An Introduction to Rhino   30 Nov, 2001

When this column was conceived, 3D modeling was generally restricted to expensive programs that ran only on costly UNIX workstations. AutoCAD, though, was an exception that offered a practical means for many of us to create 3D models.More>>

Dimensions and Models   30 Sep, 2001

It is difficult to get excited about AutoCAD 2002, because it contains very little that is new, and it contains nothing new for creating or editing 3D wireframes, surfaces, or solid models. AutoCAD 2002 does, however, have a new feature that will benefit those of you who work with 3D solid models.More>>

i-Collaboration—State of the Industry   31 Aug, 2001

Designing and producing anything requires several people working together in a joint intellectual effort.More>>

A Mechanical Desktop User's Look at Inventor   31 Jul, 2001

For the last year and a half Autodesk has had two programs–Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Inventor–that essentially do the same sort of work and serve the same market.More>>

Scanner features   30 Jun, 2001

Four large-format scanners support color copyingMore>>