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

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Chapter 25. Exploring 3D Mesh Modeling

AutoCAD has always offered tools that allowed users to construct fairly complex 3D models. With the introduction of the latest surface modeling tools, you can even model some very organic forms. But there are some types of forms that require a type of modeling known as mesh modeling. Mesh modeling enables you to create smooth, curved volumes by manipulating faces that make up an object's surface.

With mesh modeling, you can quickly create curved shapes that are difficult or even impossible to create by other means. AutoCAD also offers the ability to convert a mesh model into a 3D solid so that you can perform Boolean operations.

In this chapter, you'll get a chance to explore some of the features of mesh modeling ...

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