AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2000

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9780130851390: AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions Using AutoCAD 2000

Ideal for novice and practiced CAD users alike, AutoCAD Release 15 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 2000, 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 features more than 600 illustrations of 3D drawings; graduated lab exercises; a full section (6 chapters) of special step-by-step Application Projects (architectural, mechanical, structural, and civil); 3D Viewpoint boxes with tips and hints; and an overview of application programs used with AutoCAD--e.g., Mechanical Desktop and 3D Studio MAX and R4. Theory Behind 3D Modelling. Display of 3D Models for Construction. Working in 3D Space. 2-1/2D Extrusion. Wireframe. Creation of a Shell. Elaborate Surfaces. Concepts Behind Solid Modeling. Composite Solids: Creation and Modification. Solid Display and Inquiry. Solid Modeling Projects. Three-Dimensional Libraries. 3D Parametric Design. Display of 3D Models for Presentation. Plotting. Rendering. Architectural Projects (Residential Dwelling; Commercial Building). Mechanical Projects (Surface Modeling; Solid Modeling). Structural Project. Civil Project. Mechanical Desktop. 3D Studio (R4). 3D Studio MAX. For Engineers, Architects, Draftspersons, and Computer Graphic Artists interested in getting up to speed quickly with AutoCAD 2000.

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Designed to provide the information readers will need to compete in today's marketplace, AutoCAD in 3 Dimensions takes a hands-on, lab- and exercise-intensive approach to the principles and practices of AutoCAD Release 13. The text effectively combines theory and application, allowing even beginners--armed with only a brief introduction to CAD--to complete all discussions and activities. The Second Edition has been both updated and expanded to reflect the most recent advances and applications in the field.

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Stephen J. Ethier and Christine A. Ethier have been married for 23 years. Both born and raised in Southern Ontario, Stephen's initial training was in mechanical engineering followed by an entire life spent in various kinds of computer education while Christine was initially educated in psychology and education and has several years training in communication and journalism. The pair have been writing textbooks on computer aided drafting and design, animation, and various related topics for Prentice Hall for the past sixteen years and have developed quite a list of titles for the educational and professional market. They live in the maritime region of eastern Canada with Seth, Zachary, Frodo and Contessa, their four cats, and Terra, their one grown up daughter who is studying journalism.

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