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It’s a 3D World After All

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the basics of modeling in 3D

arrow Accessing modeling tools

arrow Specifying coordinates in 3D

arrow Managing user coordinate systems

arrow Changing the current working plane

arrow Navigating in three dimensions

arrow Applying visual styles

The addition of the Z coordinate releases your design work in AutoCAD from the planar world of two dimensions into a much more lifelike three-dimensional space. AutoCAD’s 3D capabilities have grown by leaps and bounds since AutoCAD 2007 was released with its souped-up 3D engine. Not only have the AutoCAD model creation and editing tools advanced, but it is now also a dab hand at visualization and rendering. You can view 3D models from any angle or slice through them to see what they look like inside. And finally, because the ...

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