PacktLib: Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Introduction to 3D Design

The Z coordinate

Workspaces

Layers, transparency, and other properties

Auxiliary tools

Application of 2D commands

Linear 3D entities

How to create great 3D models

Summary

Visualizing 3D Models

Zooming, panning, and orbiting

Views and cameras

Visual styles

Walking and flying in a 3D model

Viewports

Summary

Coordinate Systems

User coordinate systems

Dynamic coordinate systems

UCS icons

Summary

Creating Solids and Surfaces from 2D

Creating solids or surfaces

Creating solids and surfaces by extrusion

Creating solids and surfaces by revolution

Creating solids and surfaces with different sections

Creating solids and surfaces along a path

Important variables for solids and surfaces

Summary

3D Primitives and Conversions

3D solid primitives

Primitive surfaces

Conversions between 3D objects

Summary

Editing in 3D

3D editing commands

Editing with grips

Editing subobjects

Summary

Editing Solids and Surfaces

Composite objects

Cutting objects

Filleting and chamfering

Editing solids and surfaces

Editing surfaces

Summary

Inquiring the 3D model

Measuring points, distances, and angles

Interferences

Volumes and other properties

Summary

Documenting a 3D Model

Creating 2D drawings from 3D models

Layouts

Views and sections

Associative views

Summary

Rendering and Illumination

Rendering concepts and commands

Scene illumination

Summary

Materials and Effects

Introduction to materials, textures, and effects

Materials and textures

Effects

Summary

Meshes and Surfaces

Procedural surfaces

NURBS surfaces

Meshes

Polyface meshes

Surface analysis

Summary

Final Considerations

Final Considerations

Index