Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

By João Santos

Take your AuotoCAD layout talents to the subsequent measurement through developing strong 3D versions.


• receive second drawings from 3D models.
• grasp AutoCAD’s 3rd dimension.
• choked with functional guidance and examples to assist take your talents to the subsequent dimension.

In Detail

AutoCAD is a computer-aided layout (CAD) and drafting software program software. AutoCAD helps either second and 3D codecs. AutoCAD is utilized in a variety of industries and is used by architects, venture managers, and engineers, between others.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 functional 3D Drafting and Design will take you past the 2nd frontier and assist you create actual 3D versions that simulate truth. This booklet is stuffed choked with artistic and useful tutorials so one can assist you grasp the 3rd measurement. From routines on coordinate structures to making solids and surfaces from second, you are going to ask yourself the way you ever designed with no this source via your side.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 sensible 3D Drafting and Design is stuffed with hands-on reports and initiatives that might aid increase your 3D talents. ranging from the idea of just a very uncomplicated wisdom of AutoCAD, this ebook can help you grasp 3D visualization and coordinate platforms, create 3D types from second drawings, and from easy shapes, degree volumes, and different details, receive 2nd development drawings from 3D versions in addition to the way to practice lighting and fabrics to get photorealistic images.

What you are going to examine from this book

• easy methods to create simple 3D shapes and versions.
• View and navigate 3D versions.
• follow consumer coordinate platforms to outline workplanes.
• Create 3D types from 2nd drawings.
• practice 3D simple shapes and regulate 3D types.
• grasp AutoCAD lighting fixtures and fabrics results.
• receive details from 3D versions, like volumes and inertias.
• Create photorealistic pictures of your 3D types.


This publication is written in a pragmatic and pleasant kind with functional tutorials, workouts, and targeted pictures on the way to assist you grasp the 3rd measurement.

Who this booklet is written for

This e-book is meant for everybody who desires to create exact 3D types in AutoCAD, like structure, engineering, or layout pros, and scholars. merely easy knowing of 2nd AutoCAD is required.

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When creating or selecting objects, setting a correct and unambiguous view is fundamental. We are not scaling or rotating the model, just viewing it from a different perspective. Visualizing 3D Models Zooming and panning Zooming and panning are fundamental tools in AutoCAD and in 3D modeling. Nowadays, we all use a wheel mouse or other advanced input devices with scroll functionality. With a wheel mouse we can: • Zoom in / zoom out: By rotating the wheel forward we zoom in and objects get closer; by rotating the wheel backward we zoom out and we see more of our scene.

The same goes on when using the ZOOM command's Extents option, the Window option, or some other options. The VTOPTIONS command allows you to eliminate this animation. On the dialog box we uncheck the Enable animation for pan & zoom or Enable animation when view rotates option. [ 36 ] Chapter 2 Creating views The VIEW command (alias V) creates and manages saved views. On the ribbon, we can also access this command on the View panel inside the View tab: The command shows the View Manager box with three areas: • Views: The area on the left shows the available views that are divided by Model Views, Layout Views, and Preset Views.

OSNAP, ORTHO, POLAR, and OTRACK auxiliary tools Let's start with object snapping, probably the most frequently used tool for precision. Every time AutoCAD prompts for a point, we can access predefined object snaps (also known as osnaps) if the OSNAP button on the status bar is on. To change it, we only have to click on the OSNAP button or press F3. If we want an individual osnap, we can, among other ways, digitize the first three letters (for instance, MID for midpoint) or use the osnap menu (CTRL + right-click).

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