Architectural Desktop 3 Book

Architectural Desktop 3 Book : A Comprehensive Guide to Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3

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For advanced courses in Computer-Aided Architectural Design, and for sophomore-level courses in Architectural Drafting, Interior Design, and Environmental Design, using Architectural Desktop.

This versatile text can be used to teach Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3 in both lecture and self-paced classes. Application chapters make the book suitable for advanced classes. Unlike other texts-which teach isolated commands-this text enables students to relate commands to producing drawings, presenting topics in the order in which they are actually used. Numerous conceptual, modeling, drawing, dimensioning, and documentation exercises are provided throughout.

For those who find the program puzzling, this book takes a common sense approach. It provides clear, concise CAD information because it is written by an architect and educator who uses the program in professional practice and who teaches the program to students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 209.6 x 273.1 x 19.1mm | 707.62g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0130406449
  • 9780130406446

Table of contents


1. The Mass Model Concept.
2. The Space Planning Concept.
3. The Virtual Building Concept.
4. The Display System.
5. The Templates.

1. Mass Elements.
2. Mass Groups.
3. Spaces.
4. Space Boundaries.
5. Slice Floorplates.

1. Design Content.
2. Walls.
3. Wall Tools.
4. Curtain Walls.
5. Openings.
6. Doors.
7. Windows.
8. Window Assemblies.
9. Structural Members.
10. Slabs.
11. Slab Tools.
12. Roofs.
13. Roof Slab Tools.
14. Stairs.
15. Railings.
16. Grids.

1. Documentation Content.
2. Set Drawing Scale.
3. AEC Dimension.
4. Schedule Tags.
5. Schedule Data.
6. Schedule Tables.
7. Elevations, Sections.
8. Perspectives.

1. Drawing Setup.
2. Layer Management.
3. Select Display.
4. Display Manager.
5. Style Manager.
6. Live Section Display.
7. Layout Tools.
8. Anchors.
9. Create AEC Content.
10. Multi-View Blocks.
11. Mask Blocks.
12. Profiles.
13. AEC Polygon.
14. Utilities.
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