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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture

CAD Fundamentals for Architecture

Laurence King


By Elys John


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Computer-aided design (CAD) is the dominant
design and drawing tool used in architecture, and all
students need to acquire basic skills in using it. This
book explains the key CAD skills required to create
plans, 3D models, and perspectives. Detailed text
and hundreds of screengrabs and visuals are used to
demonstrate the various techniques and processes.
2D skills are shown using AutoCAD, SketchUp and
Vectorworks, while 3D modelling and presentation
techniques also include 3ds Max, Maya, Form·Z and
Photoshop. The reader will learn how to simplify the
software interface and tools in order to focus on the
most common and useful tasks. This is an invaluable
guide for all students of architecture.



• Introduces 2D and 3D CAD interfaces, examining core tools,
skills, and practices

• Filled with practical tutorials and clear step-by-step examples
of methods

• Includes professional rendering and Photoshop post editing
techniques

More Details

Size: 11 x 8 1/2 in;
Pages: 208 pp;
400 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: December 2013
ISBN: 9781780672823
ISBN10: 1780672829
Elys John is Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture at the ‘Atrium’ Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, Design Department, University of Glamorgan. Prior to that, for over 8 years he was a CAD tutor at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. He has published a number of papers on architectural computer-aided design.

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