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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture by Elys John

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Glossary

additive methods of construction

Creating 3D shapes by merging two existing shapes to form one volume.

analogue

The opposite of digital: in this case, the many drawing and modelling techniques requiring paper, pen, pencil, spray mount and tape that provide valuable preparation for the designer before entering the digital world.

AutoCAD Architecture

A version of AutoCAD designed to meet the specific needs of architects. Versions have existed since 1998.

AutoCAD

The CAD software package developed by Autodesk, first released in 1982, regularly updated, and still among the most popular today.

BIM

Building Information Model(ling). The creation of a digital model of the physical and functional characteristics of a proposed structure. An extended ...

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