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Mastering AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010 by George Omura

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Chapter 22. Using Advanced 3D Features

AutoCAD 2010's extended set of tools for working with 3D drawings lets you create 3D objects with few limitations on shape and orientation. This chapter focuses on the use of these tools, which help you easily generate 3D forms and view them in both perspective and orthogonal modes.

AutoCAD LT doesn't support any of the features described in this chapter.

In this chapter, you'll learn to do the following:

  • Master the User Coordinate System

  • Understand the UCS options

  • Use viewports to aid in 3D drawing

  • Create complex 3D surfaces

  • Create spiral forms

  • Create surface models

  • Move objects in 3D space

Setting Up AutoCAD for This Chapter

Before you start, I'd like you to set up AutoCAD in a way that will make your work a little ...

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