If unfamiliar with AutoCAD software please refer to FlowJet Series parts 1 to 6 found on the Instructables website.
Creating understandable floor plans from an architectural drawing will help you complete a Utah State University standard working single floor plan of a of approximately 10,000 square feet in 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending on your AutoCAD proficiency. The floor plans created may be used to calculate space and direction data for any and all who rely on them. These plans may even be able to provide hours of enjoyment when printed on paper that can be folded into a paper airplane!
Step 1: Preparation
AutoCAD software installed
Architectural CAD file of building you wish to clean up/convert
Existing standardized floor plan CAD file
Step 2: Open architectural construction drawing
Step 3: Using the FREEZE command
Step 4: Create a copy
Step 5: Readying a template
Step 6: Pasting into template
Step 7: Keeping record/backup
Step 8: Standardization
Step 9: Trim/delete the excess
Step 10: Square footage and room bounds
Step 11: Room tags
Step 12: Editing the tags
Step 13: Final clean up
Step 14: The purge
Step 15: Adjustments
Step 16: Fancy!
Check out how it looks in your layout tab and make adjustments as necessary for scaling purposes. If you feel that the drawing needs more or less, visit previous steps and have at it! Floor plans are fluid and your building will eventually have modifications or changes. Your meticulous efforts will be rewarded when you revisit the plan to input these changes. Now, if you’d like, you can print your drawing out and make an airplane out of it!