Cheng's compact guide to surface modeling teaches student and professional users of Autodesk Inc.'s MECHANICAL how to create 3D wireframe and NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline) surface models. The book begins with a brief introduction to AutoSurf Release 3, and then proceeds to a hands-on project in which users create 3D wireframes and proceeds to a hands-on project in which users create 3D wireframes and surfaces for a video camera model. A second project - modeling a mobile phone - introduces users to advanced surface modeling techniques. The book concludes with an easy-to-use reference of all AutoSurf Release 3-related commands and variables used in the book. This tutorial-style companion book by Ron Cheng offers additional skills and support to his main book, MASTERING AUTOCAD RELEASE 14. Adopters wishing to combine two or more of any Thomson Learning titles and save their students money can call our Custom Bundling Solutions Center at 800-245-6724.
Ron K.C. Cheng is head of the Engineering Design and Appreciation Unit of the Industrial Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has over thirty years of experience in the area of teaching and practical training. He is responsible for the centre's computer aided design, automobile engineering, and integrative project training. For the past ten years Mr. Cheng has designed and initiated the integrative project training programs which are now widely implemented in the centre's undergraduate and graduate practical training programs. His area of specialization is the application of various computer aided design tools, including finite element analysis tools and product data management tools and he is now working on several integrative automotive projects building three wheel cars as well as four wheel electric cars. In addition to teaching and training, Mr. Cheng has written nineteen books, including books on AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Desktop, Rhinoceros, and SmartSketch. He has also published a series of paper automata. Mr. Cheng has earned the following Degrees: ACP, LCP, Master of Science Degree and Master of Education Degree.