© 1999 – Routledge
Written by an established authority in the AutoCAD field, this text provides a step-by-step guide to AEC 5.1, the architectural and construction engineering package for use with AutoCAD R14.
As the basic concepts are explained, a virtual house is gradually created from scratch, starting with basics such as 'layers' and 'levels', and finishing with the construction of a complete 'dream house'. Once it has been built, a 'walkthrough' will allow the reader to 'see' the inside of the house as a 3D pictorial representation of what has been created. By offering a clear, accessible explanation of a complicated package, the author introduces the reader to the potential of AEC 5.1 for enhancing drawing performance. He encourages further investigation of the numerous engineering and construction applications of this package. 'An Introduction to AEC 5.1' will prove invaluable both to professional architects, interior designers, construction engineers and estate developers; and also to students studying courses at BTEC, HNC, HND and degree levels where architectural CAD is required.
"By offering a clear, accessible explanation of a complicated package, the author introduces the reader to the potential of AEC 5.1 for enhancing drawing performance….invaluable."
Engineering Designer. July 2000
"The book is well presented with clear diagrams and a logical build-up of knowledge. I am sure that it will be successful in the market place"
Dr. Arthur Lyons, De Montfort University, UK,
"Clear explanations and diagrams, an excellent book for the individual student to use and follow with minimum of help."
Engineering Lecturer, Ireland
Getting started * Constructing the ground floor * Adding additional walls to the ground floor * Inserting doors into the ground floor * Inserting windows into the house layout * Stairs, floors and ceilings * Viewports, viewpoints and perceive * The first floor * Adding roofs * Layers and AEC * Fittings and furniture * Elevations and sections * Dimensioning * Hatching AEC models * Structural elements and foundations * Notes * Walkthroughs.