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Mechanical Desktop Features   1 Feb, 2000

Autodesk's Mechanical Desktop incorporates both feature-based and parametric technologies in the construction of 3D solid models.More>>

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Track your plots: Plot logging tools   1 Feb, 2000

Each time you plot, these five packages capture information such as paper size, paper type, job information, and the date and time.More>>

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Smooth Sailing   1 Dec, 1999

Surfaces and edges that have shapes based on any geometry other than lines, circles and arcs have always caused drawing and drafting problems.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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Editing Solid Models in AutoCAD 2000   1 Aug, 1999

With the introduction of AutoCAD 2000, Autodesk finally provides some real editing tools for 3D solid models.More>>

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Mechanical Desktop Copies and Arrays   1 Apr, 1999

Mechanical Desktop operations that have names similar to AutoCAD operations can be perplexing to those experienced with AutoCAD commands. They either work in a different way or produce different-sometimes subtly different-results.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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New and Improved Rendering Tools   1 Apr, 1998

This month, we will continue our explorations in the use of bitmap files in renderings that we started in the previous 3D column.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>>

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