Free Resources

There are several online resources where you can learn AutoCAD for free. Here are some options:

AutoCAD Official Website

AutoCAD official website offer blogs, forum, free tutorials, webinars, and resources to help users learn the software. You can click “F1” to get help when you run AutoCAD Program.

YouTube

YouTube hosts numerous channels dedicated to AutoCAD tutorials. Channels like “AutoCAD” itself, “Cadalyst Magazine,” “TheSkillPedia,” and “TutoCAD” provide a wide range of tutorials suitable for beginners to advanced users.

AutoCAD Online Courses

Websites like Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or trial versions of their AutoCAD courses. While some might require payment for full access, they often have free introductory lessons or trial periods.

Autodesk University

Autodesk University offers various resources, including free webinars, articles, and on-demand classes covering AutoCAD and other Autodesk software.

CADLearning by 4D Technologies

Some organizations, universities, or libraries provide access to CADLearning, a platform offering AutoCAD tutorials and resources. Check if your institution provides access.

Online Forums and Communities

Websites like Autodesk’s own forums, CADTutor, and forums on Reddit (such as r/AutoCAD) have communities where users share tips, ask questions, and offer advice. These forums can be valuable for learning from the experiences of other users.

Free AutoCAD eBooks and PDF Guides

There are several websites that offer free AutoCAD eBooks and PDF guides. Websites like Tutorial45 and myCADsite provide downloadable resources for learning AutoCAD.

myCADsite: Access free online AutoCAD tutorials for beginners and experienced users, organized into beginner, intermediate, 3D, and advanced levels. No registration required. Stay updated on news and tutorials by following myCADsite on Facebook or Twitter.

Cadalyst: Explore a wide array of AutoCAD tutorials, tips, and training resources. Watch their extensive CAD tips video gallery to learn specific tasks in AutoCAD.

CADTutor: Gain access to free tutorials, tips, and articles not only for AutoCAD but also for 3ds Max and other associated software applications. Engage with other CAD learners and professionals through the AutoCAD forums.

Tutorial 45: Dive into a collection of free AutoCAD tutorials, practice exercises, command lists, 3D projects, and easy-to-follow how-to articles. Build a strong foundation with the basics you need.

Free CAD Blogs

AutoDWG also offer CAD blogs to share tips and tricks to use AutoCAD, you may find the useful knowledge from here.


When learning AutoCAD or any software, it’s beneficial to practice regularly and work on small projects to reinforce your skills. Additionally, exploring different resources can provide diverse perspectives and approaches to using the software effectively.

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