Digital Drawing for Designers 2015: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD.pdf
Created specifically to help designers master AutoCAD, "Digital Drawing for Designers 2015" is neither overly simplistic nor excessively technical, and 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.
Douglas R. Seidler is Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University, USA.
Part 1: Hand Drawing and Digital Drawing Chapter 1: Digital Drawing Tools Chapter 2: Drawing Lines and Shapes Chapter 3: Modifying Lines and Shapes Chapter 4: Drawing with Accuracy and Speed Part 2: Design Drawings Chapter 5: Organizing Plans, Sections and Elevations Chapter 6: Drawing and Printing to Scale Chapter 7: Text Styles and Sizes Chapter 8: Hatches and Dashed Lines Part 3: Advanced Drawing Tools Chapter 9: Stencils and Blocks Chapter 10: Advanced Editing Tools Chapter 11: Dimensioning Your Drawing Chapter 12: Text Leaders Chapter 13: Drawing Symbols and Attributed TExt Chapter 14: Lining Drawings/External References Chapter 15: AutoCAD WS on your iPhone, iPad and Android Device