AutoCAD for Architecture

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Architecture - 827 pages
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This comprehensive text leads students through the basic fundamentals and advanced features of AutoCAD for architectural drawing. Step-by-step exercises and applications with tutorials make this a hands-on learning system. Saka teaches students how to produce architectural working drawings and construction-related documents accurately and precisely, along with the skills required to master 2D drawing commands and procedures. FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • Based on AutoCAD 2000 and 20001. Updates for new releases provided at website
  • In-depth coverage of commands significant to architectural drawingee.g., MULTILINE; and AIA CAD Layer guidelines.
  • Step-by-step exercises throughout.
  • Extensive coverage of Express Tools.
  • Detailed treatment of drawing set-up procedures.
  • Tips, tricks, warnings, and shortcuts.
  • More than 150 real-world, hands-on drawing exercises.
  • Logical, progressive presentation.
  • Chapter-opening objectives.
  • Chapter tests.
  • Tables and charts.

VISIT for drawing files and release updates "

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About the author (2002)

Tuna Saka is an Associate Professor with the Architectural Technology program, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA. He received the Associate in Applied Science degree in civil engineering technology from Hudson Valley Community College in 1983 and the Bachelor of Professional Studies and Masters degrees in architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in the Autodesk Training Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology and has extensive training in architectural applications of AutoCAD. In addition to teaching, he provides AutoCAD productivity consulting to AEC firms around the globe. Mr. Saka was the recipient of the and the R. Buckminster Fuller scholarship award from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) foundation scholarship award in 1986 and 1987, respectively. His research interests include the integration of computer technology in architecture and the utilization of computer-aided architectural design in education and practice. He has been teaching AutoCAD at the college level since 1994. He is married and has two children.

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