Instant AutoCAD: Mechanical Desktop 4.0
This tutorial/CD-ROM package gives readers the information and hands-on practical experience they need to work knowledgeably and efficiently with Mechanical Desktop--a 3D, feature-based, parametric modeler that enables users to create models of 3D parts from 2D sketches, and using these parts, to create detail drawings and assemblies. (Mechanical Desktop is fully integrated and makes use of the AutoCAD graphic interface.) Hundreds of figures illustrate the various processes needed to move from a 2D sketch to a fully annotated drawing using a 3D solid model as the base. Concise theory is given for each new process; followed by a practical application. An accompanying CD-ROM contains numerous exercises, models, and drawings. Design Fundamentals. Part Creation. Part Editing. Part Drawing. Assembly Creation. Assembly Drawing. For anyone who wants a quick, hands-on introduction to Mechanical Desktop.
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Introduction to Mechanical Desktop
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