AutoCAD 2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 30, 2007 - Computers - 384 pages
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AutoCAD 2007 features a new 3D rendering engine that greatly enhances the program's 3D functionality-and makes this industry-standard drafting program even more difficult to master, even for veteran users This focused For Dummies workbook gives people the practice they need to get up to speed on the new 3D features, with dozens of problems and step-by-step solutions for modeling, shadowing, and lighting Topics covered by the problems include 2D geometric construction, 3D solid modeling, 3D surface modeling, rendering and imaging, dimensioning and drafting, and model interchange Used by architects, engineers, and draftspeople, AutoCAD is the #1 computer-aided design (CAD) software in the world, with an installed base of 6.7 million users The accompanying DVD provides videos that illustrate select problems and solutions presented in the workbook

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Part I Introducing AutoCAD
Part II Going from 2D to 3D
Part III 3D Modeling Solid Modeling
Part IV 3D Modeling Surfaces
Part V Visualizing the Design
Part VI Model Interchange
Part VII The Part of Tens
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B About the DVD

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About the author (2007)

Lee Ambrosius is a former resident of a cubicle community, which he resided in for about 8 years until deciding to go into business for himself. In 2005, Lee decided to venture off into the CAD industry as an independent consultant for HyperPics, LLC in De Pere, Wisconsin, and on the Web at He has been using AutoCAD since 1994 when he was first exposed to Release 12 for DOS, and has been customizing and programming AutoCAD since 1996. Lee has been an AutoCAD consultant and trainer for over a decade, and is both an Autodesk Authorized Author and an Autodesk Authorized Developer.
Over the last decade, Lee has authored a variety of works that include articles for CAD magazines, white papers for Autodesk, and has been a contributing author on a few occasions for AutoCAD books. Lee is a co-author of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He has done technical editing for the three most recent editions of AutoCAD For Dummies, and the four most recent editions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Bible. AutoCAD 2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies is his first solo venture as a book author.

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