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Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design by João Santos

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Chapter 6. Editing in 3D

In the first chapter we analyzed the application of AutoCAD editing commands commonly used in 2D, such as MOVE, COPY, SCALE, or ERASE, which work exactly the same way in 3D as in 2D. Others, such as FILLET, CHAMFER, or OFFSET depend on the object plane. Some more, such as MIRROR or ROTATE depend on the current user coordinate system.

In this chapter we present some commands that are specific to 3D operations that can be applied to any object. The editing commands specific to solids and surfaces are the subject of the next chapter.

The topics covered in this chapter are:

  • How to rotate objects around an axis
  • How to get mirrored objects
  • How to align objects
  • How to apply multiple, equally spaced copies
  • How to modify objects with ...

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