AutoCAD 2007 in 3D: A Modern Perspective, Volume 1
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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The 3D Coordinate System
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2D Wireframe 3D model 3D Navigate 3D objects 3D solid 3D space aligned angle AutoCAD program Autodesk axis block Bump Map button camera center point color Command Line control panel Copy current UCS curve cylinder Dashboard default dialog box dimensions draft angle drawing area drawing AS Exercise drop-down list edges editing end the selection endpoint EXTRUDE faceted surfaces grips HIDE command imaginary Imperial units Invoke the HIDE Isometric viewing point layer layout linetype located Loft lofted 3D look like Figure midpoint model should look Modify MOVE operation option orthographic planar Plot style polygon mesh polyline Project prompts as follows Properties palette Pull-down Menu region rendered image right-click rotation SAVE the drawing section object Select objects Select the Front Setup shortcut menu shown in Figure Snap Specify spline SUBTRACT system variable Taper texture map tool Toolbar Tutorial viewport visual style window XY plane Zoom