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AutoCAD 2006


01-AutoCAD and Architecture
02-The AutoCAD GUI
03-Customizing the Interface
04-Drawing Lines
05-Start and Save New Drawings

Practice Drawing

06-Drawing Straight Lines
07-Modify Commands
08-Zoom Commands
09-Pan and Zoom Features
10-Select Objects

Architectural Drawing Method A

11-Format Units and Origin Point
12-Draw Lines to Exact Lengths
13-Offset Lines
14-Copy Lines and Object Snaps
15-Trim Lines

Architectural Drawing Method B

Common Architectural Practice
Object Snaps
Fillet Command
Circle Command
Copy and Rotate Commands
Move and Extend Commands
Using Grips to Modify
Mirror Command
Distance and List Commands

Printing a Drawing Part I

Basic Printing Features
Printing and the Scale Factor

Applying More Commands

Drawing a Kitchen Table
UCS Icon and Regen Command
Object Snap Tracking
Mirror Command
Array Command


Introduction to Layers
Create New Layers
Layer Properties
Object Properties and Layers
Express Tools: Layers

Creating an Architectural Plan

Drawing a Floor Plan
Create Layers
Drawing the Wall Openings
Drawing the Windows
Drawing More Walls
Drawing Doors and Jambs
Drawing Bi-Fold Doors
Drawing the Shower
Format a Linetype

Creating Blocks and Wblocks

Blocks and Wblock
Creating a Block
Inserting a Block
Redefine a Block
Creating a Wblock
Inserting a Wblock
Clipboard Options

Hatch Patterns

Add a Hatch Pattern - Walls
Add a Hatch Pattern - Floor
Add a Predefined Hatch Pattern
Hatch Pattern Options
Hatch Origin

Creating a Border

Creating a Border
Stretch Command

Composing a Final Drawing

Model Space and Paper Space
External References
The Final Drawing Composition
Working with the Final Drawing
MS/PS/Floating MS

The Architecural Scale Factor

What is the Scale Factor?
Calculating the Scale Factor


Modify Text
Modify Text Location
Multiline and Single Line Text


Anatomy of a Dimension Line
Format a Dimstyle
Drawing Dimension Lines
Editing Dimension Lines
Drawing More Dimension Lines
Creating a New Dimstyle
Creating Leader Lines
Dimension Circle/Arc/Angle

Printing a Drawing Part II

Plot Style Manager
Printing the Drawing
Printing Options
Grayscale Printing
The A1 Printed Drawing

Miscellaneous Information

Purge Command
The Revised Border
DWG as DWT/the E1 Sheet
Modify a Hatch Pattern
Distance Through and Lengthen
Specify Reference
Selecting Objects pt. 1
Selecting Objects pt. 2
Isometric Drawing
Isometric Text and Circles

Beyond Drawing

Draw Order
Command Alias Editor
Tools and Options
The BAK file


Final Words
About the Author

AutoCAD 2006 for Architects - AutoCAD and Architecture
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Architecture provides a lifetime of opportunities for creativity and aesthetic problem solving. Using the popular AutoCAD® software, professionals worldwide are exploring these qualities in designing, visualizing, and animating highly original structures.

Architects design office and apartment buildings, schools, museums, factories, hospitals, houses, and airport terminals. They also design multi-building complexes, such as urban centers, college campuses, industrial parks, communities, and amusement parks. Their profession requires a number of skills, including design, management, communication, and negotiation. Learn more about professions in architecture and building and get a head start on your career.

Architects design the cities of tomorrow—the houses we live in, the offices we work in, the theaters we attend, the restaurants we eat in, the bridges we cross. Architects design all of these and more. And it’s not just the appearance of these structures that architects are concerned with; it’s also the functionality of the design, the safety, and—wherever possible—the economy. Architects need to think about all these things as they create their visions.

Architects provide professional services to people and organizations planning a construction project. They may be involved in all phases of development, from the initial discussion with the client through the entire construction process. Their duties require specific skills—designing, engineering, managing, supervising, and communicating with clients and builders. It’s a competitive market, and knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting technology gives you a strong advantage.

Autodesk software you’re likely to use in this career includes AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite, AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite, AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite, AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® Raster Design, Autodesk® VIZ, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Buzzsaw®, and Autodesk® Design Review.

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