AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2004 / Edition 1

AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2004 / Edition 1

by Stephen Ethier, Christine A. Ethier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131138162

ISBN-13: 9780131138162

Pub. Date: 08/06/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

AutoCAD® in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD® 2004 is an intensely visual look at 3-dimensional modeling. The text blends theory and practice in a way that both adds interest and is pedagogically sound. This leads to a greater student understanding of both the abstract concepts involved in mastering computer-aided

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AutoCAD® in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD® 2004 is an intensely visual look at 3-dimensional modeling. The text blends theory and practice in a way that both adds interest and is pedagogically sound. This leads to a greater student understanding of both the abstract concepts involved in mastering computer-aided drafting in 3 dimensions and in the application of that theory.

Some of the text's features include:

  • Complete update with new 2004 icons for easier identification of features new to this release of AutoCAD
  • Additional labs incorporated for extra learning outcomes
  • Re-ordering of learning concepts to meet current 3D modeling methods
  • A new learning assistant CD-ROM containing model files for quicker lab starts
  • Over 600 illustrations to reinforce the theoretical concepts and lead to a clearer understanding of the basic principles
  • A full-color insert that displays images of the completed projects
  • A tear-out Quick Chart that identifies the toolbars used in 3D modeling
  • A number of independent labs, including a commercial architecture project and a new mechanical solid modeling project (Section 7, Chapters 18-23)
  • An end-of-book section outlining three important application programs-Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, and 3D Studio VIZ-that make even more creative use of AutoCAD 2004's capabilities (Section 8, Chapters 24-25)
  • Labs at the end of each chapter that create an opportunity for the students to explore newly introduced concepts, step by step, from the. more simple to the more complex
  • Chapter-end questions andassignments throughout the text provide additional opportunities for reflection, practice, and application of newly learned theory
  • Exciting 3D Viewpoint boxes offer tips and hints about AutoCAD's complexities, effective for both the novice and the practiced user

Also included in the text arc sections specializing in the theory behind 3D modeling, how to prepare for 3D construction, the various kinds of 3D construction, and how to effectively enhance and present 3D models.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131138162
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/06/2003
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING 3D.

 1. Theory Behind 3D Modeling.

 2. Applications.

II. PREPARING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 3D MODELS.

 3. Display of 3D Models for Construction.

 4. Working in 3D Space.

III. CONSTRUCTION OF 3D SURFACE MODELS.

 5. 2-1/2D Extrusion.

 6. Wireframe.

 7. Creation of a Shell.

 8. Elaborate Surfaces.

IV. SOLID MODELING.

 9. Concepts Behind Solid Modeling.

10. Composite Solids: Creation and Modification.

11. Solid Display and Inquiry.

12. Advanced Solid Editing.

V. ENHANCING THE USE OF 3D.

13. Three-Dimensional Libraries.

14. 3D Parametric Design.

VI. PRESENTATION.

15. Display of 3D Models for Presentation.

16. Plotting.

17. Rendering.

VII. APPLICATION PROJECTS.

18. Architectural Project: Residential Dwelling.

19. Architectural Project: Commercial Building.

20. Mechanical Project: Solid Modeling.

21. Mechanical Project: Solid Modeling.

22. Structural Project.

23. Civil Project.

VIII. APPLICATION PROGRAMS.

24. Inventor / Mechanical Desktop.

25. 3D Studio VIZ.

Index.

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