD template:
 
– Two sets of CAD layering according to your needs
 
– Line weights set up ready to use
 
– Text and dimension styles ready to use
 
– Dynamic elevation and Section markers
 
– Dynamic level markers
 
– North points
 
– Dynamic scale bar
 
– Hatch patterns
 
– Line weight and style options
 
– Electrical symbols
 
– Sun path diagrams (London)
 
– People blocks in elevation
 
– People blocks in plan
 
– Tree blocks in plan and elevation
 
– Dynamic and standard door blocks
 
– Dynamic and standard window blocks
 
– Dynamic and standard furniture blocks
 
– Stair blocks in plan
 
– Sanitary and kitchen fittings
 
– Layout sheets set up in A0, A1, A2, A3 and A4
 
– Dynamic title blocks on layout sheets for easy input
 
– Example plan and elevation
 
– New dynamic car parking blocks
 
– New dynamic road marking arrows
 
– New dynamic pedestrian crossing
 
– New vehicle cad blocks
 
– New hazard and fire symbols
 
– New dynamic door/window and room tags
 

PLUS:

 
Steel beam CAD blocks standard and dynamic
 
More hatches for easy ‘match properties’
 
Dynamic trees for easy scaling
 
2 Additional title block styles for layout sheets
 
 

PLUS OVER 450 CAD BLOCKS:

 
 
Kitchen Furniture CAD blocks
 
Bedroom Furniture CAD blocks
 
Living Room Furniture CAD blocks
 
Kitchen CAD blocks
 
Dining Furniture CAD blocks
 
Bathroom CAD blocks
 
General Standard Furniture Sizes CAD blocks
 
Standard Door Sizes CAD blocks
 
Window CAD blocks in section, elevation and plan
 
Accessible sanitary facilities CAD blocks
 
Average sizes of people standing
 
Average sizes of people sitting
 
Average wheelchair user dimensions
 
Site analysis symbols
Our CAD templates are the perfect addition to your cad library, helping you save time, and allowing you to adjust it to your requirements.

Reviews for our CAD Templates

 

“I used to spend hours creating new CAD drawings from scratch. But since I started using the FIA CAD template, I’ve been able to save a significant amount of time and effort. I highly recommend using the FIA CAD template to anyone who uses CAD.” – George, Archi student

 

“I’ve been using your CAD template for a few months now, and I’m absolutely loving it! It has saved me so much time and money, and my drawings look better than ever.” – John, Architect

CAD Template Example 2
CAD Template Download Image 2
CAD Template Example 5

Adjusting our CAD Template for your own use

 

CAD templates can be a great way to save time and effort when creating drawings. They can also help to ensure that your drawings are consistent with each other. If you use CAD templates regularly, you will find that they become an essential part of your workflow.

 

Here are some tips for using CAD templates effectively:

 

  • Create a template for each type of drawing that you create, you can use our template as a starting point for this. This will help you to keep your drawings organised and consistent.

 

  • Include all of the settings and objects that you typically use in each type of drawing in your template. This will save you time and effort when you create new drawings.

 

  • Update your templates regularly. As you add new features to your drawings, you should update your templates to include these features. This will ensure that your templates are always up-to-date.

 

  • Remove the content you don’t need. Large templates can be bulky and slow. Make sure you remove the content you won’t be using on a regular basis. You can always save this in another file for future use.

 

  • Adjust the plot styles to suit your needs, changing the line weights to present the drawings in your own style.

 

  • Edit the layout sheets and title blocks to include your information, and save the template with the updated info so that you don’t have to fill this out on each new drawing.

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