AutoCAD 2000: 3D Modeling A Visual Approach / Edition 1

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At Autodesk Press we know that you want your books on AutoCAD out "fast and accurate". So, after rigorous peer and accuracy reviews, we are releasing the latest version of AutoCAD: 3D Modeling A Visual Approach fully updated for the 2000 release of AutoCAD.

Not only will AutoCAD 2000: 3D Modeling A Visual Approach be one of the first books available on this release of AutoCAD, it will also come with a Free 30-day trial version of AutoCAD 2000 included in a CD-ROM! The CD-ROM will contain fully functional AutoCAD 2000 software no student watermark or hardware lock! which will expire 30 days after initial installation. Also included on the CD-ROM are drawing files which can be used with AutoCAD 2000. Autodesk Press is the only AutoCAD publisher offering this valuable CD-ROM, included with most of our AutoCAD 2000 titles.

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Editorial Reviews

Mechanical engineer Wilson focuses on three-dimensional modeling in his monthly column in , a national magazine for users of the popular drawing and design package AutoCAD. Here he offers a tutorial explaining over 70 commands relating to three-dimensional space and modeling. He illustrates all the options, including the pull-down menus and toolbars to make sure the explanations are clear. The CD contains drawing files of three-dimensional models and a trial version of AutoCAD 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766812468
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Book Organization
1. 3D AutoCAD
Learning Objectives
Differences Between 3D and 2D
Some Frequently Used 3D Terms
Reasons for Using 3D
3D Capabilities of AutoCAD
3D Limitations of AutoCAD
AutoCAD Models Versus Parametric Models

2. Working in 3D Space
Learning Objectives
The World Coordinate System
Orienting Models in 3D Space
Setting Viewpoints in 3D Space
Command: VPOINT
Preview of Dynamic Viewpoints
The User Coordinate System
Command: ELELV
Command: UCISCON
Command: UCSMAN
Multiple Tiled Viewports

3. Building Wireframe Models
Learning Objectives
2D Objects in 3D Space
Specialized 3D Modification Commands
Command: ALIGN
Command: ROTATE3D
Command: MIRROR3D
Command: 3DARRAY
3D Curves in 3D Space
Command: 3DPOLY
Command: PEDIT Applied to 3D Polylines
Spline Curves Basics

4. Surface Models
Learning Objectives
Surface Modeling
Planar Surfaces
Command: 3DFACE
Command: PFACE
Command: EDGE
Polygon Mesh Surfaces
Command: TABSURF
Command: REVSURF
Command: 3DMESH
Command: 3D
Command: PEDIT
Viewing 3D Surfaces
Setting Dynamic Viewpoints
Command: DVIEW
Command: 3DORBIT

5. Solid Models
Learning Objectives
Solid Modeling
Primitive 3D Solids
Command: BOX
Command: WEDGE
Command: CONE
Command: SPHERE
Command: TORUS
Profile-Based Solids
Command: REVOLVE
Command: EXTRUDE
Modifying Solids with Boolean Operations
Command: UNION
Single-Object Modification Operations
Command: FILLET
Command: CHAMFER
Command: SLICE
Editing Solid Models
Controlling the Appearance of Solid Models
Analysis of Solids
Command: AREA
Command: SECTION

6. Learning Objectives
Paper Space Versus Model Space
Setting Up Floating Viewports
Command: MVIEW
Command: VPCLIP
Command: MSPACE
Command: PSPACE
Command: MVSETUP
Managing Paper Space
Command: VPLAYER
Annotating and Dimensioning 3D Models
Slid Models in Paper Space
Command: SOLPROF
Command: SOLVIEW
Command: SOLDRAW

7. Learning Objectives
What Renderings Are
Bitmap Files
Making Renderings
Command: RENDER
Command: RPREF
Command: SAVEIMG
Command: STATS
Command: LIGHT
Command: SCENE
Command: RMAT
Command: SHOWMAT
Command: MATLIB
Command: SETUV
Adjust Planar Coordinates
Adjust Cylindrical Coordinates
Adjust Spherical Coordinates
Adjust UVW Coordinates
Landscape Objects
Command: LSNEW
Command: LSEDIT
Command: LSLIB
Command: FOG
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