Understanding associative surfaces


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Understanding associative surfaces

In this lesson, we're going to create the body of our wagon. In doing so, we're also going to look at the associative property of a surface. Since we're going to be working with surfaces, I'm going to click the Surface tab on my ribbon. This gives me access to all of the new surfacing tools in AutoCAD 2011. Since, the tab is on screen, let me mention one other nice thing. If you hover over a surfacing tool and your tooltips are turned on, most of these tools incorporate a video that shows you how to use the tool, which can be very helpful in learning the features of the program.

Let's take a look at the geometry we have on screen. I'm going to zoom in on this magenta polyline. This represents a cross section or the wall of my wagon. This geometry was drawn from a front view. If I click the front view hot spot on my ViewCube and zoom in here, you can see how this relates to the thickness of the wall. Notice that my section is open on the bottom. That's going to b...

Understanding associative surfaces
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Understanding associative surfaces provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 New Features

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