For beginning and advanced courses in AutoCAD Architecture 2008. Written from the perspective of a practicing architect, this self-paced text introduces students to the interface, commands, and features of the AutoCAD(R) Architecture 2008 drawing program. Organized to develop skills incrementally, this text contains numerous walk-throughs, step-by-step illustrations and over 150 hands-on exercises that acquaint users with the robust features and functions of this program. Using the author's knowledge of architecture, education and AutoCAD(R) Architecture 2008, the text gives students an opportunity to learn how to operate the program, improve their own productivity and apply their skills to a commercial design problem.
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PART I: GETTING STARTED Definitions. Concepts. Questions and Answers about AutoCAD(R) Architecture 2008. Installing AutoCAD(R) Architecture 2008. Abbreviations. The AutoCAD(R) Architecture 2008 Interface. Tool Palettes. The Properties Palette. The Content Browser. The Open Drawing Menu. PART II: SECTIONS AND TUTORIALS: PALETTES AND EXERCISES Section 1. Massing and Mass Elements and Groups. Section 2. Space Objects Section 3. Walls Section 4. Windows Section 5. Doors Section 6. Curtain Walls. Section 7. Door and Window Assemblies Section 8. Stairs Section 9. Railings Section 10. Roofs and Roof Slab Objects Section 11. Slabs and Slab Objects Section 12. Structural Members, Column Grids, Grids, and Anchors Section 13. AEC Dimensions Section 14. Elevations Section 15. Sections Section 16. Drawing Management Section 17. Callouts and Annotation Scaling Section 18. Detail Components and the Detail Component Manager Section 19. Property Set Definitions and Property Sets Section 20. Schedules and Schedule Tags Section 21. Sheet Sets Section 22. Mask Blocks Section 23. Multi-View Blocks Section 24. The DesignCenter Section 25. AEC Project Standards Section 26. Display Themes Section 27. Rendering and Visualization PART III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. Section 28. Tutorial Project Section 29. Autodesk Drawing Compare
H. Edward Goldberg, AIA, is a practicing licensed architect with over 25 years cumulative experience as a designer, project architect, construction project manager, owner of a design/build practice, technical writer, author and educator. He served as Coordinator of CAD and Multi-Media at Carroll Community College, from 1994-1999, and as Coordinator of the Industrial Program at Towson University, from 2000-2003. Ed's lecture and workshop credits include participation in Autodesk University, AEC Systems Expos, and AIA Chapter forums.