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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011 by Elliot Gindis

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Level 3. Chapters 21–30

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Welcome to the fascinating world of 3D computer aided design. Ideally you have completely mastered everything in Levels 1 and 2 and are ready to learn a new set of skills. 3D is a different world in AutoCAD, yet it builds on what you learned in 2D; really what we are doing is just adding another dimension (literally).

3D has come a long way in AutoCAD. From humble beginnings in the 1980s (which left users joking that it is not really 3D but 2.5D), through steady improvements in the 1990s, to a major retooling a few years ago with release 2007, AutoCAD’s 3D capabilities have grown exponentially, and it is now quite ...

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