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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>>