MASTERING AUTOCAD (R) ARCHITECTURE 2010, International Edition explains the process of creating professional-quality building design projects using the newest release of AutoCAD (R) Architecture (formally Autodesk (R) Architectural Desktop). Using a project-based approach, this text goes beyond a simple rundown of tools and commands to focus on the rationale and practicality of the software through life-tested, practical lessons that emphasize the "why" as well as the "how" in order to help users complete projects successfully. Text and lessons combine to deliver a clear sense of the value of the tools introduced as well each tool's potential. The result is a fully up-to-date resource that shortens the learning curve and builds confidence and comfort in using the software as a tool to create architecture.
Table of Contents
1. The User Interface.
2. Conceptual Underpinnings of AutoCAD Architecture.
3. Work Space Setup.
4. Beginning a Floor Plan Layout.
5. Setting up the Building Model.
6. Column Grids and Structural Layout.
7. Vertical Circulation.
8. The Building Shell.
9. Mastering Wall Clean up.
10. Progressive Refinement
11. Progressive Refinement
12. Roofs and Slabs.
13. Creating Reflected Ceiling Plans.
14. Generating Annotation.
15. Generating Schedules.
16. Generating Sections and Elevations.
17. Generating Details and Keynotes.
18. Plotting and Publishing.
Appendix A: Additional Exercises.
Appendix B: Wall Clean up Checklist.
Appendix C: Online Resources.
Appendix D: Space Area Calculations.
Appendix E: Sharing Files with Consultants.
Appendix F: Wall Clean up Solution.
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