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Autodesk Architectural Desktop Release 3.3 Intermediate: Through the Roof

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Chris Fox and Elise Moss return with an Intermediate textbook on Autodesk's Architectural Desktop. The text assumes familiarity with the basic tools within the software and takes you to the next level, with tutorials on layer standards, creation of custom window assemblies and curtain walls, roof slabs, roof miter tools, managing a multi-story commercial structure, using mass elements for conceptual modeling, and more. Practice quizzes are included at the end of each chapter to help focus the student on key ...
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Overview

Chris Fox and Elise Moss return with an Intermediate textbook on Autodesk's Architectural Desktop. The text assumes familiarity with the basic tools within the software and takes you to the next level, with tutorials on layer standards, creation of custom window assemblies and curtain walls, roof slabs, roof miter tools, managing a multi-story commercial structure, using mass elements for conceptual modeling, and more. Practice quizzes are included at the end of each chapter to help focus the student on key points. The book answers common technical support questions, such as: how to add a handle to a door style; how to add an elevator; and how to make the pivot point of a slab invisible.

Each tutorial comes with simple step by step instructions, pictures and diagrams; lots of tips and tricks to help you boost your productivity. For users who want to get more out of their software, this book will become a welcome desktop companion and guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585030941
  • Publisher: Schroff Development Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview

2. Mass Elements and Mass Groups
Create and modify Mass Elements; add Mass groups; add elements to Mass Groups; Model Explorer; create a profile; more Mass Elements; use Model Explorer to explore alternate designs.
3. Creating a Multi-Storied Building
Generate floor slice; attach objects to floor slice; convert Floorplates to polylines, [alternate exercise: convert Floorplates to space boundaries]; add dispay configuration; edit Layer Standards; convert polylines to walls.
4. Working with Walls and Window Assemblies
Clean up exterior walls; wall cleanup groups; erase unneeded walls; wall cleanup - floors 1 and 2; align walls.
5. Curtain Walls
Create a Curtain Wall; change the Curtain Wall display; convert to Curtain Wall; create and apply a Curtain Wall style; add an opening; copy a Curtain Wall Unit style; modify a Curtain Wall style; merge Cells; add a door.
6. Window Assemblies
Create window assemblies; edit and add window assembly styles; create window assemblies from linework or layout grids; place and edit window assemblies; add doors to Window Assemblies and Window Assembly styles.
7. Floor Slabs
Create a slab from walls or a polyline; create a sloping slab; Slab Tools; slab holes.
8. Column Grids and Structural Members
Rectangular column grid; radial column grid; clip a rectangular grid; label column grid; create a column grid bubble; create structural member styles; add structural members; add beams; radial beams; add hyperlinks.
9. Vertical Transportation
Layer standards review; add slab; add stair; add railing; create a straight ramp; create a u-shaped stair; create a multi-landing stair; create a spiral stair; working with railings; create an elevator.
10. Roofs
Flat roof; gables and hips; roof slabs; dormers; roof slab tools and styles; roff slab miter.
11. Commercial Lavatories
Toilet layouts; Refedit; add a handle to a door;.
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