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CAD for Interiors Basics. with DVD

  • ID: 689870
  • Book
  • 220 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Develop the practical CAD skills that are essential to every designer′s education

To be successful, every designer must know the basics of using AutoCAD® to create floor plans and implement adjustments as a project changes. Architects, contractors, and specification writers all expect CAD–generated drawings for interiors projects. CAD for Interiors: Basics is the perfect learning tool to gain computer–aided drawing proficiency.

From creating project templates to developing the hard copy of a professional–quality presentation, CAD for Interiors: Basics is a hands–on guide to learning AutoCAD® for interior designers. Inside, readers will find:

  • A step–by–step approach that tells designers how to create professional–quality floor plans, sections, and elevations without using confusing technical jargon

  • Helpful projects and exercises that allow readers to apply what they′ve learned

  • An introduction to CAD programs, including SketchUp

  • A DVD featuring several narrated videos of detailed AutoCAD® commands and 12 videos demonstrating lessons in the book

CAD for Interiors: Basics is an endlessly useful AutoCAD® resource for interior designers and students.

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Chapter 1. Interacting with AutoCAD.

Launching AutoCAD.

Starting a New Session of AutoCAD.

Maneuvering the User Interface.

Interacting with AutoCAD.

Chapter 2. Preparing to Draw.

Launching and Saving a New AutoCAD Drawing File.

Basic Drafting Settings– The Status Bar.

Basic Core Commands for Drawing and Modifying.

Drawing a Line at a Precise Distance from 0.0.

Drawing a Line at  Precise Distance and Angle.

Closing a Drawing.

Chapter 3. Drawing a Base Plan.

Starting the Living Room Plan.

Creating a Block Library.

Drawing the Interior Elements of the Floor Plan.

Adding Hatch to Your Drawing.

Close and Save the Drawing.

Chapter 4. Adding Text and Dimensions to a Drawing.

Text Heights.

The Styles Toolbar.

Adding Text to the Drawing.

Adding Dimensions to the Drawing.

Close and Save the Drawing.

Chapter 5. Adding Layers to a Drawing.

Adding the Layers.

Assigning Objects to the Appropriate Layers.

Managing Layers.

Close and Save the Drawing.

Chapter 6. Adding the Base Plan.

The Reflecting Ceiling Plan.

Creating al Lighting Legend.

Chapter 7. Drawing Interior Sections and Elevations.

External References (Xrefs).

Drawing Interior Sections/Elevations.

Adding Notes and Dimensions to the Elevations.

Close and Save the Drawing.

Chapter 8. Creating a Titleblock and Template File.

Typical Paper and Page Sizes.

Inserting Blocks into Layout Space.

Creating a Template File.

Chapter 9. Layout Space and Plotting a Drawing.

The Plan Drawings.

Chapter 10. Introduction to Google Sketchup.

Google SketchUp.

Core Commands.

Importing an AutoCAD Drawing.

Import the File.

Beginning Model Construction.

Exporting Elements from the Drawing File.

Close and Save.


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Joseph A. Fiorello
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