Chapter 21 Using Advanced 3D Features

The Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017 software has an extended set of tools for working with 3D drawings that 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.


The AutoCAD LT® software doesn’t support any of the features described in this chapter.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Master the User Coordinate System
  • Understand the UCS options
  • Use viewports to aid in 3D drawing
  • Use the array tools
  • Create complex 3D surfaces
  • Create spiral forms
  • Create ...

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