Architectural Desktop 2008 / Edition 1

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A self-paced text that introduces users to the interface, commands, and features of the Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2008 drawing program. Organized to develop skills incrementally, this book contains numerous walk-throughs, step-by-step illustrations and over 150 hands-on exercises that acquaint users with the robust features and functions of this program. Using the author’s knowledge of architecture, education and the Autodesk Architectural Desktop program, this text gives users an opportunity to learn how to operate the program, improve their own productivity and apply their skills to a commercial design problem. Emphasizes program features that are most applicable in the profession. Offers tips and techniques that enhance user productivity and have been learned through years in the field. Provides flexibility to use the book as a self-instructional resource. Logical organization presents program features and commands in the order they are used in professional practice. An valuable tool for Architects, Architectural Draftsmen and CAD Managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131592278
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Edward Goldberg, AIA, is a practicing licensed architect with over 25 years cumulative experience as a designer, project architect, construction project manager, owner of a design/build practice, technical writer, author and educator. He served as Coordinator of CAD and Multi-Media at Carroll Community College, from 1994-1999, and as Coordinator of the Industrial Program at Towson University, from 2000-2003. Ed's lecture and workshop credits include participation in Autodesk University, AEC Systems Expos, and AIA Chapter forums.

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Table of Contents




Questions and Answers about AutoCAD® Architecture 2008.

Installing AutoCAD® Architecture 2008. Abbreviations.

The AutoCAD® Architecture 2008 Interface.

Tool Palettes.

The Properties Palette.

The Content Browser.

The Open Drawing Menu.


Section 1. Massing and Mass Elements and Groups.

Section 2. Space Objects

Section 3. Walls

Section 4. Windows

Section 5. Doors

Section 6. Curtain Walls.

Section 7. Door and Window Assemblies

Section 8. Stairs

Section 9. Railings

Section 10. Roofs and Roof Slab Objects

Section 11. Slabs and Slab Objects

Section 12. Structural Members, Column Grids, Grids, and Anchors

Section 13. AEC Dimensions

Section 14. Elevations

Section 15. Sections

Section 16. Drawing Management

Section 17. Callouts and Annotation Scaling

Section 18. Detail Components and the Detail Component Manager

Section 19. Property Set Definitions and Property Sets

Section 20. Schedules and Schedule Tags

Section 21. Sheet Sets

Section 22. Mask Blocks

Section 23. Multi-View Blocks

Section 24. The DesignCenter

Section 25. AEC Project Standards

Section 26. Display Themes

Section 27. Rendering and Visualization


Section 28. Tutorial Project

Section 29. Autodesk Drawing Compare

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