AutoCAD2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies

Overview

  • 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 ...
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Overview

  • 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470097632
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 www.hyperpics.com. 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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing AutoCAD.

Chapter 1: AutoCAD and the User Interface.

Chapter 2: Working with Drawing Files.

Chapter 3: Customizing Your Work Environment.

Part II: Going from 2D to 3D.

Chapter 4: Transitioning from 2D to 3D.

Chapter 5: Viewing a 3D Model.

Chapter 6: Taking the Plunge into 3D.

Chapter 7: Additional Exercises: Making the Transition.

Part III: 3D Modeling — Solid Modeling.

Chapter 8: Modeling with Solid.

Chapter 9: Modifying and Analyzing Solids.

Chapter 10: Creating Section and Auxiliary Views from Models.

Chapter 11: Additional Exercises: Modeling with Solids.

Part IV: 3D Modeling — Surfaces.

Chapter 12: Modeling with Surfaces.

Chapter 13: Complex Surface Modeling.

Chapter 14: Modifying Surfaces.

Chapter 15: Additional Exercises: Modeling with Surfaces.

Part V: Visualizing the Design.

Chapter 16: Lighting.

Chapter 17: Materials.

Chapter 18: Rendering and Animating.

Chapter 19: Additional Exercises: Visualizing the Design.

Part VI: Model Interchange.

Chapter 20: Plotting to a Hardcopy or an Electronic File.

Chapter 21: Importing and Exporting 3D Models.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: More than Ten New Features in AutoCAD 2008.

Chapter 23: More than Ten Software and Professional Design Resources.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: About the DVD.

Index.

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