AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2002

AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2002

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For intermediate/advanced-level courses in AutoCAD, 3D Design and Concepts, Technical Illustration, Mechanical Design and Drafting, Architectural Design and Drafting, and Computer Graphics in departments of Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, and Computer Graphic Arts. Designed to provide students with the information and practice they need to compete in a competitive job market, AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2002 blends theory and practical applications in a hands-on, lab and exercise-intensive look at all the important concepts needed to draw in true 3D. Based on AutoCAD 2002, it explores 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 207.8 x 273.8 x 23.6mm | 1,034.2g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, charts
  • 0130943398
  • 9780130943392

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AutoCAD&#174in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD&#1742002 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: Over 600 illustrations to reinforce the theoretical concepts and lead to a clearer understanding of the basic principlesA full-color insert that displays images of the completed projectsA tear-out Quick Chart that identifies the toolbars used in 3D modelingA revised look at solid modeling and its use in AutoCAD&#174 2002 (Section 4, Chapters 9-12)A number of independent labs, including a commercial architecture project and a new mechanical solid modeling project (Section 7, Chapters 18-23)A new section outlining two important application programs (Mechanical Desktop and 3D Studio VIZ&#174) that make even more creative use of AutoCAD&#174 2002's capabilities (Section 8, Chapters 24-25)Labs at the end of each chapter that create an opportunity for students to explore newly introduced concepts, step by step, from the simple to the more complexChapter-end questions and assignments throughout the text that provide additional opportunities for reflection, practice, and, application of newly learned theoryExciting 3D Viewpoint boxes that offer tips and hints in AutoCAD's complexities, effective for both the novice and the practiced uses Also included in the text are sections specializing in the theory behind 3D modeling, such as how to prepare for 3D construction, the various kinds of 3D construction, and how to effectively enhance and present 3D models.show more

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. Mechanical Desktop. 25. 3D Studio VIZ. Index.show more