This comprehensive text leads students through the basic fundamentals and advanced features of AutoCad for architectural drawing. Step-by-step exercises and applications with tutorials make this a hands-on learning system. Saka teaches students how to produce architectural working drawings and construction-related documents accurately and precisely, along with the skills required to master 2D drawing commands and procedures. FEATURES/BENEFITS Fully compatible with Release 2000i and Release 2000. In-depth coverage of commands significant to architectural drawing-e.g., MULTILINE; and AIA CAD Layer guidelines. Step-by-step exercises throughout. Extensive coverage of Express Tools. Detailed treatment of drawing set-up procedures. Tips, tricks, warnings, and shortcuts. More than 150 real-world, hands-on drawing exercises. Logical, progressive presentation. Chapter-opening objectives. Chapter tests. Tables and charts. CONTENTS Introduction to AutoCAD 2000i and AutoCAD 2000. Establishing Drawing Settings. Establishing Drawing Setup. Establishing Drawing Aids. Drawing Lines. Drawing Basic Objects and Shapes. Creating Precision Points and Segments. Saving and Ending Drawings. Creating Layers and Linetypes. Multiple Design Environment and AutoCAD Designcenter. Displaying Objects and Creating Views. Basic Editing and Modifying. Advanced Editing. Creating Text Styles and Placing Text. Managing AutoCAD Files and Establishing User Settings. Drawing Information at Your Fingertips. Drawing Multilines. Architectural Dimensioning. Creating Architectural Symbols. Creating Architectural Graphic Patterns. Assigning Attributes to Symbols. Layouts and Paper Space. Printing and Plotting. Externally Referenced Drawings. VISIT www.prenhall.com/saka for drawing files and release updates
What makes a loft smart? This book presents the extraordinary designs of recently completed lofts that highlight three kinds of smart solutions. Through smart technology, a variety of electronic devices attend to your needs while in the loft, and carry on a variety of necessary functions while you’re away. Smart materials provide solutions through newly invented building materials and innovative twists on traditional ones. And smart design is used by ingenious architects with difficult design challenges to transcend these problems and create spectacular lofts, often on a very modest budget.
– Over 1,000 standard CAD compatible details — The only CAD library that can be used in final construction drawings — Organized by subject, it includes foundations, windows, roofs, stairs, door, plus many more elements — Covers residential, institutional, public, industrial, and commercial uses — PC and MAC compatible — Requires CAD
From the acclaimed New York Firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, this volume in the Building Type Basics series gives readers the essential information they need to initiate designs for every type of office building, from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes. It combines in-depth coverage of all of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and security issues unique to today’s office buildings with the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to launch your design project and see it through. Including a wealth of brilliant photos and illustrations, this volume also addresses a broad scope of timely issues related to modern office design: standard and alternate workplaces, the ‘smart’ office building, security, healthy interiors, elevators, image and identity, and more.
Provides a source of inspiration, job simplifying details, and how-to’s for the real-world structures and plans. Covers everything from alternative energy source hardware to design aesthetics, and interior air quality to the New Urbanism.