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.myhd { background-color:#3E4D5E; /*background-color: #DDDDDD; orange;*/ color: white; /*darkblue;*/ font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Sans","Lucida",Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:15px; line-height:145%; height:auto !important; min-height:105px; padding-left:30px; padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px; position:relative; z-index:10; } .selflink a { color: white; } .boxbg { background-color: /*lightGreen;*/ lightBlue; } #bottomnav { position: relative; width: 100%; } #bottomnav-content { position: relative; height: 160px; } .bottomnav-block { float: left; width: 140px; padding-top: 20px; } .bottomnav-block .search { font-size: 10px; width: 70px; background-color: #ffffff; color: #999999; z-index: -10; } .bottomnav-block h4 { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 8pt; } .bottomnav-block ul { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; } .bottomnav-block ul li { margin-bottom: 1px; list-style-position: outside; list-style-type: none; list-style-image: none; font-size: 8pt; } .bottomnav-block a { font-weight: 450; color: #101010; } .bottomnav-block a:visited { font-weight: 550; color: #101010; /*#a0a0a0;*/ } .bottomnav-block a:hover { font-weight: 400; color: blue; /*#a0a0a0;*/ } .bottomnav-block h4 a { font-weight: 700; } #col-page-main { padding-top: 35px; padding-right: 35px; padding-bottom: 35px; padding-left: 35px; } #col-page-main /*>*/ p { } #col-page-main /*>*/ ul { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; } #col-page-main /*>*/ ul li { margin-left: 15px; } #col-page-l1 { float: left; width: 280px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; } #col-page-l2 { float: left; width: 280px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 35px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 25px; } #col-page-l1-nosidebar { float: left; width: 415px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 0; } #col-page-l2-nosidebar { float: left; width: 415px; margin-top: 0; margin-right: 35px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-left: 40px; } #col-page-main hr { width: 625px; height: 1px; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; border-right-color: #000000; border-bottom-color: #000000; border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-right-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; background-color: #494949; margin-top: 35px; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 35px; margin-left: 0; } .pulloutbox { position: relative; width: 600px; margin-top: 20px; margin-right: 20px; margin-bottom: 35px; margin-left: 20px; } .boxheader { background-color: #3e4d5e; } .col-right-block { width: 100%; position: relative; } #col-page-right .linehiderhack { position: absolute; z-index: 10; width: 90%; height: 1px; } .col-right-block h5 { margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0; padding-top: 12px; padding-right: 0; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 18px; border-top-color: #738191; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; } .col-right-block h5 a { color: #ffffff; } #col-page-right { border-top-color: #ff00ff; border-left-color: #ff00ff; border-right-color: #ff00ff; border-bottom-color: #ff00ff; border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-top-style: dashed; border-left-style: dashed; border-right-style: dashed; border-bottom-style: dashed; } .right-block-links h5 { color:white; font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode","Lucida Sans","Lucida",Verdana,sans-serif; font-size:12px; line-height:145%; margin-left:5px; } #col-page-right hr { position: relative; background-color: lightBlue; } .col-right-header { width: 100%; height: 35px; } .col-right-header .username, .col-right-header .wikicontents, .col-right-header .logout { position: absolute; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 18px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 18px; } .col-right-header .logout { right: 0px; }

1.  TAD Designer



1.1  Concepts

Do not skip this section. This must be read. The core concepts of TAD do not work like any other system. Hence they must be understood thoroughly.

1.2  Quick intro to TAD Designer Lite

Get to speed with the software. Once you know the basic concepts you will be able to start using the software in a day or two.

1.3  User interface of TAD Designer Lite

Understand how the user interface works for you. Though it is a full-fledged 3D system; it gets its power using 2D

1.4  Early stage designing

It is sometimes said that computers have been able to replace the Rapidograph (technical) pen which is used in the final stages of design. However, it is popularly believed that designing in the initial hazy, murky stages involve the use of the pencil...because one can be truly comfortable fleshing out the design with it. Let us learn how to replace the pencil in this software.

1.5  Late stage designing

TAD Designer Lite can walk you all the way upto the finalization of a design. In this chapter, learn how to finalize the design.

1.6  Using other software with TAD

Import/Export (well...mainly export) will be discussed here. The core issues involved in exporting TAD information will be explored. This will also talk about file formats used in TAD.

Embedding TAD as a 3D Model into PDF

From version 7.0 of the PDF file format, Adobe has introduced the capability of embedding 3D content into a PDF file. It uses an open standard called U3D. This section explores how TAD files can be placed inside such files.

1.7  Advanced concepts

This section deals with more details about the software and its concepts

Fractal representation

How TAD handles complex information simply

Parametric designing

How TAD handles building information in an object-oriented parametric manner

Extending TAD using ARDELA Plugins

How can we use ARDELA to develop simple extensions?

Tackling pressing issues

How can TAD be used for issues like sustainability, energy calculations, etc

Handling building material information

TAD can be used to distribute building material information efficiently. We'll explore how.

Moving from Lite to full

What are the current limitations and how can we overcome them?

Generative vs non-Generative

How can TAD be used for Generative solutions?

1.8  Solutions incorporating TAD

Facilities Management

How can TAD be used for facilities

BIM

Can we look at TAD as a BIM software?

Home Automation

How can we control devices using TAD?

1.9  Appendices

ARDELA Manual

ARDELA stands for "ARchitectural DEsign LAnguage" and is a variant of Prolog. It can be used to quickly develop plugins into TAD