Instant AutoCAD: SafariX ETextbook

Instant AutoCAD: SafariX ETextbook : 3D Modeling Using AutoCAD 2004

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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, Instant AutoCAD: 3D Modeling Using AutoCAD 2004 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 2004, 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. It is based on new concepts in 3D Modeling, especially the use of solid modeling for the automatic creation of 2D drawings. The light-hearted tone of the text makes it enjoyable and easy to use both in the classroom and as a self-paced learning tool. The integrated CD-ROM provides exercises, templates, and 3D models to help users in practicing the skills presented in the text and in completing useful more

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  • Online resource | 176 pages
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0131329162
  • 9780131329164

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Understanding 3D Modeling. Chapter 2. Viewing and Working with 3D Models. Chapter 3. Forming Wireframe Models. Chapter 4. Building Solid Models. Chapter 5. Working with Solid Models. Chapter 6. Shaping Surfaces. Chapter 7. Creating Presentation Views. Chapter 8. Producing Renderings. Chapter 9. Generating Drawings from Models. Appendix A. Installing the CD-ROM Files. CD-ROM: Contains exercises, models, and more