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Digital manual/Manual

AutoCAD for the Theatre

Pierre Dussol
John Abbott College
27,95 $54,95 $


Computer-aided drafting (CAD) is a type of software that was developed for engineers and architects. Having caught the attention of theatre companies, it is often used as a professional drafting tool for set design and production.

This fully illustrated book is organized around a practical step-by-step project: the technical drawings for the set of a play titled A Matter of Murder and Peerage in the Scottish Manor. By using AutoCAD to develop this project, students will learn computer-based techniques for 2D drafting as well as 3D modelling. By the end, students will have acquired not only valuable AutoCAD skills, but the prints of a ground plan, extended elevations, a centre line section and renderings of a 3D model, which are all suitable for a professional portfolio.


Introducing AutoCAD – Types of Theatres and Drawings – Drafting for the Theatre – The Ground Plan – The Extended Elevations – The Centre Line Section – Modelling in 3D – Finalizing and Printing Files

Companion AutoCAD files for this book are supplied here:


Author(s): Pierre Dussol
Institution(s): John Abbott College
Language(s): English
Publication year: 2011
Number of pages: 351
ISBN: Printed version: 978-2-89470-274-1; Digital version: 978-2-89470-364-9


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