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Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: Autodesk Official Press by Brian C. Benton, George Omura

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Part 4

3D Modeling and Imaging

  • Chapter 21: Creating 3D Drawings
  • Chapter 22: Using Advanced 3D Features
  • Chapter 23: Rendering 3D Drawings
  • Chapter 24: Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids
  • Chapter 25: Exploring 3D Mesh and Surface Modeling

Chapter 21

Creating 3D Drawings

Viewing an object in three dimensions gives you a sense of its true shape and form. It also helps you conceptualize your design, which results in better design decisions. In addition, using three-dimensional objects helps you communicate your ideas to those who may not be familiar with the plans, sections, and side views of your design.

A further advantage to drawing in three dimensions is that you can derive 2D drawings from your 3D models, which may take considerably less time ...

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