Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Views in 3D, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
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…Unlike zooming and panning in two dimensions as we have so far,…to start drawing in 3D we need to get comfortable navigating in 3D.…There are a few tools to make this easier.…The most prominent is the ViewCube, seen here.…As we hover over it, we can see different…part of the cube we can use as a reference.…We'll start by clicking the bottom left corner of the cube,…and we can see we are rotated around to be looking down…on the cube in an axonometric view.…From here, we can click on any corner,…edge, or face to change our view orientation.…
We can also click and drag the ViewCube to orbit around our view.…We can also go to the View menu, and click…3D Views to see all the standard views available to us.…Keep an eye on both the ViewCube, and the UCS, or user coordinate system icon,…to keep your bearings.…Another tool for more free-form viewing is the orbit tools.…We have two types found here under the View menu> Constrained> Free Orbit.…Free Orbit is just that with no limitations or snaps.…Just click anywhere and drag.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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