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Description - AutoCAD Workbook for Architects and Engineers by Shannon R. Kyles

Students need a book about drawing, not software and this step-by-step guide offers the basics on how to produce a range of drawings types with a wide variety of AutoCAD commands and sequences. This focus of this book is producing 2D drawings for engineering and architectural designs. It is not about every AutoCAD command and the many options, variables and command sequences that go into that command. There are a great many very good reference books on the market that discuss these aspects of the AutoCAD program, and all of that information is found within the Help files of the program. Each chapter - or teaching module - contains a brief introduction to the commands and many exercises. Many students are not familiar with basic drawing types: working drawings as opposed to presentation drawings, orthographic projection as opposed to pictorial views, sections and reverse sections, etc. This book will show how to produce all these using 'walk-throughs' on how to approach different situations. Only a few commands are covered in each chapter, with between 4 and 20 exercises per chapter illustrating how the commands can be employed. This book concentrates on useable exercises that provide completed drawings - and explanations on the software is secondary.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405180962
ISBN-10: 140518096X
Format: Paperback
(294mm x 210mm x 16mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shannon R. Kyles

Shannon R. Kyles is Professor of Architecture at Mohawk University, Ontario and teaches on the Bachelor of Technology at McMaster University. She has over 30 years experience teaching drawing to design students.