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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.
PART I: GETTING STARTED
Questions and Answers about AutoCAD® Architecture 2008.
Installing AutoCAD® Architecture 2008. Abbreviations.
The AutoCAD® Architecture 2008 Interface.
The Properties Palette.
The Content Browser.
The Open Drawing Menu.
PART II: SECTIONS AND TUTORIALS: PALETTES AND EXERCISES
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
PART III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.
Section 28. Tutorial Project
Section 29. Autodesk Drawing Compare