Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006

By Paul F. Aubin

About the Book

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback: 1176 pages
ISBN-10: 1418020524
ISBN-13: 978-1418020521

Mastering Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2006 goes beyond a series of independent tools and commands to consider the process of creating professional-quality building design projects using the newest release of Autodesk® Architectural Desktop (ADT). Content focuses squarely on the rationale and practicality of ADT 2006 through life-tested, practical lessons that emphasize "why" as well as "how" in order to help readers complete their projects successfully. The text and lessons combine to give an unmistakable sense of the value of the tools introduced as well as a clear indication of each tool's potential. The result is an up-to-the-minute resource that shortens the learning curve and instills confidence and comfort in usage of the software as a tool to create architecture.

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Table of Contents

Quick Start Quick Start Tutorial
Section I Introduction and Methodology
Chapter I General Overview and User Interface
Chapter 2 Conceptual Underpinnings of Architectural Desktop
Chapter 3 Work Space Setup
Section II The Building Model
Chapter 4 Beginning a Floor Plan
Chapter 5 Set Up the Building Model
Chapter 6 Column Grids and Structural Layout
Chapter 7 Vertical Circulation
Chapter 8 The Building Shell
Chapter 9 Mastering Wall Cleanup
Chapter 10 Progressive Refinement – Part 1
Chapter 11 Progressive Refinement – Part 2
Chapter 12 Horizontal Surfaces
Section III Construction Documents
Chapter 13 Creating Reflected Ceiling Plans
Chapter 14 Generating Annotation
Chapter 15 Generating Schedules
Chapter 16 Generating Sections and Elevations
Chapter 17 Generating Details and Keynotes
Chapter 18 Plotting
Section IV Appendices
Appendix A Additional Exercises
Appendix B Wall Cleanup Checklist
Appendix C Online Resources
Appendix D Sharing Files with Consultants
Appendix E Wall Cleanup Solution

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