• Designed for new users of AutoCAD 2020
• Project based tutorials design a house from start to finish using AutoCAD 2020
• Includes extensive embedded video instruction
• Bonus material covers must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and more
Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2020 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2020. Each book comes with embedded video instruction in which the author explains the most common tools and techniques used when designing residential buildings using AutoCAD 2020. After completing this book you will have a well-rounded knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting that can be used in the industry and the satisfaction of having completed a set of residential drawings.
This book starts with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2020. The first three chapters are intended to get you familiar with the user interface and the most common menus and tools. Throughout the rest of the book you will design a residence through to its completion.
Using step-by-step tutorial lessons, the residential project is followed through to create elevations, sections, details, etc. Throughout the project, new AutoCAD commands are covered at the appropriate time. Focus is placed on the most essential parts of a command rather than an exhaustive review of every sub-feature of a particular command. The Appendix contains a bonus section covering the fundamental principles of engineering graphics that relate to architecture.
This book also comes with extensive video instruction as well as bonus chapters that cover must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and much more.
About the Videos
Each book includes embedded video training created by author Daniel Stine. The videos make it easy to see the exact menu selections made by the author while he describes how and why each step is made making it straightforward and simple to learn AutoCAD.
These videos allow you to become familiar with the menu selections and techniques before you begin the tutorial. By watching these videos you will be more confident in what you are doing and have a better understanding of the desired outcome of each lesson.
The videos cover the following:
• User Interface
• Getting Started
• Draw Tools
• Modify Tools
• Floor Plans
• Exterior Elevations
• Interior Design
Table of Contents
1. Getting started with AutoCAD 2020
2. Crash Course Introduction (The Basics)
3. Drawing Architectural Objects (Draw & Modify)
4. Floor Plans
5. Exterior Elevations
7. Plan Layout & Elevations
8. Site Plan
9. Schedules & Sheet Set Up
10. Lineweights & Plotting
11. Introduction to Computers
12. Introduction: Must Know Commands
Appendix A: Engineering Graphics
Appendix B: Roof Study Workbook - Draft Edition
Appendix C: Sketching Exercises