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CAD FUNDAMENTALS FOR ARCHITECTURE. Elys John. Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, 2013. Portfolio Skills: Architecture. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 208 pp. with 747 ills. (652 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781780672823 In English.
Publisher's description: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the dominant design and drawing tool used in architecture, and all students need to acquire basic skills in using it. This book explains the key CAD skills required to create plans, 3D models, and perspectives. Detailed text and hundreds of screengrabs and visuals are used to demonstrate the various techniques and processes. 2D skills are shown using AutoCAD, SketchUp and Vectorworks, while 3D modelling and presentation techniques also include 3ds Max, Maya, Form·Z and Photoshop. The reader will learn how to simplify the software interface and tools in order to focus on the most common and useful tasks. This is an invaluable guide for all students of architecture.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 156411
Paperbound $40.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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