Essentials for Architecture Using Autodesk Architectural Desktop R3.3

Essentials for Architecture Using Autodesk Architectural Desktop R3.3

by Daniel John Stine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585030880
Publisher: SDC Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Menu Customization
Creating a menu file
Adding a fly-out to the menu file
Adding a check mark to the menu file
Load & start an external AutoLISP file from the menu
Adding a toolbar to the menu

2 Autolisp Programming
A basic AutoLISP program file
Introducing the IF function
Streamlining the drawing setup
Load an external Windows application
Create an external text file

3 Layers and Templates
Drawing templates
Layer standards
Draw a floor plan using ADT 3.3 and layer standards
Draw an elevation using layer standards

4 Blocks and Attributes
Using blocks to study design options - Elevations
Using a block for a foreshortened object - Elevations
Block substitution - Reflected ceiling plan
Extracting attribute information to an MS Excel file

5 Page Setup and Layout Views
Setup a drawing to be plotted
Creating Named Page Setup configurations
Creating/Importing another Layout View
Managing multiple scaled drawings in a layout view

6 Plotting and Lineweights
Setup a custom plotter configuration (a PC3 file)
Sharing PC3 files on a network
Creating a lineweight standard (using a Plot Style Table)
Sharing a plot style table on a network
Creating a lineweight reference chart

7 2D Colored Presentation Drawings
Plotting the AutoCAD color wheel
Adding color to your floor plan drawing
Modify the Plot Style Table for additional colors
Add color to your elevation (and shadows)

8 Basic 3D Modeling
Using Named Views and essential toolbars
Drawings with 3D Solids
Modifying 3D Solids with Boolean tools
Using 3Dface and line thickness

9 Intermediate 3D Modeling
Extruding a solid along a path
Creating a 3D Vase
Creating a 3D Baulester

10 ADT Roof + Accurender Introduction
Adding a roof using ADT
The Accurender Basics
Creating an animation using Accurender

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