Basic CAD for Interior Designers: AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, and Viz Render 2007

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Pearson / Prentice Hall, Jun 1, 2007 - Architecture - 342 pages
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This richly illustrated book arms interior design professionals with solid, practical know-how and step-by-step AutoCAD instruction. It is organized around a series of tasks and combines explanations of AutoCAD commands with practical systematic drafting procedures. This edition introduces Architectural Desktop (so users can learn the difference between the two systems), includes a new design project, and offers a new chapter on the reflected ceiling plan and schedule. Its emphasis on professional applications and balance of coverage leaves readers with a set of skills that can be used immediately in the profession. Emphasizes what an interior designer can do with AutoCAD, rather than on just what AutoCAD can do. A balance of 2D and 3D coverage discusses simple and more advanced techniques in a meaningful and manageable way. Explains AutoCAD commands in the context of interior design, making material more relevant to the design professional.

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Contents

Basic Knowledge to Start
1
Start the Program
2
Experiment with an AutoCAD Command
5
Draw a line
6
Look Around in an AutoCAD Drawing
7
ZoomPrevious
8
Cancel Undo Redo Erase and Oops
9
UNDO a command
10
Create the walls above door openings
204
Create the soffit
206
Create the Doors
207
Create boxes for the door frames
208
Create the Windows
209
Subtract the interior solid from the exterior solid
210
Create the glass pane
211
Layer management
212

Handling Files
11
Save changes to a named drawing file
12
Open a drawing file
13
SAVE a file to a flash drive
14
SAVE a drawing file in AutoCAD 2004 format
15
Copy file to a recordable CD
16
Chapter Start a floor Plan
17
Set Up a Drawing
18
Set drawing measurement UNITS
19
Set drawing LIMITS
20
Chapter +J Modify and Add to the floor Plan
33
Chapter T Get Organized with Layers
53
Chapter +J Draw the furniture Plan
69
Chapter J Draw the Reflected Ceiling Plan
83
Chapter Dimensions
101
Chapter J Draw an Elevation
113
Chapter Draw a Detail
129
J Legend and Schedule
145
I Plotting
155
Assemble the finished Drawing
171
Set Up the Second Sheet
189
Set up a new viewport for the schedule
190
Copy the drawing title
191
Layer management
192
Page setup
193
Copy the drawing title
194
Copy the elevation bubble
195
Create the drawing title for the detail drawing
196
Insert the title block
197
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198
Chapter I+J Build a 3D Model
199
Build the Walls
200
Set an axonometric view
201
Create the walls
202
Create the Ceiling
213
Chapter lT Rendering
233
Chapter I+J Construct the Space Model with ADT
259
Create an Elevation
280
Create the Ceiling and Floor
298
Insert the conference table furniture group
299
Prepare the Model and Link to VIZ Render
300
Link the model to VIZ Render
301
View control Zoom extent
302
Create a camera
303
Switch to the camera view
304
Set up Lighting
305
Change the light distribution and intensity
306
Create a target point light
308
Duplicate the light
309
Create area light for the 2x4 fluorescent lights
310
Create a linear target light for the 1 x 4 wall washers
312
Materials
313
Assign the material to the light object
314
Create a new material for the wall
315
Create a new material for the picture
316
Set mapping coordinates
317
Import a wood material from the catalog library
318
Apply the wood material to the entire table
319
Import a black leather material for the chairs
320
Import the ceiling tile material
321
Import more materials
322
Correct the missing bitmap problem
323
Adjust the exposure
325
Rendering output
326
Appendixes
329
Index
337
Copyright

About the author (2007)

Jin Feng is an Associate Professor of interior architecture at Lawrence Technological University. He has been teaching computer-aided-design courses at different levels for interior design students since 1993. Before joining the faculty of Lawrence Technological University in 2006, he taught at Iowa State University, Purdue University, Indiana University, Eastern Michigan University, and Tsinghua University. He is the author of Basic AutoCAD for Interior Designers Using Release 14 and Basic AutoCAD for Interior Designers Using AutoCAD 2002.

Jiang Lu is an Assistant Professor of interior design at Eastern Michigan University. She has been teaching advanced computer-aided-design courses. Before she joined Eastern Michigan University in 2003, Jiang Lu had 6 years full time and part time teaching experience at Purdue University, Eastern Michigan University, and Tsinghua University. Jiang Lu was trained as an architect and has practiced for 14 years in architectural design and interior design firms. She also works as an architectural illustrator and architectural graphics specialist. Jiang Lu is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University.

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