This text will be most useful in both beginning and intermediate interior design and architecture CAD courses. The first two parts of the text are meant to be a general, quick reference for using the CAD program. The third and fourth parts of the text focus on learning to draw more accurately, efficiently, and effectively using CAD. The most important goal of the workbook is to integrate AutoCAD technology with the traditional design studio techniques of space planning and drawing. It will help students become more conversant with the technology they're using, while also relating it to its practice use in the fields of interior design and architecture. Also, this workbook addresses all of the criticisms of the current CAD texts: from a lack of drawing complexity to not enough professional practice; from a preponderance of computer command lessons to not enough relevant concepts and techniques.Features- Workbook problems are short and quick, requiring only thirty minutes to an hour of brainstorming- Chapter objectives and assessment techniques emphasize both left- and right-brain thought processes- CD-ROM contains example drawing techniques and design expression problems, template AutoCAD files, and video clips for more complex demonstrations- Instructor's Guide includes course syllabi, chapter objectives, digital drawing techniques and assignments, and real-world applications of Effective AutoCAD Techniques.
Carolyn Gibbs, California State University - Sacramento
Contents I. Learning to Draw in 2D with AutoCad - Getting Started: The AutoCad User Interface - Learning How to Draw Precisely - Drawing Organization and Office Standards - Blocks and Block Libraries - Hatching and Patterning - Text, Annotations, and Dimensioning - Project Organization Concepts in AutoCAD II. Learning to Draw in 3D with Architectural Desktop - An Introduction to the Third Dimension - Getting started with Architectural Desktop - Basic 3D Shapes in ADT - Drawing in ADT: Walls, Windows, Doors, Openings - Basic Modifications - Adding Complexity: Customizing the Main Components - Creating Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems - Adding Complexity: Curtain Wall and Door/Window Assembly Style Overrides - A Brief Overview of Other ADT Components III. Drawing Technique - Drawing Craft - Drawing Techniques I: Approaches to Drawing Craft in the 2D Drawing/Drafting Process - Drawing Techniques II: Approaches to Drawing Craft in the 3D Modeling Process - Controlling Output: Drawing Presentation Techniques IV. Linking Drawing Technique to Design Exploration - Linking CAD skills learning to Design Vocabulary Building - Presenting Design Ideas Quickly with CAD