A Practical Guide to AutoCAD 3D Design / Edition 1

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This book teaches engineering students the fundamentals of 3D CAD design by having them design a microscope. To encourage creative thinking, the text provides problems that students must solve to complete the project.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582369351
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/16/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

A quick introduction to 3D design
User coordinate system 3
Exercise 1 Simple wire frame construction 13
Exercise 2 Simple surface model construction 24
Exercise 3 Simple solid model construction 50
Exercise 4 Lines in space and true length 83
Exercise 5 Customised solutions to 3D design 101
Summary of the basic rules of 3D design 130
Exercises in surface/solid modelling
Exercise 1 Office desk design 134
Exercise 2 3DMAN: surface modelling 142
Exercise 3 Garage design 145
Exercise 4 Vice body design 154
Exercise 5 Model space, paper space and viewports 160
Exercise 6 3D views: parallel and perspective 177
Exercise 7 Point translation (3D views) 186
Exercise 8 Parametric design using a script file 190
Exercise 9 3D in focus: graphical solutions to engineering problems 194
Exercise 10 Storage tank design 202
Exercise 11 Car design: mesh editing 209
Exercise 12 Piston and cylinder design 215
Exercise 13 'Up the twist' (square thread) 218
Exercise 14 Steam engine design project 219
3D design project
Design of a simple biological microscope 223
Appendix A Automated solutions 253
Appendix B Teaching aid for thin lens ray diagrams 255
Appendix C Automated spiral 262
Index 263
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