Computer aided design (CAD) is the rendering of architectural drawings using the computer, which today plays a central role in almost all architectural firms. This volume explains the principles and fundamentals of CAD and provides the student with a simple and easily understandable path to using the computer as a tool and medium. Subjects: The architectural design in dialogue with the computer; An introduction to working with software and hardware; Practical, user-oriented explanations of CAD functions; Digital visualization; Interfaces and data processing.
Jan Krebs is a freelance architect based in Dortmund.
Table of Contents
CAD: meaning and applications.- The virtual drawing board:The user interface, Two-dimensional co-ordinate systems, Layers - the layer principle, Drawing with CAD.- Drawing functions:Drawing elements, Construction aids, Modifications.- The third dimension:Three-dimensional drawing, Models, Construction methods, Modelling, Architectural elements.- Visual presentation: Rendering processes, Surfaces, Light and shade.- Data flow: Program libraries, Interfaces, AVA, Printing and plotting.- Tips and tricks.- System requirements: Hardware, Software.- Final remarks: Design in dialogue with the computer.
Basics CAD by Jan Krebs
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