Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2007

By Paul F. Aubin

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

About the Book

Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback: 960 pages
ISBN-10: 1418049085
ISBN-13: N/A

Mastering Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2007 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 2007 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 Covers New Visual Styles
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 Covers New Structural Member Enhancements
Chapter 7 Vertical Circulation Covers New Custom Stairs
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 Covers New Multi-Component Slabs
Section III Construction Documents
Chapter 13 Creating Reflected Ceiling Plans
Chapter 14 Generating Annotation Covers Improved AEC Dimensions
Chapter 15 Generating Schedules Covers New Image Property and Classifications
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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