Spreadsheets for Architects Leonard R. Bachman, AIA - David J. Thaddeus Spreadsheets for Architects packs a bundle of architectural software into one very compact design tool made to save time and money. This package of ready-to-run templates and companion guidebook incorporates the most useful features of number crunching, database management, technical graphics, word processing, and desktop publishing programs into a single resource. Using the 19 Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet templates tailored specifically to architecture you can: easily explore the numerous options in the preliminary stages of technical designavoid costly redesign during the concluding stages of a projectand identify 'design dead-ends' that can quickly lead to back-tracking.The software is easy to use and requires no previous experience, expensive procedures, or elaborate hardware. All you need is Lotus 1-2-3 for Dos Version 4.2 or 4.3. Whatever the task, there's a tool here that's perfect for the job and as varied as your day is long: Utility spreadsheets (day planner, project schedule, stair design, and roladisk)Spreadsheets for structuresSpreadsheets for lightingSpreadsheets for acousticsSpreadsheets for thermal controlThe first segment of Spreadsheets for Architects provides a brief but clear explanation of each utility, database, and technical template, including a description of the features, graphics, and variables of each. The second segment offers the experienced user instructions and skeleton templates for customizing applications. There's plenty of menu driven support to help you learn to use the templates quickly. A tutorial takes you on an interactive tour of the templates. And there's a help feature built into every template. No other book or software on the market offers you such a broad array of indispensable tools at such a competitive price. And that's just the first savings. These powerful tools will aid productivity on every single job.