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3D CAD with Autodesk 123D

Book Description

Design and create real-world objects with 3D printers, laser cutters, or common materials that you assemble yourself. It’s easy with Autodesk’s free 123D tools. In this full-color book, Jesse Harrington Au—Autodesk’s Maker Advocate—shows you how to design objects from scratch, work with existing models, or scan real-world objects.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the 3D Dimension
    1. Things to Know Before You Get Started
    2. Which Program Is Right for Me?
    3. About Parametric Modeling
    4. About Surface Modeling
    5. Navigating a 3D Workspace
    6. The Three Ps of CAD
      1. Conventions Used in This Book
    7. Safari® Books Online
    8. How to Contact Us
  2. 1. How to Navigate Any CAD Program…Ever
    1. View Cube
    2. Ribbon
      1. Main Menu
      2. Help Menu
      3. Sign In
    3. Mouse Controls/View Controls
      1. Select
      2. Select Multiple
      3. Orbit
    4. The Right Side Menu
      1. Pan
      2. Orbit
      3. Zoom
      4. Fill the Screen/Fit to View
    5. Design Tree
  3. 2. 123D Sculpt+
    1. Get Started with 123D Sculpt+
    2. Find Models in the Sculpt+ Community
    3. Me
    4. Create
      1. Build from Scratch
    5. Skeleton Workspace
      1. Menu
      2. Undo
      3. Redo
      4. Help
      5. Reset Camera
      6. Navigating in Skeleton Mode
      7. Zoom
      8. Pan
    6. Skeleton Toolkit
      1. Create
      2. Delete, Cut, Copy, Paste
      3. Add Joint
      4. Combine Joints
      5. Move
      6. Shape
      7. Rotate
      8. Scale
      9. Bake
    7. Sculpting and Painting Workspace
      1. Sculpt
      2. Back
      3. Sculpt Out
      4. Sculpt In
      5. Smooth
      6. Sharpen
      7. Flatten
      8. Grab
      9. Symmetry
    8. Color Paint Toolkit
      1. Color Paint
    9. Color Swatch Options
    10. Brush Options
      1. Hard Brush
      2. Soft Brush
      3. More Brushes
    11. Image Rub Toolkit
    12. Select Image
      1. Photos
      2. Camera
      3. Pattern
      4. Face
      5. Eye-Related Icons
      6. Mottled Gray Texture Icon
      7. Three Stars
    13. Hide Image
    14. Pose Toolkit
      1. Pose
      2. Orient
    15. Environment Toolkit
    16. Share and Make Toolkit
  4. 3. 123D Meshmixer
    1. Why Use Meshmixer?
    2. Getting Started
      1. Import
      2. Open
      3. 123D
      4. Import Bunny
      5. Import Plane
    3. Keyboard Shortcuts
    4. Tutorial: Seal Up the Bunny
      1. Step 1: Import the Bunny
      2. Step 2: Find the Gap
      3. Step 3: Close the Gap
    5. Print
    6. Toolbar
      1. Import
    7. Meshmix
      1. Step 1: Import the Bunny
      2. Step 2: Heads Library
      3. Step 3: Select and Merge the Bear Head
      4. My Parts Library
    8. Select
    9. Sculpt
      1. Volume Versus Surface
    10. Edit
      1. Step 1: Import Model and Reduce Polygons
      2. Step 2: Add the Pattern
    11. Analysis
    12. Inspiring Meshmixer Projects
  5. 4. 123D Design
    1. Download and Set Up
    2. Getting Around
    3. Getting Started: Playing with Blocks
      1. Step 1: Create a Rectangle on the Main Plane
      2. Step 2: Extrude the Rectangle into a 3D Object
      3. Step 3: Make Changes to the Model
    4. The Parts Library
    5. Start Building from Scratch
    6. Main Menu
      1. New
      2. Open
      3. Insert
      4. Import SVG…
      5. Save…
      6. Save a Copy…
      7. Export…
      8. Send To…
      9. 3D Print
      10. Exit
    7. The Ribbon Menu
      1. Undo/Redo
      2. Transform
    8. Action Toolkits
    9. Primitives
    10. Sketch
      1. Rectangle
      2. Circle
      3. Ellipse
      4. Polygon
      5. Polyline
      6. Spline
      7. Two-Point Arc
      8. Three-Point Arc
      9. Fillet: Adding a Rounded Corner
      10. Trim
      11. Extend
      12. Offset
    11. Construct
      1. Extrude
      2. Sweep
      3. Revolve
      4. Loft
    12. Modify
      1. Fillet
    13. Pattern
    14. Grouping
    15. Combine
    16. Text
    17. Snap
    18. Material
    19. Tutorial: The Key to Success
    20. Tutorial: Guitar Body
    21. Tutorial: Revolving a Model
    22. Challenge: Build a Birdhouse
    23. What’s Next?
  6. 5. 123D Make
    1. Getting Started
    2. Drop-Down Menu
      1. New
      2. Open Example Shape
      3. Open
      4. Save
      5. Save a Copy…
      6. Export Mesh
      7. 3D Print
      8. Exit
    3. Model Menu
      1. Import
      2. Eyeball Button
      3. Rotate Arrow
    4. Manufacturing Settings Menu
      1. Gear Button
      2. Pencil Button
      3. Custom Menu
    5. Object Size Options
      1. Units
      2. Original Size
      3. Uniform Scale
    6. Construction Technique Menu
      1. Stacked Slices
      2. Interlocked Slices
      3. Curve
      4. Radial Slices
      5. Folded Panels
      6. Vertex Count
      7. Face Count
      8. Add/Remove Seams
      9. Joint Type
      10. Diamond
      11. Gear
      12. Laced
      13. Multitab
      14. Puzzle
      15. Rivet
      16. Seam
      17. Tab
      18. Ticked
      19. Tongue
      20. Custom
      21. Slice Distribution
      22. Slice Direction
      23. Modify Form
      24. Assembly Steps
      25. Get Plans
  7. 6. 123D Catch
    1. How Does 123D Catch Do It?
    2. Scanning with Catch: The Basics
    3. Let’s Take Some Photos!
      1. Step 1: Make a Practice Run
      2. Step 2: Check and Correct Lighting
      3. Step 3: Capture the Object
      4. Step 4: Prepare Your Shoot
      5. Step 5: Start Shooting
      6. Step 6: Time to Process
      7. Step 7: Reviewing the Results
    4. Now That I Have a Scan, How Do I Clean It Up?
    5. How Do I 3D Print My Model?
    6. What’s Next?
  8. Index