AutoCAD2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies by Ambrosius

By Ambrosius

# AutoCAD 2007 encompasses a new 3D rendering engine that vastly complements the program's 3D functionality-and makes this industry-standard drafting application much more tricky to grasp, even for veteran clients# This centred For Dummies workbook supplies humans the perform they should wake up to hurry at the new 3D beneficial properties, with dozens of difficulties and step by step suggestions for modeling, shadowing, and lights# issues lined by means of the issues comprise 2nd geometric development, 3D stable modeling, 3D floor modeling, rendering and imaging, dimensioning and drafting, and version interchange# utilized by architects, engineers, and draftspeople, AutoCAD is the number one computer-aided layout (CAD) software program on the earth, with an put in base of 6.7 million clients# The accompanying DVD offers video clips that illustrate pick out difficulties and suggestions awarded within the workbook

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2. To access the shortcut properties in order to add a command line switch, right-click and choose Properties. 3. Besides typing the command at the command prompt, how else can you start a command? A and C. You can select a menu item from a pull-down menu or shortcut menu, or you can click a button on a toolbar or the dashboard. Chapter 2 Working with Drawing Files In This Chapter ᮣ Creating a new drawing ᮣ Opening an existing drawing ᮣ Navigating open drawing windows ᮣ Saving a drawing ᮣ Protecting your drawings using passwords and digital signatures ᮣ Closing a drawing ᮣ Managing drawing files ᮣ Archiving and backing up drawing files ᮣ Recovering a drawing file Y ou do a lot of work with drawing files when using AutoCAD; the main byproduct of AutoCAD is a drawing file, which has the file extension DWG.

4. Choose Window➪Tile Vertically. The drawing windows are now arranged so they are displayed side by side in the document area. You can see the title bar and the drawing window of both the open drawings. 5. Close the drawings without saving them. AutoCAD allows you to copy content between drawings by dragging from one drawing and dropping into another one. If you drag and drop with the left mouse button, you can copy and paste from one drawing to another. If you drag and drop between drawings with the right mouse button, you get options to perform a copy, paste as a block, or paste to original coordinates on the shortcut menu.

11. If the Signing Data with Your Private Exchange Key dialog box is displayed, click OK. 12. Close the drawing. If you have a number of drawings that need to be digitally signed, you can use the Attach Digital Signatures utility that comes with AutoCAD. The only difference between attaching a digital signature in AutoCAD or using the Attach Digital Signatures is that you need to specify which drawings you want to digitally sign; otherwise, the process is the same. To launch the Attach Digital Signatures utility, choose Start➪[All] Programs➪Autodesk➪AutoCAD 2008➪Attach Digital Signatures.

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