AutoCAD 2007 in 3D: A Modern Perspective, Volume 1

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007 - Computers - 687 pages
Offers a complete guide to 3D modeling: beginning with the essential concepts about the 3D space and moving on to the most powerful tools used for design, architecture and engineering. Using simple language and descriptive illustrations, it provides a foundation in the three basic modeling techniques (wireframe modeling, surface modeling and solid modeling) and includes chapters on generating drawings, outputs and rendering. Seven comprehensive projects and numerous practice exercises help readers develop proficiency with the program and a more complete understanding of AutoCAD's potential. An emphasis on AutoCAD's full capabilities not always discussed in competing books. Presents the basic theory and background material on modeling methods, 3D commands, the Z-axis etc. Covers how to create drawings in model space and paper space, simple and automatic views generation, and other uses of 3D models. Anyone involved with 3D modeling using AutoCAD.

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