Commercial Design Using AutoCAD 2023


Available August 17, 2022
Beginner
450 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-540-3

Description

Key Features

  • Designed for beginners wanting to learn how to design commercial buildings using AutoCAD
  • Project based tutorials design a campus library from start to finish
  • Video instruction is included with each book
  • Bonus material covers Google SketchUp, an introduction to computers, and a roof study workbook

In Detail

Commercial Design Using AutoCAD 2023 is designed for architectural students and professionals using AutoCAD 2023. The intent is to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of tools and techniques for use in both school and industry. This text takes a project-based approach to learning AutoCAD in which you develop a campus library throughout the book. Each book comes with access to extensive video instruction in which the author explains the most common tools and techniques used when designing buildings using AutoCAD.

The first two chapters are intended to get you familiar with the user interface as well as the most common menus, tools and commands that are required to work effectively with AutoCAD 2023. By the end of chapter two you will be excited and prepared to take on a much larger project.

Throughout the rest of the book you develop the campus library. Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the library project is followed through to create FFE plans, interior elevations, schedules, and details. In these chapters many of the additional tools and features of AutoCAD 2023 are covered in greater detail. General building codes and industry standard conventions are covered in a way that is applicable to the current exercise.

About the Videos

Each book includes access to extensive video training created by author Daniel Stine. The videos make it easy to see the exact menu selections made by the author while he describes how and why each step is made making it straightforward and simple to learn AutoCAD.

These videos allow you to become familiar with the menu selections and techniques before you begin the tutorial. By watching these videos you will be more confident in what you are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson.

The videos cover the following:

  • User Interface
  • Getting Started
  • Draw Tools
  • Modify Tools
  • Annotation
  • Floor Plans
  • Exterior Elevations
  • Sections
  • Interior Design
  • Plotting

Sample Video