Architectural Elements: Traditional Construction Details on CD-ROM (network version)

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9780071374279: Architectural Elements: Traditional Construction Details on CD-ROM (network version)

For architects, builders, and contractors who want to save time, effort, and money, the solution is this first-of-its-kind collection of 1,300 CAD-compatible traditional details, from electrical and foundation to structural.

Compatible with both AutoCAD and other CAD systems (.dfx and .dwg formats) on both PC and MAC

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These details explode a number of myths about architectural detailing. Architecture is often categorized as "traditional" or "modern", with the assumption that true traditional architecture must be constructed using ancient means. We disagree. These details are built strictly around the proportions & configurations of traditional architecture, but the means of construction are thoroughly modern.

Many architects assume that a beautiful working drawing is a waste of time, since only the contractor will use it. We feel very strongly that a thoughtfully laid out approach to detailing actually saves time, and certainly results in more beautiful drawings. Our system of detailing has been rigorously developed over 15 years around Renaissance principles of layout & design. One of our goals is to have a collection of computer-drawn details that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder graphically with libraries drawn on the board a century ago.

Finally, this CD puts the power of correct detailing into the hands of everyone for less than the cost of a stock house plan. There is no question that a good architect can do much higher-quality design than a non-professional, and most of the people who buy these details probably are architects. But there is also no question that the vast majority of homes in this country are done without architects. Thousands of people who design their own homes with low-cost CAD programs can now, for the first time, get the details right.

From the Back Cover:

“Mouzon’s designs are superior to all others I have reviewed and used in estimating and building projects.”
—Joseph Chorba, President, Chorba Contracting

“The details are technically sound, complete, and well illustrated.”
—Paul Laseau, Professor of Architecture, Ball State University

With the growing popularity of traditional styles and detailing, this CD could not have come at a better time. Save time, effort, and money with this first-ever collection of 1300 CAD-compatible traditional standard details. Apply them to a wide-range of public, institutional, commercial, retail, and residential building types—this CD-ROM will prove invaluable for remodeling and renovation. Featuring extensive information for architects, contractors, interior designers, and even historic preservationists, it’s a must-have for anyone delving into traditional design or reconstruction.

Key Features:

*Includes 1300 standard details, ready for importing and customizing in any CAD program

*Preview feature allows user to view details prior to importing into drawings

*Compatible with both AutoCAD and other CAD systems (.dxf, .dwg, and PowerCADD formats)

*PC, DOS, and Mac Compatible

*Includes database of details searchable by name, category, CSI division, appropriate project types, and other categories

*User can incorporate new details into the database

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