DIGITAL DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS

Douglas R. Seidler

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PAPERBACK

ISBN:
9781501362835
Published:
DEC 10, 2020
Other Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501362842

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What's in the book

The Book

AutoCAD continues to dominate the two-dimensional drafting marketplace for architects and interior designers. Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2021 is designed to help this community by using visual methods to lead to understanding.

Starting with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the book progresses through architectural graphic standards, enabling students to create presentation and construction drawings that effectively communicate their design ideas.

Advanced features such as annotative dimensions, annotative blocks, express tools, and linking drawings (XREFs) are also covered. Instructions are illustrated using language and concepts from manual drafting, facilitating a smooth transition to the digital environment for all designers, and showing just how your paper idea becomes a digital reality. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this AutoCAD guide gives you exactly what you need to become a pro at this program.

New to this Edition:
-Instructional graphics are updated to reflect AutoCAD 2021’s features and user interface
-Backwards compatible with AutoCAD versions 14 through 2021
-Improved instruction on creating furniture plans, reflected ceiling plans, construction plans, and detailing
-Updates for changes to AutoCAD web and mobile apps
-Integrates instruction to draw, dimension, annotate, and print using the International system Units (SI), or metric system



Table of Contents

Hand Drawing and Digital Drawing
1. Digital Drawing Tools
2. Drawing Lines and Shapes
3. Modifying Lines and Shapes
4. Drawing with Accuracy and Speed

Design Drawings
5. Floor Plans, Furniture Plans, and Reflected Ceiling Plans
6. Sections and Elevations
7. Drawing and Printing to Scale
8. Text Styles and Sizes
9. Stencils and Blocks

Construction Drawings
10. Dimensioning Your Drawing
11. Text Leaders
12. Construction Detailing
13. Drawing Symbols and Attributed Text

Advanced Drawing Tools
14. Advanced Editing Tools
15. Linking Drawings/External References
17. AutoCAD Web & Mobile

Index
Basic Metric Conversion Table
Layer Name Reference Guide
Quick Command Reference Guide



Format:
Paperback
Page count:
272
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 "
Illustrations:
450 bw illus