AutoCAD is the industry standard for two-dimensional construction drawings, and this manual was created specifically to help designers master it. Neither overly simplistic nor excessively technical, Digital Drawing for Designers teaches by relating to what architects and interior designers understand best: the visual world. Beginning with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the book progresses through architectural graphic standards, enabling students to create 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. New learners will appreciate the step-by-step lessons and visual illustrations, while experienced design professionals can easily access material to refresh their knowledge. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this AutoCAD guide speaks directly to the needs of architects and interior designers.
Updated for AutoCAD 2012 with new instruction for 15 AutoCAD commands including copy, array, path array, blend, hatch, and dimensions.
New chapter dedicated to AutoCAD WS including apps for the iPhone and Android mobile devices.
Backwards-compatible with AutoCAD versions 14 through 2012.
Hand Drawing and Digital Drawing
Digital Drawing Tools
Drawing Lines and Shapes
Modifying Lines and Shapes
Drawing with Accuracy and Speed
Organizing Plans, Sections and Elevations
Drawing and Printing to Scale
Text Styles and Sizes
Hatches and Dashed Lines
Advanced Drawing Tools
Stencils and Blocks
Advanced Editing Tools
Dimensioning Your Drawing
Drawing Symbols and Attributed Text
Lining Drawings/External References
AutoCAD WS on your iPhone, iPad and Android Device
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Douglas R. Seidler
, Associate AIA, LEED AP, NCIDQ Certificate No. 25481, IDEC, is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University. He teaches a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses including retail and restaurant design, materials and methods studio, senior studio, computer drafting, construction documents, and design communications. His research focuses on the application of pedagogical research in design education. Seidler has over twelve years of professional experience in Architecture and Interior Design.