Master AutoCAD’s third dimension with Packt's new book and eBook.

May 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design, a book written in a practical and friendly style with tutorials, exercises, and detailed images that will help the reader to master the third dimension. This book is available now in print and popular eBook formats such as Amazon, Kindle, ePub and PDF.

About the Author:

João Santos is the manager and main instructor at QualiCAD, one of the most prolific Portuguese ATCs (Authorized Training Centers), based in Lisbon. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has been teaching AutoCAD for more than 25 years, and has been an ATC coordinator for almost 20 years. He is an AutoCAD 2013 and 3ds Max 2013 Certified Professional User and Instructor. He is also the Portuguese instructor in these technologies with numerous students. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 AutoCAD and 3ds Max books, all written in Portuguese.

AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application. AutoCAD supports both 2D and 3D formats. It is used in a range of industries and is utilized by architects, project managers, and engineers, among many others. Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design will take readers beyond the 2D frontier and will help them create accurate 3D models that simulate reality. This book is crammed full of creative and practical tutorials that will help the reader to fully master 3D.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design
is full of hands-on studies and projects that will help develop readers' 3D skills. Starting with the assumption that the reader only possesses a very basic knowledge of AutoCAD, this book will help readers to master 3D visualization and coordinate systems, create 3D models from 2D drawings and from basic shapes, measure volumes and other information, obtain 2D construction drawings from 3D models, and also how to apply lights and materials to get photo realistic images.

The chapters covered in the book are:

Chapter 1: Introduction to 3D Design
Chapter 2: Visualizing 3D Models
Chapter 3: Coordinate Systems
Chapter 4: Creating Solids and Surfaces from 2D
Chapter 5: 3D Primitives and Conversions
Chapter 6: Editing in 3D
Chapter 7: Editing Solids and Surfaces
Chapter 8: Inquiring the 3D Model
Chapter 9: Documenting a 3D Model
Chapter 10: Rendering and Illumination
Chapter 11: Materials and Effects
Chapter 12: Meshes and Surfaces

This book is intended for anyone who wants to create accurate 3D models in AutoCAD, like architecture, engineering, or design professionals, as well as students. Only a basic understanding of 2D AutoCAD is required. For more information on the book, please visit the Packt book web page.


Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design
Take your AutoCAD design skills to the next dimension by creating powerful 3D models

For more information, please visit the book web-page

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