The ABCs of Architectural and Interior Design Drafting

The ABCs of Architectural and Interior Design Drafting

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Ideal for the non-technical reader, this clearly written, detail-oriented guide skillfully combines a complete study of drafting basics with an introduction to AutoCAD to give architects and interior designers the tools they need to communicate their ideas. Provides a strong working knowledge of the fundamentals of both manual and computer-aided drafting with full coverage of all major drafting concepts, and contains many clearly explained examples that reflect a variety of disciplines (i.e., architectural, interiors, civil, landscaping, mechanical and electrical), with many cross-referenced between board drafting and AutoCAD. Divides material into three stand-alone sectionsa€”the basics of manual drafting (i.e., the tools and terminology of drafting, manual drafting skills, drawing basic shapes and patterns); an introduction to architectural concepts (i.e., architectural and interior drawing, and pictorial drawing and sketching); and a beginner's guide to AutoCAD (i.e., computer basics, creating simple geometric entities, AutoCAD's coordinate system, drawing aids, view modification, editing and altering entities, dimensioning and tolerancing, and more). Includes appendices covering file management and plotting. For architects, interior designers, and civil engineers.Some of the features of this text include: Step-by-step instructions for drafting and AutoCAD(R) commands Numerous illustrations of materials, projects, and examples Chapter-ending review questions and exercises Detailed drawing assignments ...

Title:The ABCs of Architectural and Interior Design Drafting
Author:Tony Cook, Robin Prater
Publisher:Pearson College Division - 2001


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