Architectural Desktop 3.0/3.3

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For courses in Architectural Desktop (ADT). David Madsen takes his best-selling comprehensive, easy-to-use and understandable AutoCAD format and applies it to Architectural Desktop to aid students through all phases of construction document creation-from the earliest stages of conceptual design, through design development, and finally to the finished set of drawings. This book explains commands and applications, and contains a variety of features that enable students to effectively use Architectural Desktop 3.0/3.3 to create real-world construction documents and drawings.

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Architectural Desktop 3.0/3.3: Basics Through Advanced demonstrates this powerful tool in a clear and concise manner, focusing on the highest professional standards. This text is designed to introduce users to the AEC objects and commands used in Architectural Desktop to complete a set of construction documents. The chapters are arranged in an easy-to-understand format, and begin with basic topics working toward advanced subjects. The advanced topics in each chapter are highlighted, allowing instructors and students to focus on the level of material that is most appropriate. Each chapter contains frequent practice exercises, allowing users to perform what they have just learned.

These are some of the outstanding features of the book:

  • Learning Objectives: Provided at the beginning of each chapter, these objectives help students identify the main points of the chapter.
  • Field Notes: These provide a variety of professional shortcuts, advanced applications, and additional instruction.
  • Screen displays and illustrations: Placed with the discussion of every topic, these figures clearly demonstrate the commands and content.
  • Learning Checkpoints: This unique feature provides questions after each related content area. This allows users to build confidence by checking their progress.
  • Chapter Tests and Drawing Problems: Each chapter has these features to assist students in reviewing and mastering the material.

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Architectural Desktop 3.0/3.3: Basics Through Advanced is a text and workbook that provides complete coverage of Architectural Desktop. This text is designed to introduce you to the AEC objects and commands used in Architectural Desktop to complete a set of construction documents. The chapters are arranged in an easy-to-understand format, beginning with basic topics and working toward advanced subjects. This text makes the assumption that you have a basic understanding of AutoCAD, although the most important AutoCAD commands relevant to Architectural Desktop are discussed for beginning AutoCAD users and as a review for trained AutoCAD users. This text provides a detailed explanation of the Architectural Desktop tools that aid in producing professional and accurate drawings. This text is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to use Architectural Desktop effectively to create real-world construction documents and drawings and can be used in secondary, postsecondary, and technical schools. This text provides the beginning student and the drafting or architectural professional with a complete understanding of every Architectural Desktop command using professional drafting methods and techniques. All software commands are presented in a manner that shows each prompt with examples of the exact input to be used. This text also contains the following variety of valuable features that help make learning Architectural Desktop easy:

  • It is easy to read, use, and understand.
  • Learning Goals are provided at the beginning of each chapter to identify what you will learn as a result of completing the chapter.
  • Commands are presented in a manner that shows every prompt with the exact input you should use.
  • Field Notes explain special applications, tricks, and professional tips for using Architectural Desktop.
  • Exercises are provided throughout for you to practice as you learn Architectural Desktop.
  • Residential and light commercial projects, included on the enclosed CD-ROM, allow you to learn how to use Architectural Desktop in your drafting, engineering, or architectural field.
  • Chapter tests, included on the enclosed CD-ROM, provide you with the opportunity to comprehensively review each chapter by answering questions related to the chapter content.
  • The Instructor's Resource Manual contains chapter test answers, exercise solutions, and project solutions.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Introduction to Architectural Desktop. 2. Basic Drafting Techniques. 3. Drawing Walls, Doors, and Windows. 4. Drawing Display Commands. 5. The Architectural Desktop Display System. 6. Layer Management. 7. Architectural Symbols and Structural Elements. 8. Dimensioning Drawings. 9. Editing and Modifying Walls. 10. Editing and Modifying Wall Openings. 11. Creating Stairs and Railings. 12. Creating Curtain Walls. 13. Creating Styles. 14. Using Slab Objects. 15. Working with Reference Files. 16. Creating Roofs. 17. Creating Elevations. 18. Creating Sections. 19. Using Schedules. 20. Creating Custom Schedule Information. 21. Layouts and Plotting. 22. Conceptual Design. 23. Spaces and Space Boundaries. 24. Working with Areas. Appendix: Architectural Desktop Toolbars. Index. CD-ROM CONTENTS Appendix A: AIA Layer Standards. Appendix B: Drawing Name Conventions. Appendix C: Typical Sheet Numbering Conventions. Appendix D: Introduction to CSI. Appendix E: Standard Tables. Appendix F: AEC Wall Priorities. Appendix G: Object Display Representations. Appendix H: Display Configurations and their Uses. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130934984

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