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Preface ... xxvii
 WELCOME ... xxvii
 AUTOCAD AND ARCHITECTURAL DESKTOP: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? ... xxvii
 WHAT IS AN INTELLIGENT OBJECT? ... xxviii
 WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK? ... xxix
 YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME AUTOCAD BACKGROUND ... xxx
 FEATURES IN THIS EDITION ... xxx
 WHAT YOU WILL FIND INSIDE ... xxx
 WHAT YOU WON'T FIND INSIDE ... xxx
 STYLE CONVENTIONS ... xxxi
 FEATURES NEW TO RELEASE 2006 ... xxxi
 UNITS ... xxxii
 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ... xxxii
 FILES INCLUDED ON THE CD ROM ... xxxiii
 Installing CD Files ... xxxiii
 PROJECTS ... xxxiv
 PROJECT BULLETIN BOARDS AND DATASET UPDATES ... xxxiv
 RE-PATHING PROJECTS ... xxxv
 OUT-OF-THE-BOX NAMED PLOT STYLE TABLES ... xxxv
 WINDOWS XP COMPLIANT PATHS ... xxxv
 SERVICE PACKS ... xxxvi
 WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU ... xxxvi
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR ... xxxvi
 DEDICATION ... xxxvii
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ... xxxvii
Quick Start General Architectural Desktop Overview ... 1
 Introduction ... 1
 OBJECTIVES ... 1
 Create a Small Building ... 1
 Lay Out a Simple Building ... 1
 Edit the Model ... 9
 Add a Floor Slab and Roof ... 12
 Edit the Model in Elevation ... 14
 Set Up a Project with Floor Levels ... 18
 Create a Model View ... 24
 Edit the Model ... 25
 Add Roof Rafters ... 26
 Creating Callouts ... 29
 Creating Sheets ... 32
 Summary ... 35
Section 1 Introduction and Methodology ... 37
Chapter 1+1mThe User Interface ... 39
 Introduction ... 39
 OBJECTIVES ... 39
 Understanding the ADT Workspace ... 39
 WELCOME DIALOGS AT STARTUP ... 40
 THE DRAWING EDITOR ... 41
 TOOL PALETTES ... 44
 Understanding Tool Palettes ... 44
 Tool Palette Groups ... 50
 Understanding the User Interface ... 51
 RIGHT-CLICKING ... 51
 Right-Click in Drawing Editor (Default Menu) ... 51
 Right-Click on Toolbars ... 53
 Right-Click in the Command Line ... 55
 Right-Click with Objects of the Same Type Selected ... 56
 Right-Click with Objects of Different Types Selected ... 57
 Right-Click while a Command is Active ... 58
 Right-Click in the Application Status Bar ... 59
 DYNAMIC INPUT ... 60
 Pointer Input ... 60
 Dimension Input ... 63
 Dynamic Command Prompting ... 65
 DIRECT MANIPULATION ... 65
 EDGE GRIPS ... 68
 THE COMMAND LINE, MENUS AND TOOLBARS ... 70
 INTELLIMOUSE ... 72
 Pre-requisite AutoCAD Skills ... 73
 AUTOCAD SKILLS "THE RULES" ... 73
 TOOLS AND ENTITIES ... 74
 IMPORTANT AUTOCAD TOOLS ... 76
 Summary ... 78
Chapter 2 Conceptual Underpinnings of Architectural Desktop ... 79
 Introduction ... 79
 Objectives ... 79
 Parametric Design ... 80
 The Display System ... 81
 The Display System's Relationship to Layers ... 84
 Overview and Key Display System Features ... 84
 The Display System Tool Set ... 85
 Putting It All Together ... 86
 Working with the Display System ... 87
 Install the CD Files and Load Sample File ... 87
 Loading a Display Configuration ... 88
 View Direction Dependent Configurations ... 92
 Fixed View Direction Display Configurations ... 96
 Use the Display Manager ... 97
 The Configuration Tab ... 99
 Understanding Sets ... 101
 Understanding Display Representations ... 107
 Edit the Properties of a Display Representation ... 109
 Apply a Style Override to a Display Representation ... 111
 Apply an Object Override to a Display Representation ... 113
 Object styles ... 115
 Working with Styles and Content Browser ... 116
 Styles in the Current Drawing ... 116
 Work with the Content Browser ... 119
 Access a Tool Catalog ... 121
 Add a Palette ... 123
 Apply Tool Properties to Drawing Objects ... 125
 Anchors ... 129
 Types of Anchors ... 129
 Layout Tools ... 130
 Explore Objects with Anchors ... 131
 Object Anchors ... 135
 Explore Layout Tools ... 138
 Display Themes ... 141
 Using Display Themes ... 141
 Content Library ... 143
 Summary ... 144
Chapter 3 Work Space Setup ... 145
 Introduction ... 145
 Objectives ... 146
 Creating a New Profile ... 146
 Create a New Profile ... 147
 Configure the New Profile ... 148
 Verify and Load Palettes and Toolbars ... 152
 Complete the Profile and Save a Workspace ... 156
 Create a Desktop Shortcut ... 157
 Test the New Icon ... 159
 Drawing Setup ... 159
 Understanding the Relationship of Units and Scale ... 159
 Layer Standards ... 162
 Set the Layer Standard ... 163
 Tem__plate Files ... 166
 Understanding what is included in a Tem__plate ... 168
 Summary ... 175
Section 2 The Building Model ... 177
Chapter 4 Beginning a Floor Plan Layout ... 179
 Introduction ... 179
 OBJECTIVES ... 179
 Working With Walls ... 179
 Install the CD Files ... 180
 Getting Started with Walls ... 180
 Use Polyline Close ... 185
 Add a Curved Wall Segment ... 185
 Create an Existing Conditions Plan ... 186
 Use Ortho Close ... 187
 Offset Walls ... 189
 Modify Walls on the Properties Palette ... 191
 Layout the Remaining Walls ... 192
 Create and Assign a Wall Style ... 197
 Create a Layer ... 197
 Apply a Layer to Walls ... 198
 WORKING WITH DOORS AND WINDOWS ... 199
 Add Doors ... 199
 Change Door Swing with Direct Manipulation ... 206
 Change Door Size with Direct Manipulation ... 207
 Move a Door Precisely with Object Snap Tracking ... 208
 Add the Remaining Doors ... 211
 Add Windows ... 212
 Adjust Cut Plane ... 214
 Add Openings ... 215
 Load Custom Tool Palette ... 217
 iDrop a Tool Palette ... 219
 Add a Door/Window Assembly ... 220
 Modifying Door Size and Style ... 221
 Adjust Door Swing Angle ... 222
 Adjust Door Threshold Display ... 224
 Adding Plumbing Fixtures ... 227
 Add Plumbing Content from the Content Browser ... 228
 Viewers ... 231
 Use the Object Viewer ... 231
 Using Edit in View ... 234
 Adjust the Lavatory [Basin] Height with Offsets ... 237
 Creating Wall Plan Modifiers ... 239
 Configure OSNAP Settings ... 239
 Add a Wall Modifier ... 239
 Import Objects with the Clipboard ... 242
 Convert Polylines to Wall Modifiers ... 242
 Edit in Place for Plan Modifiers ... 244
 Finishing touches ... 247
 Import Stairs ... 247
 Additional Exercises ... 248
 Summary ... 249
Chapter 5 Setting Up the Building Model ... 250
 Introduction ... 250
 OBJECTIVES ... 250
 Building a Digital Cartoon Set ... 251
 Part 1 ¿ Setting Up a Commercial Project ... 252
 Install the CD Files and Launch Project Browser ... 252
 Create a New Project ... 255
 PROJECT NAVIGATOR TERMINOLOGY ... 260
 Levels and Divisions (Project Framework) ... 261
 Model and Sheet Files ... 262
 Elements, Constructs, Views, and Sheets (Project Drawing Files) ... 263
 ADT Model Files ... 264
 ADT Sheet Files ... 265
 ESTABLISH THE PROJECT FRAMEWORK ... 265
 Set up Project Levels ... 266
 CREATE CONSTRUCTS ... 270
 Open an Existing Site Conditions File and Create a Construct ... 271
 Build a Terrain Model from the Site Data ... 273
 Begin the First Floor Construct ... 276
 Preparing for Project Standards ... 280
 Create the Upper Floor Constructs ... 281
 Create a Spanning Construct ... 283
 CREATE VIEWS ... 285
 Build a Composite Model View ... 286
 CREATE FLOOR PLAN VIEWS ... 290
 Create a Site Plan View ... 291
 Create the First Floor Plan View ... 291
 First Floor Plan Model Space View ... 292
 Add a Titlemark ... 295
 Create the Second Floor Plan View ... 297
 Post Linking Field Codes ... 298
 Create the Third and Fourth Floor Plan Views ... 300
 ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS ... 301
 Create the Building Elevation View ... 301
 Create a Section View ... 309
 Enable a Live Section ... 312
 Add Elevation and Section Callouts to Upper Floor Plans ... 314
 SHEET FILES AND THE CARTOON SET ... 315
 Create the Site Plan Sheet File ... 315
 Create the Remaining Floor Plan Sheet Files ... 318
 Create the Elevation Sheet File ... 320
 Create the Section Sheet File ... 321
 Create a Cover Sheet ... 323
 Publish the Cartoon Set ... 327
 Part 2 ¿ Setting Up a Residential Project ... 329
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT FRAMEWORK ... 329
 Create the Residential Project ... 330
 Set up the Project Structure ... 330
 Build the Constructs ... 331
 Set Up the Residential Project General Views ... 337
 Model Space Views and Titlemarks ... 338
 Set Up the Residential Section/Elevation View ... 339
 Create Sections in an Existing View ... 340
 Change the Sheet Tem__plate for the Sheet Set ... 342
 Set Up the Residential Project Sheets ... 343
 Publish the Residential Cartoon Set ... 344
 Congratulations! ... 344
 Additional Exercises ... 345
 Summary ... 346
Chapter 6 Column Grids and Structural Layout ... 347
 Introduction ... 347
 OBJECTIVES ... 347
 Structural Members ... 347
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 348
 Create a New Element File in the Project ... 349
 Access the Structural Member Catalog ... 349
 Use the Structural Member Style Wizard ... 352
 Viewing Structural Member Shapes in Style Manager ... 353
 Work with Structural Members ... 355
 Column Grids ... 357
 Add a Column Grid with Anchored Columns ... 357
 Move Column Grids and Columns ... 359
 Identify Anchors ... 360
 Move the Grid to the Correct Coordinates ... 362
 Modify Column Grids ... 364
 Manipulate Column Line Spacing ... 365
 Rotate an Anchored Column ... 367
 Why Rotate "Y"? ... 368
 Remove Unnecessary Columns ... 368
 Convert Linework to a Column Grid ... 369
 Add Columns to the New Grid ... 370
 Add and Delete Grid Lines ... 371
 Column Grid Labels and Dimensions ... 372
 Set Drawing Scale ... 372
 Add Column Grid Labels ... 373
 Create Grid Line Extensions and Project Tool Palettes ... 375
 Add Labels and Extensions to the Second Grid ... 377
 Add AEC Dimensions ... 379
 Structural Framing ... 380
 Add Beams ... 380
 Add Braces ... 385
 Add Joists ... 386
 Adding a Structural Category to the Project ... 388
 Add a Structural Category ... 388
 Create Structural Grid Construct Files ... 389
 Update Project Views ... 391
 Creating a Foundation Plan ... 392
 Load the Residential Project ... 392
 Additional Structural Content ... 394
 Structural Styles in the Content Browser ... 394
 Additional Exercises ... 400
 Summary ... 402
Chapter 7 Vertical Circulation ... 403
 Introduction ... 403
 Objectives ... 403
 Residential Stairs and Railings ... 403
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 404
 Add a Stair to the Residential Plan ... 405
 Work with Stair Styles ... 408
 Modify Stair Properties ... 411
 Modify Stair Display ... 412
 Create the Basement Stair ... 414
 Project a Stair Edge ... 417
 Adjust Wall Roof Line ... 419
 Add a Railing ... 421
 Commercial Core Plan ... 425
 Load the Commercial Project ... 426
 Add a New Stair to the Commercial Plan Core ... 426
 Extend the Landing ... 428
 Copy and Assign the Stair Style ... 429
 Add Railings ... 430
 Generate a Stair Tower ... 432
 Use Isolate Objects ... 433
 Add a Landing Slab ... 433
 Edit the Landing Slab ... 434
 Anchor a Railing to the Slab ... 436
 Edit the Slab Display ... 436
 Move Stair and Railings to the Spanning Stair Tower Construct ... 437
 Generate the Stair Tower ... 438
 Attach Core to Constructs ... 440
 Override XREF Display ... 443
 Create a Custom Stair ... 444
 Attach an Element File ... 445
 Create a Stair from Linework ... 445
 Ramps and Elevators ... 449
 Add a Ramp ... 449
 Complete Entrance Terrace ... 452
 Add Elevators ... 453
 Toilet Rooms ... 454
 Add Toilet Layouts ... 454
 Additional Exercises ... 456
 Summary ... 456
Chapter 8 The Building Shell ... 457
 Introduction ... 457
 OBJECTIVES ... 457
 Creating the Masonry Shell ... 457
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 458
 Copy Walls Between Files ... 458
 Add a Tool to the Project Tool Palette Group ... 460
 Re-Import Wall Style and Apply Tool Properties ... 463
 WORKING WITH PROJECT STANDARDS ... 464
 Set up Project Standards ... 464
 Adding and Modifying Curtain Walls ... 467
 Add a Curtain Wall ... 467
 Trim the Curtain Wall ... 469
 Merge Cells ... 470
 Add the Front Entry Infill Override ... 471
 Curtain Wall Styles ... 473
 UNDERSTANDING CURTAIN WALL TERMINOLOGY ... 473
 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER ... 475
 EXPLORING EXISTING CURTAIN WALL STYLES ... 475
 Explore the Interface ... 476
 Explore the Element Definitions ... 478
 Explore the Grid Structure ... 479
 Out-of-the-Box Curtain Wall Styles ... 481
 Building a Custom Curtain Wall Style ... 484
 PROCESS FOR DESIGNING A CURTAIN WALL STYLE ... 484
 Step 1 Plan ... 485
 Step 2 Create the Element Definitions (Build a Kit of Parts) ... 485
 Step 3 Build the Grid Structure ... 487
 Curtain Wall Units and Door/Window Assemblies ... 489
 CREATING A CUSTOM CURTAIN WALL STYLE ... 489
 Convert the Walls to Curtain Walls ... 489
 Create a New Curtain Wall Style ... 490
 Create Divisions ... 491
 Create Infills, Frames, and Mullions ... 493
 Build the Grid Structure ... 494
 Assign Materials using a Material Tool ... 500
 Check Dimensions ... 503
 ADD ANOTHER STANDARDS DRAWING TO THE PROJECT ... 507
 Synchronize the Style ... 507
 Synchronize a Drawing to the new Standards File ... 509
 REFINING THE MADT FRONT FACý¿ADE CURTAIN WALL DESIGN ... 511
 Address the End Bays ... 512
 Edit Divisions in Place ... 513
 Override Corner Conditions ... 514
 Apply a Miter to the Corners ... 517
 UPDATE PROJECT STANDARDS ... 518
 Update the Standards Drawing ... 518
 Direct Manipulation of Curtain Wall Components ... 519
 Convert Linework to a Door/Window Assembly ... 520
 Create a Custom Door/Window Assembly Tool ... 522
 Add the Door/Window Assembly to the 01 Partitions Construct ... 523
 Customize a Mullion Profile ... 524
 Additional Exercises ... 527
 Summary ... 529
Chapter 9 Mastering Wall Cleanup ... 530
 Introduction ... 530
 Objectives ... 530
 What Is Wall Cleanup? ... 531
 Part 1 ¿ Automatic Wall Cleanup ... 532
 Install the CD Files and Open a Sample File ... 533
 Rule 1 Use Wall Graph Display ... 533
 Toggle the Wall Graph Display ... 533
 Rule 2 Start with a Cleanup Radius of 0 (zero) ... 535
 Verify the Drawing Default Cleanup Radius ... 535
 Rule 3 Practice Good, Clean Drafting ... 536
 Avoid "Doubles" ... 536
 Use Extend and Trim ... 537
 "L' and "T' Cleanups ... 539
 Explore Autosnap ... 540
 Graph Line Position ... 542
 Rule 4 Tweak the Cleanup Radius ... 543
 Explore Common Cleanup Radius Situations ... 544
 Other Automatic Cleanup Tips ... 547
 Wall Justification ... 547
 Cleanup Groups ... 548
 Z Elevation ... 549
 Component Priorities ... 550
 Part 2 ¿ Manual Wall Cleanup (Using Wall Merge) ... 550
 Try to Trigger Automatic Cleanup ... 550
 Apply a Wall Merge ... 553
 Part 3 ¿ Wall Component Priorities ... 555
 Explore Wall Component Priorities ... 556
 Change Component Priorities ... 558
 Understanding Wall Component Priorities ... 559
 Additional Exercises ... 562
 Summary ... 563
Chapter 10 Progressive Refinement Part 1 ... 564
 Introduction ... 564
 Objectives ... 564
 Wall Styles ... 564
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 565
 Wall Style Basics ... 565
 Import Styles from a Content File ... 566
 Swap Styles ... 570
 Building and Editing Wall Styles ... 574
 Explore the Wall Style Properties ... 574
 Change the Air Gap Width ... 579
 Guidelines to Successful Component Composition ... 581
 Endcaps ... 583
 Assign a Different Endcap ... 583
 Edit an Endcap in Place ... 585
 Correct Endcaps at Stud Wall Openings ... 586
 Endcaps with Invisible Segments ... 588
 Customize a Wall Style ... 589
 Create a Custom Endcap ... 591
 Create an Opening Endcap Style ... 593
 Add a Brick Sill ... 595
 Wall Style Display Properties ... 596
 Explore Display Representations ... 596
 Edit Display Properties ... 598
 Apply an Object-Level Display Override ... 602
 View Opening Endcaps in 3D ... 604
 Demolition ... 606
 Demolish Existing Items ... 606
 Demolition Wall Style ... 607
 Review the Demo Wall Tool Properties ... 607
 Create a New Layer Based on a Layer Standard ... 609
 Test the Demolition Wall Tool ... 610
 Demolish Existing Walls by Applying Tool Properties ... 611
 Complete the Second Floor Plan Refinements ... 613
 Project Tool Palettes ... 613
 Create Custom Tools ... 614
 Set up a Shared Project Tools Palette ... 617
 Apply Tool Properties to Another File ... 621
 Override an Endcap ... 622
 Building a Custom Wall Style from Scratch ... 622
 Create a New Style ... 623
 Use the Wall Style Components Browser ... 623
 Apply the New Style to the Model ... 627
 Additional Exercises ... 628
 Summary ... 629
Chapter 11 Progressive Refinement Part 2 ... 630
 Introduction ... 630
 OBJECTIVES ... 630
 Window Styles ... 630
 Install the CD Files And Load the Current Project ... 631
 Copy and Assign a New Window Style ... 631
 Edit the New Style ... 633
 Add Sill Extensions ... 637
 Complete the Custom Window Style ... 640
 Edit Wall Display Properties at Windows ... 642
 Synchronize Project Standards ... 644
 Manipulating Window Anchors ... 646
 Change the Orientation of All Windows ... 646
 Adjust the Window Position ... 648
 Copying Existing Windows ... 650
 Using Edit in Elevation ... 651
 Using AEC Modify Array ... 651
 Add the New Windows to the Upper Floors ... 653
 Convert a Window to a Door ... 655
 Manipulating Door and Window Display ... 657
 Enable a Live Plot Preview ... 657
 Work with Door Display Properties ... 660
 ADDING CUSTOM DISPLAY BLOCKS IN PLAN ... 663
 View a Door with Custom Blocks ... 663
 Add a Custom Display Block ... 665
 Creating Custom-Shaped Windows and Doors ... 670
 Load the Residential Project ... 671
 Modify the Window Shape ... 671
 Create a Custom-Shaped Door ... 674
 Using the Styles in Other Drawings ... 677
 Create the Tools ... 677
 Apply Custom Styles to Residential Plan ... 678
 Adding Window Muntins ... 679
 Access Window Muntin Display Props ... 679
 Re-Import Styles ... 682
 Create a Custom Multi-View Block ... 683
 Additional Exercises ... 690
 Summary ... 692
Chapter 12 Horizontal Surfaces ... 693
 Introduction ... 693
 OBJECTIVES ... 693
 Creating Roofs ... 693
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 694
 WORKING WITH THE ONE-PIECE ROOF ... 694
 Create a New Construct ... 695
 Add Roof ... 695
 Convert to Roof ... 700
 Modify Roof Edges ... 704
 WORKING WITH ROOF SLABS ... 705
 Convert to Roof Slabs ... 705
 Trim the Roof Slab ... 708
 Miter the Roof Slabs ... 713
 Working with Roof Slab Styles ... 715
 Apply Edge Conditions ... 719
 Add Holes and Finishing Touches ... 721
 Project the Walls to the Roof ... 722
 UPDATING THE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT MODEL ... 725
 Update the Composite Model View ... 725
 Creating Slabs ... 727
 WORKING WITH MULTI-COMPONENT SLABS ... 727
 Explore Slab Styles ... 728
 Create a Slab Construct ... 729
 Create a New Slab Style ... 731
 Add a New Component ... 734
 Add Floor Joists ... 738
 Apply Interference ... 740
 Creating Floors and Ceilings Using Spaces ... 742
 GENERATING SPACES FROM EXISTING WALLS ... 742
 Generate Spaces ... 742
 DESIGN CHANGES AND UPDATING SPACES ... 746
 Update Spaces to Match Wall Changes ... 746
 BUILDING THE COMMERCIAL ROOF PLAN FILE ... 749
 Load the Commercial Project ... 750
 Add a Wall Sweep Profile to a Parapet Wall ... 750
 Update the Composite Building Section Model View ... 753
 ADD SPACES TO THE COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 755
 Using Display Themes ... 759
 Add a Roof Plan View to the Project ... 760
 Additional Exercises ... 761
 Summary ... 762
Section 3 Construction Documents ... 763
Chapter 13 Creating Reflected Ceiling Plans ... 765
 Introduction ... 765
 OBJECTIVES ... 765
 Working in the Reflected Display Configuration ... 765
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 766
 Change the Display Configuration ... 767
 Add Column Grid Reference and Configure Bubbles to NL Display in RCP ... 768
 Working with Ceiling Grid Objects ... 771
 Add a Ceiling Grid ... 771
 Clip the Grid to the Room Shape ... 775
 Add Ceiling Grid with Grid Clipping ... 776
 Edit the Hatch Pattern of Spaces ... 779
 Clip a Ceiling Grid to a Polyline ... 782
 Add a Clipping Hole ... 783
 Manually Center a Ceiling Grid in a Space ... 784
 Fine-Tune the Grid Position ... 785
 Center the "Old-Fashioned" Way ... 785
 Grip Edit a Boundary ... 787
 Change Grid Bay Sizes ... 788
 More Fine-Tuning ... 789
 Adding Anchored Light Fixtures ... 789
 Access Electrical Content via DesignCenter ... 790
 Drag and Drop Content ... 792
 Copy Light Fixtures ... 794
 Rotate Anchored Light Fixtures ... 795
 Rotate a Grid ... 797
 ATTACHING MASK BLOCKS TO AEC OBJECTS ... 797
 Masking the Ceiling Grid ... 797
 Convert a Polyline to a Mask Block ... 799
 Other Ceiling Fixtures ... 801
 Add Surface Mounted Lights ... 801
 Copy Surface Mounted Lights ... 802
 Add Track Lighting ... 803
 Add a Layout Curve ... 804
 Insert an Incandescent Light Fixture ... 807
 Anchor Lights to the Layout Curve ... 808
 Restore the Floor Plan ... 810
 ADD AN RCP VIEW AND SHEET TO THE PROJECT ... 810
 Create the RCP View File ... 810
 Create the RCP Sheet File ... 814
 Additional Exercises ... 815
 Summary ... 816
Chapter 14 Generating Annotation ... 817
 Introduction ... 817
 OBJECTIVES ... 817
 ANNOTATION AND VIEW FILES ... 817
 ADDING ROOM TAGS ... 821
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 821
 Open a View File and Make Preparations ... 822
 Add Room Tags ... 823
 Adjust Room Tag Position ... 827
 Edit Room Tag Property Data ... 829
 Add Room Tags to the Reflected Ceiling Plan ... 831
 Create an Alternate Tag for the RCP ... 833
 Using the Define Schedule Tag Wizard ... 834
 Substitute Existing Tags ... 836
 Dimensioning ADT Objects ... 837
 LIVE DIMENSIONING WITH AEC DIMENSIONS ... 838
 Change the Current Project ... 838
 Add Space Tags to a View ... 839
 Add AEC Dimensions ... 840
 Edit the AEC Dimension Style ... 842
 Edit Individual AEC Dimensions ... 845
 Override Text and Lines and Other Fine-Tuning ... 847
 AEC Dimensions In-Place Edit ... 850
 EXPLORING DISPLAY SETTINGS ... 852
 Work with AEC Dimension Display ... 852
 Configure the Low Detail Display Rep of the AEC Dimension Style ... 855
 DIMENSIONING TO WALL COMPONENTS ... 856
 Adding Interior AEC Dimensions ... 857
 Grip Editing Component Dimensions ... 858
 Exploring Wall Style Settings ... 860
 Dimension to One Face of the Stud ... 863
 USING AEC CONTENT DIMENSIONS ... 864
 Access AEC Content Dimensions (Layer-keyed AutoCAD Dimensions) ... 864
 Documentation Content ... 865
 Verify the Drawing Scale ... 866
 Add Text and Leaders ... 867
 Add Window Tags ... 868
 Elevation Labels ... 869
 Additional Exercises ... 872
 Summary ... 873
Chapter 15 Generating Schedules ... 874
 Introduction ... 874
 OBJECTIVES ... 874
 Overview and Key Features ... 875
 The Schedule Table Tool Set ... 875
 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER ... 876
 Getting Ready to Use Schedule Tables ... 876
 Adding Schedule Components ... 877
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 877
 Create a Schedule View File ... 878
 Add a Schedule Table ... 878
 Property Set Data ... 881
 Attach Property Set Data via the Schedule Table ... 882
 Add Schedule Tags ... 888
 Add a Tag to Objects with Existing Property Data ... 891
 Copying Tags Manually (Should be Avoided) ... 891
 Add the Rest of the Space Tags ... 893
 Fine-Tune the Schedule's Selection ... 895
 Using Classifications to Fine-tune Schedule Selection ... 896
 Add and Delete Schedule Items ... 900
 Automatic and Manual Property Sets ... 901
 Identify and Edit Object-Based Manual Properties ... 903
 Edit a Table Cell ... 904
 Edit Automatic Properties ... 906
 Edit Style-Based Property Data ... 907
 Property Set Definitions ... 909
 Explore a Property Set Definition ... 909
 Schedule Table Styles ... 914
 SCHEDULE TABLE STYLE GRAPHIC FORMATTING ... 914
 Examine Schedule Table Text Formatting ... 914
 Explore the Schedule Table Style Default Format ... 915
 Override Formatting ... 916
 Configure Borders, Colors, and Lineweights ... 917
 SCHEDULE TABLE STYLE DATA CONTENT ... 919
 Determine Which Object Types Appear in the Schedule Table ... 920
 Determine Which Properties Will Appear in the Schedule Table ... 920
 Override Cell Formatting ... 922
 Modify a Property Data Format Style ... 923
 Move, Delete, and Add Columns ... 924
 Work with a Matrix Column ... 925
 Add A Graphic Property ... 928
 Sort a Schedule Table ... 931
 SPECIAL COLUMN TYPES AND FEATURES ... 932
 Add a Model Space View ... 932
 Change the Title of the Schedule Table Object ... 933
 Building a Project-Based Door Schedule (Advanced) ... 933
 Create a New Sheet and Schedule a Remote File ... 934
 Manipulate Schedule Table Size and Scale ... 936
 Add Tags to XREFed Doors ... 937
 Edit the Number Suffix ... 939
 Adjust the Location Grip ... 940
 Property Sets and Element Files ... 942
 Tag the First Floor Core ... 943
 Tag the Upper Floors ... 945
 Open the Schedule Sheet and View the Results ... 946
 Understanding Display Themes ... 947
 Create a Custom Display Theme ... 950
 Additional Schedule Tools ... 952
 RENUMBER DATA ... 952
 EXPORTING SCHEDULES ... 952
 OUT OF DATE MARKER ... 952
 Additional Exercises ... 953
 Summary ... 954
Chapter 16 Generating Sections and Elevations ... 956
 Introduction ... 956
 Objectives ... 956
 Working with 2D Section/Elevation Objects ... 956
 THE BLDG SECTION LINE AND THE BLDG ELEVATION LINE ... 957
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 961
 Adjust the Bldg Elevation Line ... 961
 Make the Section/Elevation Line Easier to Read ... 963
 GENERATING A 2D SECTION/ELEVATION OBJECT USING A CALLOUT ... 964
 Add a Callout ... 964
 Re-Position the Elevation for the Sheet ... 968
 UPDATING AND MODIFYING SECTION/ELEVATION OBJECTS ... 969
 Modify the Model ... 970
 Refresh the Elevation ... 970
 Modify the Chimney ... 972
 Add a Roof Window ... 975
 Apply a Material Boundary ... 976
 2D Section/Elevation Styles ... 980
 Explore the 2D Section/Elevation Style ... 980
 Edit a 2D Section/Elevation Style ... 982
 Update the Sections ... 984
 Adjust the Bldg Section Line Position ... 986
 Fine-Tune the Model ... 987
 Freeze Demolition ... 990
 Subdivisions ... 991
 Regenerate the Remaining Elevations ... 991
 Add Subdivisions ... 992
 2D Section/Elevation Styles Design Rules ... 994
 Door and Window Swing Design Rules ... 995
 Editing Materials ... 999
 Edit the Air Gap Material Definition ... 1000
 Edit the Glazing Material ... 1002
 Export Changes to the Second Floor ... 1003
 Update the Sections ... 1005
 Edit Brick Coursing ... 1006
 Eliminate the Lines Between Floors ... 1007
 Showing Hidden Materials Beyond ... 1008
 Create a New Material Definition and Tool ... 1009
 Apply a Material Tool to an Object ... 1011
 Editing and Merging Linework ... 1012
 Erase 2D Section/Elevation Linework ... 1013
 Modify 2D Section/Elevation Linework ... 1014
 Merge Linework ... 1015
 Update 2D Section/Elevation Objects with User Edits ... 1016
 Drag an Elevation to a Sheet ... 1018
 Creating Interior Elevations USING CALLOUTS ... 1018
 Use an Interior Elevation Callout ... 1018
 Live Sections ... 1021
 Sheet Files ... 1022
 Additional Exercises ... 1022
 Summary ... 1024
Chapter 17 Generating Details and Keynotes ... 1025
 Introduction ... 1025
 OBJECTIVES ... 1025
 Details ... 1025
 CREATE A DETAIL VIEW FILE ... 1026
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 1026
 Using Detail Callouts ... 1027
 Simplify the Detail Background ... 1033
 Adding Break Marks ... 1035
 CREATE A DETAIL ... 1040
 Detailing Tool Palettes ... 1040
 Adding Wood Framing ... 1043
 Add Roof Rafters ... 1048
 Add Remaining Framing Components ... 1051
 Detail Component Manager ... 1053
 Add the Foundation Wall ... 1055
 Brick Haunch ... 1056
 Footing Key ... 1057
 Add Insulation ... 1057
 Flashing ... 1059
 Complete the Detail ... 1060
 MODIFY A DETAIL ... 1062
 Keynotes ... 1062
 Keynotes Assigned to Styles ... 1062
 Add Keynotes to Sections and Elevations ... 1065
 Change Keynote Display ... 1067
 KEYNOTING PLANS ... 1068
 KEYNOTING DETAILS ... 1069
 ADD DETAILS TO SHEETS ... 1071
 KEYNOTE LEGENDS ... 1073
 Sheet Keynote Legend ... 1073
 Reference Keynote Legend ... 1074
 Insert a Sheet List ... 1075
 Challenge Exercise ... 1076
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 1076
 Create a Plan Detail using a Callout ... 1076
 Additional Exercises ... 1080
 Summary ... 1082
Chapter 18 Plotting and Publishing ... 1083
 Introduction ... 1083
 OBJECTIVES ... 1084
 Sheet Files ... 1084
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 1084
 Layouts ... 1085
 Working Layouts ... 1086
 Page Setup Manager ... 1087
 Explore Page Setup ... 1087
 Viewports ... 1091
 Plot Style Tables ... 1092
 Edit a Plot Style Table ... 1092
 AEC STANDARD PLOT STYLE TABLE (ADT 2007 DEFAULT) ... 1094
 AIA STANDARD PLOT STYLE TABLE (ADT 2004, 2005 AND 2006 DEFAULT) ... 1096
 Plotting ... 1097
 Publish a Sheet Set ... 1098
 Publish a Sheet Set to DWF ... 1099
 3D DWF ... 1102
 eTransmit and Archive ... 1104
 Publish to Web ... 1104
 Additional Exercises ... 1104
 Summary ... 1105
Section 4+1mAppendices ... 1107
Appendix A Additional Exercises ... 1109
 Introduction ... 1109
 Install the CD Files and Load the Current Project ... 1109
 Chapter 4 ... 1110
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1110
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1112
 Chapter 5 ... 1113
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1113
 Chapter 6 ... 1114
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1114
 Chapter 7 ... 1116
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1116
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1117
 Chapter 8 ... 1117
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1117
 Chapter 9 ... 1120
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1120
 Chapter 10 ... 1120
 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ... 1120
 Chapter 11 ... 1121
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1121
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1122
 Chapter 12 ... 1124
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1124
 Chapter 13 ... 1125
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1125
 Chapter 14 ... 1127
 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ... 1127
 Chapter 15 ... 1128
 RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ... 1128
 Chapter 16 ... 1129
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1129
 COMMERCIAL PROJECT ... 1129
 Chapter 17 ... 1130
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1130
 Chapter 18 ... 1131
 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ... 1131
Appendix B Wall Cleanup Checklist ... 1132
 Automatic Wall Cleanup ... 1132
 Rule 1 Use Wall Graph Display ... 1132
 Rule 2 Set the Default Cleanup Radius to 0 ... 1132
 Rule 3 Practice Good Clean Drafting ... 1132
 Rule 4 Tweak the Cleanup Radius ... 1132
 Other Considerations ... 1133
 Manual Wall Cleanup ... 1133
 Wall Component Priorities ... 1133
Appendix C Online Resources ... 1134
 Web Sites Related to the Content of This Book ... 1134
 Web sites of Related Interest ... 1134
 Online Resources for ADT Plug-ins, and Training ... 1135
 ONLINE RESOURCES FOR VIZ RENDER ... 1136
Appendix D Sharing Files with Consultants ... 1137
 Introduction ... 1137
 OBJECTIVES ... 1137
 Determining the Required Translation ... 1137
 SHARING ADT FILES WITH OTHER ADT USERS ... 1139
 Understanding Object Enablers ... 1139
 Understanding Proxy Graphics ... 1140
 TURNING PROXY GRAPHICS ON ... 1141
 Export to AutoCAD ... 1141
 Using Export to AutoCAD ... 1141
 Using eTransmit and Archive Project ... 1142
 Publish to DWF ... 1147
Appendix E Wall Cleanup Solutions ... 1148
 Commercial Project ... 1148
 INDEX ... 1149

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Architectural drawing -- Computer-aided design.
Autodesk Architectural desktop.
AutoCAD.