Tuesday, July 11, 2017

AutoCAD Textbook; Residential Design

In addition to 5 books on Revit, I also have a book on AutoCAD. Actually, I have written 3 books around AutoCAD but only one remains viable. Here is the rundown on my updated residential design AutoCAD book...

Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2018
Free Chapter: click here (PDF)
Sample Video: click here
Table of Contents: click here (PDF)
Purchase Options: click here (hard copy and eBook options)

Free Examination Copy: Instructors in the USA and Canada can request a free examination copy; click here.

Key Features

  • Designed for new users of AutoCAD 2018
  • Project based tutorials design a house from start to finish using AutoCAD 2018
  • Includes access to extensive video instruction
  • Bonus material covers must know commands, sketching exercises, a roof study workbook and more

    In Detail

    Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2018 is an introductory level tutorial which uses residential design exercises as the means to teach you AutoCAD 2018. Each book comes with access to extensive video instruction in which the author explains the most common tools and techniques used when designing residential buildings using AutoCAD 2018. 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 textbook starts with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2018. 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 access to extensive 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.

    See the inside front cover for instructions on how to redeem your access code and access this book’s exclusive bonus content.


    Published May 15, 2017
    432 Pages
    Binding: Paperback
    Printing: Black and White
    Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-092-7 | ISBN 10: 1630570923
    eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-368-4

    Table of Contents

    1. Getting started with AutoCAD 2018
    2. Crash Course Introduction (The Basics)
    3. Drawing Architectural Objects (Draw & Modify)
    4. Floor Plans
    5. Exterior Elevations
    6. Sections
    7. Plan Layout & Interior Elevations
    8. Site Plan
    9. Schedules & Set Up Sheet
    10. Lineweights & Plotting
    11. Exclusive Bonus Chapters
      1. Introduction to Computers
      2. Introduction: Must Know Commands
        Appendix A: Engineering Graphics
        Appendix B: Roof Study Workbook - Draft Edition
        Appendix C: Sketching Exercises