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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press by Donnie Gladfelter

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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.

Constructing a 3D model of a building requires many of the tools that you’ve been using throughout this book and some new ones that you’ll be introduced to in this chapter. Your competence in using the basic drawing, editing, and display commands is critical to your successful study of 3D for ...

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