Synopses & Reviews
Master the latest versions of AutoCAD(r) and AutoCAD(r) LT — quickly and easily
This powerful book/disk set gets AutoCAD novices up and running with the knowledge and skills they need to create polished architectural construction drawings using AutoCAD R14 and AutoCAD LT 95. Instead of just explaining how the software works, it guides you step-by-step through a series of progressively difficult exercises that let you learn by producing actual design elements. For experienced users, the package offers a fast, easy way to become comfortable with working in the Windows(r) 95 environment, as well as a valuable guide to benchmarking drawing conventions, and a quick-command reference to specific components.
Organized by building components—the way architects actually work—Architectural Construction Drawings with AutoCAD(r) R14 features: p9e Step-by-step explanations of each component type
- The best commands and drawing techniques for each task
- Exercises that let you learn by creating actual building elements
- Hundreds of blow-by-blow screen shots
- Guidelines on how to create polished drawings for clients and consultants at every phase of design development
- A disk library including all of the components covered in the book
About the Author
JAMES SNYDER is Principal and founder of Partners by Design, an architectural CAD consulting firm. An AutoCAD innovator who has created several custom programs of his own, he is also a registered Autodesk developer, and former vice president of a major interior design firm.
Table of Contents
Drawing Structure and Organization.
Drawing Structure and Format.
Title Block Drawing Construction.
Designing with AutoCAD Release 14.
Building Wall and Curtain Wall Layout, First Floor.
Visualizing the Design in 3D.
Drawing the Structural Grid and Columns.
Drawing Doors and Creating a Door Library.
Glazing System Plan Drawings.
Drawing Design Elevations.
Designing Ramps and Stairs.
Final Design Development of Stairs and Building Elevations.
Final Design Development for Plan Drawings.
Building Sections and Structural Framing Drawings.
Details, Schedules, Notes, Large-Scale Plans, and Elevations.