Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

By João Santos

Take your AuotoCAD layout talents to the subsequent size by means of developing robust 3D versions.


• receive second drawings from 3D models.
• grasp AutoCAD’s 3rd dimension.
• jam-packed with useful suggestions and examples to assist take your abilities to the following dimension.

In Detail

AutoCAD is a computer-aided layout (CAD) and drafting software program software. AutoCAD helps either second and 3D codecs. AutoCAD is utilized in a number industries and is used by architects, venture managers, and engineers, between others.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 functional 3D Drafting and Design will take you past the 2nd frontier and assist you create actual 3D versions that simulate truth. This publication is filled choked with artistic and useful tutorials as a way to assist you grasp the 3rd size. From routines on coordinate platforms to making solids and surfaces from 2nd, you'll ask yourself the way you ever designed with out this source by way of your side.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 sensible 3D Drafting and Design is filled with hands-on stories and initiatives that may aid increase your 3D abilities. ranging from the idea of just a very simple wisdom of AutoCAD, this ebook can help you grasp 3D visualization and coordinate structures, create 3D versions from 2nd drawings, and from uncomplicated shapes, degree volumes, and different info, receive 2nd development drawings from 3D versions in addition to how one can practice lighting fixtures and fabrics to get photorealistic images.

What you'll research from this book

• the best way to create uncomplicated 3D shapes and types.
• View and navigate 3D versions.
• practice person coordinate structures to outline workplanes.
• Create 3D versions from second drawings.
• observe 3D simple shapes and adjust 3D types.
• grasp AutoCAD lighting fixtures and fabrics results.
• receive info from 3D versions, like volumes and inertias.
• Create photorealistic pictures of your 3D versions.


This publication is written in a realistic and pleasant variety with sensible tutorials, workouts, and exact photos with the intention to assist you grasp the 3rd measurement.

Who this ebook is written for

This e-book is meant for everybody who desires to create actual 3D versions in AutoCAD, like structure, engineering, or layout pros, and scholars. merely simple figuring out of 2nd AutoCAD is required.

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Choose the Realistic option: 6. Apply the VSCURRENT command again and choose the 2dwireframe option to come back to normal. 7. We don't need to save this drawing. Linear 3D entities We can apply thickness to most linear 2D entities and also create linear 3D entities like 3D polylines and splines. Thickness Almost all linear entities that we know from 2D have a property called Thickness, whose value represents a height along the Z axis (a better word actually should be height). This is the only 3D feature available in AutoCAD LT and can be applied to text (if made with a text style that uses an SHX font), but beyond that is quite limited.

2 We are going to create some 2D objects and from them, some regions. 1. Start AutoCAD and create some 2D linear objects, similar to those shown in the following image. For now, dimensions are not important. 2. Create a new layer called REGIONS, assign a different color to it, and activate it. 3. Run the BOUNDARY command (or use BO alias). On the dialog box shown in Object type list, choose Region. Select the Pick Points button. The dialog box disappears. 4. Specify the four points inside the closed area, shown on the image and press Enter.

We pause over an osnap and can assign a distance along a specific direction or just obtain a crossing: [ 16 ] Chapter 1 3DOsnap tool Starting with Version 2011, AutoCAD allows you to specify 3D object snaps. Also, here we can access predefined 3D osnaps keeping 3DOSNAP (F4) on, or we can access them individually. There are osnaps for vertices, midpoints on edges, centers of faces, knots (spline points), points perpendicular to faces, and points nearest to faces. 1 Using the LINE command, coordinates, and auxiliary tools, let's create a cabinet skeleton.

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