CHAPTER 16

Creating 3D Geometry

Nothing in Autodesk® AutoCAD® software is quite as fascinating as drawing in 3D. In addition to being interesting to create, 3D models are incredibly valuable project assets. Today's architects and engineers are increasingly using AutoCAD 3D features not only to communicate designs with clients but also as a design and analysis tool. This chapter covers 3D modeling, and the next chapter introduces materials and rendering.

Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® software has a few 3D viewing tools but none of the 3D solid-modeling tools that AutoCAD supports. Therefore, this chapter doesn't apply to AutoCAD LT.

Constructing a 3D model of a building requires many of the tools that you've been using throughout this book and some ...

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