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CAD for interiors basics / Joseph A. Fiorello, Jr.

By: Fiorello, Joseph A, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (12 cm).Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated | computer Carrier type: volume | computer discISBN: 9780470185735 (paperback).Subject(s): AutoCAD | Interior decoration -- Computer-aided design | Space (Architecture) -- Computer-aided designDDC classification: 729.0285536 Summary: This book is a practical guide to getting started in AutoCAD® for interior designers. Taking a hands-on approach, the reader is taken on a step-by-step process to draw a detailed building floor plan. Beginning with instruction on how to create project templates, the reader works their way up to a professional-quality presentation. The basics of Architectural Desktop® and 3-D CAD are also included." "An included DVD complements the book, presenting videos of detailed AutoCAD® commands demonstrating the book's instruction using a unique audio-visual approach. No other product for designers offers a blended approach to make learning visually exciting and effective. -- Publisher details.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

CAD for Interiors: Basics is a practical guide to getting startedin AutoCAD(r) for interior designers. Taking a hands-on approach,the reader is taken on a step-by-step process to draw a detailedbuilding floor plan. Beginning with instruction on how to createproject templates, the reader works their way up to aprofessional-quality presentation. The basics of ArchitecturalDesktop(r) and 3-D CAD are also included.

An included DVD complements the book, presenting videos of detailedAutoCAD(r) commands demonstrating the book's instruction using aunique audio-visual approach. No other product for designers offersa blended approach to make learning visually exciting andeffective.

Includes index.

This book is a practical guide to getting started in AutoCAD® for interior designers. Taking a hands-on approach, the reader is taken on a step-by-step process to draw a detailed building floor plan. Beginning with instruction on how to create project templates, the reader works their way up to a professional-quality presentation. The basics of Architectural Desktop® and 3-D CAD are also included." "An included DVD complements the book, presenting videos of detailed AutoCAD® commands demonstrating the book's instruction using a unique audio-visual approach. No other product for designers offers a blended approach to make learning visually exciting and effective. -- Publisher details.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Interacting with AutoCAD
  • Launching AutoCAD
  • Starting a New Session of AutoCAD
  • Maneuvering the User Interface
  • Interacting with AutoCAD
  • Chapter 2 Preparing to Draw
  • Launching and Saving a New AutoCAD Drawing File
  • Basic Drafting Settings- The Status Bar
  • Basic Core Commands for Drawing and Modifying
  • Drawing a Line at a Precise Distance from 0.0
  • Drawing a Line at Precise Distance and Angle
  • Closing a Drawing
  • Chapter 3 Drawing a Base Plan
  • Starting the Living Room Plan
  • Creating a Block Library
  • Drawing the Interior Elements of the Floor Plan
  • Adding Hatch to Your Drawing
  • Close and Save the Drawing
  • Chapter 4 Adding Text and Dimensions to a Drawing
  • Text Heights
  • The Styles Toolbar
  • Adding Text to the Drawing
  • Adding Dimensions to the Drawing
  • Close and Save the Drawing
  • Chapter 5 Adding Layers to a Drawing
  • Adding the Layers
  • Assigning Objects to the Appropriate Layers
  • Managing Layers
  • Close and Save the Drawing
  • Chapter 6 Adding the Base Plan
  • The Reflecting Ceiling Plan
  • Creating al Lighting Legend
  • Chapter 7 Drawing Interior Sections and Elevations
  • External References (Xrefs
  • Drawing Interior Sections/Elevations
  • Adding Notes and Dimensions to the Elevations
  • Close and Save the Drawing
  • Chapter 8 Creating a Titleblock and Template File
  • Typical Paper and Page Sizes
  • Inserting Blocks into Layout Space
  • Creating a Template File
  • Chapter 9 Layout Space and Plotting a Drawing
  • The Plan Drawings
  • Chapter 10 Introduction to Google Sketchup
  • Google SketchUp
  • Core Commands
  • Importing an AutoCAD Drawing
  • Import the File
  • Beginning Model Construction
  • Exporting Elements from the Drawing File
  • Close and Save
  • Index