Designing Mechanical Systems Using Autodesk Building Systems

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Design a complete mechanical system for a residential, commercial, or industrial building with ease by learning how to integrate Autodesk® Building Systems functionality with your Autodesk Architectural Desktop software! New from Autodesk Press, Designing Mechanical Systems Using Autodesk Building Systems contains easy-to-understand examples and carefully engineered exercises to lead readers through the entire design process, taking full advantage of the productivity-enhancing features of this new Autodesk Architectural Desktop add-on. No prior experience is required! All-inclusive coverage spans the spectrum, from how Autodesk Building Systems objects differ from Architectural Desktop objects and AutoCAD entities through posting of completed drawings to the Internet for remote access by building contractors, electrical engineers, suppliers, and others! Ideal for novices, this how-to and reference manual also includes an entire chapter for power users and CAD managers that will propel them to successful completion of high-end drafting tasks, such as: working with multiple floors, creating custom fittings and catalogs, modifying a layer standard, and more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401834135
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Pennisi-Vazzana has worked both as a journalist and as a technical writer. Mary Ellen is the Lead Technical Writer for the Autodesk Building Systems product line. The Autodesk Building Mechanical and Autodesk Building Electrical Concepts Guides have both won the Distinguished award from the Society of Technical Communications (STC). Her work as the sole writer for Auotdesk CAD Overlay produced as award of Excellence from the STC, an award of Distinction, and an STC International award. The CAD Overlay manual was also given a positive review in Cadalyst magazine. Mary Ellen has written AOTC courseware training for Autodesk Land Development Desktop and Autodesk Architectural Desktop. Mary Ellen is AutoCAD Certified.

David Driver has worked in architectural firms for the last 14 years, holding positions of both architectural project manager and computer manager. As project manager, David's experience covers a wide range of project types- from civic and commercial, to single and multifamily housing. As a CAD manager he has produced renderings and presentations, as well as performing the standard tasks of installation, configuration, training, and troubleshooting.

David is a professional architect, registered and practicing in the state of Arizona working in collaboration with architects in Phoenix. David provides software testing and training for Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Building Mechanical and Autodesk Building Electrical. His continuing commitment to the architectural field insures that hi software training and consulting is highly relevant to his clients, while his involvement in the software industry provides the architects he works with in-depth knowledge and skill of computer aided drafting and design.

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Table of Contents

The Basics. Understanding AEC Objects. Creating a Mechanical Schematic Diagram. Creating a Mechanical Plan. Reviewing Your Design. Communicating Your Design. Creating Catalog-Based Parts. Appendix A: Calculating Floor Areas. Appendix B: Exploding Your Drawings

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