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AutoCAD 2006 for Architecture / Edition 1

AutoCAD 2006 for Architecture / Edition 1

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Beginning with an exploration of the basic tools that control AutoCAD®, each subsequent chapter builds on the skills learned for a well-rounded exploration of each new command relating to 2D construction documentation. All the need-to-know information that current and future architects, engineers, and designers require is provided, affording readers the efficiencies and skills they need to apply AutoCAD 2006, and its improved application in the architectural and construction fields, using the previous release as its base in their professional environment. The book is an excellent resource for new users wishing to explore the computer skills needed to excel in the creation of drawings for architectural design, as well as for experienced CAD users adjusting to the new features and functions of AutoCAD 2006.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418020507
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/02/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 944
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Alan Jefferis, who obtained his BS degree from San Diego State University in 1972, has been an instructor of drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD Training Center, for over thirty-one years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. His professional experience includes eight years of drafting for structural engineers and thirty years of residential designing. Currently, he is the owner of Residential Designs, as well as an Autodesk Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis is the co-author of numerous books from Delmar Cengage Learning, including RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING AND DETAILING, ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING', AUTOCAD FOR ARCHITECTURE, and PRINT READING FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION.

Mike Jones is CAD Systems Manager, Department Chairperson, and a CAD instructor at Clackamas Community College. Mike has introduced new users and experienced professionals alike to the commands and options of AutoCAD for 27 years. His training center experience is enhanced by more than two decades of professional drafting and CAD system management experience in industry.

Tereasa Jefferis, a graduate of Clackamas Community College and the Mechanical Systems Institute, has been an architectural drafter for 11 years. Tereasa has experience in architectural drafting, commercial plumbing drawings, and HVAC system design; she designed several of the homes shown in this text. Tereasa works as an independent contractor with structural engineering firms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Exoloring AutoCAD Tools and Displays Chapter 2 - Creating Drawing Aids Chapter 3 - Drawing and Controlling Lines Chapter 4 - Working with Drawing Files Chapter 5 - Drawing Organization Chapter 6 - Drawing Geometric Shapes Chapter 7 - Controlling Drawing Accuracy Chapter 8 - Drawing Display Options Chapter 9 - Basic Methods of Selecting and Modifying Drawing Objects Chapter 10 - Modifying the Position and Size of Drawing Objects Chapter 11 - Polylines Chapter 12 - Supplemental Drawing Commands Chapter 13 - Placing Patterns in Drawing Objects Chapter 14 - Inquiry Commands Chapter 15 - Placing Text on a Drawing Chapter 16 - Introduction to Dimensions Chapter 17 - Placing Dimensions on Drawings Chapter 18 - Creating Blocks and WBlocks Chapter 19 - Adding Attributes to Enhance Blocks Chapter 20 - Oblique and Isometric Drawings Chapter 21 - Working with Multiple Drawings Chapter 22 - Combining Drawings Using XREF Chapter 23 - Working with Layouts and Viewports Chapter 24 - Working with Sheet Sets Chapter 25 - Controlling Output Chapter 26 - AutoCAD and the Internet

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