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Design Spotlight: CAD with an Ocean View   1 Jun, 2001

Michael Wike, AIA, has learned to make his CAD software of choice, Chief Architect, adapt to his design style.More>>

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Flying Through Space   1 Jun, 2001

Unlike 2D work in which you invariably look straight down on the World Coordinate System's xy plane, you use a variety of viewing directions when you construct 3D models.More>>

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A New Openness   1 Feb, 2001

Release 5 of Autodesk's Mechanical Desktop, profiles no longer need to form a closed loop. In fact a profile can be as simple as a single line.More>>

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Explosive Scenes   1 Oct, 2000

In manufacturing industries, exploded view drawings, such as the one shown in are used extensively in assembly and service manualsMore>>

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Put an End to Those Features   1 Aug, 2000

All Mechanical Desktop 3D parts are made from sketched features, and all sketched features are made from 2D outlines (or profiles).More>>

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PRO-STEEL 3D   1 Jul, 2000

Tools for structural modeling and detailing.More>>

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The Lowdown on Layouts   1 Oct, 1999

In AutoCAD 2000, Paper Space has been given a new look and new power. It is now almost impossible to ignore, and it is time for you to reconsider Paper Space.More>>

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Points, Planes and Other Things   1 Feb, 1999

Despite marketing claims to the contrary, constructing parametric 3D models, such as those using Autodesk's Mechanical Desktop, is not at all like 2D drafting.More>>

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Rendering With Bitmaps   1 Feb, 1998

Of all the new rendering capabilities in R14, those that can attach bitmap file images to surfaces are probably the most useful.More>>