AutoCAD for the Theatre
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AutoCAD for the Theatre

Pierre Dussol
John Abbott College

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.

Summary: 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


Discipline(s) : Professional Theatre 561
Publication : 2011
Number of pages : 351
ISBN : Print: 978-2-89470-274-1 / Electronic: 978-2-89470-364-9


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Additional documents

Table of Contents (106 ko)
Product Summary (615 ko)
Erratum (55 ko)
Sample Chapter (9.5 Mo)



I'm looking for a text book for a Theater AutoCAD course at Temple University (for fall 2016, 12 students) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where can I order (in English , in US dollars) a copy of your book.
2016-06-02 15:28

You can order the books on line at this address: http://www.cheneliere.ca/7494-livre-autocad-for-the-theatre.html and you can pay by credit card.