AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting: A Resource for Designers and Technical Directors
AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting provides an introduction to the software AutoCAD, specifically focusing on how to navigate the commands most commonly used when creating design, construction and installation drafting plates for theatrical use.
Beginning with a step-by-step tutorial of how to download the program and a review of theatrical drafting standards, the text details commands used in 2D drafting and 3D modelling and how to create theatrical drafting plates using AutoCAD that meet those drafting standards. It also provides guidance on how to transition from 2D drafting to 3D modelling, how to use 3D models to create camera views and animations, and how to use 3D models for production and engineering purposes.
Intended as a resource for the beginning and intermediate AutoCAD user, AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting provides easy-to-follow instructions that readers can refer to while using the AutoCAD software.
John Keisling is the Faculty Technical Director for the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University. Prior to beginning his career as an educator, John worked as a Carpenter for regional theatres and as a Mechanical Designer for a scenic production company.