This document is AutoCAD 2008 Tutorial : 3D Modeling devided into 11 chapters.
Table of Contents :
Chapter 1 – Getting Started, Introduction, Development of Computer Geometric Modeling, Why use AutoCAD®2008?, Getting Started with AutoCAD® 2008, AutoCAD Screen Layout, 3D Modeling WorkSpace, Pull-down Menus, Standard Toolbar, Graphics Window, Graphics Cursor or Crosshairs, Command Prompt Area, Cursor Coordinate or Single Line Help Display, Status Toolbar, Dashboard Panels, 3D Modeling and Editing Toolbar Panel, Layers Control Toolbar Panel, Visual Styles Toolbar Panel, Mouse Buttons, [Esc] – Canceling commands, On-Line Help, Leaving AutoCAD, Creating a CAD files folder
Chapter 2 – User Coordinate System and the Z-Axis, Introduction, The Floor Plan design, Starting up AutoCAD, 3D modeling WorkSpace, Drawing Units Setup, Drawing Area Setup, GRIDand SNAP intervals Setup, Drawing and Modify Toolbars, Drawing Polylines, Creating an offset polyline, Creating interior walls, Completing the doorway using theTRIM command, User Coordinate System – It is an XY CRT, but an XYZ World, Viewing the 2D Design in 3D space, Adding the 3rd dimension to the Floor Plan Design, Viewing the design using the Hide option, Adding New Layers, Moving entities to a different layer, Moving the UCS, Creating the roof, Rotating the UCS, Sketching on the Rotated UCS, Viewing the design using the Hidden option, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 3 – 3D Wireframe Modeling, Introduction, TheLOCATOR Design, Starting up AutoCAD, Using the Startup Options, Creating the rectangular base of the design, Create a 3D box, Object Snap Toolbar, Using the Snap options to locate the top corners, Using the Copy option to create additional edges, Using theTRIM Command, Using the View Toolbar, Dynamic Rotation – Free orbit, Using theOFFSET command to create parallel edges, Creating a circle above the UCS sketch plane, Completing the wireframe model, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 4 – UCS, Viewports and Wireframe Modeling, Introduction, TheV-BLOCK design, Starting Up AutoCAD, Layers setup, Creating the rectangular base of the design, Creating a wireframe Box, Using the View and the UCS Toolbars, Creating construction lines in the front view, Copying in the negative Z direction, Creating an Inclined Line at the Base of the Model, Creating object lines, Multiple Viewports, Using theMIRROR command, TurnOFF the Construction Lines, Creating a NEW UCS, Creating a New Named View, Creating the V-Cut feature on the inclined plane, Extend the Cut and GRIP Editing, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 5 – 3D Surface Modeling, Introduction, Starting up AutoCAD, Using the UCS and Surfaces Toolbars, Creating a surface using the 2D SOLID command, Using the Visual Styles Toolbar, Creating a surface using the 3D FACE command, Creating a surface of irregular shape, Using the Invisible Edge option, Moving with the Grip Editing Tools, TheLOCATOR wireframe model, Moving Objects to a different Layer, Advanced Surface Modeling commands, Using the Tabulated Surface option, Using the Ruled Surface option, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 6 – Solid Modeling – Constructive Solid Geometry, Introduction, TheGUIDE -BLOCK Design, Constructive Solid GeometryConcept, Binary Tree, TheGUIDE -BLOCK CSG Binary Tree, Starting Up AutoCAD® 2008, Creating the First 3-D object, Viewing the 3-D Block, Creating the Second Solid Feature, Boolean Operation -UNION, Creating the Second Cylinder Feature, Boolean Operation -SUBTRACT, Creating another Solid Feature, Visual Styles Options, Creating the Final Feature, Rotating the Rectangular Block, Moving the Rectangular Block, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 7 – Regions, Extrude and Solid Modeling, Introduction, TheV-BLOCK design, Starting Up AutoCAD, Layers setup, Setting up a 2D sketch, Defining the Front edges of the design, Creating a Region, Modeling Toolbar, Creating a 2D sketch at the Base of the Model, Creating a Copy of the 2D sketch, Creating the cutter solids, Boolean operation -Subtract, Mass properties of the solid model, Align the UCS to the inclined face, Creating the V-cut, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 8 – Multiview Drawings From 3D Models, Introduction, TheV-BLOCK design, Starting Up AutoCAD, AutoCAD Paper Space, Deleting the displayed viewport, Adding borders and title block in the layout, Setting up Viewports inside the Titleblock, Setting up the standard views, Determining the necessary 2D views, Establishing an auxiliary view in Model Mode, Adding a viewport for an Auxiliary view, Using theDVIEW command, Adjusting the Viewport Scale, Locking the Base view, Aligning the 2D views, Creating 2D projected entities – SOLPROF, Completing the 2D drawing, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 9 – Symmetrical Features in Designs, Introduction, A Revolved Design:PULLEY, Modeling Strategy – A Revolved Design, Starting Up AutoCAD, Layers Setup, Setting up a 2D sketch for the Revolved feature, Perform 2D Boolean Operations, Creating the Revolved Feature, Mirroring Part, Combining Parts, 3D Array, Position and perform the Cut, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 10 – Advanced Modeling Tools & Techniques, Introduction, A Thin-walled Design: OIL SINK, Modeling Strategy, Starting Up AutoCAD, Layers Setup, The First Extruded Feature, Create an Offset geometry from an Extracted surface, Extrude with Draft Angle, Aligning the parts, Create another Extracted Surface, Combining parts – Boolean UNION, Creating 3D Rounds and Fillets, Creating a Shell Feature, Creating a Rectangular Array Cut feature, Creating Another Rectangular Array cut feature, Making A Design Change, Grip Editing Approach, Dynamic UCS Approach, Questions, Exercises.
Chapter 11 – Conceptual Design Tools & Techniques, Introduction, ABIRDHOUSE Design, Starting Up AutoCAD, Layers Setup, The Base Plate, Create the 1st floor inside compartments, Create a solid feature Using the PressPull command, Using the PressPull command as an Editing Tool, Create another Cut feature, Adjusting the Compartments, Adding additional Compartments, Creating the Doors, Creating the 2nd Floor, Repositioning the 2ndFloor, Modeling the Roof Section with the PressPull command, Using the Imprint command, Conclusion, Questions, Exercises.
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