Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2004

By Paul F. Aubin

There is a newer edition of this book

The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD Architecture 2011
By Paul F. Aubin with David W. Koch, RA

About the Book

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback: 608 pages
ISBN-10: 1401848850
ISBN-13: N/A

Discover the "whys" and "hows" of creating a complete set of professional-quality construction documents using features and functions contained in the newest release of Autodesk® Architectural Desktop (ADT)! Written by a professional Autodesk® Training Center (ATC) manager and successful national ADT applications engineer, Mastering Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2004 focuses squarely on the rationale and practicality of the ADT process.

Unlike other books that confront novices with a never-ending stream of seemingly discrete and unrelated commands, this book propels its readers to new skills using detailed examples and exercises that showcase the "why" as well as the "how" of using Autodesk Architectural Desktop to complete residential and commercial building design projects. The book begins by acquainting readers with the user interface and familiarizing them with the conceptual underpinnings of Autodesk Architectural Desktop software operations. Subsequent chapters enable readers to delve directly into the process of using their software to set up residential and commercial building projects, produce sections and elevations, generate schedules, design layouts, work with details, plot construction documents, and more!

As a result, readers gain a first-hand understanding of the value of Autodesk Architectural Desktop as a professional design tool as well as practical knowledge of what can be and what ought to be modified. Prior experience using AutoCAD is assumed. However, no prior experience with Autodesk® Architectural Desktop is required making this book perfect for today's professional architects, interior designers, facilities planners, and students.

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