Synopses & Reviews
Written specifically for practitioners of interior design, this book helps readers learn AutoCAD by actually using it in planning and designing a wide variety of realistic interiors. It covers both 2- and 3-dimensional aspects of AutoCAD 2002. Using a non-technical writing style and hands-on PROMPT/RESPONSE tutorial approach, it takes readers step-by-step through the creation of all of the drawings necessary for a space planning project (Tenant Space project)--from floor plans, elevations, and furniture planning, through power and lighting plans, to isometric and three-dimensional drawings. An Overview of the AutoCAD Program; Preparing to Draw with AutoCAD; Drawing with AutoCAD: Basic Commands and Settings; Drawing with AutoCAD: Conference and Lecture Rooms; Adding Text to the Drawing; Printing and Plotting; Drawing the Floor Plan: Walls, Doors, and Windows; Dimensioning and Area Calculations; Drawing Elevations, Wall Sections, and Details; Drawing and Adding Specifications to Furnishings and the AutoCAD Design Center; Drawing the Reflected Ceiling Plan and Power Plan; Isometric Drawing; Creating Presentations and Creating a Web Page Using AutoCAD; Using Raster Images and Grips; Customizing Toolbars and Menus; Basic Three-Dimensional Models; Solid Modeling. For interior designers.
This easy-to-understand manual teaches users how to make architectural drawings using a computer and the AutoCAD 2005 program. It employs the prompt-response format in beginning exercises of all chapters to teach commands in a drawing situation. The book then provides exercises so learners can apply the commands on their own.
New features of AutoCAD Release 2005 are described—e.g.: easy to use Table command for quickly creating professional quality tables such as parts lists, door and window schedules; Sheet Sets command for organizing drawings into sets with dynamic contents pages and other helpful features; redesigned AutoCAD Design Center; modeless dialog boxes; gradient hatch patterns for rendering isometric and two-dimensional drawings; and new plot/print dialog box for 2D and 3D printing and plotting.
For individuals who need to learn AutoCAD—especially its fashion and interior design, computer-and architectural graphics, and space planning applications.
Table of Contents
I. PREPARING TO DRAW WITH AUTOCAD.
2. An Overview of the AutoCAD Program.
3. Preparing to Draw with AutoCAD.
II. TWO-DIMENSIONAL AUTOCAD.
4. Drawing with AutoCAD: Basic Commands and Settings.
5. Drawing with AutoCAD: Conference and Lecture Rooms.
6. Adding Text and Tables to the Drawing.
7. Printing and Plotting.
8. Drawing the Floor Plan: Walls, Doors, and Windows.
9. Dimensioning and Area Calculations.
10. Drawing Elevations, Wall Sections, and Details.
11. Drawing and Adding Specifications to Furnishings and the AutoCAD Design Center .
12. Drawing the Reflected Ceiling Plan and Power Plan.
III. SPECIAL TOPICS.
13. Isometric Drawing and Gradient Hatch Rendering.
14. Creating Presentations with Layouts and Sheet Sets… and Creating a Web Page Using AutoCAD.
15. Using Raster Images in AutoCAD Drawings.
16. Customizing Toolbars, Menus and Palettes.
IV. THREE-DIMENSIONAL AUTOCAD.
17. Basic Three-Dimensional Models.
18. Solid Modeling.