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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 16. Creating 3D Geometry

  • Setting up a 3D workspace

  • Using the Polysolid tool

  • Using the Boolean functions

  • Extruding 2D objects

  • Creating 3D surfaces

  • Navigating in a 3D environment

Nothing in AutoCAD is quite as fascinating as drawing in 3D. Compared with a traditional 3D rendering of a building on a drafting board that uses vanishing points and projection planes, a true 3D computerized model of a building that can be rotated and viewed from any angle, inside and out, offers a world of difference. Nevertheless, many architectural firms still use the drafting board to create 3D illustrations for presentation drawings, even though they use AutoCAD for their construction drawings.

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