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Accessing AutoCAD Architecture 2011

Step-by-step tutorials explain the development of roof dormers and custom applications of roof slabs and slab

Accessing AutoCAD Architecture 2011

Price: $106.95

Product Code: 9781111126858

ISBN: 9781111126858

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Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cengage

Accessing AutoCAD; Architecture 2011 offers users a real-world approach with the purpose of better familiarizing students with the AutoCAD Architecture software. This guide offers step-by-step tutorials and projects in order to clearly demonstrate and reinforce the uses of applications, which involve the creation of foundation plans, floor plans, sections, elevations, details, and presentation drawings for two-story residences. The text also gives users the necessary components for creating floor plans of two-story residences with the basements as well as the development of roof dormers and custom applications for roofing slabs. The text has been updated to the newest version of AutoCAD 2011 to give detailed instructions on the user interface as well as use with Windows Vista.

Additional tutorials are given to provide techniques for creating structural and architectural drawings for commercial buildings. The book examines the use of the detail component manager while keynoting details of the newest features for wall end caps, annotation, project tool palettes, project enhancements and spaces. This new edition also includes metric and imperial tutorials with applications of space planning and mass modeling tools for commercial and residential buildings. Users will also gain knowledge on effective techniques and tips for using display representation, tool palettes, the project navigator, and the content browser for the increase of drawing productivity. Bonus independent projects are given at the end of each chapter in order to provide additional hands-on practice opportunities for building skills and confidence. 800 pp.

Features:

  • Updates for the AutoCAD 2011 user interface and Windows Vista with command access tables for each new command.
  • Information on how to access the commands from the menu bar, tool palette, command line and shortcut menu.
  • Effective tips and techniques for using the content browser, tool palette, project navigator and display representations in order to increase drawing productivity.
  • Step-by-step tutorials explain the development of roof dormers and custom applications for roofing slabs.
  • Metric and imperial tutorials with applications of mass modeling tools and space planning for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Bonus independent projects at the end of each chapter to provide additional hands-on practice to build confidence and skills.

New To This Edition

  • Through updates to include command access from the Ribbon, application and quick access toolbars.
  • New tutorials that address wall cleanup and end cap editing from the Ribbon.
  • Coverage of the new space separator tool as well as techniques to bounce spaces through AutoCAD entities.
  • An online companion that includes instructional video files for the use of commands and techniques as well as drawings for each of the 65 step-by-step tutorials and 13 projects.
  • Integration of AutoDesk Seek to import web content.
  • New 3-D and 2-D parametric design features.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction to AutoCAD Architecture.
  • Creating Floor Plans.
  • Advanced Wall Features.
  • Space Planning and Mass Modeling.
  • Placing Doors and Windows.
  • Door Window Assemblies and Curtain Walls.
  • Creating Roofs and Roof Slabs.
  • Creating Slabs for Floors and Ceilings.
  • Placing Stairs and Railings.
  • Using and Creating Symbols.
  • Annotating and Documenting the Drawing.
  • Creating Elevations, Sections, and Details.
  • Creating Structural and Ceiling Grids.

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