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CAD for Interiors: Beyond the Basics

ISBN: 978-0-470-43885-5
192 pages
April 2010
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Take your AutoCAD® and 3D drawing skills to the next level!
Like all advanced technology, AutoCAD® has been constantly evolving. To remain competitive, interior designers must understand and take advantage of the new tools and functionalities of the latest releases. Now you can with CAD for Interiors: Beyond the Basics, an ideal next step from Fiorello's CAD for Interiors: Basics.

Fiorello's user-friendly, hands-on approach makes learning exciting and effective by:

  • familiarizing you with the new 2D Drafting and Annotation Workspace and the 3D Modeling Workspace, which are key to accessing many AutoCAD® functions.
  • walking you step by step through the process of drawing detailed building floor plans, sections, and elevations.
  • introducing you to advanced 2D and basic 3D commands.
  • covering presentation and advanced plotting features for sharing AutoCAD® files efficiently.
  • providing practice exercises and videos of detailed AutoCAD® commands on DVD.

As you progress through this guide, you will advance to compiling a working set of detail construction documents for a millwork package for a commercial office project. In the end, you will have gone beyond the basics to genuine fluency in one of the most powerful and practical tools available to the interior designer.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1Introduci ng the AutoCAD 2D Interface.

AutoCAD 2008.

AutoCAD 2009.

AutoCAD 2010.

Chapter 2Advanced Drawing and Modifying Commands.

The Draw Toolbar.

The Modify Toolbar.

The Utilities Toolbar.

The Ribbon View Tab.

The Palettes Toolbar.

The Ribbon’s Express Tools Tab.

The Draw Toolbar.

Chapter 3Advanced Annotation Tools.

Creating an Annotative Text Style.

Creating an Annotative Dimension Style.

Creating an Annotative Multileader Style.

Adding Scale to Annotative Objects.

Chapter 4 ■ Introduci ng Isometric Drawing.

Applying Isometric Settings.

Changing the Isoplane View.

Drawing an Isometric Object with Polar Coordinates.

Drawing an Isometric Object Using Isoplane Views.

Drawing an Isometric Circle.

Chapter 5 ■ Introduci ng AutoCAD 3D Drawing.

The 3D Modeling Workspace.

The 3D Modeling Workspace Ribbon.

Drawing Primitive Shapes.

Navigating the 3D Modeling Workspace.

Creating Solids and Surfaces.

Chapter 6 ■ The Commerci al Office Space.

The Commercial Office Space.

Advanced Layer Tools.

Chapter 7 ■ Starting the Mi llwork Detail Drawings.

The Wood Base Millwork Detail.

The Wood Base Section Detail.

The Wood Shelves and Matching.

Wall-Support Standards Millwork Details.

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Author Information

Joseph A.?Fiorello Jr., Associate IIDA, is Adjunct Professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and Newbury College,?teaching computer-aided rendering, materials/finishes, and studio courses. He has also taught at New England Art Institute, Massachusetts College of Art, and Endicott College. Mr. Fiorello is also principal of FAD studios, working on residential, commercial, and institutional interiors projects (www.fadstudios.com).

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