Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic 3D geometry, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- There are two main techniques…for creating 3D geometry in AutoCAD for Mac.…You can use basic 3D solids, called primitives,…and then modify them by joining…and subtracting them from each other,…or you can create 2D geometry and convert it to 3D,…by extruding, or revolving it.…We'll start by creating some basic 3D shapes,…which we can find here, under the modeling tool set.…First, I wanna go through and create a new drawing.…This time, I'm gonna use the AutoCAD 3D drawing template.…
This starts me in a slightly different perspective view.…I'm gonna select the box tool,…which is drawn similar to a rectangle tool,…with a length and a width,…with the added dimension of height.…Next, beneath the box tool,…we'll find tools like Cone, Sphere,…Pyramid, Wedge, Torus, and Polysolid.…Most of these are fairly straightforward to create.…A Sphere is simply a circle…with a center point and a radius.…A Cone is similar.…
A circle with a center point,…a radius, and then a height.…A cylinder, is as well,…a circle with a center point,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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