Instant AutoCAD: Mechanical Desktop 4.0

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Computers - 195 pages
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
Interacting with Mechanical Desktop
Design Fundamentals

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Stephen J. Ethier and Christine A. Ethier have been married for 23 years. Both born and raised in Southern Ontario, Stephen's initial training was in mechanical engineering followed by an entire life spent in various kinds of computer education while Christine was initially educated in psychology and education and has several years training in communication and journalism. The pair have been writing textbooks on computer aided drafting and design, animation, and various related topics for Prentice Hall for the past sixteen years and have developed quite a list of titles for the educational and professional market. They live in the maritime region of eastern Canada with Seth, Zachary, Frodo and Contessa, their four cats, and Terra, their one grown up daughter who is studying journalism.

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