Softdesk Solutions: The Essential Guide to Auto-Architect

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Whether you are new to Softdesk or an experienced user, here is the book with everything you need to make optimum use of this leading architectural software. This unique sourcebook combines a comprehensive overview of the role of computer-aided design in architecture with an in-depth, prompt-by-prompt tutorial that both explains the Softdesk environment and demonstrates how to use Auto-Architect to manage the entire design process from preliminary design to construction documents. Softdesk Solutions covers ...
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Overview

Whether you are new to Softdesk or an experienced user, here is the book with everything you need to make optimum use of this leading architectural software. This unique sourcebook combines a comprehensive overview of the role of computer-aided design in architecture with an in-depth, prompt-by-prompt tutorial that both explains the Softdesk environment and demonstrates how to use Auto-Architect to manage the entire design process from preliminary design to construction documents. Softdesk Solutions covers Softdesk start-up procedures and settings; creating space diagrams for conceptual designs; converting space diagrams into double lines walls; setting controls for Core and the Auto-Architect module; drawing walls, doors, windows, and roofs; adding annotations and leadered text; inserting 2D and 3D symbols from selected libraries; and managing and modifying layers to create a three-story building.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471154181
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/12/1996
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.55 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Using CAD in the Architecture Office 3
Ch. 2 Basic CAD Features 25
Ch. 3 Programming, Preliminary Design, and Design Development 45
Ch. 4 Visualization and Presentations 75
Ch. 5 Contract Documents 93
Ch. 6 Facilities Management 103
Ch. 7 Zooming In on the Future of CAD 109
Ch. 8 Drawing Setup 123
Ch. 9 The Softdesk Environment 139
Ch. 10 Project Settings 173
Ch. 11 Creating Spaces 183
Ch. 12 Converting Spaces to Walls 203
Ch. 13 Wall Settings 217
Ch. 14 Walls 233
Ch. 15 Door Settings 259
Ch. 16 Doors 281
Ch. 17 Window Settings 309
Ch. 18 Windows 329
Ch. 19 Roofs 353
Ch. 20 Annotations 371
Ch. 21 Symbols 381
Ch. 22 Layer Groups 397
Appendix A: Macro Command List 415
Appendix B: Point Filters 423
Appendix C: Softdesk S7 Super Productivity CD 435
Index 445
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