01%20AutoCAD%20Introduction%2C%20Interface%20%26%20Basic%20Commands

01%20AutoCAD%20Introduction%2C%20Interface%20%26%20Basic%20Commands

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1 A UTO CAD I NTRODUCTION , I NTERFACE B ASIC C OMMANDS LARC 2123 Design Communications II AutoCAD Week 1 I. Introduction to AutoCAD A. Hand Graphics vs. Computer Graphics: which is best for conceptualizing, presentation, production, speed, and collaboration? B. Raster Graphics vs. Vector Graphics 1. Raster Graphics: utilize a rectangular grid of pixels, each pixel containing a single color – finite resolution, best for photographs and photo-realistic images 2. Vector Graphics: utilize geometric primitives, including points, lines, and arcs – infinite resolution, best for line-work and text (note that even in vector-based programs, computer monitors display the information in a raster format) 3. Combining (PDF, most graphics programs support both) C. Why AutoCAD? D. History: 1 st release in 1982, becomes commonplace in LA in the 1990s E. Alternatives and Future? 1. 2D: Microstation, Vectorworks, ArchiCAD 2. 3D: SketchUp, Rhino, Maya, 3D Studio Max 3. BIM (Building Information Modeling): Revit (Autodesk), Vectorworks, ArchiCAD 3D model-based software linked to a database of project information that is intended to increase productivity during building design and construction and
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