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Autodesk Architectural Desktop An Advanced Implementation Guide

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ISBN-10: 1401888763

ISBN-13: 9781401888763

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paul F. Aubin

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Master advanced techniques and explore strategies to deploy Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT) 3.3! Written by Paul F. Aubin, author of the popular Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop, this guidebook emphasizes the process of creating projects with ADT and equips readers with tools to assess current CAD standards and build checklists for use throughout the deployment process. Many of the tutorials in this book reference both Imperial and Metric Units as well (Additional Metric-based exercises are provided in the online companion)! Focused on architectural production, presentation progresses through installation, setup, configuration, training, customization, and standardization,…    
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List price: $112.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: "The Aubin Academy Mastering Series" titles and video training at Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing Revit(r) and AutoCAD(r) Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul's involvement in the architectural profession spans over 22 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching, and training. Read more about Paul at: Darryl McClelland, LEED AP has 27 years of practical design experience in MEP engineering. Although his primary focus was the design of mechanical…    

Prefacep. XIII
Features of this Editionp. XIII
Unitsp. XIII
Style Conventionsp. XIV
Who Should Read This Book?p. XIV
How to Use This Bookp. XIV
How to Use the CDp. XVI
Online Companionp. XVI
International Extensionsp. XVI
Service Packsp. XVII
About the Authorp. XVII
Dedicationp. XVIII
Acknowledgementsp. XVIII
Introductionp. 1
The Benefits of Model-Based Designp. 1
Benefits to the Architect and Engineerp. 1
Benefits to the Building Ownersp. 2
Benefits to the Contractorp. 2
Where Are We Now?p. 3
Why Should We Spend Time to "Implement" ADT?p. 3
Let's Get Startedp. 10
Planningp. 11
Installation and Configurationp. 13
Introductionp. 13
ADT Software Installationp. 14
Set Up Network Sharesp. 14
Installation Options (Network or Stand-alone)p. 15
Build a Client Deploymentp. 16
Build a Stand-alone Full Installationp. 26
Set Up Network Resourcesp. 27
Customize the ADT Installationp. 29
Drawing Setupp. 47
Menus and Toolbarsp. 49
Create an ADT Desktop Iconp. 55
Roll Out the Office Standard Installationp. 60
Summaryp. 61
Project and Building Model Structurep. 63
Introductionp. 63
Parametric Designp. 64
Understanding ADT Objectsp. 65
ADT Object Compositionp. 66
Understanding the Term "Model"p. 70
Sheet Terminologyp. 71
Object Dimensionalityp. 71
Architectural Design Approachp. 73
Conceptual Designp. 73
Design Development and Construction Documentsp. 74
Outside--In Designp. 74
Inside--Out Designp. 75
Directory and Network Structurep. 75
Project Folder Namingp. 77
Sub-Folder Structurep. 78
Backup Strategyp. 80
Deciding How to Structure Filesp. 80
The Case for the Separated Building Modelp. 81
ADT Object Characteristicsp. 84
File Naming Conventionsp. 86
XREF Procedurep. 86
Understanding Files, XREFs and Blocksp. 88
Block and XREF Usagep. 90
Understanding XREF Pathsp. 94
Additional Block Creation Considerationsp. 101
Drawing Indexesp. 102
Preserving XREF Layer Visibilityp. 103
XEDIT System Variablep. 104
Project Types and File Structuresp. 104
Choose a Pilot Projectp. 106
Small Commercial Building Examplep. 107
Large Commercial Office Towerp. 109
Institutional Program Driven Projectsp. 111
Hotel and Multi-family Housingp. 112
Tenant Build-out (Interior Only) Projectsp. 114
Remodeling and Renovationp. 115
Large Horizontal Planp. 118
Small-scale Projectsp. 118
Mass Modelingp. 119
Project Setup Checklistp. 120
Summaryp. 121
CAD Standards Assessmentp. 123
Introductionp. 123
CAD Standardsp. 124
Plottingp. 125
Basic Plottingp. 126
Installing Plottersp. 127
Taking Stock of Plotting Needsp. 134
Understanding Plot Style Tablesp. 136
Lineweightsp. 137
Named Versus Color Dependent Plot Style Tablesp. 141
Working with Service Providersp. 143
Plotting Checklistp. 144
Existing Cad Standards Assessmentp. 144
Layout (Paper Space) Usagep. 144
Layer Naming and Usagep. 147
Colorsp. 147
Linetypesp. 153
Textp. 155
Dimension Stylesp. 157
Scale Settingsp. 158
Block Libraryp. 160
Detail Libraryp. 161
Title Blocksp. 161
Custom Commandsp. 164
Hatch Librariesp. 164
Document Sharing Proceduresp. 164
Adt Standardsp. 164
Drawing Setupp. 164
Template Filesp. 165
Display Settingsp. 166
Object Stylesp. 166
AEC Contentp. 166
Project Standardsp. 166
Agenda for Production Coordination Meetingp. 167
Trainingp. 167
Ongoing Evaluation and Revisionp. 169
Cad Standards Checklistp. 170
Summaryp. 171
Displayp. 173
Layersp. 175
Introductionp. 175
Layers Versus Display Control Settingsp. 176
Layer Management Dialog Boxesp. 177
Layer States, Filters, Snapshots and Groupsp. 178
Working With Layer Standardsp. 182
Build Your Office Standard Layer Standardp. 189
The Final Word on Layer Standardsp. 193
Layer Keys and Layer Key Stylesp. 193
Working With Layer Key Stylesp. 193
The Auto-Import featurep. 196
Customizing a Layer Key Stylep. 204
Documenting Your Layer Key Stylesp. 208
Updating Existing Drawingsp. 208
Using Non-Keyed Layersp. 210
The Role of Template Filesp. 211
Beginning a Template Filep. 212
Layers Checklistp. 214
Summaryp. 215
The Display Systemp. 217
Introductionp. 217
Exploring the Display Systemp. 217
Display Configurationsp. 218
Understanding ADT Defaultsp. 219
In-the-box Templatesp. 225
The Display Managerp. 233
Understanding Display Repsp. 239
Determining Which Custom Display Reps to Usep. 242
XREFs and Display Repsp. 246
XREF Display Control Checklistp. 249
Custom Display Reps and Spanning Elementsp. 250
Adding Display Control to the Templatep. 256
Customizing Template Display Repsp. 259
Revisiting Lineweightsp. 262
The Render Display Configurationp. 264
The Display System Checklistp. 265
Summaryp. 265
Contentp. 267
Schedule Tables and Property Set Definitionsp. 269
Introductionp. 269
Understanding Schedule Table Flowp. 270
Planningp. 271
Exploring the Sample Schedule Contentp. 272
Property Set Definitionsp. 273
Property Set Definition Preparation Checklistp. 278
Building Property Setsp. 279
Schedule Table Stylesp. 286
The Value of a Good Naming Conventionp. 292
Building Model Issuesp. 292
Generating Schedules in the Same File as the Objectsp. 292
Generating Schedules in the Composite Model Filep. 293
Understanding Schedule Tagsp. 294
Customizing Schedule Tagsp. 297
CD Resourcesp. 303
Property Set and Schedule Table Checklistp. 303
Summaryp. 305
Dimensioning and Annotationp. 307
Introductionp. 307
Drawing Setupp. 308
Text Annotation and Drawing Notesp. 311
Documentation Contentp. 316
Creating Scale-dependent Annotationp. 321
Chasesp. 341
Elevation Labelsp. 348
Dimensionsp. 351
When to Use Associative Dimensionsp. 351
When to Use Standard AutoCAD Dimensionsp. 351
When to Use AEC Dimensionsp. 352
Variable Scaled Dimensionsp. 352
Dimension Labelsp. 356
Checklistp. 358
Summaryp. 360
Content Libraryp. 361
Introductionp. 361
Understanding What is Provided By Defaultp. 361
Unit Scaling Issuesp. 362
Common Features of Design Contentp. 365
Do We Need the 3D?p. 366
Deciding What to Keep and What to Removep. 368
Where to Store the Content Libraryp. 369
Building a Custom Folder Structurep. 369
Content Building Considerationsp. 371
What to Include in the Content Filep. 371
Namingp. 372
Block Orientationp. 373
Use of Propertiesp. 374
Alternate Insertion Pointsp. 374
Using AEC Polygons in Contentp. 375
Content Scaling Optionsp. 375
Property Setsp. 378
Building a Piece of Aec Content from Scratchp. 382
Building Custom Schedule Tagsp. 397
Building Content With Varying Levels of Detailp. 398
Millworkp. 398
Masking Block Contentp. 398
Checklistp. 399
Summaryp. 400
Stylesp. 401
AEC Object Stylesp. 403
Introductionp. 403
Getting the Most Out of Style Managerp. 403
Filter Style Typep. 404
Toggle Viewp. 405
Style Librariesp. 407
Building Office Standard Librariesp. 410
Developing a Folder Strategyp. 411
Look Out for Dependenciesp. 412
Wall Stylesp. 413
Physical Model Parametersp. 413
Bring the Case to Managementp. 414
Level of Detailp. 415
Endcapsp. 419
Naming Conventionsp. 419
Data Parametersp. 420
Creating Fire Rated Wall Typesp. 425
Graphical Parametersp. 428
Wall Detailsp. 429
Profilesp. 431
Fenestration Stylesp. 432
Display Repsp. 433
Coordinating Physical, Graphical and Data Parameters (Creating a Single Hinged Door With Louver Style)p. 435
Structural Membersp. 439
Display Reps Unique to Structural Membersp. 439
Building a Custom Member Shapep. 440
The Logical Display Repp. 445
Grouped Windows and Doors with Sidelightsp. 446
Checklistp. 449
Summaryp. 451
Area Objects and Area Groupsp. 453
Introductionp. 453
Objectivesp. 453
Basic Area Techniquesp. 454
Working with an Area Object Drawing Templatep. 463
Creating Areas from Wallsp. 475
Area Tagsp. 482
Calculation Modifiersp. 483
Generating Reportsp. 489
Checklistp. 492
Summaryp. 494
Sections and Elevationsp. 495
Introductionp. 495
3D Section/Elevation Objectsp. 496
2D Section/Elevation Objectsp. 500
Uses of the 2D Section/Elevation Objectp. 500
The Bldg Section Line and Bldg Elevation Linep. 501
Section Line Tagsp. 504
The 2D Section/Elevation Creation Procedurep. 507
Model Issues (Object Selection)p. 507
Understanding the Relationship to Setsp. 511
Optimizing the Modelp. 518
Understanding Styles and Design Rulesp. 521
When to Use Edit/Merge Lineworkp. 532
Tracing and Explodingp. 535
Hatchingp. 536
Wall Types and Wall Sectionsp. 536
Batch Updatep. 536
Using Live Sectionsp. 537
Checklistp. 537
Summaryp. 538
Interoperabilityp. 539
Sharing Files with Consultantsp. 541
Introductionp. 541
Understanding Object Enablersp. 541
Understanding Proxy Graphicsp. 543
Turning Proxy Graphics Offp. 543
Explode AEC Objectsp. 543
Using Explode AEC Objects from the Menup. 543
Additional Thoughts on Explode AEC Objectsp. 550
Using Explode AEC Objects from the Command Linep. 550
Final Wordp. 558
Using Etransmitp. 558
Sharing Files with Consultants Checklistp. 562
Summaryp. 564
Conclusionp. 565
Conclusionp. 567
Pulling It All Togetherp. 567
Create A Big Plan, Take "Baby Steps" to Achieve Itp. 567
Planningp. 568
Templates and Librariesp. 568
Interoperabilityp. 568
Publishing Your Standardsp. 569
Template Checklistp. 569
Summaryp. 570
Indexp. 573
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