Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2017 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2017. Each book comes with access to extensive video instruction in which the author explains the most common tools and techniques used when designing residential buildings using AutoCAD 2017. After completing this book you will have a well-rounded knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting that can be used in the industry and the satisfaction of having completed a set of residential drawings.
This textbook starts with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2017. The first three chapters are intended to get you familiar with the user interface and the most common menus and tools. Throughout the rest of the book you will design a residence through to its completion.
Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the residential project is followed through to create elevations, sections, details, etc. Throughout the project, new AutoCAD commands are covered at the appropriate time. Focus is placed on the most essential parts of a command rather than an exhaustive review of every sub-feature of a particular command. The Appendix contains a bonus section covering the fundamental principles of engineering graphics that relate to architecture.
This book also comes with extensive video instruction as well as bonus chapters that cover must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and much more.
Table of Contents
1. Getting started with AutoCAD 2017 2. Crash Course Introduction (The Basics) 3. Drawing Architectural Objects (Draw & Modify) 4. Floor Plans 5. Exterior Elevations 6. Sections 7. Plan Layout & Interior Elevations 8. Site Plan 9. Schedules & Set Up Sheet 10. Lineweights & Plotting Index
Exclusive Bonus Chapters
11. Introduction to Computers 12. Introduction: Must Know Commands Appendix A: Engineering Graphics Appendix B: Roof Study Workbook - Draft Edition Appendix C: Sketching Exercises