Solid Modelling with AutoCAD
The author's first book Beginning AutoCAD takes the absolute beginner through a series of graded exercises which leave the student with a grasp of the main commands, and able to draw simple two dimensional diagrams. As powerful CAD packages become ever more widely used many trainees move on rapidly to generate three dimensional images and other design data from fairly simple plans. As long as the user is basically familiar with 2D AutoCAD this book will form an ideal introduction to solid modelling, and includes sections on shading and rendering surface detail. As with Bob McFarlane's other books the style of presentation assists learning at the keyboard with a minimum of teacher assistance.
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Changing solids 99 25 User exercises 168
Material properties 116 The DVIEW options Creating a slide show Summary
8 Boolean operations
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3D viewport angle AutoCAD prompts enter AutoCAD prompts respond AutoCAD prompts Select axis Boolean operations Boundary representation centre point centroid chamfer change the colour command line component constructive solid geometry corner Create a cylinder CSG tree cuboid current layer diameter dimension display Distant Light drawing EDGE primitive enter AutoCAD prompts exercise extruded frozen gm sg cm handle numbers height hidden lines HIDE and SHADE hole left viewport active loops lower left viewport mass properties MCS icon menu bar model space moments of inertia objects respond pick option AutoCAD prompts pick the composite PLINE plotted with HIDE polyline prompt line prompts enter AutoCAD prompts respond AutoCAD prompts Select objects radius Render respond AutoCAD prompts return to wire-frame rotation Select objects respond sg cm Err SOLBOX SOLCHP SOLCYL SOLEXT solid model SOLLIST SOLMASSP SOLMESH SOLMOVE SOLREV SOLWDENS standard sheet Subtract SWEPT primitive taper torus union width wire-frame representation yellow ZOOM